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(541) 482 3111
chearn@davishearn.com

Admissions

California State Bar, 1988
Oregon State Bar, 1991

Education

University of California, Hastings Law School, J.D., 1987
University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science, 1984

Positions Held

  • Chairman, Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section, 2012
  • Chair-Elect, Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section, 2011
  • Secretary, Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section, 2010
  • Treasurer, Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section, 2009
  • Ashland City Council, 2001-2005 (2005 Council Chair)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section, 2000 to Present
  • Member, Ashland Planning Commission, 1996-2001
  • Davis, Hearn, Anderson & Turner, P.C., Shareholder since 1993
  • Associate Attorney, Best, Best & Krieger; Palm Springs, CA, 1989 – 1992
  • Associate Attorney, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel; Santa Monica, CA, 1987 – 1989
  • Clerk for the Honorable John L. Kane, Jr., Federal District Judge; Denver, CO, 1987
  • Intern/legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, Washington D.C., 1984
  • Commercial white water rafting guide, 1983 – 1986
  • State Youth Coordinator, Folmar for Governor Campaign against Governor George Wallace; Alabama, 1982
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Institute of Inspectors (structural)
  • Construction Laborer, 1972-1982

Achievements | Community Service | Professional Organizations

  • Chairman, Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Section, 2012
  • Ashland City Council, 2001 to 2005
  • Member, Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section since 2000
  • Member, Ashland Planning Commission, 1996 – 2001
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Institute of Inspectors (Structural)
  • Southern Oregon Head Start Board of Directors, 1994 – 1996
  • Member, Rotary Club of Ashland, Lithia Springs,1992 – 2003
  • Co-founder and Member, Ashland Woodlands & Trails Association
  • Past Member, Bear Creek Greenway Commission
  • Past Member, Ashland Forest Lands Commission
  • Past Member, Ashland Senior Program Board.
  • Phi Sigma Kappa, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Eagle Scout

Publications

  • “Law of Encumbrance: Easements and Right of Way” published by PESI, 2005 http://www.pesi.com/pdf/009113.pdf
  • “Congestion in the Courts” (Riverside County Bar Journal)
  • “Oregon Boundary Law and Landowner Disputes,” Co-authored with Walter G. Robillard and James C. Casterline
  • “Nonconforming Uses,” published by the Oregon State Bar for the Real Estate and Land Use Section’s Annual Meeting, August 2006
  • “Negotiating Development Agreements and Settlement of Measure 37 Claims,” published by the Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section, and presented at the Annual Meeting, August 2007
  • “Fast Track Permitting,” published by the Oregon State Bar and presented at the Real Estate and Land Use Section’s CLE at the Portland Convention Center on October 26, 2007
  • “Development Agreements and Thinking Outside the Box,” published by the Oregon State Bar and presented at the Oregon State Bar’s Government Law Section Annual Meeting at the Inn at Spanish Head, Lincoln City, Oregon, February 2008