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Jim Dwyer, Attorney

Bridge City Law

Jim’s first job was at his father’s law firm when he was in the 6th grade. He delivered legal documents to be filed at the courthouse. He did this on the 10-speed bike he bought with the money he earned from working at his father’s firm. In high school, Jim’s dad took him to legal seminars where’s his dad was often a speaker. He’d talk with Jim about his cases and trials – Jim often watched his dad in court. He always stressed the importance that the client comes first and all the steps an attorney can take to make sure that happens. In 2022, Jim’s father passed away two months short of having practiced law for 60 years.


In 1998, Jim and his family moved to Portland so his wife could help take care of her mother, who had Parkinson’s. Jim and Dean Heiling started working together in 1998.  After 22 years of practicing together, Dean became Of Counsel in 2020. Jim and Roy Fernandes have been working together since 2010 and became partners in 2020. Roy and Jim continue to build upon the excellence that was started with Dean by becoming the first personal injury B Corp in the world in 2022 and being awarded small business of the year in the state of Oregon in 2022 by the Better Business Bureau.