K.C. grew up in Reedsport on the Oregon coast. After graduation, K.C. headed to Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. In 1997, K.C. earned a Bachelors degree in Finance with a minor in Political Science. After Linfield, K.C. attended the University of Oregon School of Law and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2000.
Immediately after law school K.C. clerked for the Honorable Lyle C. Velure of the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon. In April 2001, K.C. joined Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson, P.C. and became a shareholder of the firm in 2007. K.C.’s practice has evolved into five main areas consisting of 1) business and corporate transactions; 2) local government law/public contracting; 3) real property transactions; 4) employment law; and 5) construction liens.
In June 2012, K.C. was elected to a three year term as a Director on the Lane County Bar Association Board of Directors where he currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer.
Outside of the law firm K.C. is involved in the community in different capacities. K.C. currently serves as 1) a Director on the Board of Directors of Oregon Community Credit Union; 2) President of the St. Paul School Foundation; and 3) a board member of the Lane Community College Small Business Advisory Committee. K.C. also participates in the Lane County Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee as well as the LCBA’s annual “Law Day” where he meets with junior high and high school students throughout Lane County to discuss how the legal system works.
In 2011, K.C. was honored by “blue chip” -- the Register-Guard’s business magazine -- as a “20 under 40 Rising Business Star.” The honor is limited to twenty business professionals under the age of forty based on work performance and community service.
In 2012 and 2014, K.C. was recognized for his work in the areas of business and municipal government as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” a peer-based award limited to only 2.5% of the attorneys in the state of Oregon.
K.C. is married to Tristyne, a 1999 UO Law School graduate, and they have four highly active children.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star||Thompson/Reuters||2012|
|20 Under 40 Rising Business Star||Mercedes Benz/Register-Guard "blue chip"||2011|
|Judicial Clerk||Hon. Lyle C. Velure||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Paul School Advisory Council||Member||2014 - Present|
|St. Paul Parish School Foundation||President||2012 - Present|
|Lane Community College Small Business Development Center||Advisory Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Lane County Bar Association||President||2016 - 2017|
|Lane County Bar Association||Director||2012 - 2015|
|Oregon Community Credit Union||Director||2007 - 2017|
|Lane Blood Center||Director and Past President||2003 - 2013|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2000|
|Linfield College||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|2015 Spring Conference||Bullying in the Workplace||2015|
|Sale of Corporation|
|Real Estate Sales Agreement|
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