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About me

Everyday, I work hard to represent my clients when they need it the most. My firm helps people with tragic injuries, difficult divorce and custody relatonships, and end of life planning. Every lawyer in my firm takes pride in zealous and dignified representation.


My interest in family businesses and wealth-building strategies began at a young age working on my family farm in Eastern Oregon. As in any good family business, I started at the bottom. Beginning as a farmworker, it was a different lesson every day. But the lessons that stood out the most were three:

1. Take pride in what you do;
2. Find ways to make it better; and
3. Treat people the right way.

Everyday I help small businesses deliver great services and products, understand and evaluate risk, and ensure the finances of their family for generations to come.

The current business climate rewards savvy owners who understand and apply legal principles used by the largest corporations. I institute those principles so my clients have the peace of mind that allows them make business decisions with confidence.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    4 years
  2. Business: 30%
    6 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    6 years
  4. Family: 10%
    4 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

30 total 

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  • Lewis T Farmer

    Mr. Morinaka represented his client in opposition to our office in a difficult matter in a very capable manner.


    Lewis Farmer Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Morinaka. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Morinaka Schworm LLC

2580 NW Upshur St.
Portland, OR, 97210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMorinaka Schworm LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyMorinaka Law Office LLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
MemberRotary Portland New Generations2014 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers AssociationCo-chair2014 - Present
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Asian Pacific American Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2014 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers AssociationSecretary2013 - 2014
Asian Pacific American Chamber of CommerceAmbassador2013 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Morinaka Schworm LLCYour First Three Years: Business Law for Chiropractors2015
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security UpdateMedicaid Eligibility2012
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder LawResolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Linfield CollegeEconomicsB.S.2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Western States ClassBusiness Law for Chiropractors2015
Taiwanese Chamber PresentationsBusiness Law2014
Estate PlanningEstate Planning for New Parents2014
Entertainment Law for the Little GuysBusiness & Entertainment Law2014
Asian Pacific American Chamber of CommerceBusiness Law in Oregon2013
PDX Film Collective 2012Film and Entertainment Law2012
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division CLEServing Diverse Clients2012
Opportunities in Law in Oregon, 2012 Employment RetreatBeginning Your Legal Career Outside Big Law.2012
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security UpdateMedicaid Eligibility2012
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CareMedicaid Planning2011
Oregon Northwest Information SummitEstate Planning2010