The majority of my practice is devoted to divorce and family law, generally in... more
The majority of my practice is devoted to divorce and family law, generally in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, and occasionally in many other Oregon Counties. I have had offices in Clackamas County since 1998. I have been handling all facets of family law for over two decades, including divorce, property division, spousal support, child custody and support, custody matters involving unmarri... view profile
I was born in the California Bay Area and moved to Oregon in 1972. My dad operated a... more
I was born in the California Bay Area and moved to Oregon in 1972. My dad operated a water well pump installation business and I grew up working for/with him; I kept working in that field into my final year of undergrad college. To this day I still enjoy working with my hands any chance I get; including turning wrenches on our race car. My wife, Heather, and I have been married 25... view profile
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