K.C. Huffman - Thorp Purdy Jewett Urness & Wilkinson, P.C.
Business and Corporate Transactions, Municipal Government / Public Contracting, Real Estate / Land Use, Employment Law, Construction Liens
K.C. grew up in Reedsport, on the Oregon coast. After graduation, K.C. headed to Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Political Science. After Linfield, K.C. attended the University of Oregon School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation (JELL). K.C. earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2000.
Immediately after law school K.C. clerked for the Honorable Lyle C. Velure of the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon. In April 2001, K.C. joined Thorp Purdy. In 2007, K.C. became a shareholder of the firm. K.C.’s practice has evolved into five main areas consisting of (1) real property; (2) business and corporate transactions; (3) local government law/public contracting; (4) employment law; and (5) estate planning.
Outside of the law firm, K.C. is involved in the community in different capacities. K.C. is currently:
- a director, and past president, of the St. Paul School Foundation;
- a coach for the Eugene TimberJacks 12U baseball team; and
- the Chair of the Lane County Bar Association Law Day Committee, where he meets with junior high and high school students throughout Lane County to discuss how the legal system works.
K.C. has previously been involved in the community as:
- a Kidsports soccer coach;
- a YMCA basketball coach;
- a director on the Board of Directors of Oregon Community Credit Union (2007-2017);
- an advisory board member of the Lane Community College Small Business Development Center;
- a director and past president of the Lane County Bar Association (LCBA) (2016-2017);
- a director and past president (2006-07) of the Lane Blood Center Board of Directors (formerly Lane Memorial Blood Bank);
- a founding member of the Springfield City Club;
- a director on the Board of Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services, Inc. (2005-10); and
- a co-chair of the LCBA’s Pro-Bono Committee (2004)
In 2011, K.C. was honored by “blue chip” — the Register-Guard’s business magazine — as a “20 under 40 Rising Business Star.” The honor is limited to twenty business professionals under the age of forty and is based on work performance and community service.
In 2012 and 2014, K.C. was recognized for his work in the areas of business and municipal government as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star,” a peer-based award limited to only 2.5% of the attorneys in the state of Oregon.
K.C. is married to Tristyne, a 1999 UO Law School graduate, and they have four highly active children.