Michael R. Dockery

Michael R. Dockery was raised on the Oregon Coast where he participated in multiple outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. He began working at a young age in the construction and logging industries until joining the U.S. Navy in 1992, where he served as a cryptologist. In 1996 he returned to school at the Oregon Instituted of Technology, where he earned a B.S. in Dental Hygiene, graduating summa cum laude. Michael graduated from WVU College of Law, Order of the Coif, on Saturday, May 17, 2008. While in law school, Michael was an editor on the law review, won CALI awards (highest grade in the class) in Appellate Advocacy, Health Care Torts, and Conflict of Laws, and served as an intern clerk for the Honorable Robert B. King, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is originally from Coquille, Oregon.

Education


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, West Virginia University College of Law, 2008
  • Honors, Special Awards, Activities
  • Order of Coif
  • Editor, West Virginia Law Review
  • Recipient of the Robert T. Donley Memorial Scholarship, 2006 - 2008
  • Recipient of the Carl and Camilla Rietman Scholarship, 2005 - 2008
  • Recipient of CALI awards (highest grade in the class) in the following subjects: Appellate Advocacy, Health Care Torts, and Conflict of Laws
  • Intern Clerk to the Honorable Robert B. King, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2002
  • Honors, Special Awards, Activities
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Recipient of the Carl and Camilla Rietman Scholarship, 1997 - 2002

Licenses


  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Oregon

Employment


Prior to joining the Bend, Oregon Law firm of Timothy G. Elliott, P.C., a partner at Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson, LLP, Michael served as an associate attorney at Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, where he engaged in a broad practice of, among other things, civil litigation defense, personal injury and wrongful death, healthcare law, contracts, liquor liability, civil rights litigation, municipality defense, defense of police officers and firefighters, business law, medical malpractice defense, and litigation arising from the energy industry.