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I grew up in Portland, Oregon. After high school, I first moved to Corvallis in 1993 and was an electrical engineering student at Oregon State University. After three years, I transferred to University of Colorado at Boulder to complete my engineering degree.

After my undergraduate work was complete, I worked as an electrical engineer for six years, primarily with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. In 2002, I started law school as an evening student at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College while continuing to work full time at Intel. During this time, I attended law school classes after work. It is at Lewis and Clark that I met Jill Barrett, now my wife (Jill Brittle).  Jill is another successful attorney practicing in Portland, Oregon.

In 2004, I left Intel and took a clerking job at the Portland firm of Swanson, Thomas, and Coon. There I worked with a number of exceptional attorneys, primarily in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury law. I also developed an interest in criminal law and criminal defense.

In 2006, I took a position as a certified law student at the public defender's office of Multnomah Defenders in Portland. I was certified to appear in court on behalf of clients for misdemeanor trials, arraignments, motion hearings, and DUII diversions. After graduating from law school in 2006, I joined my father and wife to create West Valley Law Group PC in Corvallis, Oregon.  There, I focused primarily on general litigation practice and criminal defense.

After two years of successful practice, in Corvallis, Jill and I relocated to Portland to continue the practice of law after Tim Brittle retired.  We now practice together as Brittle & Brittle P.C.

My hobbies include biking, scuba, listening to music, running, computers, and recently, fly fishing. People who know me will also describe me as passionate about politics and social justice.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years
  2. Family: 25%
    10 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    10 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    10 years



Hourly ($175-225/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Brittle & Brittle P.C.

1130 SW Morrison St Ste 312
Portland, OR, 97205-2214


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Legal Links EditorOregon State Bar2013
Oregon State Bar Leaders PanelOregon Professional Liability Fund2013
Preeminent 4.8 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Conference ScholarshipNational Crime Victim Law Institute2009
Dean's ListLewis and Clark Law School2006
Honors First Year Appellate BriefLewis and Clark Law School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrittle & Brittle P.C.2011 - Present
OwnerBrittle & Brittle PC2008 - Present
ShareholderWest Valley Law Group PC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkSwanson Thomas & Coon2004 - 2006
Electrical EngineerIntel Corporation1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Intenational Acadamy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
National Association of Victims' Rights AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Lewis and Clark Mentor ProgramLaw School Student Mentor2008 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2006 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Heikkila v. HeikkilaPending
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, Certificate of Criminal Law2006
University of Colorado - BoulderElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learning the Ropes"Experts in the Field" Luncheon - Question and Answer2014
Learning the Ropes"Experts in the Field" Luncheon - Question and Answer2013
Lewis and Clark Law SchoolProfessionalism Panel2010
Backpack to Briefcase SeriesSolo or Small Firm Practice - Marketing Your Firm2010