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Wendell L Belknap

Car accident Attorney at Oregon City, OR

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About Wendell

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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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Licensed for 37 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 12/11/2022

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Wendell L Belknap
411 5th St
Oregon City, OR, 97045

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Posted by Eric | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable about Probate
Mr. Wendell Belknap has been handling legal documents such as Last Will and Testament for my wife and me for many years. When my wife passed away last year, I asked Wendell for help with settling an IRA account that my wife had forgotten to link to a beneficiary. He was immediately helpful, explaining the various options available. After we selected probate as most appropriate, he carefully explained all aspects of the process, guiding me through how to get the personal representative class, summarizing assets, and formal notification (listing in local papers) for creditors, which he took care of. He referred me to another attorney who specialized in estates to help with determining the value of the estate. Additionally, Wendell personally handled communications with the IRA administrators regarding the probated estate so that appropriate paperwork would be completed. Wendell was always available for my questions and was clearly concerned that the process should be as easy and painless as possible. While probate can take a long time, and this one did, I was never concerned with the process knowing that Wendell was watching it every step of the way. I would highly recommend Wendell as your first contact lawyer.
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Posted by Kathy | April 7, 2021
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Divorce
Wendell is an excellent choice for my uncontested divorce. From start to finish it was under 2 weeks! He was not only kind and caring but also knowledgeable and thorough. His secretary is also caring and they make a great team. I highly recommend Wendell for your Attorney! If ever I am in need I will be calling on him again.
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Posted by Sue and Sam | December 24, 2020
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Highly recommend
Wendall handled our case with knowledge and experience. Wendall was great in communicating each step of the process. We had another attorney that ended up dropping the case that is when we retained Wendall and he got us a full settlement for a car accident.
Posted by Ed | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A refreshing experience
40 years experience as an insurance claims representative did not prepare me for what I encountered as a first time personal representative for the estate of a close friend. Worse, I am not very computer literate or capable when it comes to modern technology. Fortunately Wendell Belknap became my attorney and got me through the estate closing process I could not have handled without his expertise. I have dealt with many attorneys during my claims career but Wendell is unique and rates at the top. He is seemingly always available, very personal. provided great guidance and counsel and got results in a very timely manner. I cannot say enough good things about him and his assistant Lori. They form a great team. They did a great job at a very reasonable cost with a minimal amount of stress for me.
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Posted by Dennis | April 10, 2020
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Makes it look easy
My dad hired him years ago for his will and was happy. I went to him for Power of Attorney,Personal Representative, and the Probate nightmare and will be going back to do my will soon. Very easy to work with and keeps you up to date. He helped me understand my Personal Representative responsibilities and the Probate process. Lori who is the in office Notary Public is great as well. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer in his area of practice.
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Posted by Bill | August 21, 2019
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My experience with Wendell Belknap
Wendell and his staff were very helpfull every step of the way. I was never caught off guard with any issues. He provided a timeline and guided us through the entire process. Also, his rates were reasonable and explained to us before hand. We will not hesitate to use his office in the future or to recommend him to others.
Posted by Tyrone W. Giesbrecht | September 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Probate
Wendell was very helpful in getting me through 2 complicated probates which had to run at the same time. He and his staff were very thoughtful and knowledgeable and accomplished all in a shorter time than we expected. I was 200 miles away and we were able to do most items by phone, text and fax, This was a real blessing as this reduced my trips to Oregon City saving time, money and stress. I highly recommend his practice
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Posted by Lori S. | April 2, 2018
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Wonderful Man!
Wendell is an awesome lawyer. He is professional without being stuffy. He handled my surprise divorce with care. He is an amazing person. Anyone will be happy and satisfied with Wendell on your side. Also Lori in the front office is super!
Posted by Gary | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
Wendell handled my Moms estate probate after it was botched by another attorney. He took over and made a difficult experience much easier. Thanks to him things moved quickly and efficiently and he educated me about a lot of legalities that made my part of the process much easier.
Posted by BETSY | July 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
I was in need of a divorce lawyer and was overwhelmed by the cost of a divorce and fear of what was going to happen. Wendell was a godsend and did an amazing job. It's obvious he truly cares . In my case he went out of his way by allowing my husband and I to sit with him and work out the wording in the judgement. Once we all agreed he had us sign papers in his office and a week later we received confirmation the divorce was final. I can't say enough good things about Wendell. He's terrific.
