David N. Hobson, Jr. has practiced family law since 1985. He appears in the Oregon Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court as well as in Administrative Law Proceedings. Mr. Hobson, Jr. is certified by the Oregon Supreme Court as a Reference Judge for Family Law Cases in Washington County and he is certified by the Oregon Court of Appeals as an Appellate Settlement Conference Mediator. David has been a member of the Washington County Arbitration Panel for more than 15 years.
David was raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Jesuit High School in Beaverton in 1977. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Yale College in 1981. David returned to Oregon for law school and received his law degree from the University Of Oregon Law School in 1985.
Widely respected by his peers, Mr. Hobson, Jr. is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. He has presented at conferences sponsored by the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section, Washington County Bar Association, Multnomah County Bar Association, Oregon Law Institute and the National Business Institute. Some of his past topics have included:
Mr. Hobson's professional affiliations include:
David N. Hobson, Jr. is a strong advocate for his clients. He is not afraid to challenge the status quo of the law or the decisions of the Courts when he believes they are not correct. Over his career, he has helped to change and develop the law of the State Oregon through the Oregon Court of Appeals. Hobson And Associates, LLC and the predecessor firm have achieved numerous published decisions from the Court of Appeals changing and clarifying the law in Family Law. Some of the areas where their work has made a difference include:
David N. Hobson, Jr. strongly believes in serving our community and developing positive communication interaction between the Court system and the people who need access to the Courts. He recently served as the Vice President of NAMI of Washington County and is a Board Member of the Oregon Defense Attorneys Coalition (ODAC).
NAMI, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (http://www.nami.org) is a grass roots organization providing advocacy and services to people challenged by mental illness. David was on the board of NAMI of Washington County from 2008 to 2013.
ODAC is a coalition of attorneys providing court-appointed criminal defense legal services. David is the only board member who does not practice criminal law. David believes that mental health issues and criminal law issues often touch family law issues and that working with these organizations helps to develop a holistic approach to the practice of family law.