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Keith D Karnes

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Salem, OR

3.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 19 years
    Oregon - OR 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Keith

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I enjoy being an attorney.  In my spare time I like to spend time with my family.

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Location

Rank & Karnes Law, PC
Rank & Karnes Law, PC
1643 Oak St.
Eugene, OR, 97402
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Posted by John | April 21, 2015
Excellent advice, very easy to work with
Keith was able to see me within 3 days of contacting in his office. He quickly understood my problems, and give me the legal options available for each of them. His office secretary Elizabeth is friendly, helpful, and competent. Very reasonable rates, fast service, and excellent advice. Highly recommended.
Posted by JohnD | March 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful and knowledgeable, great advice.
I was able to meet quickly with this attorney, and he explained the legal options available to me. He was very helpful in making it obvious to me my legal predicament, and what I needed to do to protect myself immediately, and in the future. Very reasonable fees, easy to work with, competent and friendly secretary, this attorney was a great find for me when I moved to Salem, Oregon.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2012
Caring and Comprehensive
Keith Karnes did a wonderful job on my case. He explained all of my legal options and helped me determine the best one. He took the time to answer all of my questions during my free consultation. Then he kept me informed through each step of my case. He handled it quickly and got the results I wanted. I fully recommend him.
Posted by Elmer | May 13, 2011
Really Great Attorney Here Folks
I went through H and back again before I found this guy. Stay away from Capitol One if you value your sanity! Be Warned! Keith was the only one who could help protect me from the worst company that every existed.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2009
Highly recommend him
Great attorney, caring and knowledgeable. My husband and I are his clients for a chapter 7, he has resolved every issue we have had, we always feel he has the time to answer our questions. His office staff are wonderful!
Posted by Robert | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Deficient in every way!
He is the worst attorney I have ever used. He gives bad advice, does not know the law, and I should know-- I am a Bar Trained Paralegal. His lack of knowledge is dangerous and will cost you money, tons of time, your good credit, and possibly even your freedom. He can't quote the law which is absolutely basic. He dupes clients out of thousands. Keith is a slick-mouthed CON-ARTIST. He pretends to be your friend and is really a SCAM ARTIST! Be prepared to lose everything if you pay him. You will notice that all his recommendations from attorneys below all have the last name "BAXTER", that is because he is related to them. No other attorney would be caught dead signing on to this criminal fool. He has been ran out of multiple firms for his incompetence. If you are looking for a Criminal Lawyer, he is not your guy, but, if you are looking for a CRIMINAL Lawyer, then yes, Keith is your man! You won't get a call-back, won't see any success, won't get anything but an empty bank account and an ulcer. You are better off just giving the IRS your PIN #. At least they won't lie to you and pretend to be your friend.
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Posted by Steve | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
bad bad man, not a good person or attorney
Keith did file the correct papers for a Bankruptcy, when he was with Olsen and Olsen. But that is where he stopped helping us and started helping himself. In the 8 years he drug out the banko we were charged double his stated fee, for time he created. He "never" called us in 8 years. He made deals with the bank and trustdeed that we did not know about. I feel that because I had a terminal illness he took advantage of my wife and our situation. I had contacted Olsen and Olsen and after we had filed the banko with them Keith left thei firm and took our case with him, I wonder if he was forced out or not. I just wish every one could see what we went through and make there own mind up as to stay away from him or not. We spent $98 thousand more with Keith than the Judge said we to pay, and I still to this day do not know how Keith allowed that to happen. He never explaind to us why we owe more than the fed judge said. When asked he just said the trusteed and he would work it out, just send me another $17 thousand! The trusteed made a $10,000 mistake and Keith had us pay for it. I asked him to go after the trusteed for the money and he said he couldn't because it would jepordize his close working relation ship with her! There is to much that happened in the last 8 years to write about. The bottom line is if you use this guy, do not ask questions, never, never, never, get a call from him, and be prepared to spend a lot of extra money. He needs to lose his license to take advantage of people under the protection of the law, I wish the bar would really take an interest in this. He gives the honest attorneys a bad smell.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Does not seem to understand consumer law
First, makes you call him for followups instead of the other way around, which I found a bit arrogant, but went along with it. The bigger issue is his knowledge of consumer law seems a bit lacking. This guy tried talking about statute of limitations on various types of fraudulent debt in the aspect that if 14 other pieces of debt with the exact same genesis date ran a reporting period, a 15th that fell into the same bucket would somehow not be actionable if it were being re-aged. And rather took offence to a potential client who wasn't completely ignorant to the law. This seems to be one of those cats you hire when you know absolutely nothing about what's going on and need an escort through the whole process - and then just hope for the best that he gets you where you need to be. My confidence levels on this would be low.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
NO stars deserved!!!!!!!
This attorney does not even deserve one star! Paid him money for a HOA lawsuit and he did nothing! Would not return phone calls, missed several deadlines for deficiency judgments, never appealed case as promised, took him 9 month to get him to court.... Always had excuses such as his health, voicemail being broken, etc. I had to hire TWO new attorneys to correct what Keith ignored!
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2014
Don't expect a call back once you have filed!
We filed for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with Keith Karnes. Leading up to the actual filing his knowledge and service seemed adequate. Once our bankruptcy was filed it has been almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a call back. We have had several questions about things directly related to our case and we NEVER get a call back. If I get any response at all it takes calling at least every week for three weeks. Most recently we have called and left 4 messages along with an email directly to Keith. 27 days since our last attempt via email ... still no answer. I feel trapped with a lawyer who does not care about his client once he's filed for you. VERY FRUSTRATED.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Keith Karnes
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cascade Pacific Lawyers, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Olsen Daines
  • 2003 - 2011

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Papst v. Bay
  • Won Summary Judgment
  • Papst v. Bay
  • Won Summary Judgment
  • Ray v. State of Oregon
  • Obtained Summary Judgment
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Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Oregon chapter)
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Mortgage Lending and Foreclosure Workgroup
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Publications

  • 2009 Oregon Legislative Highlights
  • Commerical, Consumer, Debtor-Creditor and Lien Law
  • 2009
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Harassed
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2011
  • Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2011
  • Surviving the Economic Tsunami
  • Foreclosure
  • 2010
  • NW Bankruptcy Institute
  • Look before you leap
  • 2010
  • Hope for Homeowners
  • Foreclosure
  • 2009
  • Lane County Debtor Creditor Meeting
  • Consumer and Commerical Law Update
  • 2008
  • Foreclosure, Loan Servicing and Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2008
  • Consumer Law CLE
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2008
  • Foreclosure
  • Mortgage Service Abuse
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is an excellent counselor and advocate. I have co-counseled numerous consumer litigation cases with him. I would work with him again without reservation."
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