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Michael J Edgel

Estate planning Attorney at West Linn, OR

4.5   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    Colorado - CO 21 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2003
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Guardianship, Conservatorship, Long-Term Care Planning, Medicaid Planning

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    Special Needs Trusts, Long-Term Care Planning, Income Cap Trusts

  4. Probate
    Standard probates as well as wrongful death/survival action probates

My practice emphasizes elder law and long-term care planning, general estate planning, special needs trusts and settlement planning, and the related areas of probate/trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships.

Prior to attending law school, I gained experience working with seniors and people with disabilities while earning a master’s degree in social work. During law school, I added a financial perspective to my background working as a securities broker for Charles Schwab, Inc. Upon graduation, I clerked for the Honorable C. Jean Stewart, Judge of the Denver Probate Court. As an attorney, I draw on my background, representing seniors, people with disabilities, and their families on a range of planning, administration, and crisis-management issues.

I have authored numerous articles and continuing legal education materials, and I frequently speak to attorneys, financial professionals, and caregivers on topics of interest to seniors and people with disabilities. I am fluent in Spanish and have served as an interpreter in various settings, including Colorado Courts.


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Edgel Law Group
1800 Blankenship Road
Suite 370
West Linn, OR, 97068

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Posted by Finnian | September 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helped a ton in a time of need
Michael took on the settlement of my dad's estate. Not a large estate but had some interesting issues. He met our goals of getting the estate closed efficiently and as quickly as possible. He did a fair estimate of costs up front and ultimately finished the work under that estimate. He was very friendly and easy to talk to.
Posted by Mary | May 9, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
After calling three different lawyer places I was still looking for some answers. I saw an article written by Edgel Law Group that was concise and related to my concerns. I decided to call. I talked with Tony and he was so personable and helpful. My frustrations and anxieties were alleviated. He understood what I needed, he advised me on what I could do, and encouraged me towards my next step.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Edgel Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Oregon Elder Law: Yazzolino, Rowett & Edgel, LLP
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Fitzwater Meyer, LLP
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Olsen & Traeger, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Denver Probate Court
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • New Mexico State University
  • MSW
  • 1998
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning & Administration Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • New USC Provisions Incorporating the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
  • 2006
  • Colorado Lawyer
  • Proper Application of CRS § 15-12-723 For Recovery of Estate Assets
  • 2003
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West Linn Estate planning Lawyer Michael J Edgel
Michael J Edgel
Estate planning Attorney
West Linn, OR
Licensed for 21 years