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Dennis L. Bartoldus

Dennis was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon.  After graduating from Astoria High School in 1970 he attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1974 and his law degree (J.D.) in 1977. 

While a student at Willamette, Dennis interned in the 1973 legislative session, working for a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.  In law school he was a member of the Order of Barristers, Moot Court Board and participated in mock trial competitions.

In September, 1977 he began practicing law in Newport and has practiced in Newport ever since.

Dennis� practice focuses primarily on real estate and land use.  Not only does he do transactional work, he also litigates cases, primarily in the area of real estate. He has litigated numerous cases involving boundary and easement disputes, trespass, breach of contract, and property damage.  He also tries cases involving real property and property tax issues before administrative law judges of a number of State Agencies including the Department of Revenue and the Department of State Lands. 

Dennis has a very active land use practice.  He has handled hundreds of land use cases, appearing before numerous planning commissions, city councils, county commissions and the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.  Given the complexity of Oregon�s land use laws, even getting a permit for a single dwelling can be a challenge and Dennis has obtained numerous administrative approvals at the staff level. 

In addition to his real estate and land use practice Dennis also represents special districts (fire, water, port, sanitary and road districts) providing counsel regarding personnel issues, contract review and  serving as budget officer for a number of these districts for almost 30 years.

Dennis has spoken at numerous survey workshops.  He has spoken annually at the Oregon Land Survey Workshop at Oregon State University for almost 30 years. 

Dennis and his wife Jane, who also serves as the office manager for the firm, were married in 1986 and have 2 sons.