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Attorney Christopher J. Casebeer
Partner, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP

Mr. Casebeer has spent his entire professional career helping people navigate the most difficult—and often emotional—times of their lives. For more than 30 years, Mr. Casebeer has helped thousands of clients through the process of obtaining a divorce. Because not all relationships begin and end in marriage, Mr. Casebeer also has vast experience in child custody and support matters. Mr. Casebeer, and his staff, takes great pride in dealing with the individual needs of each client in a professional, efficient, and compassionate manner. But, above all else, Mr. Casebeer’s helpful guidance and precise insight ensures his ability to protect the best interests of his clients, both emotionally and financially.

Outside the firm, Mr. Casebeer is an incredibly active volunteer for various charitable organizations and local nonprofits. In addition, the Oregon Supreme Court appointed Mr. Casebeer to serve as a Pro Tem Circuit Court Judge where he presides over family law cases.

Mr. Casebeer realizes that everyone needs a strong, knowledgeable advocate when dealing with sensitive legal and life matters. He is confident that you will be pleased to have him on your team.

Practice Emphasis

  • Family Law, including dissolutions, child custody, support issues and visitation matters

  • Personal Injury

  • Civil Litigation


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon 1981 (Member of Phi Beta Kappa)

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Willamette University 1984

Professional Experience

  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court

  • Practice in municipal and state courts

  • Pro Tem Circuit Court Judge for Marion and Lincoln Counties

Professional Affiliations

Honors & Community Activities

  • Board Member Marion County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year

  • Marion County Bar Association Carson Award

  • Mission Mill Museum

  • Family Building Blocks

  • Easter Seals

  • St. Francis Homeless Shelter

  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners

  • Salem Art Association

  • Children’s Guild

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