Oregon Lawyer for the Underdog
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a lawyer. Read my story.
$95,000 Settlement for Bankruptcy Violation
$135,000 Settlement for Collector Harassment
$80,000 Settlement for Unwanted Phone Calls
My Mortgage Abuse Client on KATU Channel 2 News
My Civil Rights Client on KOIN Channel 6 News
$39,850 Bankruptcy Trial Verdict on OPB
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My Escape from the Trailer Park in Pursuit of the American Dream
Growing up poor in Hillsboro, we didn’t know any lawyers. My inspiration to practice law came from TV reruns and movies. I watched street-smart attorneys fight for underdogs, regardless of their ability to pay. Read my story.
Nationally Known. Locally Respected. ™
In 2016 I was ranked among the top 2.5% of my peers by Super Lawyers ® magazine. My Martindale-Hubbell AV rating is Preeminent. I’m the 2016 chair of the Oregon State Bar consumer law section, 2016 co-chair of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association consumer protection section, and 2016 chair of the Oregon Consumer League banking committee.
Pro Bono Oregon Lawyer
The day I passed the bar was the best day in my life. I was held back in the first grade and expelled from middle school. Read my old report card. I come from humble beginnings, was raised in a trailer park by a single mom, and am the first in my family to attend college. Now I dedicate about 20% of my practice to pro bono. Read about my pro bono cases.
Oregon Lawyer at Olsen Daines
I’m honored to chair my firm’s consumer protection group. Olsen Daines is one of the largest consumer bankruptcy law firms in the Northwest. Our attorneys have helped over 30,000 consumers since 1978. Read about my legal career.