John Urness - Thorp Purdy Jewett Urness & Wilkinson, P.C.
Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships
John is a shareholder attorney at Thorp Purdy. Since 1983, John has served his clients and provided personalized solutions that best fit their needs. John finds nothing more satisfying than helping a client who may be overwhelmed with a difficult situation, breaking it down so the client’s options are understandable, then helping the client decide upon and execute sound solutions, and doing it all with compassion and as efficient as possible. John assists clients in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Guardianships & Conservatorships, and long term care and Medicaid planning.
John is a native Oregonian. He grew up in The Dalles where he was a three-sport student athlete and attended Portland State University where he played wide receiver on the football team. John graduated from Portland State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1978 and a master’s degree in business administration in 1979.
John attended law school at the University of Oregon School of Law and graduated in 1983. During law school, John served as a clerk at Thorp Purdy. After graduation, John became an attorney with the firm and has served clients at Thorp Purdy ever since.
John has served and continues to serve the community in many different capacities. He has volunteered as a youth sports coach for over fifteen years and is a former president and a board member of both the Thurston Football Association and the Thurston Baseball Association. John also volunteers as an attorney for Senior Law Service.
Outside of the firm, John enjoys spending time with his family. John is going on 37 years of marriage with his wife and sweetheart Linda. Together they have five children and two grandchildren. John and his family enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, and traveling.