Donald J. Churnside

Don joined Hershner Hunter in 2020 and has been practicing law in Eugene since graduating from the University of Oregon in 1979. Don values the personal relationships he has developed with clients, and has a reputation as a dogged advocate who works hard to reach the best results for his clients.

Don has served on the Debtor-Creditor, Real Estate and Business Sections of the Oregon State Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker on collection law and debtor-creditor issues. He has authored Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education articles on contract law and the execution and foreclosure of liens.

He is the former Chairman of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee, former member of the Board of Directors for the Lane County Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Oregon State Bar Future of the Legal Profession Committee.

When he’s not a lawyer, Don enjoys the great outdoors and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid golfer and fisherman and enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with his spouse, Susie Polen, and his family.

Areas of Expertise

Business Formation and Administration
Creditor’s Rights
Estate and Business Planning
Probate and Trust Administration
Real Estate Construction
Trials and Hearings, Mediation and Arbitrations

Past Memberships
Past President and Past Board Member, Eugene Public Library Foundation
Past President, Junior Achievement of Lane County
Past President, Eugene Hearing and Speech Center
Past President, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Foundation
Past Director, Oregon Club of Eugene-Springfield
Past Director, Eugene Rotary Club
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Country Club
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Swim and Tennis Club
Past President and Board Member, Country View Estates Homeowners Association

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