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Bill Buchanan was born in Bend and grew up on a wheat
farm and cattle ranch in rural Eastern Oregon. During his
college years at Oregon State University he served as an
intern for United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield and as a
legislative clerk to the Washington D.C. law firm of Van
Ness, Feldman and Curtis, P.C.

These experiences galvanized Bill's interest in the law. Bill
returned to Oregon in 1993 and practiced for several years in
Portland with Miller Nash LLP before returning to his hometown
of Bend to practice with Karnopp Petersen. A litigator by
trade, he assists clients in resolving their civil disputes
both in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. Bill
focuses his practice on business and property related
litigation, public infrastructure law, and takings and
condemnation law. He represents individuals and businesses in
venues throughout Oregon, including state and federal courts,
administrative forums, mediations, arbitrations and


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Construction / Development: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

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550 NW Franklin Ave Ste 378
Bend, OR, 97701-2895



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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oregon State UniversityN/ABachelor of Science (B.S.),1990
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A

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