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G. Aron Perez-Selsky, Attorney

Aron Perez-Selsky’s advocacy has earned him a reputation for zeal and professionalism in courtrooms across Oregon’s upper Willamette Valley. While serving as McMinnville City Prosecutor, Aron prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from simple trespasses to serious traffic crimes. As a defense attorney, Aron brings that same expertise to bear on behalf of the accused, enabling him to secure acquittals in everything from traffic tickets to major felonies.

Aron has earned special renown for his practice of juvenile delinquency and dependency law.  As a delinquency attorney, Aron has obtained dismissal of charges for many Youths falsely accused of serious offenses.  In other cases, Aron has helped Youths avoid disastrous consequences to their permanent record through aggressive negotiation and motion practice.  Aron’s trial advocacy in several cases resulted in appellate opinions reinforcing the rights of the accused, including, most recently, State v. K. R. S., 298 Or App 318, 449 P3d 511 (2019) (reversing judgment finding Youth within the jurisdiction of the court for two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first degree, and holding that Oregon’s merger statute applies to juvenile adjudications), State v. Benito Martinez-Garcia, 283 Or App 473, 389 P3d 405 (2017) (reversing judgments finding defendant in Contempt for invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination), and State v. B.B.S., 276 Or App 602, 368 P3d 78 (2016) (reversing judgment finding youth within the jurisdiction of the court for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle).

Aron is among the few attorneys possessing a mastery of Oregon’s complex juvenile dependency code. His outcome-focused dependency work in Oregon’s trial and appellate courts has helped achieve parent-child reunification for countless families, including those under the ambit of Oregon’s Refugee Child Welfare Act, and the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act. His contributions to Oregon juvenile law were recognized by the Oregon Office of Public Defense when it granted him a position on its Juvenile Appellate Panel.  As a member of the appellate panel Aron has represented hundreds of parents and children before the Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. Aron’s advocacy before the state’s high courts has yielded major victories and opinions on appeals from jurisdictional judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. C. A., 293 Or App 606, 424 P3d 830 (2018)), review judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. T. D. G., 301 Or App 465, __ P3d__ (2019); Dept. of Human Services v. K. H., 294 Or App 118, 425 P3d 506 (2018)), permanency judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. J. M. T. M., 290 Or App 635, 415 P3d 1154 (2018)), and judgments terminating parental rights (Dept. of Human Services v. T. L. M. H., 294 Or App 749, 432 P3d 1186 (2018)). 

Aron’s work with parents and children in juvenile court brought him within the orbit of Oregon’s adoption community.  Through his adoption practice, Aron has helped petitioners from every corner of the state attain legal recognition of their families through domestic, interstate, and international adoption proceedings.

Aron is an Oregon native raised in beautiful Yamhill County. After graduating from McMinnville High School, he attended Linfield College. As a student, Aron volunteered with local civic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in Political Science, Aron clerked at his father’s law firm, and interned in the offices of Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald W. Stone and County Commissioner Mary Stern. His work with some of Yamhill County’s most esteemed legal professionals inspired him to follow his father into the legal profession.

Following his graduation from Linfield, Aron enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law. As a law student he was honored to serve as a staff editor for the Oregon Law Review, the school’s flagship academic journal. Aron continued to volunteer, first with the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project in Portland, and later at Lane County Legal Aid in Eugene.

In his second year of law school, Aron returned to Yamhill County to clerk for Circuit Court Judge John L. Collins. Through his work with Judge Collins, Aron was privileged to observe numerous trials, and prepare legal memoranda on a variety of issues before the court.  The court continued to solicit Aron’s memoranda after his return to Oregon law in his final year.

Aron opened the Perez-Selsky Law Office after passing the Oregon Bar Examination. He and his family live in McMinnville where they enjoy cooking, reading, and outdoor recreation.

Aron Perez-Selsky’s advocacy has earned him a reputation for zeal and professionalism in courtrooms across Oregon’s upper Willamette Valley. While serving as McMinnville City Prosecutor, Aron prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from simple trespasses to serious traffic crimes. As a defense attorney, Aron brings that same expertise to bear on behalf of the accused, enabling him to secure acquittals in everything from traffic tickets to major felonies.

