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Douglas R. Ricks


Douglas R. Ricks joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as an associate bankruptcy lawyer in 2007. Doug has focused his practice on bankruptcy since 2004. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Doug clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Recovery Section.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, playing the occasional round of golf and watching Oregon State University sports.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2004
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2017
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2017


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College (J.D., cum laude, 2004);
    Law Review, Research Editor, 2002-2003
  • Wabash College (B.A. 1997);
    Political Science Major

Significant Cases

  • Olsen v. Gonzales, 368 B.R. 886 (D. Or. 2007)
  • Ray v. Oregon (In re Ray), 355 B.R. 253 (Bankr. D. Or. 2006)
  • In re Yekel, 2006 Bankr. LEXIS 2208 (Bankr. D. Or. Sept. 14, 2006)

Speaking Engagements

  • Lien Stripping Junior Mortgages – December 16, 2010 – Law Review CLE
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 & 13 Workshop – March 31, 2011 – Law Review CLE


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Chairman, New Lawyers Committee, Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Multnomah County Bar Association

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