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Darin J Dooley

Estate planning Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2007
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Darin enjoys helping people plan for their future, including the prospect of declining health.  Darin understands how emotionally difficult the process can be and he wants his clients to feel good about their planning and confident that their wishes will be carried out effectively.  Before becoming an attorney, Darin taught English as a second language and lived in Japan for over ten years.  This background helps make Darin an effective communicator with a respect for cultural differences.

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Darin presenting on government benefits, including Medicaid, Medicare, SSDI, and SSI, at the 2018 Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section CLE
Darin manning the Nay & Friedenberg sponsor table at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Our puppy, Max, at the Parkinson’s Disease walk – helping me man the Nay & Friedenberg table.


Draneas Huglin Cooper LLC
4949 Meadows Rd., Suite 600
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


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Posted by Joyce | September 3, 2015
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Excellent results
Darin Dooley helped my spouse and me with our Estate Planning, and assisted us during the successful Oregon Medicaid application process, for my spouse's long term care. We have worked with Darin since April 2014. Darin's knowledge and expertise in applying Elder Law principles are simply outstanding. Our complex case included various current and future financial considerations, including future retirement, setting up several trusts for different possible future scenarios, and setting up the will. I am confident that Darin always considers our family's best interests. He competently attends to the legal aspects of our situation, while consistently considering the details. Darin is also very respectful to his clients. When my spouse and I signed our Power of Attorney forms, I appreciated Darin's respectful responses to my spouse's financial and legal questions, which were completely answered to my spouse's satisfaction. Darin also consults with his office paralegal and transfer associates, and our financial advisor on our behalf to ensure that the ongoing legal facets of our situation are carefully considered, and accounted for, thoroughly. I highly recommend Darin to anyone who needs an attorney extremely skilled in Estate Planning, Elder Law, the Medicaid process, and Special Needs Planning.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Draneas Huglin Cooper LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dooley Law LLC
  • 2019 - 2019


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Portland State University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A


  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section executive committee
  • past-Chair
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair - YouthFilm Project Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Youth Film Project, Young Lawyers Section
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • OSB Elder Law newsletter
  • Annual report from the Elder Law Section 2019 chair
  • 2020
  • OSB Elder Law newsletter
  • Sources for important elder law numbers
  • 2020
  • OSB Elder Law Newsletter
  • Correcting a disqualifying transfer of assets
  • 2019
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section Newsletter
  • Legal Capacity
  • 2018
  • OSB Elder Law Neswletter
  • Nay v. Department of Human Services
  • 2015
  • Oregon State Bar Elder Newsletter
  • Changes in Oregon Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law UnCLE
  • Estate Recovery After Nay v. DHS
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning to Legal Aid volunteer attorneys
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • UnCLE
  • Medicaid Planning for Couples
  • 2016
  • Elder Law CLE
  • Complex Issues in Medicaid Planning
  • 2016
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Continuing Pandemic Affecting Your Practice
  • Assessing and Maximizing Decision Making Capacity
  • 2016
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
  • UnCLE
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery Developments
  • 2015
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