Christian Hale, JD

Christian Hale, JD

Christian Hale is the legal services developer for the Aging & People with Disabilities Program of Oregon’s Department of Human Services, where he facilitates the provision of legal assistance services to eligible Oregonians under the Older Americans Act.

Previously, he was an attorney in private practice with law firms in Oregon and Nevada, where his practice emphasized guardianship and conservatorship matters, including representation of family guardians, professional guardians, respondents, and persons contesting the appointment of a guardian or conservator. Christian handled general probate matters and contested claims, trust administration, and claims of elder financial exploitation.

He received the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award two years in a row from Nevada Legal Services, was on the first Oregon Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders’ steering committee (2013-14), and was on the initial volunteer team for the non-profit group Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians (now Guardian Partners).

He has served the State of Oregon as an Adult Protective Services Program Coordinator, and as the Financial Exploitation Investigation Specialist for the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations (OAAPI), a shared service for Oregon’s Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority. He is a board member for the Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon.