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

GHR Response to COVID-19

In accordance with governmental guidelines and in deference to the health and safety of our clients, our team and our larger community, our attorneys and our full staff are now working together remotely to continue to provide seamless legal services. Due to our thorough business continuity planning we have long been prepared for such an event. Please be assured that we have the technological resources which guarantee the quality and continuity of our services without interruption. More importantly, our robust team of lawyers, paralegals and administrative assistants are available to continue to support you.

Perhaps most importantly, 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 care for our community. Now more than ever, our community needs us. We are, therefore, making a financial donation to the Salem Health Foundation to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community can continue to receive care.