About Us

Erick W. Ward


Erick was born and raised in the high desert of Southern Idaho.  After graduating with honors from the , Erick attended .  During his time in Portland, he practiced as a Certified Legal Intern with  and developed a passion for criminal defense and the plight of the accused.

Upon graduating in 2000, Erick married an Oregon girl and they moved to Santa Monica, California, where Erick started a criminal defense practice.  Erick quickly established himself as a trial lawyer and his devotion to his clients made the beachside practice a successful one for eight years.  After a few visits to Bend, however, Erick and family decided to return to Oregon for good to enjoy the outdoor life and be closer to family.

Erick is happily married and the proud father of two young sons.  He enjoys skiing, bird watching, cycling, sustainable living, a good crossword puzzle and, most of all, spending time outdoors with his family.

Erick is admitted to the state and federal courts in Oregon, Idaho and California.  He is a member of the  and volunteers with American Field Service mentoring fellow exchange students.

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Todd H. Grover

_DSC1044-9Todd is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He has worked as a trial attorney with Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, and as an associate at the Portland firm of Hoevet & Boise, LLP. In 2005, Todd established his own criminal defense practice in Bend.

Todd represents adult defendants in Oregon’s state and federal courts, and on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Todd lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, Ellen, and two boys, Evan and Peter.

Todd’s accreditations are:
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Tami Gallagher


Firm Administrator / Paralegal

Tami has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and a Masters of Arts in Legal Studies. She spent 22 years in education and then switched gears to pursue a career in the Legal Field.


Tami has been happily married for 25 years.  She has three children, two in college and one in high school. She enjoys most outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, boating, swimming, and dance fitness classes. She and her family are active in the community and regularly attend Westside Church in Bend.


Tami and her family have lived in Bend since 1999.