Contact Steve Mountainspring
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
Contact Jeff Mornarich
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
Contact Jason Montgomery
Jason obtained his law degree at Willamette University College of Law and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2002. His practice is broad and covers many areas, including civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, probates, guardianships and conservatorships, business, employment, contracts, and landlord-tenant matters.
Jason’s employment practice includes representing both employers and employees in a wide variety of employment disputes, including civil and administrative claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage claims.
His real estate practice includes both transactional work and disputes such as boundary line disputes, easement disputes, and foreclosures.
Jason 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
Contact Jim Forrester
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.
Contact Cadence Whiteley
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.