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Damon J Petticord

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    Oregon - OR 27 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Damon

Learn Damon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Advocating Exclusively for Residential & Commercial Landlords.

  2. Construction and development
    Construction Defect Claims, Homeowner Claims, Contractor Claims, CCB Claims, Contractor and Subcontractor Collections & Liens, HOA Claims, HOA Collections & Liens.

    28 years


Damon Petticord is a civil litigator. Damon's objective is to help clients successfully assert claims in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and in court. For Damon, law is about helping the people he represents. It is about carefully listening to what his clients have to say, realistically evaluating the facts, and helping them achieve good and just outcomes.


Damon earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oregon School of Business concurrently with a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1996. Damon brings a business oriented perspective to his practice. 


Damon Petticord has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1996 and a member of the Washington State Bar since 2002. Damon is a member of the Business Litigation, Consumer Law, and Motor Vehicle sections of The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves as a court appointed arbitrator for the Oregon Circuit Courts for Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. He has been a delegate for the Oregon State Bar and a member of its pro bono committee.

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Damon J. Petticord, P.C.
7175 SW Beveland Rd., Ste. 210
Portland, OR, 97223


5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Twyla | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Perfessional and knoledgeable
I found Mr. Petticord to be very professional and knowledgeable. He always called back when I had to leave a message etc. He handled my case and helped me to really understand the landlord tenant laws.
Posted by Robert | October 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So glad we found him
After talking to other attorneys, we feel so fortunate to have found Damon to support us through a difficult experience with our Portland rental house. He was fully knowledgeable about landlord-tenant law, gave us clear explanations, cautions, and advice, plus he was generous with his time. It was great to feel that he had our back.
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Posted by Erick | September 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Damon was very helpful and answered all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone
Posted by Katie | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, compassionate, and attentive legal services
My husband and I were incredibly happy with the service we received from Damon. We were struggling with a tenant issue with our rental property in Portland, and not being professional landlords we found ourselves quickly over our heads with tenant-landlord law in the city. Damon went above and beyond to help, and got our issue resolved within a few months. He answered our phone calls, he got back to our emails promptly, he even checked in over the weekend with us one time on a particular day that was critical to our legal timing. He helped us regain control of our rental home and we are so grateful. We also found his rates reasonable and fair. We have retained Damon to help us navigate our Portland property in the future. We can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by George | October 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Damon did a thoroughly outstanding job for me in a landlord tenant dispute. He made me comfortable and confident as it was an extremely difficult matter. He walked me through every step and gave me a clear direction of how to proceed throughout. He was completely professional and impressive in court and has remained beyond helpful post trial. There is no way I can thank him or recommend him enough.
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Posted by Susan | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I could give him 10 stars
Damon Petticord is the most knowledgeable, ethical, caring and effective attorney I have ever encountered. When we had questions or concerns, he personally answered our calls and knew the answers. When we had to deal with COVID related landlord situations that had never come up, he knew what to do and how to proceed. His calmness and professionalism along with his caring attitude made him an amazing resource and legal representative in the madness that was and is 2020. I wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Posted by Ryan | May 14, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Genuinely helpful attorney with your interests in mind.
I called Mr. Petticord to ask a specific question about the Covid-19 specific rules that have been placed on evictions. He had extensive knowledge about the restrictions and how they pertained to my specific case. We arrived at a swift resolution to my problem and I hung up the phone feeling relieved. Although, the rules were not in my favor, Damon gave me the facts to help me navigate these tough times. Much appreciate the help and will be in touch for any future needs.
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Posted by Douglas | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
cival case
Mr Petticord just defended me in a civil case. He did a awsum job.Any legal problems I have for now on he is who I will have for legal counsel.I cant say enough about him. a real profesional.
Posted by Julie | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and nice Landlord Tenant lawyer
Mr Damon Petticord has been very helpful with advising and guiding us through the complex judiciary system and confusing laws of Landlord-Tenant in Oregon. He's honest, knowledgeable, reliable, and obviously enjoys what he does. He also takes the time to answer all our questions and even tries to save us money by recommending us to only do what needs to be done. He came prepared and made sure that we were also prepared to go to court. He's a pleasure to work with, we are keeping him in our contact list for any future needs. Thank you, Damon!
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Posted by Audra | May 29, 2015
Damon came through for me again!
I've been a client of Damon's for 11 years now. I know that I can always count on a quick response if I am in need of his legal services. Damon is knowledgeable and always very professional. I especially appreciate his willingness to talk on the phone or meet outside the typical 8-5 business hours. I feel that Damon puts his heart and soul into his cases and never takes unnecessary risks. I've worked with other attorney's in the past that charged for any possible thing they could but feel Damon is efficient and always fair with clients. I would recommend Damon to anyone looking for a professional, honest man that truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Curtis | August 21, 2013
Experiance with Damon Petticord as my Lawyer of my LLC.
