• Northwestern School of Law
  • (J.D., 1988, magna cum laude)
  • The College of Idaho
  • (B.A., 1985, magna cum laude; Lawrence Henry Gibson Scholar in Political Science & History)

Michael D. Walker is a business, tax and estate planning attorney who has worked with individuals and small to medium-sized businesses for nearly 30 years. A careful listener, Michael skillfully guides his clients to meet the wide variety of legal challenges they face in our current complex world.

Michael graduated with high honors from both Northwestern School of Law and The College of Idaho. He is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington, and is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

Authoring articles, conducting seminars, and speaking for organizations and businesses, Michael covers such topics as estate planning, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, general partnerships, and 1031 exchanges.

An active member of the Portland community, Michael serves on the Estate Planning Council of Portland, and is past president of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon where he remains active in committees and membership.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association Member
  • United States Tax Court
  • Estate Planning Council of Portland
  • Portland Estate Planning Council Annual Seminar Committee, 2012 – Present
  • Fourth District Court, Boise, Idaho (Judicial Intern)
  • United States Senate, Washington, D.C. (Intern, Committee on Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Portland Business Alliance

Select Community Involvement

  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, member
    • Previous President & Treasurer
  • St. Matthew Foundation
    • Previous President & Secretary, Capital Campaign Member

Speaking Engagement and Select Publications

Honors & Awards

  • AV “Preeminent” Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 1996-2016
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students 1987 – 1988