Education

  • University of Washington
  • School of Law, L.L.M.
  • University of Oregon
  • School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, B.S.

A focused and driven attorney, Walker Clark believes in working directly with his clients to best meet their needs. Walker assists his clients in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxation, and business planning. He has been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Walker has been admitted to the Oregon and the Washington State Bar.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Political Science, Walker spent two years working for a local law firm. There he assisted with pleadings, hearings, and trial prep on a day to day basis.  He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Between his second and third year of law school, Mr. Clark clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta. Mr. Clark received a pro-bono certificate for his work for Judge Acosta. During his third year he not only received certificates of mastery in taxation and estate planning, but also participated in a non-profit clinic. There he reviewed bylaws and worked directly with the board of a nonprofit to assess the board’s governance.  After completing his law degree, Walker obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law.

Outside of work, Walker enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid supporter of the Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Ducks.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Estate Planners Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Multnomah County Bar Association

Select Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Presenter, “Estate Tax and Related Estate Planning Issues in Oregon” OSCPA, January & May 2019
  • Contributing author, Administering Trusts in Oregon, 2018 Edition
  • Panelist, Estate Planning Council, Portland, Fall 2017
  • Presenter, “Basic Probate Administration in Oregon“, Basic Estate Planning and Administration 2016 Seminar, November 2016
  • Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act“, Oregon State Bar Public Affairs Department
  • Speaker, “War & PEAC: Negotiating with the Tech Industry over Fiduciary Access to Digital Property,” Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable Annual Conference, Portland, Fall 2016
  • Digital Asset Law and Estate Planning“, Oregon State Bar Elder Law Newsletter, April 2016
    • Coauthored with Eric Wieland
  • Presenter, “ABCs of Decedents’ Estate Administration- Creditors’ Claims“, Portland, April 2016

Select Honors & Achievements

  • Oregon Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018 – 2020

Community & Charity Involvement

  • Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisors Group
    • Co-chair (2018 – Present)
  • Initial member of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) Giving Counsel
  • Housecall Providers, Inc., an Oregon nonprofit that provides in-home medical and hospice care.
    • Board Member, 2016 – 2017