Gerry Gaydos is proud to announce he has joined one of the Oregon’s premier business and estate planning law firms, Hershner Hunter, LLP, in an “Of Counsel” role, as of September 1, 2020! You can reach him here:

Hershner Hunter, LLP
180 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Direct phone: 541-302-5281
Gerry Email:

Professional Background

Gerry Gaydos has been practicing law in Eugene since 1977 and in that time, has cultivated a reputation for excellent client service and unparalleled civic contributions. He began his career as an assistant staff judge advocate in the United States Air Force before moving his family to Eugene and serving as an assistant district attorney. He is honored by the trust his clients place in him and he strives to develop long term relationships with them. The hallmark of Gerry’s career has been his civic involvement and his love for our community and the legal profession.

  • Past President, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Bar Governors
  • Chair, OSB Policy and Governance Committee
  • Chair, OSB Public Affairs Committee
  • Chair, OSB Court Fees Task Force
  • Chair, OSB Mandatory Mentoring Program
  • Member, OSB Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Member, OSB Affirmative Action Committee
  • Member, OSB Business Law Section Executive Committee
  • Member, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Executive Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate, Construction and Land Use
  • Mediation and Arbitration


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, The Ohio State University


  • Oregon State Bar President’s Special Award of Appreciation, 2013
  • First Citizen of Eugene, 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Award of Merit, 2010
  • Lane County Bar Distinguished Service Award, 2010
  • Lane Council of Governments Civic Achievement Award, 2006

Community Involvement

  • President and Board Member, United Way of Lane County
  • Board Member, KLCC Community Support
  • Past President and Board Member, Downtown Eugene, Inc.
  • Past President and Board Member, Oregon Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice
  • Co-founder and Past President, City Club of Eugene
  • Past President and Board Member, Lane Transit District
  • Past President and Board Member, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President and Board Member, Eugene Family YMCA
  • Past President and Board Member, Eugene Southtowne Rotary
  • Past President and Board Member, Birth to Three
  • Past President and Board Member, Eugene Active 20-30 Club
  • Past Member, City of Eugene Planning Commission
  • Past Member, City of Eugene Budget Committee
  • Past Member, Eugene Library Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Sacred Heart Foundation
  • Past Board Member, First Congregational Church
  • Past Board Member, Metropolitan Affordable Housing, Inc.

More About Gerry

Gerry was raised in Ohio and has been married to his wife, Jill, for more than 39 years. He has two grown sons, Josh and Geoff. When he’s not a lawyer, Gerry enjoys gardening, reading, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family and granddaughters.