We are changing our name to "Education, Environmental, & Estate Law, LLC"
Supporting parents in successfully negotiating special education, accommodations, health plans, and civil rights systems within public schools.
Supporting landowners of natural and wild lands in protecting their property through a land conservation easement.
Supporting families in estate planning: trusts, wills, conservatorships, and guardianships to protect loved ones.
We offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your legal needs with you and help you determine your next steps.
August 2022: Following a nine-day due process hearing, led by Christine Bacon of Alderwood Legal in Bend and second-chaired by Kim Sherman, our client was awarded partial reimbursement for the cost of residential school placement during the COVID school closures.
September 2021: Eugene School District 4J settled with former student Lexy McIntyre for her federal discrimination, bullying, and hostile learning environment claims.
September 2021: Eugene School District 4J settled with former student Riley Duncan for his federal discrimination, bullying, and hostile learning environment claims.
E3 Law Group was formed in 2017 to provide legal counsel on educational, environmental, and estate planning concerns.
Kim has been involved in local environmental issues since the early 2000’s when she held a Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) grant and restored 20 acres of oak forest in Polk County. Kim has degrees in Speech & Communication (BA, Cal State Northridge) and Education (Masters, University of Hawai'i), a PhD in Special Education from University of Oregon, and a JD from Willamette University, where she was awarded a Sustainable Environmental, Energy, and Resources Certificate. Prior to being admitted to the bar, Kim served as an elementary and middle school special education teacher, faculty at both Western Oregon University and the University of Oregon, education specialist at the Oregon Department of Education, and project lead in the statewide assessment for students with significant disabilities in Alaska. Additionally, Kim served as the director of Student Services (Special Education) for Central School District 13J and as the assistant director for the University of Oregon's school administrator licensure program.
Kim is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington.
Kelly is a native of the great plains, and has lived in Oregon almost continually for more than fifty years. After spending ten years in the workers’ compensation business, he attended law school at the University of Oregon and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with High Honors. He later earned an LLM in taxation. His law practice focuses on estate planning using wills and trusts, probate and trust administration issues, as well as guardianships and conservatorships.
Kelly is licensed to practice law in Oregon.
Sara Hope joined us on December 1, 2020 as a full time Executive Administrator.
On January 01, 2023, Sara Hope was promoted to Paralegal.
Sara manages all phases of client document management, billing, and office systems development. Sara is a notary public in Oregon and Washingto. She now also performs duties related to her paralegal skills, including document review and issue coding and draft pleadings production.
Please use the PO Box for United States Mail:
PO Box 728
Eugene, OR 97440
Office visits are available by appointment, masks required please.
Our Oregon office is in Eugene:
541 Willamette Street, Suite 307
Eugene, OR 97401
Our Washington office is in Vancouver:
710 Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
By appointment only.
Please email us to arrange a free, 30-minute consultation. Please include some background information (but please do not send documents).
Communication with E3 Law Group does not establish an attorney-client agreement, though the conversation is confidential (with few required exceptions). An attorney-client agreement is established only upon completion of a signed attorney-client agreement and payment of agreed-to deposits.
The initial free 30-minute consultation does not establish an attorney-client relationship, though the information you share will remain confidential (with some required exceptions). By sharing your legal issue with us, you agree that our review of the information contained in your email or conversation will not establish an attorney-client relationship. The attorney-client relationship is established with a signed attorney-client agreement and payment of agreed-to legal fees or deposits. Please do not send documents until after an attorney-client agreement is signed.