I am a lifelong Oregonian. I enjoy hiking, cycling and getting out into the country.... more
I am a lifelong Oregonian. I enjoy hiking, cycling and getting out into the country. Practicing law in the mid-Willamette valley is a pleasure. It is always rewarding to help my clients solve difficultlegal problems.
I represent unions in labor law matters. I also represent individuals in all types... more
I represent unions in labor law matters. I also represent individuals in all types of employment-related matters, from drafting employment contracts to litigation. In addition to my employment practice, I represent professionals (and in particular medical professionals) before licensing boards and commissions in both Oregon and Washington. I am a deeply committed advocate for my clients ... view profile
First and formost I am a family man. I've been married to my lovely wife Shelly for... more
First and formost I am a family man. I've been married to my lovely wife Shelly for nearly 39 years, we have four children and seven granchilldren.Prior to starting the practice of law in 2008, I was a Director of Human Resources for 13 years in two large Oregon school districts. Before that I was a school principal for 13 years at middle and elementary schools in Oregon and a special education... view profile
I am an appellate and trial lawyer. For over 30 years, I have handled business... more
I am an appellate and trial lawyer. For over 30 years, I have handled business disputes, class action claims, product liability claims, and labor and employment matters. I was recently at the forefront of national litigation concerning punitive damages and constitutional law. I am also an accomplished labor and employment lawyer, and as such regularly provide day-to-day advice and direction on ... view profile
President of the Multnomah Athletic Club, a 19,000 member Portland athletic and... more
President of the Multnomah Athletic Club, a 19,000 member Portland athletic and social club. Event Director of the Portland Marathon-1982 to present. Member of the Board of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and the Oregon Sports Authority.
Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees. If you feel your employer has treated you wrongly as an employee, or if you're an employer who needs to terminate an unsatisfactory employee, you may benefit from the services of an employment attorney. Some professionals, such as teachers, policemen, and pilots, belong to labor unions, which have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A labor attorney will know which laws apply to your particular situation and how you can take advantage of the laws to protect your rights.