Art has practiced law for nearly thirty years in the areas of insurance defense (including policy analysis), construction and product defects, wrongful death, and entertainment and business litigation. He also spent several years representing indigent clients in federal and state criminal actions and dependency court matters. Art has extensive experience in jury trials, bench trials, motion and discovery practice, mediations, and binding and non-binding arbitrations.
Art received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Missouri State University in 1984. He obtained a Juris Doctorate degree in 1988 from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. He also participated in the three-day National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) trial skills seminar in Philadelphia in 2000 to further hone his skills.
Art is admitted to practice law in the States of Oregon, Missouri, and Kansas.
Art is a season subscriber to the Oregon Symphony, and supports local arts by frequently attending concerts, theatre performances, and art exhibits.
Art and his wife are recent transplants to the Pacific Northwest, after previously living in the Midwest. He enjoys hiking, mountaineering, performing in community theatre productions, and travelling.