Alec J. Laidlaw

Alec LaidlawLitigation Attorney * Family Attorney * Business Advisor * Arbitrator
Partner – Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC




“The best way to fight off your back is not to get thrown on your back in the first place.”
– Alec J. Laidlaw

“An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure.”
– Genghis Khan

Litigation requires vigilance, diligence, and thorough preparation.  Most important, it requires a cool head and laser focus on the client’s best interests.  For Alec, fighting a court battle is a lot like a game of chess: “It’s about carefully planning every move, advancing your line forward, and cornering the opponent until there’s no place left for him to move. A lot of times that game is already over before your opponent even realizes it has started.”

Bar Admissions:
  • State of Oregon (2005)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in History (1999)


Achievements and Community Recognition:
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star – 2014 & 2015
  • Served as General Counsel and Project Manager for a large residential real estate developer
  • Published article: Contractor’s State License Board, 18 Cal. Reg. L. Rep. __ (publication date forthcoming)


Community Involvement:
  • Trauma Intervention Program, Board of Directors (2016 – Present)
  • Court-Appointed Arbitrator for Clackamas County (Since 2014)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, CLE Committee Member (2014 – Present) (Member since 2005)
  • Three Rivers Charter School, Board of Directors (2015 – Present)
  • Soccer Coach, Willamette United Soccer Club (2009 – 2015)
  • Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Inc., Board of Directors (2008 – 2010)


Personal Interest:
  • Father of 4 rambunctious and hilarious kids
  • Squash (the racket sport, not the vegetable)
  • Hunting, fishing, and exploring the Oregon outdoors
  • Taking family road trips, with In-n-Out stops wherever possible to break up the drive