Attorney John L. Shadden
was born in Salem, OR and raised in Carlton, OR. He graduated from his local high school in 1964 and then achieved a BA in Psychology from Linfield College and a BA in Language Arts from Pacific University. He then attended the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and graduated in 1988. In the past, Shadden worked at his family's restaurant and sold real estate for 17 years. He has been practicing law in Portland, OR for over 25 years. His primary focuses are real estate law, business law and litigation, and estate planning and probate
. He has been married to his wife, Joy for the past 41 years and they have a cocker spaniel, Charlie Dee, who frequently visits the office.