Don has spent his entire legal career representing clients in employment and civil rights disputes. ​​Since taking and passing the Oregon and Washington State Bar examinations back to back in 1984, Don has advocated for workers who have lost their jobs, been deprived of pay or been subjected to harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  


Prior to attending Lewis and Clark law school in Portland, Don worked as a newspaper reporter outside of Chicago covering municipal government matters, labor relations and other news events.  He also served as President of the employees union representing the reporters, editors and display advertisement sales representatives at the newspaper, a position in which he gained particular insight into employee-employer relations.


While still in law school, he began working in the field of employment law as a law clerk for well-known Portland employment lawyer, Richard C. Busse, and continued working for Mr. Busse for several years before launching his own law practice.  His ability in the field is partly reflected by his victories in a number of important appellate cases and in being chosen to co-author a chapter in the Oregon State Bar’s Private Sector Labor and Employment Law deskbook.  His skill as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer is more importantly shown by the fact that during the course of his career he has succeeded in recovering significant damages for countless numbers of aggrieved individuals.  Don is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, and is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

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