Business, Real Estate, Employment, Litigation
Chelle is an associate attorney with the firm. She has a general law practice that focuses on both transactional law and litigation in the areas of business, real estate, and employment, as well as general civil litigation. In her transactional practice, Chelle has experience assisting clients with matters such as purchase and sale agreements, licensing and other intellectual property agreements, entity formation, lease agreements, and general contract and policy drafting and review. Her litigation practice includes representing individuals and businesses through a variety of disputes, such as breach of contract claims, intellectual property disputes, residential and commercial landlord-tenant matters, real property and land use disputes and arbitrations, BOLI cases, and creditor’s rights enforcement. Chelle enjoys getting to know each of her clients and helping them find creative solutions to address their problems or goals.
Born and raised in New York’s Adirondack region, Chelle is a first-generation college graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh (2012), where she earned her 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. During law school, Chelle was actively involved in the Eugene-Springfield community and worked as a Law Clerk for the Office of General Counsel for Oregon Governor Kate Brown. After graduation, she gained valuable courtroom experience working as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles M. Zennaché at the Lane County Circuit Court before joining Thorp Purdy.
Before calling Oregon home, Chelle worked in the retail and service industries with experiences as a waitress, bartender, and store manager. During this time, she regularly traveled abroad to work on various 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. You can often find her traveling with her dogs, scuba diving, running, hiking, or trying to learn how to snowboard. She also volunteers her time mentoring law students and helping with local nonprofits.