John Klor – Retired

John Klor has been a workers’ compensation defense lawyer in Oregon and Washington for more than 30 years.  In addition to his workers’ compensation practice, John’s practice also includes insurance defense, personal injury defense, and management and labor law matters.

It is with mixed emotions that we, all the members of Wallace, Klor, Mann, Capener & Bishop, P.C., announce the retirement of one of the founders of the firm, John L. Klor. We will miss working with John but know that he will continue to make an impact on the lives of others.

John is passionate about serving and advancing the legal profession, especially in matters concerning legal ethics and professionalism.  He currently is a member of the Oregon State Bar Committee on Legal Ethics, and has served for many years in numerous bar positions concerning professional responsibility and ethics violations.  John also serves as a court appointed arbitrator for civil disputes.

He also routinely participates as a speaker in CLE and other educational presentations, including conferences and webinars.  In addition to his legal practice, John is frequently asked to serve as an arbitrator in a wide variety of cases.

John is a native of Vancouver, Washington, and attended the University of Washington before graduating from the University of Kentucky, where he received his undergraduate degree.  He received his law degree with honors from Drake University School of Law, and thereafter returned to Oregon to begin his legal practice.

John and his wife have grown children.  Outside of the office and apart from his commitments to serving the legal profession, John enjoys golf, working in his garden, and traveling.