Real people with real problems want to work with a real person. When they hire a lawyer, they aren't working with the swanky office or the gold tie clip. I try to be the lawyer I would want if I had a problem I couldn't solve on my own: honest, understanding, fair, and efficient.
And, to be honest, "lawyering" is not the only thing I care about. When I'm not with clients, I'm with my family, spending time outside, being active, having fun, enjoying the beautiful place I get to call home. This includes barreling down hills at reckless speeds on my skis or mountain bike and goofing off with my wife and kids.
For me, that's real life. So, when you have a problem taking time and attention from your real life, I want to help you solve it as quickly, effectively, and fairly as possible so you can get back to the people you love most while protecting the things you value.
Rebecca Jackson (formerly Russell) is a litigator as well as a transactional attorney. Her practice includes commercial litigation, real property disputes, employment law issues, and business and real estate transactions.
After graduating first in her class at Willamette University, Rebecca began the practice of law advocating for the rights of immigrants and debtors. She owned her own law practice for a short time but decided to return to the collaborative environment of a small firm where she could focus on practicing law and leave the administrative aspects of law practice to others. Rebecca’s clients benefit not only from her broad knowledge of Oregon law, but also from the pragmatic business acumen that she developed during her former tenure as a successful small business owner. Rebecca primarily represents small business owners, landlords, employers, and individuals in real property disputes.
Outside of work Rebecca enjoys playing volleyball, jogging, and spending time with family and friends.
Legal Assistant &
Shauna has been with the firm for over 20 years, during which time she has distinguished herself as a key member of our production team, participating in the preparation of legal pleadings, motions and correspondence, as well as leases, contracts, and corporate and estate planning documents.
Shauna started her professional career as an aide to State Representative Jackie Winters in the Oregon Legislature. A North Salem High School and Willamette University graduate with two bachelor’s degrees, Shauna is also an accomplished oboist, teaching private lessons to local students and performing in many community concerts each year as part of symphony orchestras, the Salem Symphonic Winds, and as a soloist.
She resides in Salem with her husband and three daughters.
Jackie has worked with the firm in one capacity or another for over 20 years and is a valued member of our team. It’s her voice that will often greet you when you call the office, and she is always happy to assist clients with billing questions in addition to serving as a legal secretary to our attorneys.