Jim Van Ness provides legal representation in all areas of family law. He specializes in custody cases, with a focus on advocating men’s rights. In addition, he has a successful business law practice focusing on formation, intellectual property, and trade issues.
Mr. Van Ness is a past member of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board, the United States District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee, and a current member of the Marion County Practice and Procedures Committee. He is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington.
Admissions include: the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Past honors include: Award for Distinguished Achievement, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998; Distinguished Presenter, Gravitation Effects on Doppler Mechanics, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Symposium, 1982; Award of Excellence for Telemetry Support of the Shuttle Columbia Landing at White Sands Missile Range, National Reconnaissance Office, 1982; Certificate of Merit for Advancement of Inertial Navigation Systems, Honeywell Aerospace Division, 1980; Award of Excellence for Precision Support of the MX Missile Inertial Navigation System, National Reconnaissance Office, 1980; Certificate of Merit for Saving Life and Property During Hurricane Agnes, Maryland National Park & Planning Commission, 1972.