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Schulte Anderson - Firm History

Of modest size but huge in ambition and ability. That is a phrase that describes both Portland, Oregon and Schulte Anderson. In over 100 years in the City of Roses, our firm has grown and matured with the town we call home. From a pioneer town known for lumber and agriculture in the 1800s to a high tech hub and a leader in sustainability in the 2000s, Portland has consistently reinvented herself so to remain relevant and vital. Schulte Anderson follows that Oregon born spirit and has itself grown and changed over the years moving from the banking and real estate law focus at its founding in 1909 to the litigation focused firm it is today. Like the city we call home we have grown and we have changed over the years, and like Portland has stayed true to the pioneer spirit she was founded under, we have stayed true to the principles of our founders namely of providing value and service to the client.

Schulte Anderson is committed to providing top tier legal services while maintaining the value for service and personal attention. In the 1980s as the concept of the “mega-firm” came into vogue we made a conscious decision to remain small, to manage our growth and to maintain the one on one connection to the client we felt was crucial to the practice of law. Rather than grow for growth’s sake, we can define where we want to go, and choose how we want to get there. We are highly selective of the talent that has been brought into the firm. In our staffing selections from support through attorneys we have only chosen those with solid legal skills and a proven litigation record. When you hire us, you are hiring experience, not paying for someone else’s training program.

In today’s legal environment, innovations in technology and the accessibility of legal research has truly leveled the playing field. Bigger is not always better, but personal service always is. It is what we believe and it is what we have proven.

A Century of Service

  • 1998 to Present:
    Schulte, Anderson, Downes, Aronson & Bittner, P.C.
  • 1993 - 1998:
    Schulte, Anderson, Downes, Carter & Aronson, P.C.
  • 1988 - 1993:
    Schulte, Anderson, DeFrancq, Downes & Carter, P.C.
  • 1982 - 1988:
    Holmes, DeFrancq & Schulte, P.C.
  • 1975 - 1981:
    Jensen, DeFrancq, Holmes & Schulte
  • 1970 - 1975:
    Davis, Jensen, DeFrancq & Holmes
  • 1955 - 1970:
    Davis, Jensen, Martin & Robertson
  • 1952 - 1955:
    Davis, Jensen & Martin
  • 1943 - 1952:
    Davis, Herbring, DeMartini & Jensen
  • 1933 - 1943:
    Huntington, Wilson & Davis
  • 1909 - 1933:
    Huntington & Wilson

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