Skip to main content

Christopher Aubrey Donnelly

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Milwaukie, OR

4.0   3 reviews

also known as Kit Donnelly

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 12 years
    Minnesota - MN 12 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Discipline: Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

    10 years

  2. Family
    25%

    10 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    25%
    Representing landlords/owners and tenants in enforcing their rights under Oregon's Landlord Tenant Act.

    12 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Assisting injured parties in enforcing contracts or seeking remedies for unjust enrichment.

    12 years

  5. Foreclosure
    10%

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.

Location

Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP
2029 SE Jefferson St. Suite 101
Milwaukie, OR, 97222

Landlord & Tenant lawyers nearby

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
 
67%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
33%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Andrew | May 26, 2015
Knowledgable, Helpful, & Good Guy
Kit was more than helpful to my roommates and I when our landlord put us in a very right spot. He had immediate knowledge of tennant law and was straightforward with us about our options, even putting our needs ahead of his own interests. He was easy to talk to, trustworthy, and did more for us than he had to. I WILL DEFINITELY go back to him for future legal advice.
Read less
Posted by Jennifer | July 29, 2014
If you are searching for an excellent lawyer look no further.
Mr. Donnelly is great! He is very thorough, and willing to do everything possible to get the results you need. He was patient, and kind which I truly appreciated. He answered every question I had, and I left feeling 100% confident I had made the right choice by going to him. I highly recommend him and his firm to anyone.
Posted by Jason | January 31, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
response given
Didn't respond to second email. Didn't really answer the question. not what I'd expect from a professional. Disappointed. Will change if receive another response.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 160-240 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Suspension issued in MN, 2020
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.

Suspension - Disciplinary issued in OR, 2019
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.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Donnelly Legal Services
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Associations

  • 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
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am honored to be in business with Christopher "Kit" Donnelly. I met him when he opened his solo practice in the offices I maintained mine. He's sharp, clever, dedicated to his clients, and has a most pleasant "bedside manner.""
General practice Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kit and I work in the same office and I have seen how dedicated he is to all of his clients - he will go the extra mile to make sure things are done right and in a timely manner. I would recommend Kit to friends and family if they needed an attorney."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant
Landlord or tenant
Criminal defense
Milwaukie Landlord or tenant Lawyer Christopher Aubrey Donnelly
Christopher Aubrey Donnelly
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Milwaukie, OR
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details