Oregon & Washington Attorney
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Licensed in Oregon + Washington

Where Every Client Counts

Attorney Chey Powelson is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington. Located in the Portland-Vancouver area, he provides legal advice and litigation representation in the areas listed below.


Areas of Practice


Sexual harassment, including hostile work environment

Discrimination based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, religion, or disability including failures to accommodate

Retaliation, including wrongful termination

Employment leave issues

  • Federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Oregon Family & Medical Leave Act (OFLA), and Oregon Sick Leave Law

  • Washington Family Leave Act (WFLA), Sick Leave Act, and Washington Family Care Act

Workplace safety issues

Employment law compliance advice for small businesses

Wage law issues arising under Oregon, Washington, and Federal law

  • Unpaid wages such as overtime, commissions, and bonuses

  • Late paychecks

  • Deductions from wages

  • Improper time-clock rounding

  • Salary issues and overtime exempt classifications such as administrative, executive and outside sales

  • "Independent contractor" versus "employee" status


Employment contracts, including noncompete restrictions (covenants not to compete), confidentiality clauses, employee handbook policies, and severance agreements


Construction contract issues


Representation in State and Federal Court (Oregon and Washington only)

 Chey K. Powelson, Attorney

Chey K. Powelson, Attorney


Cheyenne "Chey" Powelson is a Portland-based attorney licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington.  He attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and History, a law degree, and a Master's degree in Business Administration.

After law school, Chey returned to his home state of Oregon. Practicing in the Portland-Vancouver metro area, he obtained substantial litigation experience -- primarily with class action cases -- in state and Federal courts.  In addition to being licensed in Oregon and Washington, Mr. Powelson is admitted to appear in the Federal District Courts of Oregon and Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In his spare time, Chey enjoys road trips with his wife and exploring the solitude of the outdoors.



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