About the Owners

Mark and Jeremy met while attending Lewis & Clark Law School, and were quick to become friends. After graduation, the two kept in touch, but went down separate paths for several years before forming Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC.

In 2014, Jeremy and Mark joined forces to expand Mark's existing practice. In 2016, they officially formed Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC. Together Mark and Jeremy have a wide variety of experience, which allows them tackle complex legal matters from multiple vantage points. Southwest Portland Law Group, LLC prides itself on being the premier law group for the Garden Home neighborhood, and is always striving to exceed our client's expectations.

Mark Ropp

Prior to attending law school, Mark spent several years working in real estate, finance, and land use.  At one point, Mark was a branch manager for a major financial institution. Upon earning his law degree, Mark knew he wanted to start his own practice. Combining his knowledge of land use, finance, and real estate with his legal training, Mark started as a solo practitioner in 2012. As his practice expanded, Mark began focusing his work in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, and advising small businesses.

Jeremy R. James

Prior to attending law school, Jeremy worked for a number of years in commercial land development and marketing. After law school, Jeremy worked at a mid-size firm in downtown Portland, where he focused on defending personal injury, professional malpractice, and other tort cases. His experience working for an established, mid-size firm gave him exposure to a wide variety of complex legal issues, and helped solidify his confidence in the courtroom. After starting a family, Jeremy decided to make a career change to a smaller firm that would allow him to focus more of his time on helping individuals through various litigation matters.