David E. Carmichael
Owner
 
Practice Areas
 
  • Property Tax Appeals
 
  • Wills
 
Legal Experience
 
  • Founder of David E. Carmichael, LLC. 
 
Education
 
  • J.D., University of Oregon, 1973.
 
  • B.S., political science, 
       University of Oregon, 1970.
 
Admitted Courts
 
  • Oregon State Courts (1973)
 
  • United States Tax Court (1982)
 
  • United States Supreme Court (1989)
 
Professional Associations & Memberships
 
  • ​​Oregon State Bar
 
  • Lane County Bar Association
 
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
 
  • American Bar Association
 
  • The International Association of Assessing Officers
 
In the News
 
 
  • Register Guard, 2012. The Ups and Downs of Taxes.
 
 
 
  • Register Guard, 1997. Nigerian Scam Finds Eugene.
 
  • Oregonian, 1995. Property Tax Appeals at State Level Hit
 

David opened his own business in 1973 after graduating from UO Law School. His first property tax appeal was for his mother in 1976 and he vowed he'd never do another one because the process was overly technical and arcane. But with the beginning of the recession in 1980, and interest rates in the 20% range, many buyers were unable to qualify for financing resulting in sellers unable to sell, and many assessment over-valuations.  Over the years, property tax appeals became the majority of his practice. By 1985, over 95% of his practice was focused on property tax appeals and it has remained that way for thirty years. The remaining part of David's practice is assisting clients with wills. David has also lobbied the Oregon legislature as needed to protect property tax appeal rights for taxpayers. 

 

Due to his extensive experience with property tax appeals, David is a frequent speaker on the topic at continuing education programs for professionals including: attorneys, certified public accountants, and realtors. David is often a local, regional, and national news resource on property tax appeals as well.

 

David grew up in Eugene and graduated from South Eugene High School. He went to the University of Oregon for his undergraduate education and graduated in 1970 with a B.S. in political science. David, and his wife Bonnie, live in Eugene and have three grown children Tom, Joe, and Jamie. They enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren and beloved rescue dog Quixote. David is a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Oregon Ducks. 

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