Chase Morinaka grew up in rural Eastern Oregon. He is the son of a farmer and a cytologist. He spent his young life working on the family farm, growing onions and herding livestock. Attorney Morinaka completed his BS at Linfield College in the study of economics and business. He received his JD from the University of Idaho College of Law.Chase Morinaka holds his main office in Portland, Oregon while maintaining close ties to his home community in Eastern Oregon. With clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, he advocates for the advancement of the interests for the underprivileged. He currently serves on the Board of the Directors for the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association. In his personal life, Attorney Morinaka is an avid golfer, traditional martial artist, and college football fanatic. He also proudly maintains his responsibilities as a Black Belt of the United States Judo Federation.
After graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, Marc worked as an associate attorney at a law firm in Portland, Oregon, where he gained extensive experience practicing personal injury law. Marc is strongly committed to a client-centered approach to handling legal claims. Case Western’s law program focuses heavily on client interaction and communication, and as a psychology major in college, this approach gained particular appeal for Marc and has proven successful in application. By treating clients empathically, listening to their problems, and discovering what clients truly seeks in terms of a remedy, a more open, honest, and ultimately successful professional relationship is fostered. He is a zealous advocate and understands that people’s legal needs require handling with tact, sensitivity, compassion and diligence.
"I used Chase and Marc as my lawyers for a car accident this past summer. I was happy about the settlement they got me. I have also referred my own clients to Chase for business law and wills and trusts. He takes a big-picture view and practical approach."
Isaac S., Yelp Review