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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 eight 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 director for 4 years. From 1995 to the present I have been a school labor negotiator representing school boards with their unions and handling employment investigations and disputes.   In 2004 I won the World Championship of Public Speaking in Toastmasters International and have put my speaking skills to work in courtrooms and administrative practice. I have always been a lifelong learner having earned a PhD, Masters Degree, and two bachelor degrees in addition to my law degree. 


Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates April 21, 2015-April 16, 2018.

Admitted to Practice In:

Calfifornia State Court                                             Oregon State Court

Eastern District Federal Court California            Oregon District Federal Court

Northern District Federal Court California

Central District Federal Court California


I am an advocate for my clients. I have no difficulty standing up for what is right regardless of the size of our opponents.  I primarily do business law representing business and business owners. My practice includes estate planning, probate and trust litigation. I also represent professionals when their professional license is in jeopardy either through discipline or license revocation. I have done appellate work in unemployment cases and practice in both Oregon and California, state and federal courts.


Our law practice motto is, "Melius Invictum" meaning, "Better Victorious."  It is also my family motto going back generations. 


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    8 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    8 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    8 years
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    8 years
  5. Trusts: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Bassinger & Harvey

Five Centerpointe
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035

Bassinger & Harvey

990 9th Street
16th Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star SuperlawyerThomson Reuters2016
House of DelegatesOregon State Bar2015
Best Dad EverOregon Live2013
World Champion of Public SpeakingToastmasters International2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBassinger & Harvey2011 - Present
PartnerHarvey & Wilcox2008 - 2011
Director of Human ResourcesTigard School District1999 - 2007
Director of PersonnelSpringfield School District1995 - 1999
PrincipalBethel School District1986 - 1995
PrincipalMcKenzie School District1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarHouse of Delegates2015 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2014 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lane County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Toastmasters InternationalWorld Champion Public Speaking 20042004 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2015
North American Association of Education Negotiators (NAEN)Member1996 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rogue Electric, LLC vs Gary MiddletonDefense verdict
In the Matter of the Accusation Against Marilynn Renee ThurmondPrevailed for Accused
Dina Robles v. Kaiser Permanente Medical GroupSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law AdvisorPublic Speaking 101: Messages That Matter2013
iUniverseThomas Clayton2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Concord Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Oregon School of LawEducation, Policy, and ManagementPhD - Doctorate1989
Eastern Oregon State CollegeEducationMS - Master of Science1982
Eastern Oregon UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Eastern Oregon State CollegeEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sherwood Chamber of CommerceOregon's New Employee Leave Law2016
Employment Law: Beyond the BasicsSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination2015
Employment Law: Beyond the BasicsPrivacy and Social Media in the Workplace2015
Sasin Graduate Institute in Management, Bangkok, ThailandLeadership in Business2014
Mobil Oil, Bangkok, ThailandBusiness Leadership: Inspirational Speaking2014
Fundamentals of Employment LawEmployment Law2014
CLEFundamentals of Employment Law2014
Area 18 District 20 Conference Toastmasters InteranationalChange Leadership2014
Oregon School Personnel ConferenceSocial Media Risks2013
Oregon School Personnel Association ConferencePrograms of Assistance for Improvement2013
Oregon School Employee Wellness ConferenceDon't Settle for Greatness When You Can Be Immortal!2013
Annual Consultant's ConferenceManaging the Mental Movies in the Mind of an Audience: Expert Witness Testimony2012