My boutique banking law practice focuses on:
I call my website the Underdog Lawyer ® because I enjoy representing the little guy against Wall Street and Corporate America.
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About The Underdog Lawyer ®
Local Underdog Makes Good
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a lawyer.
In all honesty, the Underdog Lawyer ® name is as much a reference to my own story, as it is my clients.
The day I passed the bar was the best day in my life. I come from humble beginnings and am the first in my family to attend college.
I don’t have kids or watch sports. I’d rather be litigating. I take particular pleasure in extracting as much money from Wall Street as the law allows.
I’m a younger lawyer and realize I won’t usually be the smartest person in the courtroom. I know I have to compensate through preparation and research.
To learn more about my escape from the trailer park in pursuit of the American Dream, read The Passion of the Underdog.
I’m honored to chair the Consumer Litigation Group at Olsen Daines, the largest consumer protection law firm in the Northwest.
Olsen Daines’ attorneys have over 150 years combined experience and have represented over 30,000 consumers since 1978.
In 2007, I joined Olsen Daines as a law clerk, under the mentorship of Eric Olsen and the firm’s Salem attorneys.
In 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis hit. I passed the bar in 2009 and joined the firm’s Portland Consumer Bankruptcy Group as an associate.
In 2011, I became chair and lead trial attorney for the firm’s emerging Consumer Litigation Group.
In 2014, I became partner in charge of the firm’s Portland office.