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Eric DeWeese: Trial and Estate Planning Attorney

Eric is our Trial Attorney and is head of the office's Estate Planning Division. He joined the law office of Robert G. Dolton in January, 2013, after spending three years as an associate at a well-respected boutique insurance defense firm in downtown Portland. Before that, Eric had a brief but successful stint as a solo Clackamas lawyer.

Eric was born in Austin, Texas, grew up on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and has lived in and around Portland since 1996. After graduating from Port Townsend High School in 1984, Eric earned a National Merit Scholarship and went to college intending to go to law school. Finally, after studying political philosophy in Ann Arbor and London and pursing a 10 year career as a PGA Golf Professional, including Head Professional Positions at Camas Meadows and Mallard Creek, he went to law school and graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark in 2009.

Eric has handled domestic relations, personal injury, construction defect, employment, business, criminal, insurance, probate and criminal cases. His communication skills and background in customer service make him an effective trial lawyer, counselor and advocate. His attention to detail makes him a skilled estate planner. Eric is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Multnomah Bar Association, the Clackamas Bar Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.


  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District of Oregon
  • B.S. magna cum laude
    Willamette University
  • M.Sc. London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.A. University of Michigan
  • J.D. summa cum laude
    Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark

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