Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, 1967). Johns Hopkins University. Willamette University (Juris Doctor, Member, Board of Education, Southwestern Oregon Community College, since 1982.
Worked at Foss, Whitty, Littlefield & McDaniel, Limited Liability Partnership (Coos Bay, Oregon) specializing in General Civil and Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Business, Corporation and Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Taxation Law, Real Property, Timber, Creditor"s Rights, Personal Injury Law, Family Law. Admitted to the bar, 1974, Oregon.
Member, Board of Education, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1982-1994.
Pro Tempore Judge, 1995. Member: Coos County Bar Association.
Oregon State Bar.
The firm is one of Oregon"s oldest, dating back to 1881 when the firm"s founder, J.W. Bennett, was admitted to the Barometer Firm leaders after J.W. Bennett"s death in 1916 included his son, T.T. Bennett and grandson, Joseph McKeown, who led the firm until his death in 1974.
The firm"s Southwestern Oregon practice includes six partners and one associate.
Approximately 30% of the firm"s work is in litigation, including commercial, real estate and personal injury cases. About 25% of the practice involves business, corporate and commercial law. Estate, trust, probate and taxation law comprises another 25%.
Real property and timber law accounts for about 10% of the firm"s work.
Coos-Curry County and American Bar Associations. Oregon State Bar. Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Real Property, Creditor"s Rights, Estate Management.