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I like working in a variety of legal fields – it keeps me on my toes and better able to serve my clients’ needs. I focus on dissolutions and family practice, estate planning and probate practice, and the boutique practice of Multi-employer Trust Fund and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) collections work. Each of these areas allows me to work with individuals, unions and businesses to navigate the often thorny and murky legal system and find a path to solve problems. It’s hard work finding that path sometimes, but it’s worth it when I get a good resolution for my clients. My favorite tribute to my hard work was when an opposing party once celebrated the conclusion of a hard pursued case with a cake decorated “Goodbye Linda Larkin!”

I was raised in Dallas Texas, San Francisco, and Milwaukee, completing my B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973 where I was President of the Wisconsin Student Association from 1972-1973. In late 1973 I escaped the Midwest to McMinnville, Oregon, then moved to the Portland area in 1975 to attend The Lewis and Clark Law School. I’ve stuck around ever since.

I served as President of the Domestic Violence Resource Center, in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was a member of the statewide Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. I’m active in my church, Westminster Presbyterian in NE Portland; love my kids, my English Cocker “Romano,” and my spouse – though not always in that order.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State Bar: 1979
  • U.S. District Court: 1980
  • U. S. Ninth Circuit: 1995


  • B.A. University of Wisconsin, 1973 J.D.
  • The Lewis & Clark Law School, 1979

Prior Experience

  • Carney, Buckley, Kasameyer & Hays, 1980 to 2001
  • Carlos Boyer, Hillsboro Oregon 1979-1980

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