Law Practice

Joel’s practice focuses on construction defect, insurance defense, business development, and real estate matters. He has represented area homeowner and condominium associations in a variety of matters, including collecting assessments, reviewing and drafting governing documents, and enforcement of the associations’ rules and regulations. Joel’s prior practice experience also includes some family law and custody-related cases, in which he worked as a court appointed children’s attorney. He enjoyed working with families in need and putting in the effort to understand the complex legal issues that permeate the volatile area of domestic relations.

Education & Bar Admissions

Joel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of New Mexico. He earned his J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Joel was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2019.


Prior to becoming an attorney, Joel was a restaurant manager with experience from fine dining to local indie hotspots. A native New Mexican, Joel relocated to Portland in 2010, and is the proud father of two. He enjoys rooting on the Blazers and is hopeful he will one day attend an MLB game in Portland.