Tamara’s Story

I have enjoyed more than 30 years counseling, advising, and problem-solving with clients. You have given me a meaningful, intellectually challenging, and very rewarding career.  Life changes have called me to relocate away from the Portland metro area, my home for nearly 35 years.  To the extent my Oregon clients wish to work with me on Trust Administration and Probate Administration, I continue to practice at a somewhat reduced level. I now live in lovely southern Oregon and remain licensed to practice law in Oregon.

My children were born in Oregon and I raised them in Oregon.  My years in Oregon gave me many happy opportunities to volunteer in meaningful community activities, including puppy raising with Guide Dogs for the Blind, tree planting and tree inspecting with Friends of Trees, founding and serving on the board of Rose City Gymnastics Academy, serving on the boards of my neighborhood association and the Lester Viles North Portland Project Association, and enjoying learning about trees with Portland Urban Forestry, and the Portland Fruit Tree Project.  I love to garden, raising food to put on our table.  And I always have a loyal and devoted canine companion or two helping me to stay in the here and now, and walking in the out of doors, no matter the weather!


  • Oregon State Bar since 1991–Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections
  • US District Court, District of Oregon since July 1992
  • Elders in Action Advisory Commission, 2013-2016
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon – Senior Law Project volunteer, 2008 – 2022
    • 2022 SLP Volunteer Of The Year


  • 1991: Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, Juris Doctor
  • 1983: University of Southern California, Certificate in Computer Systems Applications
  • 1982: American University, Washington, D.C., Masters in Public Administration
  • 1980: SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. B.A. Political Science


  • Lester Viles North Portland Project Association Board, 2015 – 2022 (Treasurer)
  • Overlook Neighborhood Board, 2011 – 2017 (Treasurer)
  • Friends of Trees, 2010 – 2018
  • Portland Urban Forestry: Tree Steward, 2011 – 2016
  • Pups with Vision, Guide Dogs for the Blind: Puppy Raiser, 2003 – 2009


PO Box 3841
Central Point, OR  97502


(503) 490-5352