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Christopher Linton Burford

Christopher Linton Burford

also known as Chris Burford

Practice areas:

Real Estate, General Practice, Estate Planning, Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me

For many years I was a government attorney, representing a Native American tribal government in a wide range of subject areas, including real estate law, employment law, foster care disputes, and environmental law.  I had to be familiar with a broad scope of federal and state law, as well as the law of the tribal government.  I eventually rose to the level that I supervised five attorneys, managed budgets and spent a significant amount of my time as an administrator. 


Opening my own law office has been a chance to practice law in a very different way, working directly with clients and their specific, real-world concerns.  I enjoy helping my clients, using the tools of the law to solve their problems.  That still covers a lot of territory.  I draft legal documents such as real estate contracts and wills, adoption petitions and small estate affidavits.  I also represent people in state and federal court in a wide variety of topics.  My emphasis is on giving solid, practical help to people who need it.   


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Real Estate: 45%
    16 years
  2. General Practice: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    4 years
  4. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($140-170/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Burford Law Office, LLC

17 SW Frazer Ave, Suite 340
PO Box 1555
Pendleton, OR, 97801-0440

Burford Law Office, LLC

17 SW Frazer Ave, Suite 340
P.O. Box 1555
Pendleton, OR, 97801




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney GeneralThe Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation2003 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use SectionMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Indian Law SectionChair2006 - 2006
Oregon State Bar, Indian Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2002 - 2007
Umatilla Tribal CourtMember of the Bar2000 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Indian Law SectionMember1997 - Present
U.S. District Court for OregonMember of the Bar1993 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Western Kentucky UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986