During these last 30 years, Mike has been involved in the following organizations:
- Deschutes County Circuit CourtJudge Pro Tem
- Oregon Young Attorneys Association Past President of Board of Directors
- J.R. Campbell American Inns of CourtPast Treasurer, Vice President, President
- OSB - Economics of Law Practice SectionPast Treasurer
- OSB - Ethics ViolationsProsecuting Attorney
- OSB - Local Professional Responsibility CommitteePast Member
- Deschutes County Circuit Court Arbitration PanelMember
- Arbitration Service of PortlandMember
- Oregon Appellate Courts Mediation PanelMember
Michael B. McCord
Michael’s roots in Bend are very deep. He’s seen it all these last 35 years, including the growth from a small logging town of 12,000, through a housing boom in the 70’s, and the virtual stop in the housing market with high interest rates in the early 80’s.
Born and raised in the California wine country, Mike moved to Bend prior to high school. He attended Central Oregon Community College and the University of Oregon on an academic scholarship through Bend’s Brooks Foundation, and obtained a B.S. in Economics. After graduating with his Juris Doctorate from the University in Oregon in 1978, he worked for two years as an associate with the law firm of Jaqua and Wheatley in Eugene, handling insurance defense cases. He decided to “go solo” and in 1981 he returned to Bend to open his own office on the corner of Greeley and Division Streets (now a shoe repair shop).
During the 12 years he was at that location, Michael focused his practice on insurance defense, general and civil litigation, business, contract, debt collection, landlord/tenant, personal injury, real estate, estate planning, arbitration, and mediation.
For several years, Mike maintained a part-time office in Sisters. From 1992-1997, Mike moved his practice to Redmond, where he was a partner in the law firm of Bryant, Emerson, Fitch, and McCord.
He returned to Bend in 1997, and has been at the corner of Greeley Ave. and Hill Street since 2000, and typically handles estate planning, probate, real estate, landlord/tenant, general litigation, debt collection, arbitration, and mediation.
Mike’s son, Dustin McCord, is a graduate of the University of Oregon. His daughter, Jennifer Dawn McCord, is a graduate of Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, and works in the Seattle Art World. When Mike is not in the office, you will find him snowboarding on Mt. Bachelor, rafting the Deschutes, or walking in the woods with his Springer Spaniel, Gracie.
Brian has been involved with the following organizations:
- Deschutes County Circuit Court: Judge Pro Tem
- JR Campbell American Inns of Court: Member and Past Treasurer, Vice President, President
- Deschutes County Bar Association
Brian T. Hemphill
Brian attended the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon on an academic scholarship and received a dual B.A. in both History and German Language in 1998. Brian attended the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2001. Brian passed the Oregon State Bar in fall 2001.
After passing the Bar, Brian worked in Portland for a year, and then studied and worked in Germany for a year under a fellowship through the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD). After returning from Germany, Brian began practicing in Bend.
In 2005, Brian started his own law firm and practiced independently for more than 10 years. Brian and Mike formed the firm of McCord & Hemphill LLC in 2016.
Brian specializes in several areas of civil practice, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, family law, qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), adoption and assisted reproduction, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation.
In his free time, Brian enjoys swimming, mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two children.