ABOUT US

 

Since 1980, the full-service law firm of Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, has represented clients throughout Oregon and Washington in a broad range of legal matters.

Our Beaverton attorneys work with clients of all ages and from all walks of life in the Portland metro area, Hillsboro as well as the Seattle/Tacoma area. From couples who are divorcing to individuals injured in accidents from clients dealing with the death of a loved one to companies facing disputes: Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, is here to help you.

We are strong believers in mediation, which is often a cost-effective alternative to litigation, which can produce satisfying results for our clients. However, when a case goes to trial, our entire firm becomes involved, working as a team to ensure that the goals of our clients are achieved.

FRIENDLY. CONFIDENT. SKILLED.
Our friendly, informal atmosphere immediately puts our clients at ease, and we encourage clients to reach out to us whenever they need legal counsel. Because our areas of practice are so diverse, we are equipped to handle virtually any legal need that arises. Whatever your legal needs, we are prepared to meet them. You may come to us for help with such matters including:

Business-related disputes, trademark protection and entity formation
Assistance with a contested or uncontested divorce
Recovery from injuries suffered in an accident
Real estate transfers and disputes
Losses suffered from professional negligence or malpractice

At Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, our lawyers are highly knowledgeable and work as a team to maximize your results. 

James D. Case – Managing Partner
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James D. Case is one of the founding partners of Case & Dusterhoff, LLP. The Firm was established in 1980. Originally from Washington, he moved to Oregon in 1969, obtained his law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and has been in private practice continuously since 1973. He is a member of the Oregon State and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the Multnomah County, and Washington County Bar Associations. Mr. Case has served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem and is on mandatory arbitration panels. He is also on the panel of Arbitration Service of Portland, Inc. and is a member of Oregon Mediation Association. He has been a Certified Neutral for mediation and arbitration in Federal Court for the Western District of Washington, and is on the mediation panel in the Federal Court for the District of Oregon.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Injury litigation including personal injury and attorney malpractice 25%
Mediation and Arbitration 20%
Business transactions, formation including litigation 20%
Real Estate transactions, commercial and residential including litigation 20%
Wills and Trusts, creation, interpretation and litigation 15%
BAR ADMISSIONS
Oregon, 1973
Washington, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1984
EDUCATION
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
J.D. – 1973
Honors: With Honors
Washington State University
B.S. – 1967
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Oregon State Bar Association, Member
Multnomah County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Associations
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Day, Prohaska & Case, Partner, 1976 to 1980
Law Offices of James D. Case, Owner, 1973 to 1976
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Pro Tem Judge Multnomah County Circuit Court – Hearing Motions for Summary Judgment, 1983 to 1993

 

R. Bruce Dusterhoff – Partner
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R. Bruce Dusterhoff is one of the founding partners of Case & Dusterhoff, LLP in 1980. Originally from Montana, he graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1975 and has been practicing law for almost 35 years. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association and the Multnomah County Bar Association. 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Injury and Accidents
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Big Rig Truck Accidents
General Litigation
BAR ADMISSIONS
Oregon, 1975
EDUCATION
University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon – J.D. – 1975
Oregon, University of Eugene, OR. – B.A.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Oregon State Bar Association, Member
Multnomah County Bar Association, Member

 

Erin K. Lufkin – Senior Associate Attorney
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Erin practices in several areas of law, but is primarily a probate and divorce attorney. She focuses on family law, probate law, general civil litigation, and collecting judgments from people who owe her clients money.

Erin represents clients in divorce and child support cases. She also helps clients collect money awards, including spousal and child support, after judgment. Erin has a calm demeanor with clients and is able to counsel and help her clients work through difficult situations.

She has tried many cases in front of both judges and juries and has hundreds of court appearances under her belt. She enjoys being in court and is not afraid to take a case to trial if the opposing party refuses to provide her clients with a good result.

Erin worked at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in law school and picked up extensive experience in criminal law. After graduating from law school, Erin worked in her own practice before joining Case & Dusterhoff.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys sewing, singing, and spending time with her family.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Probate and Probate Litigation
Family Law
Civil Litigation
Judgment Collections
BAR ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2009
Oregon, 2008
EDUCATION
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon – J.D. – 2008
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon – M.B.A. – 2003
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington – B.A/B.S., Bachelor of Art and Science – 1998
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Oregon Women Lawyers Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Washington County Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Committee, 2011 to 2014
Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Committee, 2015 to 2017
Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board, 2019 to Present
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Fitzgerald Law, Attorney/Owner, 2008 to 2010
The Art Institute of Portland, Director of Technology, 1998 to 2005

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At Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, we strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients. Whatever our clients’ needs, we take necessary action and work aggressively to meet those needs. We are very responsive to our clients; calls are always promptly returned and emails answered.

Contact us online or call us today at 503-641-7222 to schedule your initial phone consultation.

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