About Us

Who We Are

At Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop, we’re passionate about our work, and we have fun doing it! Our entire staff is a partnership—in the broadest sense—that is energized by serving clients and helping them succeed.

Our firm’s small size ensures clients an extraordinary level of contact with our attorneys. We limit the number of cases we accept in order to provide personal attention and meticulous representation. Once your case is accepted, our staff comes together to share information and to learn all we can about it. This team approach allows you to draw from our decades of collective experience and various fields of expertise.

Our firm was established as Gaydos & Churnside by Gerry Gaydos and Don Churnside in April 1985. Sheryl Balthrop joined the firm from 1991 until 2018. Our firm has served our clients from the heart of Eugene, Oregon ever since.

Our Values

As a client-focused practice, we do our utmost to meet your needs as conveniently as possible. We’re sensitive to the stresses involved in seeking legal counsel or action, and we’re dedicated to putting you at ease by listening carefully to your needs and engaging in clear, open and direct communication. We’ll provide you with a thorough explanation of the process involved and the issues that will lead to resolution. We’ll work with you to consider creative options to achieve your goals and will involve you in the decision-making process. You can also expect regular updates on the status of your case or transaction. This responsiveness, coupled with prompt, results-oriented legal services, has earned us the trust and respect of hundreds of loyal clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop is also deeply committed to helping make our great community even better. Each of our lawyers devotes a considerable amount of time in volunteer service. We seek positive results for our efforts in all that we do, from the courtroom to classroom to the broader community.