Our Practice

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.

Firm History

Robert Bonaparte and Arden Shenker were partners at the Tooze firm, which was established in the 1930s in Portland, Oregon. The firm included Supreme Court Chief Justice Edwin Peterson. Arden Shenker was the senior partner in the firm, when he established the Law Office of Arden Shenker. Robert Bonaparte and Nell Bonaparte founded Bonaparte & Bonaparte in 2000, and Arden Shenker joined in 2002 to create Shenker & Bonaparte.