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Randy Jay Harvey

Employment and labor Attorney at Sherwood, OR

4.5   18 reviews

also known as Randy Harvey

Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 12 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Randy

Learn Randy’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    65%
    FMLA, ADA, Civil Rights Discrimination: Religious, gender, race, pregnancy disability. Workplace violations: Wage/hour, retaliation, harassment, hostile work environment, wrongful discharge, etc. State & Federal, Oregon & California.

    16 years

  2. Business
    20%
    Representing business in transactions, litigation, employment advising.

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    We provide estate planning services, probate, wills, trusts, and advice for your estate plans and probate.

    16 years

  4. Administrative law
    5%
    Representing business and professionals in license issues in Office of Administrative Hearings (OR/CA), representing clients in unemployment appeals (OR/CA).

    16 years

YOUR GUIDE TO SOLVING YOUR EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM!

First and foremost I am a family man. I've been married to my lovely wife Shelly for nearly 46 years, we have four children and eleven grandchildren. 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.  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 Ph.D., Masters's in Bible and Theology, Masters's in Ed, and two bachelor's degrees in addition to my law degree and am currently completing a ThM at Western Seminary. 

 

Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates April 18, 2018-present, Region 4, previously House of Delegates April 21, 2015-April 16, 2018 Region 7.

Admitted to Practice In:

California State Court                                           Oregon State Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Eastern District Federal Court California            Oregon District Federal Court

Northern District Federal Court California

Central District Federal Court California

Member:

California Bar, 

Oregon Bar, Multnomah County Bar,

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Super Lawyers

Lawyers of Distinction

AVVO 

I am an advocate for my clients. I have no difficulty standing up for what is right regardless of the size of our opponents.  My focus is EMPLOYMENT LAW, representing clients in wage/hour, discrimination, leave law violations, and wrongful termination.  Our firm of attorneys represents law enforcement, firefighters, churches, and non-profits. We also represent professionals when their professional license is in jeopardy either through discipline or license revocation. I  practice in both Oregon and California, state, and federal courts.

 

Our law practice motto is, "Melius Invictus" meaning, "Better Victorious."  It is also my family motto going back generations to our Scottish roots. 

Awards

Top Contributor 2017,2014
Top Contributor
2017 2014
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

Photos and videos

Randy is Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking in 2004. Selected as champion from a field of 25,000 contestants. Clearly a world class storyteller!
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Location

