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Joseph T. Copeland

Joseph T. Copeland
Associate Attorney

Opton & Galton
621 S.W. Morrison, Suite 1440
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: 503.226.0368
Fax: 503.273.8842

Professional Experience

Joe Copeland represents a diverse group of clients including small businesses and individuals. He is a bright, focused and creative problem solver in areas of practice that include business law, family law, personal injury, and civil litigation. His clients appreciate his passion about the law and personal commitment to their unique needs.

Behind Joe’s straightforward, people-oriented approach to helping clients is a solid educational background and rich experience. He graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Kansas in 1996 with a degree in History and attended Wake Forest University School of Law where he was awarded his law degree in 1999. Joe then practiced in North Carolina for five years where he was especially busy representing clients in various small businesses and the healthcare industry.


  • J.D., Wake Forest University (1999)
  • B.A., University of Kansas, Honors Program (1996)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association


Joe grew up in Kansas and has practiced law in Oregon since 2005. He and his wife Mims have a young daughter named Sadie. Mims works as a page designer at the Oregonian.

During his leisure time, Joe enjoys hiking and reading.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"We would highly recommend Joseph Copeland of Opton & Galton Law Offices because of his kindness, patience and the efficiency that he showed in helping us deal with a serious accident claim in 2006. John sustained serious injuries in January of that year after being hit by a car in a crosswalk in downtown Portland. Joe came to our home and spent time talking with us, quickly easing the trauma of the next few months by handling all claims, bills and callers that came our way. His quick attention to these matters made all the difference during John’s long period of recovery. The staff in his office was all very gracious and helpful as well. We can’t thank Joe enough for his extremely professional and calm manner."

John and Connie Petersen

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