““I am passionate about obtaining the very best results I can in any given situation for my clients. Working towards the best achievable outcomes for my clients is a goal and the driving focus of in my practice. I am best known for thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to solve complex problems for my clients. My professional career is broad and diverse so that I might be able to best serve my clients.”

Leonard is a seasoned veteran trial attorney with thirty years of experience.  His professional career and accomplishments reflect an ability to master diverse legal subject matters which serve his clients well.

Leonard started his career as a prosecutor on the Oregon coast. It was during his time as a prosecutor that he became well known for his expertise in criminal law and search and seizure law. Leonard’s career took off as he was recruited by the Police Academy to lead and deliver cutting edge training to law enforcement. Missing the courtroom, Leonard joined the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice as a senior trial attorney litigating the most serious civil suits against the State of Oregon. After becoming the Attorney-in-Charge of the Torts and Employment Section of the Trial Division, his litigation team achieved an unmatched trial success winning twenty-two trials out of twenty-three. Leonard believes that the Government should at all times treat people fairly, within the bounds of the law and leave them with their dignity.

Leonard’s private practice concentrates on family law, estate planning, probate, commercial litigation, and legal issues related to firearms. Many of Leonard’s clients might start their professional relationship with him in one matter such as a divorce and then continue their relationship having him handle their estate planning or commercial business matters.  Navigating the court system in a divorce or the probate a loved one’s estate is both emotionally and legally challenging. Leonard understands those issues and is sensitive to them. Our lives are complex, and you should seek legal advice from someone who has a diverse background and can help you navigate the challenges you face.

Over the duration his career Leonard has become known in the legal community as someone with specialized knowledge and skill litigating all manner of legal issues regarding firearms. Gun laws of the United States are found in a number of federal statutes. These laws regulate the manufacture, possession, transfer, record keeping, transportation, and destruction of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories. These laws and regulations are enforced locally but also by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Leonard’s knowledges and experience range from representing the innocent in self-defense acts to manufacturing firearms and managing the tax issues with the treasury department.


  • Leonard lives in Salem with his wife of twenty-nine years and his twelve-year-old son (an avid boy scout). After law school, Leonard’s wife made him promise to use his powers for good and not evil. Leonard is committed to that promise and will do the best job he can for his clients.
  • As an aside he is also an excellent marksman and does not pass up the opportunity to go shooting. Sadly, his shooting skills have never helped him win a case.