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Young Walgenkim

Lemon law Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
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I represent consumers who were wronged by car dealers. 

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Hanson and Walgenkim LLC
8835 SW Canyon Ln
Ste 130
Portland, OR, 97225
Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC
838 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR, 97301
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Posted by Molly | June 25, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
AWESOME help with YOYO scam in Portland, OR
Absolutely AWESOME legal help from Young Walgenkim of Hansen & Walgenkim - Lemon Law attorneys in Oregon. I called two other Oregon attorneys about a YOYO scam I got stuck in buying a used car in Portland and didn't know how to get out of - neither bothered to return my call. I got a return call from Hansen & Walgenkim a few days after leaving a msg briefly explaining my situation and that I was trying to end it without losing more money (I'd put $1700 into a car that became double the Apr and over $125 more per month in loan costs from what I initially agreed to I.e. YOYO scam. His nice paralegal took my info, he got back to me and offered to advise me on what my legal rights were and what I should do to not be victimized by the scam shop Lot 99 LLC further. So nice! And, he also was going to help, if his final decision after receiving all my documents/communications was that he would be able to, at no cost to me since I am low income. SUPER nice! THANKS to Young's help the SCAM YOYO dealership in Portland Lot 99 LLC backed down and RETURNED my $1k loan deposit when I returned the car. VERY happy to have had his assistance with this issue, and did not have to go to court. Thank you Young!
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Posted by Kevin | March 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight Forward & No BS, The Best Attorney
I consulted with Mr. Walgenkim for a consumer fraud case regarding a car dealer/broker, and all I can say is, I wish he had taken my case. He is very straight forward and he will take his time to make sure you understand whether you have the case or not to move forward. It doesn't get better than him as an attorney, and believe me if there was a 10 Star rating on Avvo, he would get that 10 Star from me! If you have a consumer fraud case in the State of Oregon then Mr. Walgenkim is the one, period.
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Posted by Ms Gwen | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down!!
Hands down Young Walgenkim Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC is the most reputable law office I've ever had the pleasure to work with. If you ever need an trustworthy, genuine lawyer, with the highest level of passion for justice in resolving a case on consumer protection, YOU ARE VISITING THE RIGHT SITE IN THIS MOMENT! Young Walgenkim AND his associates are THE crème of the crop! After two unsuccessful consultations, I was led to Young. What really gravitated me to call him was the compliments about his professionalism from previous clients and HIS peers on the web. What really sold me to hire Young, was our first meeting. He and his associates are very real, up front and genuine with much integrity to resolve a case. I felt his desire to protect consumers. To protect me in my case. My case was very complicated. Many participants, large and small businesses, but this did not deter his interest in my case. He made no promises up front he couldn't deliver (Oh like, perhaps the salesman, that landed me in a situation to need a lawyer in the first place). His approach, which I found refreshing, was to keep me involved every step of the way. He educates, then advises the different solutions with outcomes. His personal approach in advisement, allowed me to be in full control of decisions, but what ultimately won my case was his direction. He never takes the easy way out, he's very methodical for the best outcome for your overall protection.
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Posted by Bryan | January 16, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Young is a very trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney. He was very good at keeping me informed and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I brought to his attention. I highly recommend him if you're looking for an honest, hardworking, genuine attorney who will give 110%. Young went above and beyond to help me with my case. I was very pleased with the representation he provided and with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Used Mr. Walgenkim as our representation against a car dealer
Very prompt at responding to my case regarding a car deal. Very informative and always willing to answer all of our questions, promptly handled our case getting us a out of court settlement with in just a couple months.
