About Koch Law, LLC

About John Koch, Attorney at Law

John C. Koch was born in Portland and grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After graduating from Lake Oswego High School, and the top-ranked university and law school in Texas and Oregon respectively, John began his law practice in his hometown.

He is happy to have the opportunity to serve the community as an attorney.

John is named to the 2021 “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” lists for Trusts and Estates and Elder Law, and to the 2021 and 2022 “Super Lawyers: Rising Stars” lists for Estate Planning and Probate.


J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review

B.A., Rice University
President’s Honor Roll

Professional Activities

Chair, Solo and Small Firm Section, Oregon State Bar (2021); Executive Committee Member (2018-Present)
Member (Ex Officio), House of Delegates, Oregon State Bar (2021)

Volunteer Attorney, Senior Law Project, Legal Aid Services of Oregon (2017-Present)
Senior Law Project Volunteer Attorney of the Year (2018) 

Board Membership & Nonprofit Activities

Board Member, Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon (2021-Present)
Board Secretary, The People’s Colloquium (2017-2021)
Board Member, Portland Festival Symphony (2018-2020)

Gold Sponsor, Guardian Partners’ Partners Party (2021, 2022)


Temporary Protective Proceedings in Emergency Situations, panel discussion, Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon (2022)
Death, Dying, and Beyond, moderated by Fr. Corwin Low, O.P., Holy Rosary Church (2022)
Guardianships and Conservatorships, co-presented with Laura Nelson and Nicholas Rogers, Oregon State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section (2019)
Special Needs Trusts, co-presented with Emily Hogan, Estate Planning Study Group (2019)
Oregon Probate Modernization Update, Estate Planning Study Group (2018)

Photo by Melody Saunders