Attorneys & Staff

We are a boutique law firm focusing on three areas: insurance claim disputes; estate and wealth planning; and general civil litigation. Highly experienced and superbly educated lawyers give compassionate and careful attention to your legal problems. Our goal is to achieve the resolution of your legal problems to your satisfaction. Our lawyers graduated from the top schools in the nation, including Yale, Stanford and the University of Virginia. We have conducted hundreds of trials and arbitrations involving tens of millions of dollars.

Each of the firm’s lawyers has developed expertise in different areas of the law. Robert Bonaparte was a pioneer in helping Oregon homeowners not only obtain insurance coverage, but also attorney fees, from recalcitrant insurers, following disasters such as fires or floods. He has since expanded his practice to provide insurance consulting advice to businesses facing litigation.

Nell Bonaparte has years of experience in intellectual property and civil litigation. Following special training at Willamette Law School in wills and trusts, she shifted her focus to helping clients with their estate planning goals.

Arden Shenker is among the most experienced trial lawyers in the state of Oregon with over 400 trials and arbitrations. He was a pioneer in developing environmental law in Oregon and now handles a wide range of complex litigation.