Attorneys

BRUCE R. COALWELL
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Bruce is a fifth-generation Oregonian. He was educated at the University of Oregon (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1978; J.D., 1981). During the over 35 years since he joined the firm in 1981, Bruce has practiced in almost every area of law.

His practice now emphasizes wills, trusts and estates. Bruce is also General Counsel for the City of Roseburg and numerous other local government entities. He served for many years on the State Bar’s Local Professional Responsibility Committee.


STEPHEN MOUNTAINSPRING
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Steve was admitted to the Oregon bar in 1990. He earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, a doctorate degree in biology from Cornell University, and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active boy scout leader and member of the foursquare church and served two terms on the local school board.

His practice areas include real estate, land use, business law, contracts, foreclosures, guardianships and conservatorships, probate, trusts, estate planning, and taxation. He has argued cases before the Oregon Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.


JEFFREY A. MORNARICH
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Jeff was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1993. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and his law degree from Willamette University College of Law. Jeff is a lifelong resident of Douglas County with an extensive background in business, agriculture, and forestry.

His primary practice areas include real estate, business law, estate planning, probates, trust administration, secured transactions, and timber law.


JASON M. MONTGOMERY
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Jason obtained his law degree at Willamette University College of Law and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2002. A substantial core of his practice consists of representing several school districts in Douglas County.

In addition to his school law work, he is an accomplished litigator with a practice that focuses on employment law, business transactions, real estate law, foreclosures, landlord-tenant matters, estate planning, and probates.

He has represented clients in several circuit courts across the state, the United States District Court of Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


JAMES N. FORRESTER
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Jim was admitted to the Oregon bar in 2006. He obtained both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Oregon. Jim grew up in Springfield, Oregon, and moved to Douglas County in 2006, to work for the Douglas County District Attorney’s office as a Deputy District Attorney.

Jim joined Dole Coalwell in 2008 bringing with him his experience trying numerous cases to Douglas County juries. Jim is the city prosecutor for Roseburg and Myrtle Creek.

His practice envelops a large range of areas, but he particularly focuses on estate planning, adoptions, mediation, family law mediation, probates, guardianship and conservatorship. His practice also includes real estate, business law and foreclosures.


CADENCE WHITELEY
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Cadence received her B.A. with departmental honors, Phi Betta Kappa, from the University of Oregon. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law where she completed a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resource Law and a judicial externship for the Land Use Board of Appeals.

Cadence is a third-generation resident of Douglas County. She fought five seasons of wildland fire with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and completed a Henry Luce Foundation fellowship in Cambodia. She has studied and worked abroad in Thailand, Germany and Switzerland.

Prior to joining Dole Coalwell, Cadence completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Judge Cynthia Carlson of the Lane County Circuit Court, working extensively with a docket of domestic relations matters, contempt, administrative child support hearings, and treatment court. Cadence practiced several years of criminal defense with the Umpqua Valley Public Defender.

Cadence’s practice at Dole Coalwell includes school law, litigation, land use and real estate, family law, guardianships, probate and estate planning. She was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2011 and is admitted to practice in federal district court.


ROBERT B. JOHNSON

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Robert was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2016. He graduated from Umpqua Community College in 2008, where he was captain of the men’s basketball team and was awarded the Harry Jacoby Student of the Year award at graduation.

Robert graduated from Portland State University in 2011 and was honored with the Portland State University President’s award at commencement. In 2014, Robert obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon.

Robert is the city prosecutor for Winston and serves on the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board. His practice also includes personal injury, wrongful death, automobile collisions, workers compensation, employment law, elder law, property damage, restraining and stalking orders, and litigation.