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Mike McLane



Mike McLane is an experienced advocate in and out of courtrooms. With over 30 years of experience as an attorney, Mike appears in state and federal court and has served over seven years in the Oregon judiciary as a circuit court judge, circuit court judge pro tem, and state supreme court law clerk. He serves clients all over Oregon in resolving disputes and helping clients grow their business. Having been elected five terms to the Oregon House of Representatives, including serving six years as the Minority Leader, Mike is an expert in legislative strategy and guides clients in public policy matters.

Mike serves in the Oregon Air National Guard and is currently assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters. When not working in the Air Guard or practicing law, Mike enjoys life with Holly on their farm in Powell Butte.


Mike McLane is a founding partner of Lynch Murphy McLane LLP. As an advocate, he has won many high-profile cases in state and federal court. His career in private law firms has showcased his advocacy in court and skill with arbitration and administrative agencies. Mike also works with clients on overcoming barriers to business growth and realization of their goals.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Business Growth


  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Portland, Oregon, J.D., magna cum laude, 1990
  • Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon, B.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar Assn.
  • US District Court for Oregon
  • US Military Court of Appeals

Civic Activities

  • Rural Oregon Community Foundation (Crooked River Roundup Foundation), Board of Directors
  • Classroom Law Project, Board of Directors
  • Oregon Farm Bureau
  • The 1017 Project
  • Crook County Young Life, past board member
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Crook County Historical Society
  • Crook County Economic Development, past board member


Mike has been recognized as one of Oregon’s leading advocates in and out of the courtroom. His work on behalf of Oregon communities, businesses and agriculture won him recognition as an outstanding legislator:

  • 2017 Outstanding Legislative Service: Oregonians for Food and Shelter.
  • 2015 Legislator of the Year: Oregon Economic Development Association.
  • 2013 Legislator of the Year: Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Wheat League, Oregon Business Association (Lundquist Leadership Award), Oregon Associated General Contractors, and Oregonians for Food and Shelter.
  • 2012 Legislator of the Year: The Oregon Prosperity Project.
  • 2011-2012 American Dream Award, Oregon Association of Realtors.
  • 2011 Golden Apple Award (education).

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