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Donald G Rolfe

Estate planning Attorney at West Linn, OR

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Don

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 1 year
    Oregon - OR 9 years
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WA
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

I am a reformed litigator. While rewarding, litigation focuses on cleaning up messes due to poor planning. I knew there was a better way to practice law, and I find it much more rewarding. That better way is to serve my clients as an Estate Planning Attorney. 

My role now is to help my client avoid the need of a litigator's services. Working with my personal and business clients I strive to anticpate and head off problems that far too often end up costing lots of money to deal with. 

I Am An Estate Planning Attorney 

I help families, Individuals and their loved ones avoid the burdens, pains and costs which often arise from poor planning or the failure to plan.

As an Estate Planning Attoreny I help to stop unintended consequences and family turmoil. My focus is helping people control and distribute their values and possessions in the way they want, to whom they want and when they want. I founded NWLP to provide personalized comprehensive Estate Planning to those who want to insure that their values, legacy and assets are preserved for the coming generations.

I work to not only help transfer their tangible assets, but also experiences, values, advice and history to loved ones. This is accomplished by building lasting relationships with my clients, not just selling them a set of documents. I believe the basis for a good lawyer-client relationship is understanding my client's goals, wishes and desires...the documents I create are the tools I use to make those wishes and desires real. I am proud to offer a number of personalized Estate Planning Services.


When not serving my clients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife, Colleen, enjoying and exploring the beautiful Northwest. Colleen and I are Portland Natives. We have returned to PDX from Phoenix to be closer to our families and to start a family of our own. We enjoy gardening and eating the fruits of our labor.

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Northwest Legal Planning, LLC
2350 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR, 97068


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Posted by Rosie | March 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate Planning
Our meeting with Don on Estate Planning was very informative. He was able to provide us with options and solid advice on how to move forward. My Family and I highly recommend using Don expert services.
Posted by Jessica | March 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very straight talk!
Don is down to earth, knowledgable, and very helpful. After speaking with him I learned that I didn't need an attorney at the time and was very thankful for his honesty. I will definitely contact him in the future when I need further advice.
Posted by Tausha | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Don Rolfe to anyone seeking estate planning that wants a professional, friendly and talented attorney in their corner. He is a smart and savvy and yet approachable and down to earth. He is someone you can count on to help with any estate planning need. You know that he genuinely has your best interest at heart. We were lucky to find him.
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Posted by Michele | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy process!
We were referred to Don through our financial adviser. She actually gave us 3 names and after looking at websites we felt like Don's firm might be the most comfortable for us. I called and immediately had a response and from the first conversation knew we had made the right choice. He's personable, easy to communicate with, knowledgeable, and professional without seeming stuffy. He's helped us draft a solid estate plan that gives us peace of mind now for the future. The entire process was easy and we've learned so much while getting our affairs in order. Don really seems to care about helping his clients, we're not just another case or number. We'd very much recommend him to anyone else looking for this sort of help.
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Posted by Bobbie | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Attorney "not just talk"
I needed a attorney ASAP who could help my mom that specialized in Senior/Elderly Trust. I live in another state and needed to put my mom's Estate in good hands. After talking with several attorneys Mr. Rolfe made me feel like family, not just another pay check. Mr. Rolfe explained everything to my family and was available when needed. My moms trust is easy to understand & explains how and what to do with it. I have and will surely share his information for other people who need his services. Thank you Mr. Rolfe
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Posted by Virginia | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Donald Rolfe
If you're looking for an efficient, knowledgeable and reliable attorney I recommend Don Rolfe. Most recently he's helped me with a will and a Power of Attorney. In the past he has been readily available to answer questions or direct me to the correct solution for my problem. I appreciate that he is fun to talk to and is always concerned with my best interest.
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Posted by Ron | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We met with Donald as we had a lot of unanswered questions on how best to plan our future as my wife and I had just retired. We had not given a great deal of thought on the subject of estate planning as we spent the last 40 years trying to figure how and if we could even afford to retire at all. Don was very helpful in giving us in site and advice that helped us to start our retirement years with confidence and also to make sure our last wishes would be carried out per our instructions. He took a genuine interest in our needs and put a great deal of thought into his advice, which by the way, he explained in plain English and helped us pick the very best options for our financial future. My wife and I now feel very comfortable that we made the right choices for our heirs and the future of our financial health in finding and working with Donald. Thank you Don!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Northwest Legal Planning, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Rolfe Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Rolfe Stafford, P.L.L.C.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • The Rolfe Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Senate
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Cheifetz Iannitelli Marcolini, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Bluff & Associates
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney in North America by the Who's Who Directories
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2016


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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is an amazing treasure trove of knowledge in Will, Trusts and Estate Planning. He will work hard and quickly for you and you really can't go wrong by working with him. I endorse and recommend him very highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have a question about estate planning Mr. Rolfe is the attorney I go to. However, beyond his expertise Mr. Rolfe has time and again demonstrated both integrity and professionalism. He is an excellent attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don has demonstrated to me on many occasions how seriously he takes his responsibility to preserve and protect his client's best interests. I have no hesitation referring those in need of estate planning work to Don. He's a great guy."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You know you trust a lawyer when you not only refer clients his way, but trust him with your own personal affairs. Don is professional and effective."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Rolfe and I consulted on a matter recently and I found him to be very perceptive. Some attorneys are easily overwhelmed when dealing with matters outside of their usual area of practice. Even worse, some attorneys pretend to be experts on everything, causing harm to the client. In my contact with Mr Rolfe, I found him to be totally focused on providing the best possible assistance to the client. Excellent attorneys are able to concentrate on the needs of the client and find a way to provide the best possible guidance to people in need. Mr Rolfe is a resourceful and client-devoted attorney. I will not hesitate to refer matters to Mr Rolfe whenever I have the opportunity to do so, for I know the client will receive the best of care."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is one of the most caring and honest lawyers in the Valley. His approach to handling cases is also very creative, but ethical. He certainly goes the extra mile for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Rolfe is an excellent and ethical attorney that I would not hessitate in recommending to any individual that I thought could use his services."
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