About Michael

Michael W Seidel Mr. Seidel has been a resident of Bend, Oregon since 1968 when he moved to Bend from Missouri when he was 10 years old. His father worked for the Forest Service and his mother was a nurse at the Old St. Charles Hospital in downtown Bend. Mr. Seidel graduated from Bend Senior High School (then the only high school in Bend) in 1977. He worked at a lumber mill and a day care center after graduating high school. He has worked as a corrections deputy in the Deschutes County Jail and a drug and alcohol counselor. His work has made him sensitive to the concerns of blue collar workers making minimum wage and for parents struggling to provide quality child care. Mr. Seidel attended Central Oregon Community College and the University of Oregon, graduating with honors in 1983. He then attended Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland.

After graduating from law school and passing the bar Mr. Seidel moved back to his hometown. While he had traveled, Mr. Seidel never has found any place as beautiful as Bend. He set up his law practice and focused his practice on serving the needs of average persons. Mr. Seidel doesn’t represent the government or big corporations. He represents persons facing legal problems such as being accused of crimes and struggling to arrange custody, child support and parenting time with their children. People like you.

Mr. Seidel has argued, and won, cases before the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals and Circuit Courts throughout Oregon. He has a goal of appearing at least once in every one of the 36 county courthouses in the State of Oregon. So far Mr. Seidel has achieved 26 of the counties. If you have a case in the following counties, Mr. Seidel will offer you a significant discount on your legal needs to help him attain his goal.

Malheur, Curry, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Wallowa

Mr. Seidel is married to his wonderful wife Linda and has children who attend school in the Bend/Lapine School District. He loves to ride his mountain bike on Phil’s Trail, works closely with the recovery community in Central Oregon, and goes to Eugene every year to cheer on the Oregon Ducks football team.