Aron has earned special renown for his practice of juvenile delinquency and dependency law.  As a delinquency attorney, Aron has obtained dismissal of charges for many Youths falsely accused of serious offenses.  In other cases, Aron has helped Youths avoid disastrous consequences to their permanent record through aggressive negotiation and motion practice.  Aron’s trial advocacy in several cases resulted in appellate opinions reinforcing the rights of the accused, including, most recently, State v. K. R. S., 298 Or App 318, 449 P3d 511 (2019) (reversing judgment finding Youth within the jurisdiction of the court for two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first degree, and holding that Oregon’s merger statute applies to juvenile adjudications), State v. Benito Martinez-Garcia, 283 Or App 473, 389 P3d 405 (2017) (reversing judgments finding defendant in Contempt for invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination), and State v. B.B.S., 276 Or App 602, 368 P3d 78 (2016) (reversing judgment finding youth within the jurisdiction of the court for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle).

Aron is among the few attorneys possessing a mastery of Oregon’s complex juvenile dependency code. His outcome-focused dependency work in Oregon’s trial and appellate courts has helped achieve parent-child reunification for countless families, including those under the ambit of Oregon’s Refugee Child Welfare Act, and the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act. His contributions to Oregon juvenile law were recognized by the Oregon Office of Public Defense when it granted him a position on its Juvenile Appellate Panel.  As a member of the appellate panel Aron has represented hundreds of parents and children before the Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. Aron’s advocacy before the state’s high courts has yielded major victories and opinions on appeals from jurisdictional judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. C. A., 293 Or App 606, 424 P3d 830 (2018)), review judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. T. D. G., 301 Or App 465, __ P3d__ (2019); Dept. of Human Services v. K. H., 294 Or App 118, 425 P3d 506 (2018)), permanency judgments (Dept. of Human Services v. J. M. T. M., 290 Or App 635, 415 P3d 1154 (2018)), and judgments terminating parental rights (Dept. of Human Services v. T. L. M. H., 294 Or App 749, 432 P3d 1186 (2018)). 

Aron’s work with parents and children in juvenile court brought him within the orbit of Oregon’s adoption community.  Through his adoption practice, Aron has helped petitioners from every corner of the state attain legal recognition of their families through domestic, interstate, and international adoption proceedings.

Aron is an Oregon native raised in beautiful Yamhill County. After graduating from McMinnville High School, he attended Linfield College. As a student, Aron volunteered with local civic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in Political Science, Aron clerked at his father’s law firm, and interned in the offices of Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald W. Stone and County Commissioner Mary Stern. His work with some of Yamhill County’s most esteemed legal professionals inspired him to follow his father into the legal profession.

Following his graduation from Linfield, Aron enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law. As a law student he was honored to serve as a staff editor for the Oregon Law Review, the school’s flagship academic journal. Aron continued to volunteer, first with the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project in Portland, and later at Lane County Legal Aid in Eugene.

In his second year of law school, Aron returned to Yamhill County to clerk for Circuit Court Judge John L. Collins. Through his work with Judge Collins, Aron was privileged to observe numerous trials, and prepare legal memoranda on a variety of issues before the court.  The court continued to solicit Aron’s memoranda after his return to Oregon law in his final year.

Aron opened the Perez-Selsky Law Office after passing the Oregon Bar Examination. He and his family live in McMinnville where they enjoy cooking, reading, and outdoor recreation.

Peter Druckenmiller, Attorney

After joining the Oregon Bar Peter Druckenmiller promptly earned the respect of judges and opposing counsel in courtrooms statewide.  A skeptic by training and disposition, Peter’s advocacy is backed up by a meticulous attention to the facts and law of every case he accepts.  His percipient ethos has helped him deliver exceptional results to clients across a broad array of legal disciplines.

Within months of beginning his career Peter earned distinction for his criminal defense work.  Through his criminal practice Peter has skillfully aided defendants of all backgrounds navigate charges ranging from minor theft to Attempted Murder.  Now a seasoned trial attorney, Peter has secured multiple unanimous verdicts acquitting clients accused of serious crimes, including domestic assault (State v. H. V. L., Yamhill County case no. 18CR49094) and felony child abuse (State v. R. A. M., Yamhill County case no. 19CR17474).  In March 2020 Peter secured a unanimous verdict of acquittal on a three count “Jessica’s Law” indictment threatening his client with mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison (State v. J. T., Yamhill County case no. 19CR58783).

Peter’s mastery of detail has served him especially well in his administrative law practice. Before the end of his second year in practice Peter established a statewide reputation for quality work in this burgeoning field with his win in Cervantes v. Dept. of Human Services, 295 Or App 691, 435 P3d 831 (2019), strengthening the right of Oregon caregivers to due process in judicial reviews of final agency orders.  Peter’s advocacy for Oregon workers was recognized by Oregon’s Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU) Local, whose members he is privileged to serve as chief consulting attorney.

Peter has called Oregon home for his entire life. After earning his Bachelor’s in Political Science from University of Oregon, Peter matriculated at Willamette University on an academic scholarship.  Seeking practical legal skills he spent his first summer interning at the Benton County District Attorney’s office. In his final years at Willamette Peter was selected for a prestigious clerkship at the Oregon Department of Justice, Child Advocacy Section.  Under the tutelage of senior Justice Department legal talent Peter represented the State of Oregon in juvenile cases on everything from review hearings to termination of parental rights trials.

Forgoing a career with the Department of Justice Peter re-entered the private sector after graduating from law school, opening his firm in McMinnville. Peter and his puppy live in McMinnville where they enjoy fine scotch, cinema, and athletics.

After joining the Oregon Bar Peter Druckenmiller promptly earned the respect of judges and opposing counsel in courtrooms statewide.  A skeptic by training and disposition, Peter’s advocacy is backed up by a meticulous attention to the facts and law of every case he accepts.  His percipient ethos has helped him deliver exceptional results to clients across a broad array of legal disciplines.

Within months of beginning his career Peter earned distinction for his criminal defense work.  Through his criminal practice Peter has skillfully aided defendants of all backgrounds navigate charges ranging from minor theft to Attempted Murder.  Now a seasoned trial attorney, Peter has secured multiple unanimous verdicts acquitting clients accused of serious crimes, including domestic assault (State v. H. V. L., Yamhill County case no. 18CR49094) and felony child abuse (State v. R. A. M., Yamhill County case no. 19CR17474).  In March 2020 Peter secured a unanimous verdict of acquittal on a three count “Jessica’s Law” indictment threatening his client with mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison (State v. J. T., Yamhill County case no. 19CR58783).

Peter’s mastery of detail has served him especially well in his administrative law practice. Before the end of his second year in practice Peter established a statewide reputation for quality work in this burgeoning field with his win in Cervantes v. Dept. of Human Services, 295 Or App 691, 435 P3d 831 (2019), strengthening the right of Oregon caregivers to due process in judicial reviews of final agency orders.  Peter’s advocacy for Oregon workers was recognized by Oregon’s Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU) Local, whose members he is privileged to serve as chief consulting attorney.

Peter has called Oregon home for his entire life. After earning his Bachelor’s in Political Science from University of Oregon, Peter matriculated at Willamette University on an academic scholarship.  Seeking practical legal skills he spent his first summer interning at the Benton County District Attorney’s office. In his final years at Willamette Peter was selected for a prestigious clerkship at the Oregon Department of Justice, Child Advocacy Section.  Under the tutelage of senior Justice Department legal talent Peter represented the State of Oregon in juvenile cases on everything from review hearings to termination of parental rights trials.

Forgoing a career with the Department of Justice Peter re-entered the private sector after graduating from law school, opening his firm in McMinnville. Peter and his puppy live in McMinnville where they enjoy fine scotch, cinema, and athletics.

MICHAEL WALLACE, ATTORNEY

As a second-generation attorney Michael Wallace benefited from the opportunity to absorb the lessons of effective legal advocacy from a tender age. This exposure, and Michael’s natural talents as a writer and speaker, have fueled a rapid ascent of his professional reputation in Willamette Valley courts.

Michael was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. While attending Hermiston High School he played football, basketball, and tennis. But Michael’s greatest passion was reserved for the Future Farmers of America (FFA), for which he served as his chapter’s vice-president. A natural orator, Michael served as Chairman of Hermiston High School’s Parliamentary Procedure team, carrying his team to three top-three statewide finishes. Michael’s talents as a communicator helped him win multiple local, regional, and state public speaking competitions before his admission to Oregon State University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Policy from Oregon State, Michael was accepted at Willamette University College of Law.

As a law student, Michael served as President of the Moot Court Executive Board, administering trial and appellate advocacy programs for his peers. Michael won the Willamette qualifier for the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and represented his school at the San Francisco Regional competition. He was later conferred the Edward J. Harri Award in recognition of his exceptional dedication and service to the Moot Court Board.

Michael’s ability was further recognized by his induction into the Order of Barristers, a national honor society whose membership is limited to graduating law students demonstrating exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing. As a law clerk for the Department of Justice’s Child Advocacy section, Michael developed invaluable practical skills representing the Department of Human Services in contested hearings implicating the rights of families in every corner of the state.

Following his graduation and admission to the Oregon Bar, Michael joined Perez-Selsky Druckenmiller Law, where he has deployed his talents on behalf of clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters. In his first year Michael secured multiple jury acquittals for defendants charged with violent crimes (State v. N. C. G. L. D., Yamhill County case no. 20CR48837; State v. J. R. P., case no. 20CR65968; State v J. A., Yamhill County case no. 21CR18628) and DUII (State v H. R., Yamhill County case no. 21CR05781). In addition he, successfully defended accused persons in contested DUII diversion revocation proceedings (State v. R. A. N., Yamhill County case no. 20CR16256; State v. C. D., Yamhill County case no. 20CR17622); secured exceptional outcomes over state objection in dozens of misdemeanor and felony sentencing proceedings; co-authored over a dozen briefs submitted to the Oregon Court of Appeals; and helped multiple families ensure the safety and well-being of loved ones through guardianship proceedings.

Michael remains a dedicated advocate for both agriculture and youth leadership, serving as a coach and judge for various FFA events. Michael lives in West Salem with his wife, where they enjoy traveling, collecting bourbon, and spending time with family.

As a second-generation attorney Michael Wallace benefited from the opportunity to absorb the lessons of effective legal advocacy from a tender age. This exposure, and Michael’s natural talents as a writer and speaker, have fueled a rapid ascent of his professional reputation in Willamette Valley courts.

Michael was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. While attending Hermiston High School he played football, basketball, and tennis. But Michael’s greatest passion was reserved for the Future Farmers of America (FFA), for which he served as his chapter’s vice-president. A natural orator, Michael served as Chairman of Hermiston High School’s Parliamentary Procedure team, carrying his team to three top-three statewide finishes.  Michael’s talents as a communicator helped him win multiple local, regional, and state public speaking competitions before his admission to Oregon State University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Policy from Oregon State, Michael was accepted at Willamette University College of Law.   

As a law student, Michael served as President of the Moot Court Executive Board, administering trial and appellate advocacy programs for his peers. Michael won the Willamette qualifier for the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and represented his school at the San Francisco Regional competition.  He was later conferred the Edward J. Harri Award in recognition of his exceptional dedication and service to the Moot Court Board.

Michael’s ability was further recognized by his induction into the Order of Barristers, a national honor society whose membership is limited to graduating law students demonstrating exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.  As a law clerk for the Department of Justice’s Child Advocacy section, Michael developed invaluable practical skills representing the Department of Human Services in contested hearings implicating the rights of families in every corner of the state.

Following his graduation and admission to the Oregon Bar, Michael joined Perez-Selsky Druckenmiller Law, where he has deployed his talents on behalf of clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters.  In his first year Michael secured multiple jury acquittals for defendants charged with violent crimes (State v. N. C. G. L. D., Yamhill County case no. 20CR48837; State v. J. R. P., case no. 20CR65968); successfully defended accused persons in contested DUII diversion revocation proceedings (State v. R. A. N., Yamhill County case no. 20CR16256); secured exceptional outcomes over state objection in dozens of misdemeanor and felony sentencing proceedings; co-authored over a dozen briefs submitted to the Oregon Court of Appeals; and helped multiple families ensure the safety and well-being of loved ones through guardianship proceedings.

