Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

If you need assistance addressing the details of the probate process, or have estate planning or guardianship concerns, we strive to provide the accessible and informative representation you need to find efficient and favorable resolutions.


After losing a loved one the uncertainty of dealing with complicated legal matters can be tolling. The experienced team at Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law, will provide the guidance you need and expect during this difficult time.

Attorney Richard E. Fowlks has more than 45 years of legal experience in estate planning, probate, and family law. Our services include:

Wills and Trusts

Having knowledge of these areas allows our team to evaluate all the possibilities of a case and determine the best approach to take. We answer questions immediately and take time to address the concerns you may have.

To make this process as seamless as possible, you need an experienced probate lawyer to be your advocate. Richard Fowlks is compassionate when working with clients yet assertive when resolving legal matters. He recognizes the challenges that families and executors face when disputes are present or issues arise, and he will stick by you until your case is completed.

Understanding Probate In Oregon

It is a common misconception that you do not have to go through probate if you have a will. In Oregon, that is not necessarily the case. The probate process depends on the dollar amount of the estate. Factors such as having a will or trust can certainly affect probate administration, but do not necessarily exclude an estate from probate.

We Put Our Clients First

We will never leave you in the dark about your case. We keep our clients informed and help them make decisions about the actions to take next. Please call 503-249-8400 or fax 503-249-8500, or contact us online to schedule a free initial phone consultation. We serve Portland and the tri-county area.