Jesse is a proud product of Portland higher education — both public and private. He graduated summa cum laude from Portland State University with a BA in History. Also, Jesse received his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School, graduating cum laude along with membership in the Cornelius Honor Society and publication in the Lewis & Clark Law Review.
Practice Areas & Experience
Jesse brings more than a decade of legal experience to the firm, with specific expertise in civil litigation. His practice has ranged broadly across state and federal court at the circuit, district, and appellate levels. Additionally, Jesse has considerable experience advocating before administrative and governmental agencies on matters as diverse as energy law and insurance disability claims.
Similarly, Jesse has successfully represented a wide array of clients, spanning the gamut of global, national, and large regional corporations, to more local businesses, and individuals with a diversity of backgrounds. Common to all his clients, however, he prioritizes professional and considerate client interaction while achieving favorable outcomes. Jesse is keenly aware of the personal toll that potential legal conflict or litigation can introduce into his clients’ lives — and so he strives to ensure that every one of his clients receives appropriate courtesy in addition to sound counsel and practical, results-orientated acumen.
Oregon State Bar
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Washington State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Electronics Technician, U.S. Coast Guard
3 Antarctic Missions aboard USCGC Polar Sea
Honors include: National Defense Service Medal, Antarctica Service Medal, Lone Sailor Award, CG Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
In his free time, Jesse enjoys reading literature, writing poetry, getting his art-house-film groove on, and enjoying the culture and cuisine of Portland, pearl of the Pacific Northwest.