Michael remains a dedicated advocate for both agriculture and youth leadership, serving as a coach and judge for various FFA events. Michael lives in West Salem with his fiancée, where they enjoy traveling, collecting bourbon, and spending time with family.

MATTHEW LAWRENCE, ATTORNEY

A seasoned litigator, Matt has earned a reputation as an honest, diligent, and sensible workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney. Matt approaches each case with the goal of getting his clients the medical treatment required so they can fully return to their job and normal lifestyle. When this is not possible, Matt strives to ensure his clients are able to maximize every benefit afforded by law and return his client to as comfortable a lifestyle as possible. Matt aspires to connect professionally and personally with each of his clients to best understand their needs and to ensure the best individual outcomes.

Matt was born and spent his formative years on the North Shore of Massachusetts and in west-central New Jersey. However, Matt has resided in the Willamette Valley for the past 22 years. He graduated from West Linn High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a Policy Analyst and later Legislative Director. He also ran his own consulting firm and sat on the board of directors of a national non-profit. After leaving the Legislative Assembly, Matt attended Willamette University College of Law where he graduated with honors.

While attending law school, Matt clerked for the Marion County Circuit Court, Marion County Veteran’s Court, and for the Oregon Department of Justice, Child Advocacy Section. While with the Oregon Department of Justice, Matt was afforded the opportunity to represent the State of Oregon in termination of parental rights trials.

After graduation, Matt took his first job in workers’ compensation and personal injury representing Oregon workers. Matt excelled in this role, prevailing in countless cases at both the hearing level, Board review level, and in personal injury jury trials. Matt eventually transitioned his practice into representing insurers, employers, cities, and counties in workers’ compensation and employment matters. During this time Matt was able to gain valuable experience and insight into the inner workings of the workers’ compensation system. This included gaining extensive experience learning the thought process of insurers/employers in claim assessment and valuation. Matt is thrilled to bring these experiences back to representing Oregon workers.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. He is an over-enthusiastic fan of football, documentaries, and considers himself an “average at best” golfer.

Matthew J. Lawrence - attorney

Matthew J. Lawrence, Attorney A seasoned litigator, Matt has earned a reputation an honest, diligent, and sensible workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney. Matt approaches each case with a similar goal of getting his clients the medical treatment required so they can fully return to their job and normal lifestyle. When not possible, Matt strives to ensure his clients are able to maximize every benefit afforded by law and return to as comfortable lifestyle as possible. Matt’s goal is to connect professionally and personally with each of his clients to best understand their needs and to ensure the best individual outcomes.

Matt was born and spent his formative years on the North Shore of Massachusetts and in west-central New Jersey. However, Matt has resided in the Willamette Valley for the past 22 years. He graduated from West Linn High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a Policy Analyst and later Legislative Director. He also ran his own consulting firm and sat on the board of directors of a national non-profit. After leaving the Legislative Assembly, Matt attended Willamette University College of Law where he graduated with honors.

While attending law school, Matt clerked for the Marion County Circuit Court, Marion County Veteran’s Court, and for the Oregon Department of Justice, Child Advocacy Section. While with the Oregon Department of Justice, Matt was afforded the opportunity to represent the State of Oregon in termination of parental rights trials.

After graduation, Matt took his first job in workers’ compensation and personal injury representing Oregon workers. Matt excelled in this roll, prevailing at both the hearing level, Board review level, and in personal injury jury trials. Matt eventually transitioned his practice into representing insurers, employers, cities, and counties in workers’ compensation and employment matters. During this time Matt was able to gain valuable experience and insight into the inner workings of workers’ compensation system. 1bis included gaining extensive experience learning the thought process of insurers/employers in claim assessment and valuation. Matt is thrilled to bring these experiences back to representing Oregon workers.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. He is an over-enthusiastic fan of football, documentaries, and considers himself an “average at best” golfer.

JENN HARRIS, LEGAL ASSISTANT

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