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County Counsel

The Office of County Counsel provides legal advice to Washington County Government.

We represent the county in civil litigation, administrative and enforcement proceedings. We deliver quality legal services and creative solutions at a reasonable cost, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

Our office represents the Board of Commissioners, the Sheriff and all county departments and employees. We also represent the Washington County Housing Authority, Fair Board, Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District, Urban Road Maintenance District, Service District for Lighting, and Cooperative Library Services.

County Counsel does not represent Clean Water Services, any city, county, special district (such as THPRD or TVF&R), school district, or any private individual or entity. Criminal matters are handled by the Office of District Attorney.

County Counsel

  • Thomas A. Carr

Deputy County Counsels

  • Cortney Duke-Driessen
  • Brad Anderson

Assistant County Counsels

  • Elmer Dickens
  • Jacquilyn Saito
  • Kimberly Stuart
  • Jason Bush
  • Eamon McMahon
  • John Mansfield
  • Adriana Ortega
  • Rob Bovett

Management Analyst

  • Patricia Buck


  • Douglas Davis
  • Marissa Joscelyn
  • Dorien Hamilton

Administrative Specialist

  • Jan Jensen


Contact the responsible county department.

See also: Animal Control

The Washington County law library is open to the public.

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State law prohibits the Office of County Counsel from providing legal advice to private individuals and entities. County Counsel cannot make referrals to specific attorneys, but many attorneys offer a free or low cost initial consultation. The Oregon State Bar has information on common legal problems and has an attorney referral service for the general public.

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