PAUL C. BRITTON
Simply put, my job is to make my clients’ lives easier. I aim to provide detailed solutions to the concerns that keep my clients awake at night. I practice law because it is the ideal vocation for a life-long learner who has a passion for helping others. My average day may include meeting with the owners of a family business to develop a succession-planning strategy, drafting complex real estate transactions, and diving deep into the internal revenue code to perform tax research. I enjoy working with clients in a wide range of industries and from all walks of life. Every transaction is different, so I am careful to listen to each client and create a tailored plan to fit his or her unique circumstances. I appreciate the weight of my responsibility as an attorney, and I am honored that clients put their trust in our firm.
I was born and raised in Salem and have lived most of my life in the state of Oregon. I am grateful to my parents for settling here because there’s no greater place to live than the Willamette Valley. After graduating from high school in Salem, I received a degree in History from the University of Oregon. Soon after, my wife Audrey and I moved to Seattle and I attended the University of Washington School of Law.
While in law school I participated in the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic negotiating with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of low-income clients. I also gained experience as a judicial extern to Federal Judge James L. Robart and served as an executive editor of the Washington International Law Journal. Although we enjoyed our time in Seattle, Audrey and I eventually returned home to our family and friends in Oregon. Prior to joining Heltzel Williams, I worked for several years as a business and estate planning attorney in Corvallis and Albany. Outside of the office, I enjoy staying active in the mountains or walking along the Oregon coast. I spend most of my evenings grilling in my backyard or reading with Audrey and our rat terrier, Monty.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon (2012)
Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law (2015)