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Frederick M Okamura

Business Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Rick Okamura


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About Frederick

Learn Frederick’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%

    20 years

  2. Elder law
    25%
    Trusts & Wills; Guardianship & Conservatorship

    20 years

  3. Litigation
    25%

    20 years

  4. Probate
    25%

    20 years

Licensed for 19 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/11/2022
State WA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/31/2023

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

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Frederick Okamura
735 S.W. First Avenue
Second Floor
Portland, OR, 97204

Reviews

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Posted by Christina | May 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Respectful, candid, helpful
Rick was so helpful to my family and I. Not only did he inform me that I actually do not need a lawyer for my particular situation, but he also was honest about the likely outcome of our other case. Instead of choosing to accept a hefty up-front retainer, he chose integrity and candor. He helped to guide us in the right direction, which we're very grateful for, even if we did not end up working together.
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Posted by George | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Help with a problem estate
There is no way to adequately describe the help that Rick Okamura has been to me over the past two to three years. I brought to him a mess of an estate after leaving another attorney who had botched drawing up the will for an estate and trust that I was the personal representative and trustee for. There were many problems that came up during the handling of this estate. RIck Okamura was instrumental in walking me through them. He is a highly ethical, professional, and thorough. At the same time he was conscious of what I was going through personally in trying to deal with the issues and was sensitive to my concerns and lack of experience. I would highly recommend Rick Okamura to anyone needing an estate attorney.
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Posted by Jody | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Preparation and Estate Process
Rick was wonderful when my elderly mother was still living and after she passed. The estate process can be very confusing and highly emotional. Rick made it all go smoothly with understanding and attention to detail. He explained the process by breaking it down step by step. I couldn't have gotten through it without him.
Posted by frank | May 19, 2014
Custody Case - Trustworthy, Integrity, Class Act!
Upon meeting Mr Okamura for the first time, I have to say I went to my first appointment with my guard up as you normally would do with any attorney. My previous attorney I would not recommend as it fueled my opinion of all attorneys. Boy was I wrong. After retiring from USMC, my views on things are probably a bit stronger than most . After having many meetings with Mr Okamura, I stand corrected! Even though we won our case in short order, I would still hire Rick for all my dealings. Hopefully no more come up, but Rick will be my first phone call. He made it to my Cell phone and email favorites list. I totally trust his advice. I'm a guy who wants to know up front what I can expect in the journey of the CRAZY court system. Court is like playing the Lotto. Even though you think your 100% solid with evidence, pending on the judge, Rick was able to layout the good and bad. This is what I expect in a lawyer. Not telling what I want to hear to collect a pay check. Again, Rick is my go to lawyer should I need his help.
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Posted by Susan | March 27, 2014
I highly recommend Mr. Okamura for guardianship or conservatorship cases.
In the matter of my mom's guardianship and conservatorship Mr. Okamura was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He helped me understand each step of the process and was patient with my lack of knowledge of what was required to complete this emotional chapter in my and my mom's lives. His expertise in what was needed for the hearing, his questioning of the witnesses, and his very caring method of inquiry led to a favorable outcome for me and my mom.
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Posted by Scott | April 10, 2012
Best attorney
i hired Rick Oakamura to collect on a judgement. My case involved dealing with someone who did not want to pay what he owed. After 2 other attorneys failed to collect, Mr. Okamura managed to collect over 8 thousand dollars so far. I have confidence he will collect the remainder of what is owed me. I will use Rick for many years to come.
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Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2011
Fine Attorney
Retained Mr. Okamura on two matters - Review and update of estate planning, and advice on an investment recovery matter. I found him to be highly capable, knowledgable and efficient. His fees were very reasonable. I would higly recommend him.
Posted by Julie | June 9, 2011
Fantastic Experience!
Rick (and the entire team) were so great to work with. He was very compassionate and caring while he guided me through the bankruptcy process. I would HIGHLY recommend Rick to anyone!
Posted by Kellie | February 14, 2011
IRS anxiety attacks
I never intended to be a business owner, I'm more of an artist, too emotional, I tend to give everything away, I don't look out for myself... so when I ran into conflict with the IRS I was waaaaay out of my league and knew it. Mr. Okamura was recommended and handled my case, which resolved so easily it was almost an anti-climax. I was treated respectfully even though I am obviously lacking in business savy, he made the steps understandable, and it was virtually a pain free process, which I never expected!!!! All I can say is that I am relieved, and if I ever need legal help again, I know who to call. -Kellie Kraxberger 2-14-11
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Posted by Michael | February 14, 2011
A very good Experiance
Rick Okamura was a pleasure to work with. We found ourselves in an audit that required professional help. Rick was great. He was very knowledgeable about tax law and made us feel very comfortable and part of the process; Not Stupid or silly. I'm glad I found Mr. Okamura to help us in this matter and would recommend him to anyone that needs a good tax lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2008
Client Review
Rick is gracious, thorough, explains matters in understandable terms, altogether very comfortable to work with. Mine was a simple case, but I would trust him with more complicated issues. I hope to maintain a long prfessional relationship with him.
Posted by steven | October 14, 2008
Trust Issues
I'm just a working stiff, Joe Lunch Box and haven't had very much experience dealing with lawyers. I can say this about Rick; He has been very easy to contact and has always responded promptly. He has always afforded me the option of doing some of the legwork on my own to save money. I think that is very important. His fees are reasonable, as lawyers go, less than others I contacted before him. I feel that Rick has always told me the truth regarding my affairs. I would recomend him.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Frederick M. Okamura, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Marandas & Okamura LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Marandas Chi & Okamura LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Kirkpatrick Zeitz Okamura & Masaoy LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • The Evergreen State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • The National Advocates
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer, 2009
  • N/A
  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Catholic Charities Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, El Programma Hispano
  • Pro Bono Advisor
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division
  • 2007
  • Public Service Award
  • Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division
  • 2006

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Issues for Older Relatives
  • Elder Law/Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Edge of Life Issues “What every family member needs to know”
  • Elder Law, Wills & Trusts
  • 2010
  • Changing Times-Changing Needs
  • Wills & Trusts
  • 2009
  • Edge of Life Issues, "What Every Family Member Needs to Know"
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning: wills, trusts, power of attorney, and other legal issues
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Frederick
Business Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional, conscientious and personable."
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is knowledgeable, creative, and articulate. He is the epitome of effective advocacy among lawyers. I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without reservation I endorse Rick as an attorney and as a person. I worked with Rick on some bar association matters as well as being mentored by him when I was fresh out of law school. Rick is always congenial, helpful, positive and supportive. In addition, Rick is insightful, thorough, innovative and dedicated to getting the project accomplished."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a great attorney as well as person."
Business Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Okamura. Personable and professional."
General practice Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Rick for several years through our association with the Oregon State Bar. The quality of his work there has led me to refer clients to him and I would do so again in the future."
Business Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Okamura's character, his work as an attorney, and his professionalism. -Cecilia Nguyen, RAVELO NGUYEN, PC"
Business Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick and I have had the opportunity to work together on some pro-bono and bar related efforts and I have appreciated his creativity and intelligence. Most importantly, he maintains at all times the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. Spencer Leese Corporate Attorney WaferTech LLC"
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