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James John Boness

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Jim Boness, INTELLEQUITY® Legal Services, LLC

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 9 years
    Illinois - IL 21 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Started INTELLEQUITY in 2016 to concentrate in business law. Over the past seven years, my work in business law has been a fulfilling and diverse experience. From contracts to negotiation, business formation to governance and more.

    8 years, 55 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Perhaps the most prevalent area in which I have developed a deep understanding is contract law. In this area, I have handled a wide variety of cases, ranging from small agreements to complex negotiations between businesses.

    21 years, 55 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    I have dedicated myself to the field of intellectual property law, working diligently to secure valuable rights for my clients. My focus has been on providing top-tier services in trademark and copyright registration and defense as well as licensing

    8 years, 35 cases

  4. Entertainment
    Music Law, Entertainment Law

    8 years, 7 cases

Since its' inception, INTELLEQUITY® has been focused on building a different kind of law practice; one where you receive personal attention and caring, as if you were the only Client.

I have been providing quality representation to my Clients since 2002 and since starting INTELLEQUITY in 2016, have been providing personal, comprehensive and easy to understand business and intellectual property advice and services to all Oregonians.

I am an attorney, yes, but I never forget that my clients are people with unique emotions and values. My firm keeps you involved and personally guides you in making important decisions about your matter, calmly and effectively. I let you know what is going on at every stage, and explain every important detail so that you can make the right choices for you! I look forward to working with you and building a relationship that will last a lifetime!

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111 SW 5th Ave.
Suite 3150
Portland, OR, 97204

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Posted by Tal | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service (Legal Agreement)
Jim (James) provided excellent service and went above and beyond to make sure that we receive the best legal recommendation to protect our business. He was very responsive, friendly, and professional. I would highly recommend his services.
Response from James Boness December 21, 2021
Tal, thank you. I am very happy that I exceeded your expectations and I look forward to working with you again!
Posted by Jeffrey Haunreiter | November 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful. I thank you for your assistance. I would recommend your help to whoever needs it. Thank you Thank you
Response from James Boness December 15, 2021
Jeffrey, It was such a pleasure to help you. I wish you the best of luck!
Posted by Angela | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
James was great. He started and completed my business paperwork in no time at all. Let me highlight his availability for a weekend appointment.
Response from James Boness December 11, 2018
It was a great pleasure to help you Angela! I hope your business is "Moving". Pun intended! :-)
Posted by Dave | April 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent representation!!!
Jim helped me pursue a cease and desist case with another band in Philadelphia who was using our name. Jim was very prompt and clear in communicating with me regarding the progress and final outcome of the case. Which we won!
Response from James Boness April 27, 2016
I am so glad I could help you and your band out. I really enjoyed doing this work for you and I am just as pleased with the outcome. Look forward to working with you in the future!
Posted by Trevor | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was referred to Mr. Boness from a close friend and I quickly learned why. He is very effective and knowledgeable. He helped me to get my case dismissed and I will be referring Jim to everyone I know that may need a good, effective attorney.
Response from James Boness February 26, 2016
Thank you, Trevor. I am glad things worked out so well!
Posted by Kim | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really helped me through the whole process. Answered my questions when I had them. Helped me calm down when I was nervous. Got me a good deal and I'm thankful for that.
Response from James Boness February 26, 2016
Kim, It is always a pleasure to help someone who needs the help and accepts it. I think you will go a long way from here on out. Good luck!
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Quality Care
Jim Boness was a great attorney. I am so glad I went with him to help me with my case. He took me on three days before my first court appearance and was proactive right away. He was upfront and honest with me regarding the reality of my case and did everything he could to get me what even the judge acknowledged was a great deal. Excellent service. I highly recommend Jim Boness.
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Posted by Jessica | April 23, 2015
A terrible situation made bearable and ending with a smile and relief!
When I first contacted this law office, I truly expected it to be the same routine. However it was the exact opposite! My case was handled very personally and I truly felt like I was his only client while we were meeting or at court! Not only did he bring me a great outcome, he brought me and my family peace of mind during our ordeal, which is priceless! I want to thank Mr. Boness and his staff! You won't find this service anywhere else!
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Response from James Boness February 26, 2016
I appreciate the kind words. I really do try to handle each client as if they are my only client. Personal service is the best way!
Posted by MELISSA | April 22, 2015
Great Lawyer
Lawyer Jim Boness is definitely a great lawyer. He knows every aspect of the law and knows what he is talking about. Very professional and prompt. Wins many cases. He has helped me greatly.
Posted by Michael | April 22, 2015
Great Attorney
Response from James Boness February 26, 2016
It certainly helps to put the client at ease when the client can talk with his/her attorney when he/she needs to. This is why we communicate in many different ways with our clients, because one size does not fit all. Thank you for your review.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • INTELLEQUITY® Legal Services
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Jim Boness
  • 2004 - 2016


  • Portland State University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2020
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • BA - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 15 OP 288 Order of Protection
  • Petitioner voluntarily revokes petition after 2.5 hour cross examination.
  • 12 CF 1783 Felony Aggravated Battery
  • Not guilty


  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Max & Irene Dell'Era Academic Scholarship
  • Max & Irene Dell'Era
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • A thru Z of applying and getting your U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visa
  • Immigration Law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jim for many years, and I have tried cases against him. Jim knows the law, is very efficient, and is a true gentleman. If I needed an attorney to represent me in a matter I would not hesitate to call Jim, and that is the best endorsement that I can give."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boness is a knowledgable and hard working attorney who garners the respect of colleagues and opposing counsel alike. He is a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to him,"
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is an excellent trial lawyer. He is well-prepared when he steps up on his cases; knowledgable about the law; and on-point with his questions and arguments."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Boness is a great attorney. He works very hard to maintain a good client-attorney relationship and open communication. He is highly competent and successful in multiple areas of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have relied upon Mr. Boness to assist me on my own matters time and time again. I trust him to handle anything I throw at him as a fellow attorney. As a client of Jim's, you can rest assured you will get top notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a talented, passionate and knowledgable criminal defense attorney. His attention to detail & command of the law has made him well-respected in the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a attorney practicing in Joliet, Will County, Illinois, I have personal knowledge of Jim’s expertise and skill as a superb criminal defense lawyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced and professional attorney."
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