Fetherston Edmonds is a highly respected law firm with a distinguished history of excellence and service. Centrally located in Salem, Oregon, we provide clients throughout Oregon and Washington with exceptional legal counsel and advocacy in a wide variety of fields, with special emphasis in the following areas of practice:

Business Law


We counsel clients on all types of business services, including contracts, real estate transactions and real property development, employment matters and estate planning for businesses and business owners; and represent them in front of administrative agencies and licensing boards that impact their business interests.

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Business Law


We counsel clients on all types of business services, including contracts, real estate transactions and real property development, employment matters and estate planning for businesses and business owners; and represent them in front of administrative agencies and licensing boards that impact their business interests.

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Litigation


We represent commercial and institutional clients in trials and appeals in cases involving product defects, estate and probate matters, employment law — such as wage and hour questions or discrimination claims — and professional malpractice, among other areas.

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Litigation


We represent commercial and institutional clients in trials and appeals in cases involving product defects, estate and probate matters, employment law — such as wage and hour questions or discrimination claims — and professional malpractice, among other areas.

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Food Law


We provide specialized counsel to producers, manufacturers and distributors of food products on matters such as food safety, advertising, labeling and risk management.

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Food Law


We provide specialized counsel to producers, manufacturers and distributors of food products on matters such as food safety, advertising, labeling and risk management.

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Government and Administrative Law


We represent clients before administrative agencies and licensing boards, engage in legislative advocacy and monitoring and litigate matters involving regulatory compliance.

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Government and Administrative Law


We represent clients before administrative agencies and licensing boards, engage in legislative advocacy and monitoring and litigate matters involving regulatory compliance.

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Our lead attorneys are at the forefront of their specialized fields, having earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the leading national directory of the legal profession. Fetherston Edmonds is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under both General Practice and Civil Trial Practice, and individual members of the firm have received additional honors for attaining the highest levels of expertise in their fields.

A History of Excellence

Fetherston Edmonds was founded in 1953 by Edward L. (Ned) Clark, Jr. and Malcolm Marsh, the latter of which helped lead the firm for more than three decades until 1987, when he was appointed to the Federal bench by President Ronald Reagan. Clark, whose remarkable career was further distinguished by serving as president of the Oregon State Bar, continued to practice law until his retirement in 1995. He passed away in 2009.

Today, the firm is led by Ben Fetherston and Jim Edmonds, both of which have been with the firm for more than 25 years. They are supported by a talented team of colleagues who provide sound advice and effective representation to some of the nation’s largest businesses – while still maintaining the firm’s deep connection to its hometown in the Willamette Valley.

No matter what size or type of business you operate, we have the knowledge, experience and passion to represent your interests in the Pacific Northwest.