Talon is a competitive and tenacious advocate for our English and Spanish-speaking clients and has earned his position here through his hard-earned experience in the legal field since 2008.
Talon is Southern Oregon born and bred. He graduated from South Medford High School in 2004 where he ran track and played football and tried his hand at riding bucking horses in rodeos. During high school, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout by planning and completing his service project at the Eastwood Cemetery in East Medford. After high school, he served a two-year Spanish-speaking service mission on the Texas/Mexico border. On his return, he attended and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice where he graduated magna cum laude. While attending school, he worked as a ranchhand, in construction, as a firewood cutter, a seasonal Fed-Ex driver, and a bilingual bank teller. Even while he worked his way through college, he was chapter president of the Alpha Phi Sigma Southern Oregon Chapter and received a partial scholarship for his hard work and attention to detail.
After graduating from college, he was trained and worked at this office as a bilingual paralegal for three years before attending the University Of Oregon School Of Law. While there, he was on the moot court board and was president of the J. Reuben Clarke Law Society U of O Chapter. During his last year in law school, he interned at the Lake County District Attorney’s office where he served as lead counsel in four felony trials under the guidance of the District Attorney. While there, he won a three-minute verdict for the state after a two-day 12-member jury trial against the famous attorney from the Ruby Ridge trial, Ronald Howen. Talon later completed an externship with the Lane County Circuit Courthouse where he worked for the Honorable Curtis Conover. After passing the bar on his first attempt, Talon is licensed to practice law in Oregon and is in the process of licensing in both Alaska and Washington.
Since rejoining the firm, Talon has had millions of dollars in settlements. He has handled complex wrongful death and personal injury cases of all kinds. He has been on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing law in Oregon regarding insurance subrogation and reimbursement rights as it pertains to ERISA plans. He has handled multiple injury claims for minors, which usually require conservatorships.
Public service is how we make this world a better place. Talon ran a successful campaign and was elected by the public to serve as a member of the City Council for Jacksonville, Oregon. He believes an early appreciation for hard work is essential for the youth in our community so he helps sponsor and volunteers with youth wrestling clubs in Southern Oregon. He volunteers for manual labor service projects to always remember where he came from. He is an exemplar of how an attorney should engage in legal pro-bono work to serve the members of our communities across the state of Oregon – he believes justice is not just for the rich. He also belongs to several fraternities where service to our fellow man is of the utmost importance.