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Choosing the right legal representation is never easy, and it
is usually at a time of crisis. I invite you to browse my site
to get a feel for who I am and the type of work I do.


My office is centrally located in a 1906 historic Salem home at
1415 Commercial St S. E. After I graduated in 1981 with both a
law degree (JD) from Willamette Law and a Masters Degree in
Business (MBA) from the Atkinson School of Business, I have
practiced law around the State of Oregon in the areas divorce,
custody and related matters, personal injury cases involving
cars, motorcycles and pedestrians, in juvenile issues
representing youth and adults, and in criminal defense for


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    32 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 35%
    32 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    32 years, 500 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    32 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 5%
    32 years, 150 cases


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Contact info

1415 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR, 97302


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHoward W. Collins1982 - Present
Pro Tem JudgeSalem Municipal Court1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1981 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1981
Portland State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Serenity Lane Albany & Salem, OR for past ten yearsCommunication Workshop2014