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Admitted and Standing

Admitted, Oregon Supreme Court and all State, Tribal and Municipal Courts and County Courts within the State of Oregon, 1983-Present;  admitted,  U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1983-present; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.  Continuous and current  member in good standing, all above Courts, trial and appellate levels (through Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Federal licensure).

 

Law School and Degrees/Certificates of Specialty

University of Oregon, J.D., 1982; University of Oregon School of Law, Certificate of Background Specialty, Ocean/Coastal Resources Law, 1982.  Faculty oversight for certificate by then current U.S. negotiator designate for the United States, Law of the Sea Convention III, 1982.

Other Accredited University Degrees:  University of Oregon, B.S., Political Science, 1979

 

Member

Oregon State Bar (Co-Chair: Real Estate and Land Use Section; Education Committee, 1987).

 

Biography

Faculty Member, "Police Liability in Oregon," 6.25 Oregon MCLE Units. Author: "Protecting the Protectors: Individual Officer Rights in Deadly Force Cases," Lorman Education Services, 2003. Certified Police Officer, Oregon Board on Police Standards and Training, 1978. Corrections Officer, State of Oregon, Department of Corrections, 1976; Police Officer, City of Springfield, Oregon, 1977-1978. Special Deputy Sheriff, Lake County, Oregon, 1995—. Secretary, Treasurer and Director, Board of Directors, Lane Education Foundation, 1999—; Member, American Society of International Law, 1983-1985; contributing writer of anthology, "Dangerous Beauty", by author Ken Metzler, Lane County Law Enforcement Museum, University of Oregon School of Journalism (retired), 2009; contributing author, National Association of Legal Secretaries, monthly (Region 7).

 

Military

SGT., USMC; Active Duty, 1973-1975, inactive reserve 1975-1979 (Honorable Discharge); General Court Martial Reporter, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, First Marine Division, 1974-1975, Primary MOS 4423

 

Languages

Some German​

Payment Options

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Practice Areas

​Business Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Transactions; Land Use with emphasis on Oregon and Ocean and Coastal law related issues and transactions; other Commercial Transactions; Police Officers' Civil Rights; Administrative Law and advocacy practice for license-required occupations, State and Federal (including Merit Systems Federal System); Contract drafting and negotiations; selected intellectual property and public contracting issues; business entity formation; statutory forms (e.g. Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive; statutory deeds); simple wills; specific referrals to selected specialty areas on request.