I was born in Victoria, BC, Canada and came to Oregon in 1963. I graduated from Junction City, High School in 1970 and attended, and received both my Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History and my Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
I spent four years as a Captain in the Air Force as a Judge Advocate serving in Texas and then in Turkey, practicing as a prosecutor, contract and claims administrator and in Turkey in international law and disputes resolution.
I have enjoyed Albany having married and settled down here after separating from the Air Force and have had my own practice for almost forty years. I have practiced in many areas over the course of my career but currently focus on estate planning, family law, business and corporate law, and corporate property law.
In my free time I am involved in Scouting as Calapooia District, Linn County's Vice-Chairman and a committee member of Troop 322 in Albany. I enjoy all types of outdoor experiences with the scouts including hiking, camping, fishing and in developing and supervising many scouting programs for the young men and young women of Linn County.
At my firm, I take pride in providing cost-effective legal solutions for my clients in:
Estate Planning - Whether you are a young couple with minor children, are nearing retirement, or are concerned about the effect of taxes on your estate, every adult should have a plan for the future. I charge a reasonable flat fee for an estate planning package tailored to your unique situation. Probate and Estate Administration. When a loved one dies, you will need to take care of many legal matters, and the process can be complicated. I will guide you through the probate and estate administration process to make sure that everything is taken care of properly.
Real Estate Law - I represent buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property and landlords. I will draft and review leases, as well as purchase and sale agreements. When it comes to real estate, ensuring that any potential problems are identified and addressed at the outset will save you costly headaches down the road.
Business Law - Small business owners throughout Linn, Benton, Lane, and Marion counties, come to me for reliable guidance on buying into a business or professional practice, forming new businesses, contract drafting and review, and employment-related matters, including drafting employment contracts and personnel handbooks.
When you need a lawyer you can trust to listen to your individual needs and work hard to meet your specific legal goals, visit my office or give me a call. I offer free initial consultations for Estate Planning and affordable rates, including flat fees for estate planning packages. I invite you to come in and discuss your legal concerns and learn more about how I can help you.
My office is open between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, with meetings at other times and locations available by appointment. My office is located directly across the street from St. Vinny's on Pacific Blvd in the Republic building.
Oregon State Bar, 1978
J.D. — University of Oregon School of Law, 1978
B.S. Political Science & History — University of Oregon, 1970