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David M. Mitchell

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • General Practice Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Buying/Selling a Home
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • General Real Estate
  • Starting a Business


I was Born right here in Portland, Oregon. I attended Lake Oswego High School and went to Undergrad at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Political Science. I returned to Portland to attend Law School at Lewis and Clark.

My current legal practice focuses mainly on estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives) and estate administration (Probate and Trust Administration). I also work on various real estate and business matters for individuals and small businesses.

Much of my career has been shaped by the mentorship of Attorney Dean C. Werst. I worked for Dean for over 7 years as a contracting attorney. He taught me many things about the practice of law which he learned over his 50 year legal career. Mr. Werst retired in 2020 and I continue to work with many of his clients today.

In my free time I enjoy reading (memoir, science fiction, true crime), watching movies and shows (indies, dramas, mysteries), bicycling, e-skating and spending time with my pup.


  • Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR
    • JD
  • Award:  2nd Place Moot Court Client Counseling Competition
  • Mempership:  Lewis and Clark Law School Soccer Club


  • Occidental College
    • BA
  • Major:  Philosophy
  • Minor:  Political Science
  • Recipient:  Ford Summer Research Grant
  • Study Abroad:  University of Sussex, Brighton, England

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Estate Planning Section of the Oregon State Bar (current)
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (past)
  • Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar (current)

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney

Past Positions

  • Clackamas County Indigent Defense Corporation, Contracting Attorney
  • Bureau of Labor and Industry - Civil Rights Division, Extern
  • Summer Student Worker at Disability Rights Oregon
  • Contracting Attorney at the Law Office of Dean C. Werst