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John Scott Wallpe

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Astoria, OR

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 14 years
    California - CA 23 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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After working for large litigation and smaller boutique firms, Mr Wallpe quickly realized that his goal of providing a high level of client support and attention is only realistic in a small firm environment. So he exchanged the high pressure, high volume business model of the big firms for a smaller town vision more in line with his ideals of what law and justice should resemble.  Mr. Wallpe's practice includes mediation, arbitration, general civil litigation, consumer law, real estate and bankruptcy.

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John Scott Wallpe
1139 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR, 97146-7111
John Scott Wallpe
1139 Exchange St
Astoria, OR, 97103
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Posted by Carol | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and communicative
Recommended to a family member and was very pleased with his demeanor and professionalism. Very communicative throughout the entire process. Can't thank him enough. Highly recommended.
Posted by Katie | July 1, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and helpful
Really appreciate Mr. Wallpe's communication and ability to make the complex easy to understand. Thank you for your help!
Posted by Tracy | October 22, 2012
Bankruptcy Advice
I called Mr. Wallpe to start a bankruptcy filing, and he listened to my specifics thoroughly. He took the time to explain the debts to me and what my creditors could and couldn't do and what actually could be included in my filing. After his patient explanations it was determined not to file at this time and that I would contact him if there changes. I had called other attorney's who barely listened and just wanted to charge an exhorbitant fee! Thank you John!
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Posted by James Runkle | May 31, 2012
Least expensive bankruptcy attorney around
I originally was just looking for the least expensive bankruptcy attorney, and after calling around, I found John. There is no real legal aid in this county, and Mr. Wallpe seems to be filling the void. Ironically, filing bankruptcy can be pretty expensive, but Mr. W seems to understand that if I had thousands of dollars to spend, I would not be filing bankruptcy! I ended up getting much better representation than I ever expected from Mr. Wallpe (and his partner who advised me on real estate issues). He helped me through the process without judging me, or looking down at me. He was clear and informative, took my calls, answered whatever questions I had, and always kept in close contact with me. I couldn't be happier with Mr. Wallpe.
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Posted by Peter | August 12, 2010
A good lawyer and a good person
I've never met an attorney that actually convinced me NOT to give him money. He spent well over an hour with me discussing my specific situation and led me toward a path that ultimately saved me thousands of dollars and years of litigation and other problems. Thank you Mr. Wallpe. If more attorneys were as open and direct as you are, there would be much more confidence in the legal system.
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Posted by Erce Gokhan | January 29, 2010
A lawyer with honesty and knowledge...
John is somebody I was seeking who would represent myself and defend my rights. He goes further and takes the long walk to investigate, does the research and and inform his clients all the facts necessary to know. He has a vast knowledge of laws and regulations, and keeps them updated constantly. He will explain his thoughts even though they are not necessarily your best interest in the court room but it is the best if you know before your case ends up in the court room. Well his performance in the courtroom is another but related subject, but I trust him... the knowledge and dedication wins.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Columbia Pacific Law Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practice
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant, A Professional Corporation
  • 2000 - 2002


  • Univ of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Oxford University
  • Cert from USD Law School
  • 1998
  • Ohio State Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 1991
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  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place
  • BCA of America
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. John Wallpe is a great advocate for his clients. He believes in helping them to his full ability. He will go above and beyond to get a just result for his client. He is conscientious and hard working. I would want him on my side in any legal dispute! He assists his clients in resolving their problems in whatever way is the best outcome for them. He will tell you the truth even if it means you don't really need a lawyer to solve your problems. He is honest and direct. I have associated with him in the past and both my clients and I have been 100% satisfied with his work."