Christopher Michael Veley

Slinde & Nelson LLC
Contact: 503.417.7777
Law School: Gonzaga University School of Law
Jurisdictions: Oregon


About Christopher Michael Veley
I'm an attorney with the law firm of Slinde & Nelson LLC in Portland, Oregon (a Vancouver, Washington office is coming soon). I have been practicing law since 1999. I am licensed to do so in Oregon and Washington and regularly appear before courts in both states, and particularly Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington.

My practice concentrates on civil litigation, legal advice, and disputes relating to real estate, construction, banks, homeowners associations, businesses, and individuals. This includes: construction contract drafting, review and advice; representation of contractors and owners regarding construction defects and other disputes relating to the construction industry; construction lien preparation and foreclosure; commercial contract disputes and breach of contract actions; complex commercial litigaiton; bank litigation; debt collections, including lawsuits, garnishments and property seizures; judgment liens; judicial and non-judicial real estate foreclosures (serving as attorney for the lender and/or as the foreclosure trustee); real estate contract litigation; adverse possession, boundary line, fence line and other neighbor disputes; express and implied easements; matters involving restrictive covenants and height restrictions; nuisances; representation of homeowners associations and enforcement of the HOA's Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions (CCRs); representation of commercial landlords involved in disputes with tenants, including evictions; and other disputes and issues between individuals, businesses, shareholders, HOAs, neighbors, property owners, banks, construction contractors, and/or material suppliers.

When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four year old daughter, our boston terrier Ruby Sue, and friends. I also enjoy spending time outdoors in the great pacific northwest outdoors, whitewater rafting, skiing, hiking, and golfing.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Boundary Line Disputes
  • Construction Contractors
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Liens
  • Contracts
  • General Civil
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Visa & Mastercard
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Attorney, Sinde Nelson LLC
Litigation practice focusing on construction, real estate, and business disputes.
Managing Shareholder Attorney, Martin & Veley, P.C.
Litigation practice focusing on construction, real estate and business disputes.
Associate Attorney, Jordan Schrader Ramis PC
Litigation practice focusing on commercial, real property, and construction-related matters.
Associate Attorney, Miller Nash LLP
Litigation practice focusing on commercial, real property, and construction-related matters.
Associate Attorney, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Litigation practice concentrating on defending individuals, businesses, and insurance carriers in a variety of areas including construction defect, insurance coverage and bad faith, motor-vehicle accidents and premises liability.
Associate Attorney, Mitchell Lang & Smith
Insurance defense practice focusing on motor-vehicle accident and premises liability litigation, with additional exposure in the areas of construction defect and asbestos.
Law Clerk, Rule 9 Legal Intern, Washington State Office of the Attorney General (Torts Division)
Defense of the state of Washington in tort-related actions. Participated in all aspects of trial preparation, assisted with formal and informal discovery, performed legal research and writing, and drafted and argued dispositive motions.
Gonzaga University School of LawLaw
Honors: * Graduated Magna Cum Laude * Class Rank: 4 of 131 * Dean's List - Four semesters * CALI awards for highest grade in Legal Research & Writing II, III & IV, Criminal Law, and Juvenile Law
Western State CollegeB.A.Major: Psychology / Minor: Biology
Honors: * Dean's List - 1991, 1993
Professional Associations
Professional Member, Oregon Remodelors Association
Professional Member, Building Industry of Clark County, Washington
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar


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Slinde & Nelson LLC
111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: 503.417.7777
Fax: 503.417.4250