Employment Law Professionals
20015 SW Pacific Hwy
Suite 221
Sherwood, OR, 97140

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Ethan | March 3, 2014
A Review
Randy Harvey handled my lawsuits that dealt basically with wrongful termination and discrimination. He provided excellent guidance through this process. Randy is very personable and honest. He responded promptly to my concerns. I found him to be especially knowledgeable about educational and labor laws. I would wholeheartedly recommend him!
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Posted by Spencer | March 3, 2014
Randy is a Must
Randy has provided our company with rock solid advice and guidance through our legal matter in and out of court. We really can't say enough good things about him but we'd begin by saying his expertise and confidence offers a sense of safety and security through the turbulence and complexity of legal matters.
Posted by Haukur | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I reached out to Randy Harvey's office to get assistance with appealing an Unemployment Insurance denial. Despite the fact that the deadline for filing was in only two days, they submitted my appeal on time. The appeal was successful and I got my denial reversed. Thank you for great service.
Posted by Vicki | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
24 Hour Notice and Randy was amazing!
I was commanded to do a deposition for the plaintiff against my former employer who I had a specific and detailed severance and confidentiality agreement with with only 4 days notice and my previous lawyer out of town. I know I needed good representation and now. I literally called Randys firm on a Tuesday at 3:30pm, a real person Luke answered and he kindly had me email my situation on their website, set me up immediately for a phone conference with Randy the next day at 3pm, and helped me successfully execute my first Deposition by noon on that Thursday! The most positive experience I have ever had with a law firm and I had never even met Randy and his team before nor Even paid them a dime until I was all done at the end! I have never heard of any law office accommodating a stranger with such speed and genuine kindness. From Luke making sure my phone call was answered and situation looked at AND appt made within 24hrs, to Lori who even called ME back to make sure my needs were met and questions answered, to Randy who gave me expert and timely advice in a kind and patient manner to Bree who ordered and delivered my free delicious lunch after my deposition. Randy gave me enough sound legal advice in 15 minutes to probably do just fine the next day, but he was so accommodating and knowledgeable, I ended up hiring him just for this Deposition and was so glad I did! Randy took time out of his busy schedule, with ONLY 3 hours notice, to help this distraught “stranger” successfully do my first depo with flying colors and a smile on my face. He made me look good and his law firm treated me not like a stranger, but made me feel like a well known and established celebrity client who they were friends with. I was blown away and had to write this review to tell everyone and thank Employment Law Professionals again! WOW!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
Employment Law Professionals are simply the best when it comes to Employment Law in Oregon. Everyone on the team makes you feel welcome and will listen to your questions and concerns. I was represented by Andrew, and he did an outstanding job preparing my case from start to finish. His communication with me from the start was exceptional..I know I can be a hard person to communicate with! It was also very encouraging to have Randy sit in on our first strategy meeting. It made me feel like I finally had a team in my corner! Thank you again to everyone at Employment Law Professionals, your hard work and dedication helped me win my case!
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Response from Randy Harvey April 19, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Regards, Randy
Posted by Candace | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
No one wants to "need" a legal representative, so Randy Harvey's calm persona was very welcome. With strength and experience, Randy steps in and takes responsibility for moving the matter forward. His professional manner, with an unexpected streak of witty humor, made for a pleasant experience. Randy is excellent at distilling the essential points from a complicated situation. His staff members are friendly and efficient. I am very satisfied.
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Posted by Lisa | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've Ever Had
Randy is the third lawyer I've hired in my life, and he is the only one who: sent itemized monthly statements, explained things promptly, showed me documents for my approval before sending them, and made me feel like I had power in the process. He also settled my case faster than any other lawyer. I highly recommend Randy Harvey to anyone in search of an honest lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful attorney and person
I was fortunate enough to be referred to Randy through the California Bar Association. Randy handled an employment issue for me with my former employer of almost 30 years. Randy’s command of California and federal labor law along with his ability to listen to me and quickly understand the issues was truly appreciated and resulted in a very favorable outcome for me. Randy and his staff were always available as we worked through the process and all of this was accomplished over the phone and from two thousand miles away as I had moved to the south central region of the country. Thank you Randy!
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Posted by Sherwood Plumbing Company | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent small business attorney
Randy has been with our small business from the beginning. Not only did he help us form our business, he has helped us collect on unpaid bills, create contracts to avoid costly misunderstandings, and plan for long-term growth. I have recommended him on a number of occasions to our friends and colleagues.
Posted by Henry | November 20, 2014
My Experience
He listened intently to what I communicated the problem to be and acknowledged his understanding and asked appropriate questions to gain more insight into the problem. Randy expressed the legal issues, strategies, and possible outcomes in clear understandable English. I felt relieved and confident that my case was handled competently and professionally from start to finish. He communicated clearly the options, made recommendations about what action needed to be take, when appropriate, while empowering me to make an informed decision. I have had the opportunity to use Randy Harvey's services multiple times; without hesitation I would not hesitate to call him again for council if needed.
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Response from Randy Harvey November 21, 2014
Thank you Henry. It was a great pleasure helping you.
Posted by Tory | November 15, 2014
Excellent personalized attorney service
Sometimes a person needs an attorney - especially when the emotional angst and legal complications of certain situations require a professional. Randy was referred to me by another attorney (a good sign), and I was thoroughly impressed by the speed with which he was able to handle and resolve my issue. He provided clear communication, great legal advice, outlined the issues effectively and was very honest and affordable. He is also a very pleasant and accessible person. I received a reasonable decision for a reasonable and fair cost. I truly appreciated the advice, guidance and support. I recommend Randy and should the need arise, I will use his services again. :)
