Adam J. Brittle

Adam J. Brittle

Managing Partner, Owner / Shareholder
 

Meet Adam J. Brittle

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. After high school, I first moved to Corvallis in 1993 and was an electrical engineering student at Oregon State University. After three years, I transferred to University of Colorado at Boulder to complete my engineering degree.

After my undergraduate work was complete, I worked as an electrical engineer for six years, primarily with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. In 2002, I started law school as an evening student at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College while continuing to work full time at Intel. During this time, I attended law school classes after work. It is at Lewis and Clark that I met Jill Barrett, now my wife (Jill Brittle). Jill is a successful attorney practicing with me in Portland, Oregon.

In 2004, I left Intel and took a clerking job at the Portland firm of Swanson, Thomas, and Coon. There I worked with a number of exceptional attorneys, primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury law. I also developed an interest in criminal law and criminal defense.

In 2006, I took a position as a certified law student at the public defender’s office of Multnomah Defenders in Portland. I was certified to appear in court on behalf of clients for misdemeanor trials, arraignments, motion hearings, and DUII diversions. After graduating from law school in 2006, I joined my father and wife to create West Valley Law Group PC in Corvallis, Oregon. There, I focused primarily on general litigation practice and criminal defense.

After two years of successful practice in Corvallis, Jill and I relocated to Portland to continue the practice of law after Tim Brittle retired. We now practice together as Brittle & Brittle P.C. focusing primarily on family law. We had our first child, Ella, in June 2010. Our second daughter Shea was born in April of 2013. Being a father has given me a new-found perspective on the challenges that families face when working through legal issues involving their most loved ones.

My hobbies include biking, scuba, running, computers, and recently, fly fishing. People who know me will also describe me as passionate about politics and social justice.

 

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Oregon, 2006
 

Legal Education:

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2006 (J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence)
  • –Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law, Dean’s List 2006
  • –President: Student Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Dispute Resolution Training, Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
  • Formal Mediator Training
 

Undergraduate Education:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, 1998 (B.S. Electrical Engineering)
  • Oregon State University, 1993-1996 (Electrical Engineering Major)
 

Professional Associations:

  • Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar Litigation Section
  • Adam was named a 2013 through 2015 “Rising Star” in Super Lawyer magazine.
  • Pro Bono Advocate, National Crime Victim Law Institute (2009 – present)
  • Lewis and Clark Law School panelist
 

Community Involvement:

  • Pro Bono Children’s Attorney volunteer Multnomah/Washington County
  • PLF “Learning The Ropes” Bar Leader Family Law Division volunteer
  • Volunteer, Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board Auction (2009 – 2013)
  • Pro Bono Advocate, National Crime Victim Law Institute (2009 – present)
  • Lewis and Clark Law School panelist