Posted by Paul | September 8, 2014
Young Walgenkim and Christopher Hamilton fixed our problem
Another Portland law firm, Baxterlaw, and one other (Kafoury & McDougal) thought highly enough of the Hanson & Walgenkin firm to refer us to them. We are more than pleased with the referral. Within 3 months of first contacting Hansen and Walgenkim, our case has settled to our full satisfaction. All of our monies lost in the bad car deal returned, including those we spent on mechanical repairs to the car for breakdowns that occured within 2 days of purchasing it from the swindling lot. Young Walgenkim, and Christopher Hamilton there, helped us recover the nearly $8k we lost in a bad used car deal. At lightening speed. With their responsiveness, concern for our situation and skill. They help us - despite a "Warranty. As Is" clause in our purchase paperwork, because they KNOW the law, and are hands-on and skillful and tactful with negotiation. The story... We had purchased a 2002 Mini Cooper from a used car lot in Portland. The transmission blew within a few weeks - the dealer knew it was going to fail. The CVT transmissions in Mini Coopers between 2002 - 2006 are defective - so much so that that BMW North America, sued in a big class-action, is offering to replace them under certain conditions (look it up). But because of Hansen and Walkgenkim, we didn't have to go hassle the complicated route of class actions to fix our problem. The dealer knew our transmission would fail but did not disclose it. The dealer knew this, because his wife had driven the car for a month before he put for sale on the lot. He unloaded the car on us when he became aware that it's breakdown was imminent. The Mini also had other severe problems (cooling assembly, within a few days of buying it, we spent $1k replacing the fan assembly). We were stuck, and were forced to buy another car. And screwed out of significant monies, at a hard time. To complicate things, we were out of state when it broke down, and we were stranded. We asked the dealer several times to refund our money on the purchase and to also reimburse the repairs they knew would be needed. The dealer simply, frustratingly, offered to charge us "only" $50 per hour to have their lot mechanic repair the transmission - a "refurbished" transmission. But we were looking at a proper (Mini certified mechanic) fix that would have cost $8,750. (Always use a brand dealer mechanic, not one that a used-car-lot has on site). Long story short: Hansen & Young tactfully forced the dealer to give us our money back, and to pay for the fan assembly repairs, and to pay their own towing from out of state. Without having to go to court. From the beginning, Young, and later Christopher, were very hands on and very responsive. They listened well, and they guided us appropriately in gathering the information we needed to make our case. We went through some negotiations with the other side, and Christopher Hamilton did a super job of writing one of the most powerful and compelling demand letters I have seen (I have a legal background, both his and Young's letters to the other side were outstanding, believe me). And after we concluded the settlement negotiations, their firm did an excellent and tactful job of connecting with and thanking the other side's attorney for their professional approach to the situation.. Thanks to Portland's Baxterlaw and the Kafoury & McDougal firms for referring us Hansen and Walgenkim. It is reassuring to know that great lawyers know other great lawyers, and that they make sure that Oregon consumers are protected against briar patch schmucks like the used car dirtbags we stumbled into. If you are ever screwed by consumer fraud - especially one that involves being swindled by a used car dealer - contact the Hanson & Walgenkin firm in Salem.
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Posted by Michelle | May 10, 2014
Young Walgenkim-stellar professionalism
Young Walgenkim treated us with the highest level of integrity and professionalism and resolved an issue quickly and efficiently. We highly recommend him. Very impressive.
Posted by Vince | September 15, 2013
Young Walgenkim is what a attorney is supposed to be who is well informed , very personable person , always returns your calls within that hour you called or less. I had a bad experience with another attorney but thanks to Young Walgenkim , I now know what a real attorney is like . He takes what he does and does it great Young is very organized person, he prepared my case so well that I never felt so relaxed about what I was going to be going through. If you want no worries call Young Walgenkim you will be glad you did.
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Posted by Tom | June 22, 2013
WE RECENTLY HAD THE URGENT NEED FOR LEGAL ADVICE and action from Hanson and Walgenkim, specifically from Young Walgenkim. From start to finish Young's firm gave us excellent service, helping us to unwind the legal issues, paperwork and the documents involved in our legal problem. Young also helped us greatly in understanding "where we stood" at all times during the process. Hanson and Walgenkim were very successful in obtaining a very satisfactory outcome to our unique situation. We would highly recommend this firm to anyone who seeks honest and trustworthy representation for any of your future legal needs. They care about you!!! Thomas Adkins / Sharon Adkins - Clients within last few months...