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Posted by Darby | November 29, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Looking for a lawyer, in my opinion, is very overwhelming. I found Wendell Belknap online based on his reviews and from how he portrayed himself as an honest country lawyer. Well let me tell you, he is exactly that. He is a 5 star lawyer that is for sure. When I called Mr. Belknap, he had asked me to explain briefly the car accident, injuries I sustained and what the car insurance company offered as settlement. After this consultation, Mr. Belnap stated he would be more than happy to represent me, but didn't feel that it would be in my best interest to hire him as the cost offset of my claim and hiring him would not be in my favor. As I was having difficulty getting a fair settlement, Mr. Belknap helped me with my "wording" on what I wanted as settlement. I did as he suggested and because of Mr. Belknap's advice, the car insurance company agreed to a settlement that was $4,000 more than what they had originally offered me. Mr. Belknap did this for me at no financial gain to himself, and he had never met me for this. Mr. Belknap gives lawyers a "good name".
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Posted by Tom | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I Now Consider Him My Attorney
I needed an attorney to handle a real estate transfer but hadn't used one for about 20 years and didn't know anyone locally. After searching and finding many positive, and no negative, reviews I chose Wendell. He handled the matter for me quickly and cleanly. Should I need legal services again I'll go straight to Wendell Belknap.
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Posted by David | March 14, 2016
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Divorce
I came to Wendell for help as my wife was divorcing me. I let things go until I felt I was in trouble and over my head. Wendell took care of everything and helped me come to a fair settlement.
Posted by David and Lahna | October 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A great advocate for us
My wife and I have used Wendell as our personal and business attorney for many years. He is forthright, honest and straightforward in all he says and does. We cannot imagine our life/business without Wendell as our attorney. You can always count on him for the best advice in any situation.
Posted by Rick | August 20, 2015
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Above and Beyond Great Service
Mr Belknap assisted me with a transfer of a real estate deed as well as my personal, Last Will. In both cases I found choosing Wendell for these services to be a great decision. Wendell was very knowledgeable, informative, patient and very accommodating. As needed, I will definitely be working with Wendell in the future. I have no reservations recommending Mr Belknap for any of the services he offers. .
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
Wendell will tell you the real story
I didn't know how good Wendell was until I hired other lawyers. Wendell truly seems to enjoy his job and shares an insiders take on family law. Wendell was the one person who pointed out that I could file for parenting time enforcement myself. This was very helpful and saved me a lot of money. Later I needed help when my ex wanted to relocate. Unfortunately Wendell was too busy and I had to look elsewehere. This is when I learned how expensive and ineffective some lawyers can be. I really appreciate all of his help; whenever I call he always remembers my case and offers his advice.
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Posted by Sheryl | December 19, 2014
5-Star Service
Wendell was so very, very, very (did I mention very?) helpful in walking me through the process of probate/estate business. He would patiently explain the steps being taken, and the time involved. His staff is amazing in getting the things done. 5-Stars to Wendell and the office!
Posted by Carole | April 28, 2014
Understanding
Wendell Belknap was understanding when I filed for divorce from my husband in 2012, changed my mind and then went back to Wendell to continue the process in 2013. He always answered my questions, was specific about what I needed to do and always had my best interests in mind. Also, he laughed at my jokes. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce.
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Posted by Julie | March 25, 2014
I have used Wendell for over 25 years and am a very happy client
I first was referred to Wendell way back over 25 years ago when I was in 2 car accidents 3 weeks apart from each other. He handled both cases for me and I was very happy with my settlements. Since then he is the first person I call when I have any type of legal question or concern. He has always been upfront and honest with me and has never lete down. I trust him completely and I would highly recommend him to everyone. Everyone that I have recommended to him have been very pleased as well.
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Posted by Karen | March 5, 2014
Reviewing attorney, Wendell L,. Belknap
Wendell is a honorable, attorney that was a pleasure to work with on my case. He has been consistent and prompt in keeping me informed regarding all pertinent information that I needed to be made aware of. I have, and will continue to recommend him to my family and friends.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Wendell Belknap
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • cum laude
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1985

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wendell Belkap has a sharp legal mind, gets right to the point in an efficient and pragmatic manner, and has an amicable personality that aids in securing beneficial results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
General practice Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wendell frequently calls on me for technical assistance involving the division of retirement and pension assets incident to dissolution of marriage as well a related legal issues. Without question, Wendell's diligence, competency, attention to detail, together with his professionalism and high ethical standards make him an outstanding lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Oregon City Car accident Lawyer Wendell L Belknap
Wendell L Belknap
Car accident Attorney
Oregon City, OR
Licensed for 37 years