Donald Churnside


Don Churnside is a founding partner of the firm, and has been practicing law in Eugene since graduating from the University of Oregon in 1979. Don values the personal relationships he has developed with clients, and has a reputation as a dogged advocate who works hard to reach the best results for his clients.  His practice includes general civil litigation, real estate matters, creditors’ rights, business organization, and estate planning.

Don has served on the Debtor-Creditor, Real Estate, and Business Sections of the Oregon State Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker on collection law and debtor-creditor issues.  He has authored Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education articles on contract law and the execution and foreclosure of liens.  He is the former Chairman of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee, former member of the Board of Directors for the Lane County Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, and the Oregon State Bar Future of Legal Professionals Committee.

Locally, Don has served as a director of numerous community associations, including Junior Achievement of Lane County, the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Foundation, the Oregon Club of Eugene -Springfield, and the Eugene Rotary Club.  He has also served as past president and board member of the Eugene Country Club, the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club, and Country View Estates Homeowners Association.

In his spare time, Don is an avid golfer and fisherman, and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchild.