David J. Scott

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David J. Scott

David J. Scott


Practice Emphases

Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration

Professional Experience

David joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in August of 2021. While attending law school, David participated in the Trusts and Estates Clinic at Willamette University College of Law. There he managed estate planning cases with his own clients from the initial intake meeting to the signing of their estate plans. This provided David with a solid foundation in estate planning and helped grow his passion for helping clients plan their legacy and care for future generations.

Prior to joining SKH, David started a solo practice that focused on estate planning. David enjoys working with clients to understand their unique needs and working with them to determine the best methods to effectively achieve their goals. David was born and raised in Redlands, California. After a childhood trip to visit extended family in southern Oregon, David knew Oregon would be his home. He attended the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and double minored in History and Business. David then attended law school at Willamette University College of Law cementing his new home in Oregon. 


Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR · J.D. – 2020

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR · B.S., Political Science – 2016

Professional Activities

Active member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington County Bar Association, and The Multnomah County Bar Association, the Oregon Estate Planning & Administration Section of the Oregon State Bar. 

Community Involvement

David is active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He is the president of St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland and serves on the Consultation Committee for the Oregon Synod.