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Posted by Christian Ambroson | January 17, 2013
A Lawyer for the People
Mr. Walgenkim's greatest qualities are his receptivity to the needs and desires of his clients and his zealous passion for justice. I've had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Walgenkim both as a client as well as a colleague in the legal market and I would trust him with any legal matter. With vast legal knowledge and sharp acumen will drive Mr. Walgenkim to be among the rising stars of Oregon's legal market.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hanson & Walgenkim, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Research Assistant for Edward Harri
  • Willamette University: College Of Law
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Oregon Dept. Of Justice, Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section
  • 2009 - 2011


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Magathan v. Fidelity Fleet and Finance
  • Dealer found in violation
  • In re Hume
  • Successfuly got the petition dismissed


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Consumer Law Section Executive Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Arno Denecke New Lawyer of the Year
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • High Paper - Pre-Trial Civil Litigation
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2011
  • High Paper - Mediation
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2010
  • High Paper - Criminal Law
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2009
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  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Unraveling the Financing Magic
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Law Class
  • UTPA and the As Is Clause
  • 2018
  • Sales Class – Guest Speaker
  • Understanding the “As-Is” Clause and Other Sales Disclosures
  • 2017
  • Consumer Law Section CLE
  • Making a claim on the Oregon auto dealer bond
  • 2017
  • How to Law
  • Consumer Protection Panel Discussion
  • 2016
  • Consumer Law Class - Guest Speaker
  • UTPA in a Nutshell
  • 2016
  • Consumer Law Section CLE
  • Magnuson Moss Warranty Act
  • 2015
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Protection Section CLE
  • Basics of Auto Dealer Fraud
  • 2014
  • Tips and Strategies in Bringing FDCPA Claims in Oregon
  • The Chaudhry Standard of Verification in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (33)
Endorse Young
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Young served as opposing counsel in a matter involving a consumer transaction. He was thoughtful, prompt, and respectful throughout the course of our interactions."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young is a great attorney who assists clients to get positive results during difficult times."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young is a passionate and accomplished lawyer, always advocating for his clients and the public interest."
Lemon law Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young is a very passionate about consumer's rights. Not only does Young advocate in the courtroom but he also works hard as a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association to ensure that Oregon's consumer's always have a voice. Young is not just a great attorney but he is a stellar human being."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"Young is one of the few people who still teaches me the art and practice of the law. He is an exceptional attorney who takes on tough cases, and wins."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently worked on a case with Mr. Walgenkim where he was the opposing counsel. Mr. Walgenkim was a zealous advocate for his client but also was very professional and courteous throughout the litigation process. I found Mr. Walgenkim to be a hardworking, responsive, and honest attorney who consistently advocated his client's best interests. After witnessing his advocacy and negotiation skills first hand, I would not hesitate to call on Mr. Walgenkim personally if I ever needed a consumer right's attorney."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young is a dedicated lawyer who takes on his clients' cases enthusiastically. He takes pride in helping his client achieve success. I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young Walgenkim has a command of consumer protection law, and a passion for helping those who have been wronged. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In the time that I have known Mr. Walgenkim, he has proven himself to be an intelligent, hard-working attorney, approaching each issue with great skill."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Walgenkim is an excellent attorney who not only posses legal expertise, but understands how to approach an issue in a cost effective and realistic manner. In my working relationship with Mr. Walgenkim, I have seen his intelligence and persistence solve his clients' issues effectively and quickly. I would recommend this attorney to anyone."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Young is an incredibly bright and tenacious attorney. I think opposing counsel probably underestimates his ability to get things done for his clients. Young also works diligently to discover and pursue every potential avenue of relief for his clients."
Debt settlement Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Young approximately four years ago. In this time, I have come to know him as a very intelligent and talented individual. I highly endorse this attorney!"
Consumer protection Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Young is an ethical, hard-working attorney who will get the job done for his clients."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Mr. Walgenkim’s strong work ethic and unwavering advocacy on behalf of his clients. Mr. Walgenkim’s background provides him with the experience and skills necessary to address his clients' needs. A strong indicator of an attorney’s ability is whether his/her professional colleagues would entrust their personal affairs in the attorney’s hands. Not every attorney is capable of earning such respect and trust. I would trust Mr. Walgenkim to handle my case, and that is why I eagerly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Lemon law Lawyer Young Walgenkim
Young Walgenkim
Lemon law Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 11 years
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