About Alec Laidlaw

Primarily Serving Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties

Alec Laidlaw of Laidlaw & Laidlaw

Alec Laidlaw

Litigation & Family Attorney Arbitrator Partner at Laidlaw Family Law

“The best way to fight off your back is not to get thrown on your back in the first place.”

– Alec J. Laidlaw

“An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure.”

– Genghis Khan

Litigation requires vigilance and thorough preparation. Most important, it requires a cool head and laser focus on the client’s best interests. For Alec, fighting a court battle is a lot like a game of chess: “It’s about carefully planning every move, advancing your line forward, and cornering the opponent until there’s no place left for him to move. A lot of times, that game is already over before your opponent even realizes it has started.”

Personal Interests:

  • Father of 4 rambunctious and hilarious kids
  • Squash (the racket sport, not the vegetable)
  • Hunting, fishing, and exploring outdoors
  • Taking family road trips, with In-n-Out stops wherever possible to break up the drive

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Oregon (2005)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in History (1999)

Achievements and Community Recognition:

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star – 2014 & 2015
  • Served as General Counsel and Project Manager for a large residential real estate developer
  • Published article: Contractors State License Board, 18 Cal. Reg. L. Rep. __ (publication date forthcoming)

Community Involvement:

  • Trauma Intervention Program, Board of Directors (2016 – 2019)
  • Court-Appointed Arbitrator for Clackamas County (Since 2014)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, Secretary (2018-2019) (Member since 2005)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, Vice President (2020)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, President (2021)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, CLE Committee Member (2014 – 2016)
  • Three Rivers Charter School, Board of Directors (2015 – 2017)
  • Soccer Coach, Willamette United Soccer Club (2009 – 2013)
  • Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Inc., Board of Directors (2008 – 2010)