James Van Ness

James Van Ness

Partner
Location:
Salem, Oregon
Phone:
866-643-0369
Fax:
503-365-8822
Email:

Jim Van Ness provides legal representation in all areas of family law. He specializes in custody cases, with a focus on advocating men's rights. In addition, he has a successful business law practice focusing on formation, intellectual property, and trade issues.

Mr. Van Ness is a past member of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board, the  United States District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee, and a current  member of the Marion County Practice and Procedures Committee. He is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington.

Admissions include: the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Past honors include: Award for Distinguished Achievement, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998; Distinguished Presenter, Gravitation Effects on Doppler Mechanics, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Symposium, 1982; Award of Excellence for Telemetry Support of the Shuttle Columbia Landing at White Sands Missile Range, National Reconnaissance Office, 1982; Certificate of Merit for Advancement of Inertial Navigation Systems, Honeywell Aerospace Division, 1980; Award of Excellence for Precision Support of the MX Missile Inertial Navigation System, National Reconnaissance Office, 1980; Certificate of Merit for Saving Life and Property During Hurricane Agnes, Maryland National Park & Planning Commission, 1972.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody Cases
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Classes/Seminars

  • Distinguished Presenter, Gravitation Effects on Doppler Mechanics, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Symposium, 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Distinguished Achievement, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998
  • Award of Excellence for Telemetry Support of the Shuttle Columbia Landing at White Sands Missile Range, National Reconnaissance Office, 1982
  • Certificate of Merit for Advancement of Inertial Navigation Systems, Honeywell Aerospace Division, 1980
  • Award of Excellence for Precision Support of the MX Missile Inertial Navigation System, National Reconnaissance Office, 1980
  • Certificate of Merit for Saving Life and Property During Hurricane Agnes, Maryland National Park & Planning Commission, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Disciplinary Board, Past Member
  • United States District Court, Local Rules Advisory Committee, Past Member
  • Marion County Practice and Procedures Committee, Member