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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate in Dispute Resolution||Willamette University College of Law||2012|
|Competitor in National Negotiation Competition||American Bar Association||2012|
|High Paper in Elder Law||Willamette University College of Law||2011|
|Regional Finalist in Negotiation Competition||American Bar Association||2011|
|Delmer Dewey Award for Outstanding Male Graduate||Western Oregon University||2009|
|High Paper in Criminal Law||Willamette University College of Law||2009|
|Partner||Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Owner/Attorney||Christopher D. Hamilton, PC||2014 - 2015|
|Of Counsel||Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||Wiscarson Law, A Professional Corporation||2012 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Wiscarson Law, A Professional Corporation||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Marion County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2014|
|Christian Legal Society||Co-Chaplin and Co-Treasurer||2011 - 2012|
|Multicultural Law Student Association||Memeber||2010 - 2012|
|Christian Legal Society||President||2010 - 2011|
|Willamette University Moot Court Board||Board Member||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Association, Law Student Division||Member||2009 - 2012|
|Percentage of Cases Settled in 2013||Wiscarson Law settled 93.75% of state complaints, state due process filings and Office for Civil Rights Complaints filed in 2013 for its clients, without completing the formal decision-making process.|
|Percentage of Cases Settled in 2012||Wiscarson Law settled 63.64% of state complaints, state due process filings and Office for Civil Rights Complaints filed in 2012 for its clients, without completing the formal decision-making process.|
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|r.i.s.e. Conference Supplement||Guardianship: Who Needs One and How It Works||2012|
|Oregon Disability Megaconference Supplement||What Should this IEP Say Anyway?||2011|
|Building Futures Conference Supplement||Self Disclosure in Employment and Higher Education||2011|
|Willamette University College of Law||Law and Dispute Resolution||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2012|
|Western Oregon University||Public Policy and Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||2009|
|WR123 Composition--Research||Research Writing in the Law||2015|
|Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair||Behavior and the IEP||2015|
|Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair||FAPE 101: Special Education Law Basics||2014|
|Dislecksia: The Movie screening||Dyslexia Expert Panel||2014|
|Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair||What Should this IEP Say Anyway?||2013|
|r.i.s.e. Conference||Guardianship: Who Needs One and How It Works.||2012|
|Oregon Disability Megaconference||What Should this IEP Say Anyway?||2011|
|Building Futures||Self Disclosure in Employment and Higher Education||2011|
Posted by Alan
I am a transactional attorney who generally believes that reasonable people can always find a path to resolving their differences. At least I believed that until I had to deal with Portland Public Schools regarding my son receiving the services he needed and which PPS is obligated to provide.
Faced with an early morning meeting with PPS, we called Wiscarson Law. Our call was returned promptly and Christopher offered to meet with us that evening and join us at our meeting the next day. Christopher listened to our situation and our goals for our son. He explained our rights and the practicalities of dealing with PPS and the individuals involved. He then took charge, contacting PPS's counsel to notify them that he would be attending our meeting in the morning and arranging to meet in advance with the administrator who that had been an absolute impediment to any workable solution. When we arrived Christopher informed us that PPS had agreed to the resolution we desired. This was, to say the least, an enormous relief.
Following this, Christopher kept in regular contact with us, and helped ensure that any needed follow up was taken care of effectively and efficiently.
As an attorney, I can honestly say that Christopher is a credit to the profession and I would recommend him whole heartedly. My only regret is that we didn't engage him or Diane Wiscarson much sooner. Our experience with PPS would undoubtedly have been much more productive or at least less stressful.
Posted by Tracy
Mr. Hamilton did an excellent job assisting me through the guardianship process. He was timely, honest and, compassionate. If Christopher was unsure about a specific questions, he was not afraid to research the answer and quickly respond. This is the mark of a professional. Guardianship process was smooth, and Christopher answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Christopher, and have to my friends who are approaching this unsettling time with their soon-to-be adult children with a disability.
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