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Meet Samuel Willette

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Samuel defends Scheer.Law’s clients, both businesses and individuals, in a wide variety of civil claims.  He understands that well-reasoned settlement negotiations can be a productive and beneficial tool for our clients. Yet when disputes do not resolve prior to litigation, he is comfortable litigating their interests in state and federal court.  Samuel is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska.   Samuel received his J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law.  Samuel loved the experience in Eugene and maximized what the law school had to offer.   As a 1L, he was awarded the 1L Fellowship with the ADR Center.  He worked closely with the center and its director, a distinguished ADR scholar, in researching current and evolving dispute resolution methodologies. He served as an associate editor and then the executive editor for the Oregon Review of International Law.  As a 3L, he externed for the Honorable Tom Renn, Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon.  He’s also very proud of being in the inaugural class of the pro bono project Wills for the Underserved at UO Law.  Under the guidance of an experienced attorney, Samuel drafted an entire estate plan for a veteran of the United States Army who lived in Eugene.   He also had the chance to work in Montana and worked as an intern for the Honorable Brian Morris, Chief Judge of the District of Montana during the summer after his 2L year.

After passing the Montana bar, Samuel worked at a small firm in Bozeman.   He then moved to government, serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Montana Department of Revenue.  Samuel then clerked for the Honorable Scott Gan, Bankruptcy Judge, District of Arizona.  He credits his success in his varied positions to being able to keep his eye on the big picture, while always being prepared, reasonable, and ready to adapt.  He brings those attributes to his work at Scheer.Law.

Samuel happily continues doing pro bono work as a practicing attorney and has routinely given his time to the Montana Legal Services Assocation’s phone project, which puts Montana residents in need in touch with attorneys.  Now that he is practicing in Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest, he plans to find local organizations to devote his time to as well. Samuel is new to Seattle and looks forward to getting more acquainted with the city and the region.

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