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About me

I earned my law degree and graduated cum laude from
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR) in
1985. I majored in Political Science and graduated with a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) in 1982, and
graduated from Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) in 1978.


I worked for a mid-size Portland, Oregon, law firm immediately after
graduating from law school and passing the bar exam in 1985. Ultimately
I opened my own office in Clackamas County, Oregon, on October 1, 1988,
where I have been since. My office is located in the historic
McLoughlin Neighborhood of old Oregon City in a home built in 1920,
which my wife and I remodeled to be accurate to that era. Out of the
comfortable setting of that old home I strive to maintain a general
practice which meets the diverse needs of my many clients, as I
represent a broad clientele in many locations in the State of Oregon.


I have lived all my life in Oregon and am a sixth generation
Oregonian whose great-great-great grandfather crossed the plains in a
covered wagon in 1848, ultimately settling near Belfountain, Oregon,
which was then known as the Belknap Settlement. I take great pride in
my old Oregon roots and devote much of my spare time to genealogy work.


I have been married to my wife, Barbara, since 1985. We have two
grown children, Jessica and Rebecca. We live on a farm between
Wilsonville and Newberg with our menagerie of animals, which consists of
horses, cats, and a dog.


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Practice areas


  1. Wills: 25%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I have worked with Mr. Belknap on cases done together and on cases against him on occasion. Mr. Belknap has at all times quickly understood and addressed issues. He has proven an effective advocate on behalf of his clients. He has the ability to resolve difficult issues to his client's benefit. Mr. Belknap brings long years of experience, a high ability and wisdom to each of his cases. I endorse this lawyer.


    William Valent Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Jesse A. Buss

    I've known Wendell for many years, and in all that time he's consistently proven that his reputation as an excellent attorney is well-earned. Wendell is a skilled and tireless advocate for his clients, and is always well-prepared. For his knowledge of the law and for his skill in working through its complexities and practicalities, Wendell's clients are fortunate to have him on their side.


    Jesse Buss Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

411 5th St
Oregon City, OR, 97045


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
cum laudeLewis & Clark Law School1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Wendell Belknap1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarAttorney Member1985 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationAttorney Member1985 - Present
Clackamas County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of OregonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982