- Peter L. Barnhisel - R. Tim Willis - John L. Barlow - Cary B. Stephens - Jennifer A. Costa  

Peter L. Barnhisel



University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1966; Oregon Law Review, Associate Editor,
Stanford University, Bachelor's Degree, General Engineering, 1961
Continuing Legal Education seminars, 1966 through present

Professional Experience
1966-69 - Associate attorney, McCulloch, Dezendorf, Spears & Lubersky, Portland, Oregon

1970 to date - partnership with John B. Fenner.  Now the firm of Barnhisel, Willis, Barlow, Stephens & Costa, P.C.

Panel of Arbitrators - American Arbitration Association; 21st Judicial District Arbitration Program

Admitted to Practice September, 1966

Oregon State Bar Association
Board of Governors 1974-77; Board of Bar Examiners 1979-82; State Professional Responsibility Board 1988-91; Estate Planning Section Executive Committee 1981-83; Construction Law Section Executive Committee 1992-94; Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2008-present.

Federal Bar Association
United States District Court; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court; Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1989-1992, Chair 1991-92.

Professional Affiliations
Oregon State Bar Association
Benton County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Practice Emphasis
General practice with emphasis on litigation in all Oregon State and Federal Courts, business law, wills and estate planning, real estate, and legal counseling.  Experience includes preparation for and trial of complex cases; appeals; arbitrations; administrative hearings; probate administration; trust and will preparation; banking law; conservatorships and guardianships; planning for and structuring of business entities (sole proprietorships, LLC's, partnerships, joint ventures, corporations); negotiations.

Guardianships and Conservatorships, Oregon State Bar, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009; Relationship Between Federal and State Courts, Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon, Oregon State Bar, 1994, 1996, 2002, 2009.

Military Service
Lt.jg. U.S. Navy, 1961-1963 active duty, Destroyer Engineering officer.

Community/Civic Activities
Board of Directors, Benton County Bank, 1978-1993; Elder and Trustee, First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis; Corvallis Arts Center, Board of Directors; past President, Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society; Trustee, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation; Oregon Coast Aquarium Board of Directors; Corvallis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Benton County Historical Society, Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission 1990-95 (chair 94, 95); Corvallis Benton County Public Library Foundation.


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