Meet local attorney Michael Wise
When local trial attorney Michael Wise moved his practice, Michael Wise & Associates, from Portland to downtown Lake Oswego two years ago, his only regret was that he hadn't done it sooner.
Wise has lived in Lake Oswego for 19 years, raising three children, coaching sports and staying involved in the local community.
"It's nice to help out people I live in the community with," he said. "I go out a lot and see a lot of my clients around town. "
A native Oregonian, Wise grew up in Rock Creek, a neighborhood in NW Portland, and attended the University of Oregon, where he received his law degree in 1992. In 1996, his firm offered him a partnership, the end goal he thought he'd always wanted. Instead, he decided to strike out on his own.
"I like being my own boss," he said. "It allows me to take on only the cases and clients I want and to meet with each client personally."
Now the hardest part for Wise is having to turn down good cases. The boutique law firm of Michael Wise & Associates only takes on about 20 personal injury cases a year.
"The reality of it is, I could win the lottery today and I'd still be a lawyer tomorrow," Wise said. "After 25 years, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be."
If you need legal advice, call Michael Wise to find out how he can help.
Michael Wise & Associates, P.C.
385 First St., Suite 221
Lake Oswego, OR 97034