Wendell L. Belknap
Firm: Wendell L. Belknap
Address: 411 5th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Membership: Clackamas County Bar Association; Multnomah County Bar Association; Oregon State Bar Association.
University: University of Oregon, B.A., 1982, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Admitted: 1985, Oregon
Biography: I earned my law degree and graduated cum laude from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR) in 1985. I majored in Political Science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) in 1982, and graduated from Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) in 1978. I worked for a mid-size Portland, Oregon, law firm immediately after graduating from law school and passing the bar exam in 1985. Ultimately I opened my own office in Clackamas County, Oregon, on October 1, 1988, where I have been since. My office is located in the historic McLoughlin Neighborhood of old Oregon City in a home built in 1920, which my wife and I remodeled to be accurate to that era. Out of the comfortable setting of that old home I strive to maintain a general practice which meets the diverse needs of my many clients, as I represent a broad clientele in many locations in the State of Oregon. I have lived all my life in Oregon and am a sixth generation Oregonian whose great-great-great grandfather crossed the plains in a covered wagon in 1848, ultimately settling near Bellfountain, Oregon, which was then known as the Belknap Settlement. I take great pride in my old Oregon roots and devote much of my spare time to genealogy work. I have been married to my wife, Barbara, since 1985. We have two grown children, Jessica and Rebecca, and live on a farm between Wilsonville and Newberg with our menagerie of animals, which consists of horses, cats, and a dog.