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Douglas R. Ricks joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as an associate Portland bankruptcy lawyer in 2007. Doug has focused his practice on bankruptcy since 2004. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Doug clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Recovery Section. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, playing the occasional round of golf, and watching Oregon State University sports.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 40%
    11 years
  2. Chapter 7: 30%
    11 years
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    11 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%
    11 years
  5. Chapter 11: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($280-315/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP

319 SW Washington St, Ste. 520
Portland, OR, 97204


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2012
Pro Bono AwardDebtor-Creditor Section Bankruptcy Clinic2008
Admitted to PracticeUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2005
Admitted to PracticeUnited States District Court for the District of Oregon2004
Outstanding Appellate BriefLewis & Clark Law School2002
Outstanding Oral AdvocacyLewis & Clark Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyVanden Bos and Chapman, LLP2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyOlsen Daines2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionMember2005 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers' Committee, Portland SubcommitteeChair2008 - 2009
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers' Committee, Portland SubcommitteeMember2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Olsen v. GonzalesSummary Judgment for Plaintiffs (350 B.R. 906) rev'd on appeal
Ray v. OregonSummary judgment for Plaintiff (355 B.R. 253)
In re YekelDebtor prevailed and set precedent for use of motion, rather than adversary proceeding, to avoid wholly unsecured junior mortage.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section NewsletterA Choice for Oregon Debtors: Things You Need to Know About Federal Exemptions2013
26th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteThe Changing "Lanningscape" of Disposable Income2013
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Putting It All Together: Chapter 13 Hypotheticals2012
21st Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteConsumer Case Digest 2007-20082008
In BriefPersonal Injury Claims and Bankruptcy2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Wabash CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar CLEBankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 132012
ORCBA CLEAmendment of Chapter 13 Plans2011
Bankruptcy CLEBankruptcy 7 & 13 Workshop2011
Bankruptcy CLELien Stripping Junior Mortgages2010