James D. McVittie, Attorney at Law, principal attorney at Legacy Preservation Law.
Jim’s desire to help others led him to start his own law firm in 2000 to focus on estate planning issues. In 2011 the firm rebranded as Legacy Preservation Law to more accurately reflect the services we provide.
Jim is a native of Washington state, receiving his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washington State University in 1984. Jim attended law school at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1987. After law school Jim passed the bar exam in both Oregon and Washington and is currently licensed to practice in both states.
Jim enjoys boating, community involvement, travel, scuba diving, kayaking, camping, hiking and skiing.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Five Star Estate Planning Attorney||Five Star Professional||2014|
|2013 Five Star Wealth Manager||Five Star Professionals||2013|
|Distinguished 4.2 out of 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|2012 Five Star Wealth Manager||Five Star Professionals||2012|
|2011 Five Star Wealth Manager||Five Star Professionals||2011|
|Owner||McVittie-Law PC d.b.a. Legacy Preservation Law||2000 - Present|
|Recruiter||The Affiliates||1999 - 2000|
|Associate Attorney||Reinisch Mackenzie, PC||1997 - 1998|
|Staff Attorney||Liberty Northwest Insurance Co.||1990 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Portland Area Business Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1988 - Present|
|Multnomah County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Washington State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2018|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2017|
|7 Threats to Your Family Security||Estate Planning||2012|
|6 Oregon Lawyers Speak Out||Estate Planning Issues for Same-Sex Couples||2010|
|A lesson in the importance of planning||Formal Probate and most likely a suit to Quiet Title|
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Wed Jun 16 2010
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