J. Hank Pailet is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Raised in Colorado and Montana, Hank moved to Portland and completed his undergraduate studies at Portland State University, majoring in English Literature. Upon graduation, Hank moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended law school. While studying law at Loyola, Hank excelled in trial advocacy and was recognized for his superior trial skills. In his final year at law school, Hank was sworn in as a student practitioner for the school’s legal clinic and represented child clients as a member of the Children’s Rights division; and indigent clients as part of the Criminal Defense division.
Hank began practicing law with Shelly Perkins after passing the bar. He enjoys working on complex cases with many different issues, including custody, parenting time, asset and debt division, spousal support (alimony), and child support. Hank tirelessly and zealously represents his clients, exemplifying the reputation of Perkins Law. Hank values both settlement and litigation, and if trial is necessary, he advocates ferociously for his client’s interests in the courtroom. When Hank does have down time, he enjoys fishing for steelhead on Oregon’s beautiful rivers, spending time with his family, and reading.