James Baldock received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Trent University in 2006. Then in 2009, he received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.
While clerking for Judge Carp during law school, James saw firsthand the disadvantage people face when they represent themselves in court. Cases that should have been easy were not, and those that should have won, lost. For the rest of law school James volunteered for the Domestic Violence clinic and the legal aid clinic, helping to ensure that victims of domestic violence were represented in court and received the restraining orders they needed.
After graduation, James worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon until 2012. Legal Aid allowed him to help extremely low income Oregonians with their legal troubles. There, he tried a wide variety of cases, including family law, landlord/tenant law, elder law, government benefits law, and consumer law. These years provided ample negotiation and litigation experience.
In September 2012, James created Eugene Legal, a law firm based in Eugene. James has years of experience and a proven ability to handle complex cases. Eugene Legal's special payment structure allows James to represent people in court who could not normally afford an attorney.
To schedule an appointment with James Baldock, please call the office at 541-345-8542.
Hourly ($99-150/hour), Retainer (sometimes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition||Dalhousie University||2006|
|Founder and Senior Attorney||Eugene Legal||2012 - Present|
|Lead Attorney||Tarascio & Del Vecchio||2012 - 2012|
|Staff Attorney||Legal Aid Services of Oregon||2009 - 2012|
|Extern||Lane County Legal Aid & Advocacy Center||2009 - 2009|
|Certified Law Student||Domestic Violence Clinic, University of Oregon||2009 - 2009|
|Extern to Judge Carp||Lane County Circuit Court||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|City Club of Eugene||Member||2012 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|City Club of Eugene||President||2015 - 2016|
|City Club of Eugene||President-Elect||2014 - 2015|
|Eugene Chamber of Commerce||Member||2012 - 2012|
|Springfield Chamber of Commerce||Member||2012 - 2012|
|Linn-Benton Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Linn-Benton Bar Association||Communications Director||2010 - 2011|
|Oregon State Bar, Federal Practice and Procedure Committee||Board Member||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - 2011|
|P Kwake Trust v. Scott Gunningham||Represented the Landlord, 9 of 11 tenant's claims dismissed, prevailed on our counterclaim for $2,000.|
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|Springfield Times||Thought out parenting plans key to single parenting||2012|
|KVAL News||Divorce Don'ts: What not to do when splitting up||2012|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2009|
|Trent University||Business Administration||Bachelor of Business Administration||2006|
|Property Management 101||Screening Prospective Tenants Effectively and Legally||2016|
|Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law (Including Effects of Marijuana Legalization)||The Eviction and Judicial Process||2015|
|Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law (Including effects of Marijuana Legalization)||Landlord and Tenant Obligations||2015|
|Legal Information You Need to Know||Custody, Child Support and Wills||2012|
|Renter's Rehabilitation||Tenant Rights and Responsibilities||2011|