Gary M. Bullock and Associates, P.C. is a general practice law firm that emphasizes the following areas of law: Family, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates (including Wills and Probate), and General Business Law.
The firm's founder has over 46 years legal experience, and takes tremendous pride in his highly responsive attention to each individual client. This value is emphasized throughout the firm, and each attorney strives to be as highly responsive as its founder! Mr. Bullock sees to it!
Each case is, in some measure, unique. Every person we represent has unique needs and circumstances. By taking time with each client, we get to know what those goals are.
Gary M. Bullock and Associates, P.C. gets almost all of its work from referrals of past (and pleased!) clients. We take great pride in the fact that our past clients trust us enough to refer their friends and family members to us. It's a trust that we do not take lightly.
Choosing an attorney is an important decision, one with serious long-term implications. We are proud of our history, and look forward to speaking with you about how we may assist you through your legal situation.
1000 S. W. Broadway, Ste. 2460
Portland OR 97205
A Divorce is the termination of a marriage by legal action, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce (or dissolution in some states) by one party.
There are two types of divorce-- fault and no-fault. An fault divorce, (also called a "divorce a vinculo matrimonii" is a judicial termination of a marriage based on marital misconduct or other statutory cause requiring proof in a court of law by the divorcing party that the divorcee had done one of several enumerated things as sufficient grounds for the divorce. Some states still require at least a minimal showing of fault, but no-fault divorce is now common. Usually, a no-fault divorce is referred to as a separation decree; the right to cohabitation is terminated but the marriage is undissolved and the status of the parties is not altered.
State law governs divorces, so the petitioning or complaining party can only file in the state in which he/she is and has been a resident for a certain period of time, which varies by state. The most common issues in divorces are division of property, child custody and support, alimony (spousal support), child visitation and attorney's fees. Only state courts have jurisdiction over divorces, so the petitioning or complaining party can only file in the state in which he/she is and has been a resident for a period of time. In most states, the legal process of the divorce procedures take some time, to allow for a chance of reconciliation.
For 46 years it has been my privilege and pleasure to be a practicing attorney. I love the law and I love the fact that for all these many years it has given me the ability to help people in need and with needs.
I am proud to tell you that for all these 46 years I have worked so very hard for every one of my clients to make sure that the law worked for them. I believe that I have been extremely successful in that regard.
I have tried and settled personal injury cases in Oregon and Washington involving either verdicts or settlements in excess of $4.5 million.
My law firm, Gary M. Bullock & Associates, handles most areas of civil law but I concentrate my efforts on Personal Injury, Contract, Divorce, Real Estate and Construction Law. While I have handled and won real estate disputes involving monies in excess of 20 million dollars, I don't believe that one big case or many is the measure of a successful lawyer. How I treat you and handle your case is the measure of my success.
It is important to me to become friends with my clients and their families and to have a long standing relationship both business and personal. I have felt that way from the day I first became an associate lawyer in a prestigious personal injury law firm in Portland, Oregon. I was fortunate in being very successful in the cases assigned to me, so much so that I was made an equal partner in 18 months.
After High School I attended Oregon State University. I had to work to help with school expenses and during those years I worked primarily in plywood mills, sawmills and logging companies.
After graduating from college with a degree in business administration I joined the United State Air Force and received a commission as a second lieutenant. When I left the Air Force in 1962 I was the squadron commander of the 27th tactical fighter wings headquarters squadron. I loved the Air Force and had a great time while serving but I knew that I wanted to go back to college and become a lawyer.
Today I am very successful as a lawyer, but more importantly as a husband, father and grandfather. My wife of 35 years is my best friend and my office manager. She was the chairman of the Home Economics Department of the Lake Oswego School District when I spirited her away to work for me. We have 4 wonderful children and 10 happy grandchildren.
Life is good for me. When I take your case I will give it my all to make it good for you.
Oregon State University, B.S., 1959
Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 1966
1966 - Oregon State Bar
1971 - U.S. Supreme Court
1971 - U.S. Claims Court
1992 - Washington State Bar
1996 - California State Bar
2003 - Idaho State Bar
American Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Idaho State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Washington Trial Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Lewis and Clark College