In 2010, I formed my own law firm in Northeast Portland to help small businesses increase their profits and limit risk. Through the use of effective strategies and customized legal documents, I help businesses improve their bottom line.
I provide guidance on matters such as entity formation, contract drafting, employment advice, lease negotiation, collection of slow pay accounts, licensing agreements and corporate restructuring. With over 17 years experience, I offer proactive risk management advice to help avoid potentially costly disputes.
How long has it been since someone truly listened to you? As outside general counsel, I take the time to learn about your business before giving advice. Understanding your core values allows me to solve short term problems while preserving long term goals.
Call for a free consultation to see how I can add value to your business.
Licensed since 1994
Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I have worked together with Jim Hillas on a couple matters and have discussed many others with him. Jim is, in my opinion, the best type of lawyer. He combines comprehensive knowledge of corporate transactional and litigation law with extensive experience and unbeatable personal service. I highly recommend him.
Christopher Brooks Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Fellowship||Lewis and Clark Law School||1994|
|Owner||James M. Hillas, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue||1996 - 2010|
|Associate attorney||Foss Whitty Littlefield & McDaniel||1994 - 1995|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|BizEnrich||Member||2011 - Present|
|River City LeTip||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|University Club of Portland||Member||2002 - Present|
|Toastmasters||Member||2002 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Oregon Association of Defense Counsel||Member||1996 - 2010|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|Service agreement for social design/SEO company||Client very pleased with quick turnaround and high quality of work product|
|Slow-pay account collection||Majority of accounts paid in full and client got more than 500% return on investment of legal fees|
|Portland Business Journal||What Litigation Case Had the Most Emotional Involvement for You?||2010|
|Portland Business Journal||How to Protect the Business Traveler's Expensive Electronics||2006|
|Dunn Carney E-News||Document Retention: What Every Business Needs to Know||2006|
|Dunn Carney E-News||How to Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil||2005|
|Daily Journal of Commerce||What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: 8 Ways to Limit Liability on Construction Jobs||2004|
|Daily Journal of Commerce||Written Contracts Save Time, Money and Aggravation||2003|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Continuing Legal Education presentation||Commercial Debt Collection and Executing on a Judgment||2011|
|Continuing Legal Education presentation||Environmental Contamination and Post-Foreclosure Remedies||2010|
|Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Oregon annual meeting||Broker Liability||2009|
|College course for Building and Construction Technology program||Construction Law for the Contractor||2008|