Firm Overview

We are a selective law firm with a statewide practice in all federal and state courts and administrative agencies in Oregon. The firm  limits the cases it accepts to those that can be given full, individualized attention by the lawyer and his staff. The client will never have to go through an associate or staff person to get to their lawyer.


University of Colorado, Metropolitan State College, magna cum laude; BA; Willamette University, JD


Born, Denver CO; admitted to Oregon State Bar, 1986;  US District Court, District of Oregon, 1988; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1993;  US Supreme Court, 2009.


Oregon State Bar; Marion County Bar Association; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association;  American Bar Association; University Club of Salem Oregon

Practice Areas

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death;  Medical Negligence, including induced reactions to BOTOX, BOTOX COSMETIC,  and MYOBLOC;  Employee Civil Rights, including Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination and Discipline Claims; Defense of Professional License Complaints;  Defense of Student Discipline cases; Appeals from denials of Unemployment Benefits; Claims against insurance companies; White Collar criminal defense, and general Civil and Criminal litigation.