A native of Linn County, Elijah, or Eli as he is commonly known, grew up in the small towns of Detroit, Mill City, and Scio, Oregon. After law school, Eli returned to the mid-valley to begin his practice of law. Eli started his career at the historic Weatherford Thompson Law Firm, where he remains associate of counsel. 


Eli's work in criminal defense started prior to law school when he went to work for a storied Salem law firm that specialized in trial advocacy. 


Eli also works as an adjunct professor at Linn Benton Community College, where he teaches in the Criminal Justice department. 


When not working, Eli can be found spending time with his family, in his Jeep, hunting in the woods, or fishing in nearby lakes and rivers. 

Brigham Young University–Idaho, 2012
Willamette University College of Law, 2016


Oregon State Bar

Linn-Benton Bar Association

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

CASA of Linn County, Director
Boy Scouts of America, Calapooia District

Jane Gorham

Legal Assistant