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I am a lifelong Oregonian.  I enjoy hiking, cycling and getting out into the country.  Practicing law in the mid-Willamette valley is a pleasure.  It is always rewarding to help my clients solve difficult legal problems. 


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  1. Family: 60%
    33 years
  2. Employment: 40%
    35 years



Hourly ($200-275/hour)

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  • Daniel J Stotter

    Attorney John Barlow is an honest and hard working advocate for his clients in family law, divorce and child custody matters.


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Barnhisel Willis Barlow & Stephens, PC

123 NW 7th St
Corvallis, OR, 97330-6301

PO Box 396
Corvallis, OR, 97339-0396



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Junior First Citizen of CorvallisCorvallis Area Chamber of Commerce1990
United Way Oregon Volunteer of the YearUnited Way of Oregon1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBarnhisel, Willis, Barlow & Stephens, PC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State of Oregon Judicial DepartmentPro Tem Circuit Court Judge2010 - Present
Disciplinary Board, Oregon State BarTrial Panel Member2006 - Present
Benton and Linn County Circuit Court ArbitrationArbitrator2002 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1984 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1981 - Present
Benton County Bar Judicial Search CommitteeChairman2004 - 2004
Benton County Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Oregon State Professional Responsibility BoardMember1994 - 1997
Management Advisory Committee, National Labor Relations BoardMember1994 - 1998
Oregon State Board of Bar ExaminersChairman 1991-1992 Member, 1988-19921988 - 1992
Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Committee1984 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lebanite and Oregon Panel Products, LLCProtected client from successor liability
Lind and LindPreserved client's substantial property interest
Boyd and BoydIncreased spousal support.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Unemployment Compensation in Oregon"The Employer's Perspective-- How to Reduce Risk and Respond to Claims"2007
Oregon State Bar CLE publication; Private Sector Labor & Employment LawEmployer Record-Keeping Responsibilities1997
Oregon State Bar CLEIndependent Contractors under State Law1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of OregonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yamhill Justice Center Annual MeetingEthics for Solos and Small Office Lawyers2016
Corvallis PEERS meetingOregon Employment Legislation 20162016
Family Law Section Annual MeetingYour Ethics Wake-Up Call2015
Benton County Bar Association CLENew Oregon Employment Laws2015
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersSpousal Support, How to Get It and How to Defend Against It.2014
Family Law ConferenceEthics for Family Law Practitioners2013
OSB Continuing Legal EducationRebutting the Presumption of Equal Contribution2012
Family Law ConferenceAvoiding the Disciplinary Spotlight (Ethics)2011
Unemployment Law for Managers and OwnersUnemployment Claims and Defenses2007
Management and Human Resources TrainingFamily and Medical Leave Act Compliance2003
Bridging the GapPractice Tips for New Lawyers and Sole Practitioners2000
1999 Family Law ConferenceEthical Considerations for Family Law Practitioners1999
State Bar ConventionEthics for Practitioners1995
Employment Law CLE"Navigating the Currents of Employment Law"1993