Trusted advocacy, northwest values

Who we are

For over two decades, the Law Office of Dean Gibbons has been proud to serve greater Portland and the Central Oregon area. Our diverse practice is built from the ground up and extends from the Willamette to the Three Sisters. Indeed, we share the same schools and bike trails, we sit next to each other and enjoy the same restaurants and pubs, we share the same Northwest values that set us apart. And since 1991 we’ve been honing our expertise in such areas as insurance and personal injury disputes, elder law, as well as probate and estate planning. If we can’t resolve your legal issue we also have an excellent network of lawyers that stretches across the Cascades as well. The personal attention and care we provide each client not only sets us apart but truly binds us to our Northwest community. Give us a call and let us work for you.

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Meet our team



Born in the Haight in San Francisco in 1960, the Gibbons family moved to Portland shortly thereafter.



A native Oregonian, Alisa grew up in Salem, Oregon, graduating from South Salem High School



Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Heidi has worked in upper management for the past 12 years and is also a licensed realtor…

“I have worked with Dean as opposing counsel and I consider him a worthy, highly skilled opponent. He goes the extra mile to get the best possible result for his clients. One of the things I admire most about him is his direct, effective style. He cuts to the chase and gets things done in an efficient, no-nonsense manner. He is also just a downright great guy who is a pleasure to work with.”

Gretchen L. Mandekor, Esq.

In 2012, my car was rear-ended in a severe collision. My wife, my mother in-law and I all sustained injuries. It was a very stressful time. After we spoke with Dean Gibbons and his associate Emerson Lenon, we found comfort and peace of mind. Dean shows a genuine empathy for his clients and worked swiftly and precisely to provide us with a very positive outcome in our case. I would not hesitate to recommend Dean Gibbons to anybody seeking legal assistance.

Cliff Berglund

I would highly recommend hiring Dean Gibbons. When he represented me when I was hit by a car, I found him to be very responsive to phone calls and emails. He kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I was somewhat uncertain as to whether to hire an attorney at all but without his help I would have received a much smaller settlement. With his assistance we collected 97% of the available policy limits and I felt that he had earned his fee. The initial offer from the insurance company was 32% of their policy limit as their best and final offer. Without his assistance I would have been tempted take this but with his experience he was able to collect close to the maximum available.

Gregory Ruttan

Dean Gibbons is not only an excellent attorney, but a good man that treats us like family. He is a Lawyer that has his clients’ best interest in mind. He has been our lawyer for many years, and I would highly recommend him to friends & family.

The Froke family

I’m so glad that Jack and I got to know Dean Gibbons. He helped us and we thank him so much for that. And when I lost my husband he was there and helped me at the most difficult time in my life. I think he is an awesome person and a great attorney and I don’t think he will ever change. Thank God for that and for Dean Gibbons. I consider him a friend as well as an attorney…

Marlys McKinnis

A Veteran, serving our Veterans

Dean Gibbons is a dedicated attorney with a unique background in service and law. As a proud Air Force veteran and former member of the NSA, he brings unparalleled commitment, integrity, and expertise to his legal practice. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by our nation’s veterans, Dean is passionate about serving those who have served our country. He is committed to ensuring that our heroes receive the support and representation they deserve. With Dean, veterans can trust that they have a compassionate ally and experienced advocate by their side every step of the way.

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Let’s work together

Do you have any questions? We are here to help! The world of law can be very confusing, as every answer tends to be dependent on interpretation of very specific circumstances – no two situations or cases are the same, so it’s often difficult to navigate these waters without a helping hand. Please reach out with any questions you may have, and we would be honored to assist in any way we can!