Paul A. Dakopolos


Area of practice: Employment & Labor Law, Human Resource Consultation, School & Public Entity Law


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I believe in the mission of your organization and can engage my skills and experience, as well as the individual expertise of 19 attorneys who will collaborate to achieve it.

I have built long-term client relationships one case at a time. All the legal technology in the world cannot replace the old-fashioned values of hard work, tenacity and communication. Organizations who become embroiled in a legal problem risk losing focus on what they do best. My job is to understand those problems, craft a solution and resolve the problem. Often this means using a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers who listen, assess, and resolve.

Education and Admissions:
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1984
University of Idaho, B.A., 1981
Oregon State Bar, 1985
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1985
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999

Professional Distinctions, Affiliations, and Experience:
Oregon State Bar - House of Delegates
National School Boards Association
NSBA Council of School Attorneys
Salem Chamber of Commerce – Executive Leadership Council
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, Chancellor
Oregon Law Conference, frequent Presenter
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s Awesome 3000, Volunteer
Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office, former Deputy District Attorney
Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C., former Managing Officer
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Representative Clients:
Salem-Keizer School District
Dallas School District
Canby School District
Centennial  School District
Gresham-Barlow School District
North Clackamas School District
St. Helens  School District
Tokyo International University of America
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Anti-Racism Statement

Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C. was founded on the belief that beyond the basic expectation of providing legal services at the highest level of the profession, we have a responsibility to live up to our core values of inclusion, equality, and respect for people of all backgrounds. As lawyers, we fully support all efforts to address inequities and create positive changes in our society.

While the words we express here are important, we should not lose sight of how our individual actions, each and every day, can contribute to lifting up members of our community when they are most in need. We commit to individually and collectively take action in support of our values and welcome your feedback and ideas so that we can move forward, together, to build a more inclusive community.