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Chase N Morinaka

Estate planning Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Chase

Learn Chase’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%

    15 years

  2. Business
    25%
    With a focus on issues unique to small business owners.

    15 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    13 years

  4. Probate
    20%

Everyday, I work hard to represent my clients when they need it the most. My firm helps people with tragic injuries, difficult divorce and custody relatonships, and end of life planning. Every lawyer in my firm takes pride in zealous and dignified representation.

 

My interest in family businesses and wealth-building strategies began at a young age working on my family farm in Eastern Oregon. As in any good family business, I started at the bottom. Beginning as a farmworker, it was a different lesson every day. But the lessons that stood out the most were three:


1. Take pride in what you do;
2. Find ways to make it better; and
3. Treat people the right way.

Everyday I help small businesses deliver great services and products, understand and evaluate risk, and ensure the finances of their family for generations to come.

The current business climate rewards savvy owners who understand and apply legal principles used by the largest corporations. I institute those principles so my clients have the peace of mind that allows them make business decisions with confidence.

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Location

Morinaka Schworm LLC
2330 NW 31st Ave.
Portland, OR, 97210

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Reviews

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Posted by Elizabeth | August 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Chase Morinaka for his kind professionalism in helping me to craft my estate plan. Chase made the process smooth and simple even during a pandemic.
Posted by John | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
My wife and I needed to complete an estate plan. We were referred to Chase. He walked us through the process from beginning to end ensuring we understood all steps and outcomes. He simplified a complex process.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Chase originally handled my case, helping me to make sure that I understood what was going on. He knows when to tackle a case and when to refer to other colleagues when specialized experience and care is needed. Even through that process he constantly kept up with the case, and even followed up with myself personally to make sure I was satisfied with the results (I was).
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Posted by Mark | June 6, 2014
the most reliable Lawyer in Town
I delt with so many lawyers in the past until I had the chance to interact with Mr. Morinaka when I needed legal advice about my business. He was very informative, and took the time to SHOE UP IN PERSON and answer all of my questions and provided solutions to all of my problems as well as troubleshooting to prevent the same problems from happening in the future. I would definitely hire him again in the future and recommend him to anyone who needs legal advises.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Just in time
After I started my business a few years ago I realized I was in need of some legal advise when it came to contractor agreements. I searched out law officer in the Portland/Vancouver are and went with Morinaka Shworm. Chase has given me great advice on many occasions and it was always well thought out... I learn something new every time I work with him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Morinaka Schworm LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Morinaka Law Office LLC
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Linfield College
  • B.S.
  • 2004

Associations

  • City of Portland - Golf Advisory Counsel
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Member
  • Rotary Portland New Generations
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018

Publications

  • Learning the Ropes 2018
  • Learning the Ropes: Business Transactions
  • 2018
  • Morinaka Schworm LLC
  • Your First Three Years: Business Law for Chiropractors
  • 2015
  • Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Update
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • 2012
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Law
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Western States Class
  • Business Law for Chiropractors
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for New Parents
  • 2014
  • Entertainment Law for the Little Guys
  • Business & Entertainment Law
  • 2014
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Law in Oregon
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division CLE
  • Serving Diverse Clients
  • 2012
  • Opportunities in Law in Oregon, 2012 Employment Retreat
  • Beginning Your Legal Career Outside Big Law.
  • 2012
  • Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Update
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • 2012
  • Oregon Northwest Information Summit
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (80)
Endorse Chase
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had Chase as opposing counsel in family law and referred several people to him on business and personal injury matters. He is a great advocate and a strong negotiator."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to refer my Spanish speaking clients to Chase for family law matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chase on several cases. I can say firsthand that he is a great advocate who strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients. Chase is always professional, hardworking and creative. Because Chase is very easy to talk with and extremely knowledgeable with regard to estate planning and business laws in Oregon, I have no reservations about sending him clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Morinaka represented his client in opposition to our office in a difficult matter in a very capable manner."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Morinaka. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chase is highly respected and skilled attorney. He is committed to his clients and works closely with them to obtain the best possible results. I am confident in Chase's knowledge and abilities and am happy to recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chase is a smart business owner which makes him a smart business attorney. He is committed to his clients and cares about their success."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chase is a well recognized attorney in the legal community with an excellent reputation."
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled attorney that gets results for his clients."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Morinaka, is an asset to the legal profession and is well respected by his peers and his clients. He has gained an excellent reputation as a top tier advocate and he exemplifies all of the characteristics of a top quality lawyer. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this attorney. –Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chase. Highly respected in the legal community. Strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
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