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Kirk Strohman ’10

Leading his own law firm

Kirk StrohmanKirk Strohman chose a path less traveled after graduating from Oregon Law in 2010. He founded his own law firm — Kirk H. Strohman LLC — and became a solo practicing attorney in Eugene, Ore.

Strohman enrolled in Oregon Law after becoming interested in federal policymaking while living and working in Washington, D.C. “Almost every meeting I sat in seemed to have a legal component or undertone in some way, and many of my mentors had law degrees or legal backgrounds,” said Strohman.

While attending Oregon Law, Strohman entertained various interests and was involved in student organizations ranging from the Oregon Law Review to The Legality, which is a student-produced online legal journal.

Ultimately, however, a turning point in Strohman’s education was participation in a law practice management course, which Oregon Law offered as a one-week intensive course during the winter of 2010. Strohman cites the course as the catalyst that got him thinking about starting an independent firm. Strohman also took other hands-on courses to build practical skills including Business Planning, Real Estate Transactions lab, as well as the Small Business Clinic.

“Taking practical skills courses was really key to launching me towards success as a solo,” said Strohman.

Strohman enjoys his work as a solo practitioner at his firm in downtown Eugene. He focuses on business law, real estate and estate planning and primarily does transactional work. “To me, being my own boss is a dream,” said Strohman. “I take on the clients I choose, I spend my days however I choose, and the risk and reward is all on me.”