Jeff Hollen – Partner

RELATIONSHIP TO FIRM: Founding partner (1976)

EDUCATION: University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, Juris Doctor 1976; Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Bachelor of Arts 1973; Newport High School, Newport, Oregon Graduate 1969

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE: Member, Oregon State Bar; United States Federal District Court for the District of Oregon; Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE: Since 1976, the partnership has been engaged in a general practice, with emphasis in business law, real property law, family law, wills, trusts, estate probate, personal injury and criminal defense. The business law practice has included forming, purchasing and selling corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities and sole proprietorships. The real property law practice has included the purchase and sale of real property, prosecuting and defending foreclosures and misrepresentation cases and litigation of real property interests such as adverse possession rights. The family law practice has included dissolution of marriage, guardianships, adoptions, spousal and child support modification proceedings and restraining order matters. Preparation of wills and trusts has comprised a significant part of the partnership business since its inception. Probate of estates and processing small estates has likewise been a consistent part of the general practice. Personal injury cases handled by Ouderkirk & Hollen include automobile collisions, slip and fall, product liability, and other negligent injuries to persons and property. Each partner has handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. In addition to these specific areas of law, the partners have handled a variety of other legal matters, including municipal representation, labor and employment cases, Chapter 7 bankruptcies and land use issues.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Bar Association; Lincoln County bar Association.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Board of Directors; Newport Lions Club.

BIOGRAPHICAL: Jeff Hollen was born a Newport resident in 1950 and has remained a resident of Newport since his birth. He graduated from Newport High School in 1969, and began college that year at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from Willamette in 1973 with a bachelor degree and three years later graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Jeff returned to Newport to become partner in Ouderkirk & Hollen. The partnership was joined by former Circuit Court Judge Eugene K. Richardson, in 1977, and the name changed to Richardson, Ouderkirk & Hollen until Mr. Richardson’s retirement from the partnership in 1992, upon which the name reverted to the original Ouderkirk & Hollen.

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