Dorothy S. Cofield
Attorney at Law





Dorothy S. Cofield, Attorney at Law
Cofield Law Office


We represent clients statewide in all phases of land use law including: Measure 37 & 49 claims, rural and urban development permits, lot line adjustments, regulatory takings, subdivision and partition applications; bed & breakfast applications, conditional uses, wetland permits, non-conforming uses, transportation issues, zone and plan amendments; urban growth boundary amendments, local hearings and pre-application conferences; appeals to LUBA and the courts.

Oregonians In Action
Director of Legal Affairs
Staff Attorney

Co-counsel on
Dolan v. City of Tigard, representing client to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1994.
Appellate representation to the Land Use Board of Appeals, Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.
Prepared applications and represented clients in: plan and urban growth boundary amendments, statutory way of necessity, rural and residential development, partitions, and inverse condemnation.
Drafted and lobbied land use legislation, 1993 and 1995 State Legislature

Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
Law Clerk

Prepared motions and briefs to LUBA and the Court of Appeals; researched all phases of land use law; lobbied for local legislative changes for the development community.

Stan Wiley Inc., Realtors
Sales Associate

Marketed and sold residential and commercial properties


J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark, Portland Oregon, 1992
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977
B.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, California 1975

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