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About John M. Nygaard

John M. Nygaard knows about hard work. Raised working in his fourth generation family logging business near Astoria, Oregon, John gained a great respect and understanding of small businesses and our natural resources.

John graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2010 where he served as the associate editor of the Willamette Law Review. John began working as a litigator in 2008 while still attending law school. After passing the Oregon State Bar, John formed the Law Office of John M. Nygaard, LLC in 2010.

Prior to law school, John worked as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska, and for Caterpillar heavy machinery in Portland, Oregon. He also spent time researching invasive species in Hawaii.

Bar Admissions:

  • Oregon, 2010


  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Linfield College, B.A. Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Oregon State Bar
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