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  • Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate


University of Oregon

B.A. Political Science

J.D. Degree

University of Miami, School of Law

L.L.M. Estate Planning


J. Thomas Coats

Tom Coats was born in The Dalles and raised in Sherman County.  After graduating from the University of Oregon he joined the Army where he served as a lieutenant in the Military Police.  After his military service he attended law school at the University of Oregon.

Shortly after  graduation, Tom was appointed District Attorney for Wheeler County by then Governor Tom McCall.  He spent three years as a prosecutor and then resigned to attend the University of Miami School of Law, where he earned an LLM degree in estate planning.

Tom is married, and has two children and five grandchildren.

Tom has been in private practice in The Dalles since 1976, where his practice has focused on estate planning, estates, and real property transactions.

Tom Coats's Support Staff:

Linda Bolles, Legal Secretary

Linda Bolles, Legal Secretary