Oregon State Bar

yellow autumn leaves in the foreground with waterfall
Middle North Falls waterfall at Silver Falls State Park in the fall. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Established in 1935, the Oregon State Bar is a public corporation and instrumentality of the Oregon Judicial Department that serves the public by regulating lawyers and improving access to justice and the delivery of legal services. The state bar oversees the admission and discipline of Oregon’s lawyers. It also operates a lawyer referral service program, conducts continuing legal education programs, publishes legal and public service material, sponsors a legislative program to improve the laws and judicial system of Oregon, provides malpractice coverage for lawyers in private practice, distributes state funds allocated to legal service programs and monitors the programs for adherence to adopted standards.

Oregon State Bar Website​

Board of Governors

Christine R. Costantino, President, Portland, 2019; Colin Andries, Portland, 2021; John R. Bachofner, Vancouver, 2019; Whitney P. Boise, Portland, 2019; Jenny Cooke; Portland, 2022; Katherine H. Denning, Salem, 2022; Eric R. Foster, Medford, 2020; Kamron Graham, Portland, 2022; John E. Grant, Portland, 2021; Robert Gratchner, Public Member, 2019; Bik-Na Han, Portland, 2022; Joseph Hesbrook, Public Member, 2022; Eddie D. Medina, Hillsboro, 2020; Vanessa Nordyke, Immediate Past-President, Salem, 2018; Thomas C. Peachey, The Dalles, 2020; Liani J.H. Reeves, President-elect, Portland, 2020; Julia C. Rice, Salem, 2019; Michael Rondeau, Public Member, 2021; Traci Rossi, Public Member, 2020; David Wade, Eugene, 2021


Helen Hierschbiel, Chief Executive Officer
Address: 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., 
PO Box 231935, Tigard 97281-1935
Phone: 503-620-0222; Toll-free: 1-800-452-8260
Fax: 503-684-1366