Gerry Gaydos

Gerry joined Hershner Hunter in 2020 and has been in private practice in Eugene since 1979. In that time, he has cultivated a reputation for excellent client service and unparalleled civic contributions.

Gerry began his career as an assistant staff judge advocate in the United States Air Force before moving his family to Eugene and serving as an assistant district attorney. He is honored by the trust his clients place in him and he strives to develop long term relationships with them. The hallmark of Gerry’s career has been his civic involvement and his love for our community and the legal profession.

Gerry was raised in Ohio and has been married to his wife, Jill, for more than 48 years. He has two grown sons, Josh, who is married to Stephanie, and Geoff, who is married to Casey. Gerry has five grandchildren, one grandson, Coop, and four granddaughters, Stella, Ruby, Makenzie, and Kayla. When he’s not a lawyer, Gerry enjoys gardening, reading, fishing (or thinking about it,) hiking and spending time with his family.

Oregon State Bar President’s Special Award of Appreciation, 2013
First Citizen of Eugene, 2011
Oregon State Bar Award of Merit, 2010
Lane County Bar Distinguished Service Award, 2010
Lane Council of Governments Civic Achievement Award, 2006

Convenor of the United Way of Lane County Advisory Committee
Member, United Way of Lane County Governance Committee
Board Member, Downtown Eugene, Inc.
Board Member, ShelterCare
Board Member, Campaign for Equal Justice
Member, Lane Transit District Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Eugene Estate Planning Council

Past Activities/Memberships:
Board Member, KLCC Public Radio Foundation
Past President, Lane Transit District
President and Board Member, United Way of Lane County
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Family YMCA
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Southtowne Rotary
Past President and Board Member, Birth to Three
Past President and Board Member, Eugene Active 20-30 Club
Past Member, City of Eugene Planning Commission
Past Member, City of Eugene Budget Committee
Past Member, Eugene Library Foundation
Past Board Member, Sacred Heart Foundation
Past Board Member, First Congregational Church
Past Board Member, Metropolitan Affordable Housing, Inc. (now Cornerstone Community Housing
Past President, Oregon State Bar Association
Co-founder and Past President, City Club of Eugene
Past Member, Board of Bar Governors
Past Chair, OSB Policy and Governance Committee
Past Chair, OSB Public Affairs Committee
Past Chair, OSB Court Fees Task Force
Past Chair, OSB Mandatory Mentoring Program
Past Member, OSB Continuing Legal Education Committee
Past Member, OSB Affirmative Action Committee
Past Member, OSB Business Law Section Executive Committee
Past Member, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Executive Committee

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