Pro Tem Instructor
Joe serves as a City Attorney for the City of Springfield and as a Legal Counsel for Springfield Utility Board (SUB). His expertise includes all aspects of public law. His private practice focuses on municipal/local government, real estate and land use. Joe served in the U.S. Army (Vietnam), was a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Lane County Office of Legal Counsel.
Joe grew up in Astoria, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon (1965), and his law degree at the University of Notre Dame (1970). He is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, is a member of the Lane County Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Association.
He has served on the Boards of United Way of Lane County, Lane County Legal Aid Service, University of Oregon Alumni Association, SMART, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Eugene Arts Foundation, Emerald Empire Art Association, Springfield City Club, Astoria Ferry, and past Campaign Chair for Springfield Education Foundation. He also volunteers legal services for Habitat for Humanity and Senior Legal Services.
Joe and his wife Judy enjoy spending time with their three sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren Elie Rose, Kateri and Benjamin.