Chelle Haynes - Thorp Purdy Jewett Urness & Wilkinson, P.C.
General Practice with a Focus on Litigation
Chelle has a general practice as an associate attorney for Thorp Purdy, with a focus on litigation. Some of her recent cases involve family and elder law, real property disputes, and intellectual property disputes.
Born and raised in New York’s Adirondack region, Chelle is a first-generation college graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh (2012), where she earned her triple B.A. in Anthropology, Art History, and English. Venturing “out west” in 2015, Chelle studied law at University of Oregon, earning her Juris Doctor in 2018 with Pro Bono Honors, along with her M.S. in Anthropology that same year.
While studying and maintaining “boots-on-the-ground” involvement, Chelle worked as a Law Clerk for the Office of General Counsel for Oregon Governor Kate Brown. She also gained valuable courtroom experience working as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles M. Zennaché at the Lane County Circuit Court.
Before carving out her career pathway in the law, Chelle worked in the retail and service industries with experiences as a waitress, bartender, and store manager. During this time, she prioritized taking part in archaeological projects in Israel, where she also volunteered teaching English as a Second Language.
Chelle makes time outside the office to seek adventure and purpose. Her favorite activities include scuba diving for shipwrecks and hiking natural landscapes with her rescue dog.