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2014
Excellent Servce
I contacted Mr. Harvey through a legal referral service and was extremely impressed with his knowledge regarding California State Regulatory Boards, specifically the Respiratory Care Board. In response to my application for renewal of my license, The Board questioned my background regarding an "alleged" conviction on my record, of which I had no knowledge. Mr. Harvey took the reins, sent letters to the Board on my behalf and responded to all correspondence from them. He even had an investigator get a thorough background check on me to validate my background in terms of any criminal convictions. the outcome was this: The Board issued my license without restrictions and ceased to question my credibility as a Practitioner. Thanks again to Mr. Harvey in resolving this very serious situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
A great choice!
We were so thankful to have found Randy to help us with our legal issue. Randy knew the different construction laws and was calm, careful, and trustworthy.
Posted by Carletta | March 24, 2014
Mr. Harvey is my first choice for legal representation
Mr. Harvey's stellar legal expertise, mentorship and passion for helping others played a pivotal role in helping me through a life-changing legal matter, as well as the financial principles he taught me during that time which helped me to be better equipped to make more effective and informed choices. Should I ever need legal representation in the future, Mr. Harvey would be my first choice.
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Posted by Jerry | March 20, 2014
Money well Spent
This was our first ever contact with a lawyer and our case dictated that we needed one licensed in both Oregon and California. After contacting the Oregon Bar Association, we selected Mr. Randy Harvey as he was both local and highly respected. Our consultation on March 11, 2014 was conducted by phone (our choice since my wife and I both had colds at the time). From the outset, we felt confident that the advice given would lead to a positive outcome for us. Our case was special in that it involved a accident in California; a responsible party that was underinsured; and a badly damaged RV that needed to be totaled (in our opinion). Mr. Harvey pointed out that our Uninsured Motorist (Oregon Policy) coverage should cover us where the underinsurance of the other party left off (he was right on). He gave us a clear understanding of how the claim would be handled by our Insurance and how to proceed to reach our desired outcome. Mr. Harvey was also honest enough to state that we should proceed without further assistance from him as the claim was too small to support the required services of a Lawyer (honesty and helped save us money). As a result of our 30 minute consultation with Mr. Harvey, we were able to push forward with confidence and a good handle on the law governing our claim. The end result was that on March 26, 2014, our RV was declared a total loss by the insurance company. Thanks to Mr. Randy Harvey, we’re on our way to being “Made Whole” again.
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Posted by Cleon | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation for services provided
When a change and update was needed for our trust agreement Randy was attentive to our needs. He asked needed questions to be sure we accomplished what was needed. He was also able to explain a few features of a trust so we were cognizant of it's value.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bait & Switch
Scheduled a paid consultation with Mr. Harvey and a couple minutes after the call was to take place, got a Junior lawyer in his office because “he was busy”. I paid for a consult with Mr. Harvey, no other attorney. Never heard back from either the Junior lawyer OR Mr. Harvey, and I was supposed to, but they were fine taking my money. I’d dispute it with my credit card company, since it’s not what I paid for, but it’s not worth the time. I’d avoid this attorney unless you’re okay talking to somebody else in his office. Not even an apology!
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Response from Randy Harvey July 25, 2022
I apologize for the conflict in my schedule. My staff offered to reschedule you so that you could meet with, but you wanted to move forward. The attorney you got to meet with is very competent with trial experience, so I am disappointed you were unhappy with your meeting. I would be more than happy to meet with you for free to address any issues that you may have. I am sorry that you are unsatisfied with our service and apologize that I didn't get to meet with your personally. Regards, Randy
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do Not Hire Randy Harvey
I had an initial consultation with Randy Harvey. I reached out to him for an issue that I had with the State of Oregon Employment Department. I was impressed with all of the positive reviews that he received. The State scheduled an audit of my financials to review the contractors that I had used for work at my properties to determine whether or not they should have been classified as employees. Randy seemed to be very knowledgeable with this issue and in dealing with State auditors. He suggested an aggressive approach of attending my first meeting with the State, proactively making changes to how I do business by changing some contractors to employees and telling the State that I had already made radical changes to my operations. Randy mentioned that dealing with the State can be tricky in that they will lull you into a sense of comfort and trust while trying to get information out of you. Randy’s knowledge of these matters and insight seemed to make logical sense, however, his approach would have cost a substantial amount in legal fees. I also discussed my case with another attorney who suggested a different approach. He recommended that I attend the audit by myself and not make any changes to my employment structure until the State reached a final finding. He said that this was a preliminary meeting and there was no need for an attorney at this point. The first meeting with the State turned out to be an information gather meeting, just as the second attorney suggested it would be, and not at all what Randy had envisioned. This second attorney was successfully able to resolve my issue with the State and I did not incur the sizeable fees that I would have with Randy Harvey.
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Response from Randy Harvey October 26, 2015
I am happy you were able to find an attorney to help you with your case and get you an outcome that you wanted. I would be more than happy to discuss your dissatisfaction with you at any time. I wish you well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 290-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Employment Law Professionals Northwest LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Harvey & Wilcox
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Tigard School District
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Director of Personnel
  • Springfield School District
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Principal
  • Bethel School District
  • 1986 - 1995
  • Principal
  • McKenzie School District
  • 1982 - 1986
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Education

