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Dale Smith

Attorney at Law

OREGON FRESH START is managed by Dale L. Smith, a Bend bankruptcy attorney and a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar since 1979 (OSB #79398). After attending the United States Coast Guard Academy, Dale received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, he worked in commercial banking for several years, and then received his Juris Doctor degree from The Northwestern School of law in 1979. He has been married to Marilyn Smith for 50 years and has four children. When not helping clients solve financial stress, he enjoys running (he has a few marathons under his belt), kayaking, cycling, and an occasional round of golf.

"I truly care about the people I represent. Even after your bankruptcy case is complete, I'll check in to see how you're doing."

In his 42 years as a Bend bankruptcy attorney, he has helped more than 11,000 Oregonians with credit counseling and debt relief matters. He is a member of the Debtors and Creditors Committee of the Oregon State Bar as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

As a Bend credit counseling and debt relief attorney, Mr. Smith and his staff at Oregon Fresh Start provide clients throughout the State of Oregon with the highest quality of legal representation available at the lowest possible cost. Mr. Smith maintains two offices in Oregon - Hermiston, and Bend -to serve you. He travels extensively throughout the State of Oregon, serving all areas, including Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bend, Pendleton, Roseburg, Medford, and the Oregon coast.

Mr. Smith's goal is to treat each client's legal matter with the same care that would be given to his own important legal matters.

Mr. Smith's experience of 42 years as a bankruptcy attorney in Bend allows him to aggressively pursue the rights of his clients while at the same time providing guidance in settlement with creditors and bankruptcy trustees where appropriate.

If you are thinking of bankruptcy, contact Mr. Smith at OREGON FRESH START today.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1979


  • J.D. - The Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1979

  • B.A. - University of Oregon, 1970

Professional Associations

  • Debtors and Creditors Committee of the Oregon State Bar

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys