"You Were A Professional Machine"
"Today, Friday, was my first day in three months that I felt a burden was off my shoulders. I actually slept for 9 hours straight last night and woke up realizing how much I needed it and the toll it has taken. You were a professional machine the final moments at the court house. You demonstrated skills that showed me the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer. You were the best."
"A Real Lawyer That Cares."
"James was a very caring person. He worked with myself and my wife through her lawyer to obtain a very fair settlement."
Practice AreasFamily Law Attorney Oregon
As a family law attorney, I have assisted hundreds of people through difficult times, with the compassion, intelligence, and hard work required to ease the transition into a new chapter of their lives. I am often asked if it is difficult to practice family law, given the extremely emotional nature of the work and the high stakes involved in nearly every case. My response is usually two-fold: First, that I am the product of what I consider to be a “successfully divorced family” whose parents made every effort to always put the best interests of my siblings and I first. Second, that my compassion for people who are in difficult positions and love for children makes family law extremely gratifying work for me. I have always endeavored to help people, and do that every day in my exclusively family law practice.
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Indian Hill High School in 1995. Following four years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I took my dual degrees west to Tucson, Arizona, to attend the University of Arizona on a full scholarship, earning my Master of Science degree. While in Tucson, I worked for a premiere civil engineering firm as a mid-level project coordinator for five years before deciding to pursue my passion for law.
While attending Willamette University’s College of Law, I clerked for Legal Aid, the Law Office of Trent Whitford, and the Law Office of Tom Bostwick. After passing the Bar, I opened my own firm, King Law, LLC, practicing in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. I joined Harris Law Firm in 2012, in order to focus my practice exclusively on Family Law. I look forward to assisting my clients with the creativity, energy, and drive required to achieve the best results in every case, whether through settlement or litigation.
In my spare time, I enjoy Portland with my wonderful wife, son and two dogs, while trying to squeeze in time for snowboarding, traveling, gardening, cooking, and live music if I can get the chance.
Please email me if you'd like to have me help you, or if you'd like more information.
- Legal Aid of Oregon, Law Clerk, 2007-2008
- Law Office of Tom Bostwick, Law Clerk 2008-2009
- King Law, LLC- Owner / Attorney, 2009 -2012
- Harris Law Firm, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 - present.
- State of Oregon
- Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2009, Moot Court Vice Chair
- University of Arizona, Master of Science, 2001
- Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, 1999
- Member, Washington County Bar Association
- Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
- Member, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section