  • Western Seminary
  • MA - Masters
  • 2021
  • Concord Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • University of Oregon
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1989
  • Eastern Oregon St Coll
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1982
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977
  • Eastern Oregon State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shelly Spencer v. PGE,, et.al.
  • Settled
  • Estate of Robert Chapman
  • Closed
  • In Matter of Unemployment Denial
  • Resolved
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Associations

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Toastmasters International
  • World Champion Public Speaking 2004
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • House of Delegates
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2018
  • North American Association of Education Negotiators (NAEN)
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • House of Delegates Region 4
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2018
  • Rising Star Superlawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Distinguished Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star Superlawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • House of Delegates Region 7
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2016
  • House of Delegates Region 7
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2015
  • Best Dad Ever
  • Oregon Live
  • 2013
  • World Champion of Public Speaking
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Mobil Oil, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Business Leadership: Inspirational Speaking
  • 2014
  • Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference
  • Don't Settle for Greatness When You Can Be Immortal!
  • 2013
  • Oregon School Personnel Association Conference
  • Programs of Assistance for Improvement
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (14)
Endorse Randy
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randy is a knowledgeable and practical problem-solver. I find his insights into the law to be well- thought-out and helpful. I endorse Randy."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is a whip-sharp advocate who cares deeply about the outcomes of his clients' matters. He's a professional writer and an acclaimed public speaker as well. If you're dealing with courts, he's the guy you want in your corner. Every time I talk litigation strategy with Randy, I learn something new."
Education Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Mr. Harvey on several projects, and can say without hesitation that he is everything you would want and expect in a legal advocate. Aside from his legal proficiency and knowledge, Mr. Harvey is one of the few lawyers who can stand in court and handle judges without his knees shaking. Nowadays, too many lawyers enter the profession without the confidence and communicative ability to stand and argue without nervous buckling. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an advocate who isn't afraid of standing up for them and their cause not only on paper but in court."
Education Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Harvey has the ability to analyze legal issues and respond in a manner that is concise and readily understandable. His reputation in the legal community is impeccable. I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"I have gotten to know Mr. Harvey through our professional association on Avvo. I would readily refer clients to him for employment law matters. He is an experienced, confident and seasoned advocate. I readily recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am privileged to have known Randy for more than a decade, as a fellow practicing attorney. Having been an engineer for 20 years before practicing law, I am keenly aware of details that make or break a case. Randy is one of the rare attorneys that, although lacking a science background, has the mind of an engineer when it comes to solving his clients problems. He is extremely thorough in researching the law and his clients’ case, and applying the unique facts of his clients' situation to the law to obtain the best outcome for his clients. Because of his unique skills and experience, Randy is a great advocate for his client. Randy also has an uncanny ability to unearth opposing clients' weaknesses which enable him to offensively tackle any opposition, instead of adopting a defensive posture. In the unfortunate event that employment litigation is necessary, Randy is the attorney I would want on my side."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a complex trucking matter. He is a very talented lawyer, and a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As evidenced by the number of questions Attorney Harvey has so generously answered, it’s clear that he has a superior understanding of his fields of practice, and is exceptionally well thought of in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Randy Harvey is a great advocate having outstanding personal integrity and extensive experience in employment matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy Harvey has worked on employment litigation matters involving public agencies where I represent the labor unions. I have seen him in action zealously pursuing justice with great results for his employment law clients, even in what seemed to me to be very difficult cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Harvey is a very skilled and determined attorney with a track record of getting successful outcomes for clients that other attorneys consider lost causes. In addition, with Mr. Harvey's extensive non-legal experience in roles of responsibility and leadership, I've found him to be more than just an excellent attorney. He is a veritable fountain of life wisdom in general."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is an excellent lawyer. He has extensive experience in the intricacies of labor disputes. Randy has compassion for his clients and is courteous to the other side. Randy effectively manages his cases to ensure appropriate outcomes for his clients. He has compassion for his clients and is courteous to oppsing coucsel. Randy efecteivly manges his cases"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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