CHRISTOPHER HAMILTON

Christopher grew up in Tualatin, Oregon and graduated from Tualatin High School. Christopher went on to receive a BS in Public Policy and Administration from Western Oregon University, and both a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law.

Christopher was inspired to a career in advocacy by watching his parents struggle to understand and advocate for his younger brother’s rights as an individual with a disability. Watching this process showed him there are laws in this country to protect our most vulnerable populations, but those laws are meaningless if people are not made aware of them and supported in accessing their protections.

Christopher puts that inspiration into practice by providing elder law and estate planning advice and support to families. Elder law encompasses the issues related to immediate needs for individuals with aging-related and developmental disabilities. These issues can include guardianships, conservatorships, Medicaid application and planning, income cap trusts, and supplemental needs trusts. Estate planning is focused on addressing future needs while they remain distant enough to allow for perspective and maximum freedom of choice. An estate plan can include trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care.

Christopher provides as many of his legal services as possible at a flat rate to allow individuals to budget for their needs at a predictable price.

When Christopher is not working, Christopher enjoys swing and blues dancing, reading fantasy and science fiction novels, and guest lecturing in local college writing classes.

EDUCATION

J.D. Willamette University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
Certified in Dispute Resolution
Willamette University College of Law Moot Court Board

B.S. Western Oregon University, Summa Cum Laude
Delmer Dewey Award for Outstanding Male Graduate

Admitted in United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Email Christopher:  chris@hansonwalgenkim.com