I have been practicing law in Bend, Oregon since graduating from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005. I have a broad civil litigation practice shaped by Central Oregon’s unique and diverse character. I have handled everything from disputes between neighbors over squawking chickens to lawsuits between buyers and sellers of multimillion-dollar ranches, as well as commercial litigation involving contract, employment, and IP disputes.
Being a good lawyer is more than just being a good legal technician. Among other things, it takes good judgment. I’ve had considerable success advocating for my clients in state and federal trial courts, in large part because of judgment calls made early in the case. To me, a lawyer’s judgment is only as good as his or her understanding of a client’s specific needs. That is why I make a serious effort to understand my clients beyond just their legal issue.
Like many of our fellow community members, I moved to Bend because of the quality of life afforded by the Central Oregon region. Depending on the season, I spend as much time as possible going as fast as I can on a mountain bike or snowboard all over area trails. Mostly, though, I just love family time with my wife and two sons.