After receiving my J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in the spring of 2011, and being admitted to the Minnesota Bar later that year, I returned to my home state of Oregon to begin my legal career.
By the time I had moved back to Oregon, the glut in the new-lawyer market made it difficult to find a job that I felt would provide the type of professional development I was looking for. My choice became clear. I would open my own solo law practice.
Before receiving my license to practice law in Oregon in the spring of 2012, I engaged in standard contract work to gain some experience and meet some new attorneys in the Portland area. Once licensed, I leased a shared office space and began looking for clients. The choice of location proved to be prophetic as I am now a partner in a firm with many of the attorneys with whom I shared my first office.
As it happened, the calls I initially received came primarily from residential tenants looking for assistance in various aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. While not particularly lucrative, I gained invaluable experience that few new attorneys were able to achieve at that point in time.
I am now a partner with the law firm of Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP. We've upgraded to a nice office in downtown Milwaukie where we practice family law, criminal defense, property law, and medical marijuana law (explained below).
While I still do some landlord-tenant work, my new focus is on medical marijuana law. In February of 2013, Oregon passed a law, to take effect in March of 2014, that would allow individuals to operate medical marijuana distribution facilities, or "dispensaries" as they are commonly called. I now provide legal representation to individuals seeking to establish grow sites or dispensaries. My firm also provides representation to individuals facing criminal charges related to possession, distribution, or manufacture of hemp, cannabis, and marijuana.
I love my job and I love working with people from all walks of life. My partners and I understand that your case is the most important case in your life. It is with this mentality that we pursue your case, and we expect nothing less from ourselves and, indeed, from our clients.
I look forward to hearing from you.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 02/05/2019
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
updated on 03/25/2020
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
|Partner||Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Donnelly Legal Services||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Multnomah County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||CLE Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Milwaukie Public Safety Advisory Committee||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Multnomah County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
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