Skip to main content
James Baldock

James Baldock

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Debt Collection

About Me

James Baldock received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Trent University in 2006. Then in 2009, he received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.


While clerking for Judge Carp during law school, James saw firsthand the disadvantage people face when they represent themselves in court.  Cases that should have been easy were not, and those that should have won, lost. For the rest of law school James volunteered for the Domestic Violence clinic and the legal aid clinic, helping to ensure that victims of domestic violence were represented in court and received the restraining orders they needed.


After graduation, James worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon until 2012. Legal Aid allowed him to help extremely low income Oregonians with their legal troubles. There, he tried a wide variety of cases, including family law, landlord/tenant law, elder law, government benefits law, and consumer law. These years provided ample negotiation and litigation experience.


In September 2012, James created Eugene Legal, a law firm based in Eugene. James has years of experience and a proven ability to handle complex cases. Eugene Legal's special payment structure allows James to represent people in court who could not normally afford an attorney.


To schedule an appointment with James Baldock, please call the office at 541-345-8542.


Photos and Videos

1888404 1338399715

1888404 1338399761

1888404 1338399836

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Family: 30%
    6 years
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    6 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
  5. Child Support: 10%



Hourly ($99-150/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Vittal Patel

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Vittal Patel Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Eugene Legal, LLC

245 E. 4th Ave.
Eugene, OR, 97401



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dalhousie Business Ethics Case CompetitionDalhousie University2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and Senior AttorneyEugene Legal2012 - Present
Lead AttorneyTarascio & Del Vecchio2012 - 2012
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Services of Oregon2009 - 2012
ExternLane County Legal Aid & Advocacy Center2009 - 2009
Certified Law StudentDomestic Violence Clinic, University of Oregon2009 - 2009
Extern to Judge CarpLane County Circuit Court2008 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
City Club of EugenePresident-Elect2014 - Present
Springfield Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - 2012
City Club of EugeneMember2012 - Present
Eugene Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - 2012
Linn-Benton Bar AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
Linn-Benton Bar AssociationCommunications Director2010 - 2011
Oregon State Bar, Federal Practice and Procedure CommitteeBoard Member2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2011
Oregon State BarMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
P Kwake Trust v. Scott GunninghamRepresented the Landlord, 9 of 11 tenant's claims dismissed, prevailed on our counterclaim for $2,000.

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Springfield TimesThought out parenting plans key to single parenting2012
KVAL NewsDivorce Don'ts: What not to do when splitting up2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence2009
Trent UniversityBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Business Administration2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law (Including Effects of Marijuana Legalization)The Eviction and Judicial Process2015
Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law (Including effects of Marijuana Legalization)Landlord and Tenant Obligations2015
Legal Information You Need to KnowCustody, Child Support and Wills2012
Renter's RehabilitationTenant Rights and Responsibilities2011