In 2007, Stephen E. Montgomery received his undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Sociology from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. In 2015, Mr. Montgomery graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, earning honors in legal research and writing, honors in contract drafting, and high paper in land use planning, mediation and mediation advocacy, and advanced negotiations. Mr. Montgomery is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the American Bar Association, and OGALLA, and is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Montgomery worked for a nonprofit organization, Neighborhood House, as a homeless families case manager in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from law school, Mr. Montgomery practiced as an associate attorney for the law firm of Vincent J. Bernabei, in the Portland, Oregon area. In 2017, Mr. Montgomery began his private practice in Silverton, Oregon. Mr. Montgomery currently has offices located in Salem, Oregon and routinely meets with clients at their homes or other places of their choosing throughout the Willamette Valley.
Mr. Montgomery has a strong sense of right and wrong, values open and honest communication, and practices active listening and mindfulness when interacting with clients. Additionally, Mr. Montgomery values continuous learning, and actively seeks to further develop his legal skills.
Mr. Montgomery is a third-generation Oregonian, and lives with his wife near Salem, Oregon. An avid firearms enthusiast, Mr. Montgomery enjoys participating in competitive shooting sports. As a lover of the Northwest, Mr. Montgomery also enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and many other outdoor sports. See Mr. Montgomery's Instagram page to see what he’s been up to.