TWENTY-ONE years of dedicated service


BEH was founded in 1998, when Pamela Beery and Paul Elsner recognized the need for a law firm in Oregon that dedicated itself solely to the representation of local governments. As the practice of municipal law becomes increasingly complex, and opposing interests seek advantages through negotiation, litigation and legislation, the kind of specialized representation that BEH offers is key to the business of our local government clients.

Pam and Paul were joined by partners John H. "Jack" Hammond in 2004, David Doughman in 2009, and Chad Jacobs in 2014. Although Jack and Pam retired in 2010 and 2015 respectively, and Paul retired in 2018 - we are seven lawyers strong in 2019. The new partnership of David and Chad are fortunate to have Mallory Beebe,  Christopher Crean, Heather Martin, Ashley Driscoll and Spencer Parsons working with them, each of whom has substantial experience in representing local governments.

Together with our staff, we are committed to delivering cost-effective and responsive legal services. We were proud to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the firm in January, 2018.