|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award: Legal Aid Services of Oregon Bankruptcy Clinic||Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section||2012|
|Pro Bono Award: Legal Aid Services of Oregon Bankruptcy Clinic||Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section||2011|
|Public Interest Fellowship||Lewis & Clark Law School||2001|
|Collins Scholar||Willamette University||1994|
|Mary Stuart Rogers Scholar||Willamette University||1994|
|Albert Prize||Willamette University||1994|
|Associate Attorney||Smith & Greaves LLP||2006 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Ireland & Ireland, PC||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Landye Bennett Blumstein||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers' Committee, Portland Subcommittee||Co-chair||2012 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Guardian member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Legislative Subcommittee||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|WSBA Creditor Debtor Rights Newsletter||Approaching a Collection Lawsuit||2012|
|OSBA Debtor Creditor Section Newsletter||Approaching a Collection Lawsuit||2011|
|Valuation Insights and Perspectives||The Local Arm of the Law: Getting Involved in Expert Testimony||2002|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Willamette University||Sociology, Theatre||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Live CLE seminar||Collecting Against a Judgment Debtor||2013|
|Live CLE seminar||Collection Law: Debtors, Assets & Judgments||2013|
|Public Forum||Dealing with Debt||2012|
|Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section Annual Meeting||Collecting from Ex-Spouse Post Dissolution of Marriage||2012|
|Public Forum||Dealing with Debt||2011|
Posted by Phil
I met with Tim a few months back for advise on where I stood in trying to collect a debt owed on some promissory notes by an individual who I had a judgement against. Tim took the time to understand a disability I live with and tailored our meeting to accommodate. He walked me through several possible scenarios and then reviewed my options based on practicalities and legalities in a manner that was understandable for the layman. While it didn't make sense to pursue the matter at this time, Tim helped me lay out a long term plan for collection on the judgment from this individual. He impressed me as someone who is honest and compassionate. Thanks Tim!
Posted by anonymous
I hired and retained Mr. Eblen summer of 2015 for a case of a collections company garnishing my bank account which had mine and my sons SSI/SSD money in it. Our first consult (I came VERY prepared for it) Mr, Eblen asked how much I could pay and we agreed upon the consult fee. He then proceeded to say that if he took my case and "IF" he won it he would charge me $500. I won but that $500 turned into $1000. I then received a letter from his office saying the case was being closed out. I thought that was the end of the case but then received a IRS form 1099 Misc. Income. Apparently, the assumption was that the collections company would pay me my money back, minus $1000 which would go to Mr. Eblen for the money that he said was due. In actuality I got my full amount that was garnished so I paid him the $1000. After getting the form 1099 misc. income for $1000 I called the collections company and at no time did Mr. Eblen tell me that the balance due was $2000 which half would be paid by the collections company and the other half was my responsibility. Since I am on SSD my budget is tight, I also cannot show additional income on my taxes for reasons I will not go into. I approached Mr. Eblen on this topic how he got double paid and explained about how I cannot show additional income and his response was that his office would cover any costs/expenses that I incurred due to this additional income. He never even approached the topic of the monies that he received in ADDITION to the money that I paid him. Cover up for something done dishonestly or??? So he said he would pay for my out of pocket expenses but unfortunately his words might cost him 35 times the amount that he took wrongly. Do not suggest this attorney for people on a budget or struggling. I too had problems getting him to converse with me via email unless it concerned money.
Posted by Jared
I'm a bilingual liaison for families accessing disability services. I hired Tim and James with Eblen Freed,LLP to negotiate on my behalf with a collection agency's attorney. Last year, while providing hospice care for my elderly mother, I received a demand for payment from a collection agency. It came at the worst possible time for me personally. The crazy thing is I found myself held responsible for a large debt that I did not incur. I was getting nowhere trying to negotiate on my own with the collection agency's attorney.
Due to the type of business I'm in, I'm no stranger to litigation. I've worked with many fine lawyers, but, in my opinion, Tim and James with Eblen Freed,LLP are of the best I've ever seen. Before they entered the case, I had no game plan I was likely going to be forced settle the case at a high financial and emotional cost because I did not have the confidence to try the case. Once they entered the picture, everything changed for two reasons. First, Tim undertook to thoroughly review everything (leaving no stone unturned) and uncovered a very significant piece of correspondence. This was a game changing moment that dramatically changed our strategy going forward and would likely not have occurred had Tim not entered the case. Second, James was tenacious in everything he did in representing me. James is strategic, and like other top lawyers, he constantly thinks five or six moves ahead.
I place Eblen Freed,LLP at the very top of my list because of ability, dedication, values, communication skills, trial skills, and the overall ability to see the big picture.