Damon Petticord has always shown extreme command of knowledge of all aspects of the law. He has always been thoughtful, meticulous, and had complete attention to detail. He has never had to look up any point of law concerning my difficulties, he has always known the applicable law and its ramification immediately. Mr. Petticord's personal morality is above question and has always acted in a ethical and accountable fashion and has never been bashful explaining these aspects to me as they apply to the law and social morality. I trust him fully and sometimes wonder if he wouldn't a great pastor of a church. Mr. Petticord has called people and written letters to corporations who were unjustly pursuing claims against me. He has walked me through various forms, procedures and processes until I had complete grasp of it. Most importantly he is ALWAYS available is discuss a problem regardless of his workload. I recommend Damon Petticord highly as a lawyer and a person representing ideals of integrity and personal honor not often found. His sound advice has saved my business on a couple of occasions.
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Posted by Heidi | June 12, 2012
Hard Work Does Prevail
Damon is truly amazing; he took our legal issue and solved our case in about 3 weeks. It was regarding two different business contract lease agreements. I have also referred several clients, and they were extremely happy with Demons performance too
Posted by Michael | June 7, 2012
I cannot possibly say enough.
I am honored to have known Damon since Jr High School. I have known him as a man who conducts himself with integrity and honesty. I had land use dispute involving an easement. I received a letter from another law firm threatening legal action. I contacted Damon and discussed the Issue and sent a copy of the letter. He then drafted a very short and concise letter to the law firm describing what the easement was for and what I and their client could use said land for. After that, I no longer needed Damon’s services. I highly recommend Damon if you are looking for a good lawyer.
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Posted by William | June 6, 2012
Personal Injury Professional
After being ignored by two Personal Injury Attorneys, Damon was referred to us by satisified clients. Damon was not only responsive to our situation, he was hard working, knowledgeable, and highly communicative. The settlement he helped to secure exceeded our expectations. We absolutely would ask Damon to represent us again if needed in the future, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jim | June 4, 2012
Solid Principles Really Matter
If you have met and talked with Damon Petticord you know his life and law practice are built on solid principles. These principles are based on honesty, integrity and compassion for others. They are very obvious. This is most interesting considering he is also a very successful lawyer and litigator. Besides a law degree, Damon also has a Masters in Business from the University of Oregon and is a committed student of World History. You can't find a better or more qualified person to represent you.
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Posted by Linda | May 31, 2012
Fast, Effective and Informed
We found ourselves in a situation where our tenant disagreed with the legal procedure to evict him in order to sell the property. Tenant/landlord issues can often be sticky especially when a sale at foreclosure was involveld. Damon was up to speed on the current law by the time we had our first meeting and because time was of the essence, he personally delivered the papers to the tenant. His presence and knowledge was all that was necessary to resolve our problem immediately.I would recommend Damon to anyone, not only because of his knowledge but mostly because he seemed to care as much about our situation as we did. He saved us time and money. Well worth it!
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Posted by Judy | May 30, 2012
Integrity, ethics, and outcome -- a winning combination
I have known this attorney for over 15 years and my family has benefited from his services. He treats every client, no matter how small the claim, with respect and optimism as well as explains things clearly and thoughtfully with his personable approach. He wins his cases, is a part of a great team of attorneys, and I would recommend him without hesitation. I feel totally at ease with his ethics and integrity and believe he is an attorney who is a credit to his profession.
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Posted by Diane | May 29, 2012
If you need an attorney, contact Damon
Damon is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. I was first introduced to Damon when our condominium association was involved in a building envelope/water intrusion problem. Damon was there for us every step of the way - from the filing of the first of many papers to negotiating a successful settlement. Damon is friendly and easy to work with, he works tirelessly on your behalf, and he takes his time to answer questions and provide explanations in ways that you can understand. Damon cares about you and it shows. His dedication as well as his integrity and professionalism are second to none. If you need an attorney, contact Damon. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Larry | May 28, 2012
An attorney that can be trusted
I first met Damon in about 1998. We served on Board of Directors of HOA for a condominium complex. Damon proved to be responsible, ethical and a good communicator. During this time a major issue surfaced involving water intrusion/dry rot throughout the complex which was hidden by the developer. The HOA hired Damon and his associates as attorneys to represent the owners. Damon and his legal team were instrumental in winning a 3 million dollar plus settlement for repairs. Damon’s communication, leadership qualities and legal expertise were excellent during the legal process.
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Posted by Natalia | May 27, 2012
I would definately recommend Damon J Petticord
Damon defended my case against a company that was very aggressive at collecting a debt I didn't owe. I was quite impressed by his patience with me as I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. It was my first time hiring a lawyer. Damon was very thorough and knowledgeable and explained every step of the process. He kept me in the loop at all times and put my mind at ease. He returned my phone calls promptly which was very important to me. I have had 2 lawyers since and I can’t help but compare them to Damon, the level of service and efficiency is outstanding. I would definitely hire Damon Petticord again, in a heartbeat. Great lawyer!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-377 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Damon J. Petticord, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Oregon
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • 1996
  • University of Miami, FL
  • B.S. Political Science
  • 1992
  • University of Miami, FL
  • B.S. Speech Communication
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Panttila v. Cooney
  • Jury verdict of $72,273.90
  • Wakins v. Clark
  • $225,000.00 Settlement
  • Association of Forest Condominium Homeowners v. Southwest Associates Limited Partnership
  • $3,250,000.00 settlement.
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  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Property Listings with Unwanted Occupants
  • 2022

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Portland Landlord or tenant Lawyer Damon J Petticord
Damon J Petticord
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 27 years