Previously with the Western Environmental Law Center, I am in solo practice,... more
Previously with the Western Environmental Law Center, I am in solo practice, representing plaintiffs in environmental public interest lawsuits, and cases involving employment rights, police misconduct, and lawyer malpractice. I also have a limited real estate practice generally focusing on easement and boundary disputes.
I have been a trial lawyer in Portland for the past 14 years, the last four of which... more
I have been a trial lawyer in Portland for the past 14 years, the last four of which have been in private practice representing clients primarily in employment discrimination, civil rights and personal injury. I regularly try cases in both state and federal court One of my strengths and my favorite part of practicing law is relationship building. I take great pride in the “customer servic... view profile
At first glance, it might not seem like the most natural transition. Shakespearean... more
At first glance, it might not seem like the most natural transition. Shakespearean actors tired of the low pay are supposed to become graphic designers or teachers, not lawyers, right? Not necessarily, says employment law litigator, Matthew Ellis. The Emerson College graduate - who followed his 1998 BFA in acting with a five-year stint in New York - says the progression from acting to litig... view profile
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.