About Us

Protecting Your Rights Since 1986

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

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

Our Practice


Defense of Professional License Complaints

When a licensed professional finds themselves defending a claim against their license, we have the expertise and experience to successfully defend those claims.

Medical Negligence

When avoidable accidents by medical professionals harm a patient, it is important to seek the help of a skilled Oregon lawyer as soon as possible. We are here to navigate the legal process for you.

Person Injury and Wrongful Death

Injuries are often due to another person’s negligence. We can help you recover the compensation for your injuries that you are due. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

Wrongful Termination and Unemployment Benefit Claims

We have the skill and experience to help private and public employees at all levels of employment, from large employer to start-up, including appeals from denials of unemployment benefit claims.


Student Civil Rights, including Student Discipline Charges

Concern over sexual misconduct on campuses involves balancing competing interests. Basic fairness requires the prompt and effective investigation of misconduct, balanced with the essential elements of justice.

Nursing Home Negligence & Elder Abuse

When an elderly or vulnerable person suffers physical or financial injury, the warning signs are not always obvious.  We have the expertise to help you determine what went wrong, and who may legally be responsible.

Let’s Work Together