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Christopher Michael Brooks

Christopher Michael Brooks

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Trusts

About Me

Christopher M. Brooks limits his legal practice to estate planning and administration.  As a husband and father, Chris understands the hopes, joys and fears of being a parent. Chris is dedicated to preparing unique, affordable estate plans that give his clients the peace of mind of knowing they have provided for their families.  Chris also believes in giving back to the community.   He is a member of the board of directors of the Clark Foundation, Oregon Symphony Association, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Foundation, and the University Club Foundation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    9 years, 150 cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    9 years, 25 cases
  3. Trusts: 10%
    9 years, 10 cases
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    9 years, 10 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Thomas J Romano

    Chris is personable and pragmatic, which are qualities perfectly suited for an estate planning attorney.

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    Thomas Romano Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Collin C McKean

    I have found Chris to be professional, diligent and a pleasure to work with. He is an attorney that I do not hesitate to refer complex estate planning issues to with confidence. I endorse Christopher Brooks.

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    Collin McKean Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Brooks Estate Law, PC

621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR, 97205

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200706/06/2015
CAActive200305/25/2015
ORActive200306/28/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyCALI2002
Cardinal Newman FellowshipGonzaga University1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBrooks Estate Law, PC2010 - Present
AssociateMcVittie-Law, PC2007 - 2010
AssociateMichael Wise & Associates, PC2003 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California State Bar, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trusts SectionMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the District of OregonMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember and President's Circle2003 - 2007
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawCivil LitigationJD - Juris Doctor2002
Gonzaga UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Portland Art MuseumPlanned Giving - Bequests2014
Portland Resource GroupEstate Planning Basics2010
Portland ConnectionsWhy Trusts Are Awesome2009