Scarborough McNeese Oelke & Kilkenny, PC (“SMOK”) has been serving clients throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 85 years. Our reputation has been built on providing personalized solutions for our clients – in estate planning, corporate and general business law, wealth preservation, estate and trust administration, taxation, and real estate.

Small in size but large in stature, our firm has earned a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV (the highest rating available). Our office is conveniently located just off I-5 south of Portland with easy access and free parking.


As a firm, our attorneys and staff all get along well. It’s a productive work environment where we are collaborative, respectful, and efficient with time. We respond quickly to client needs and answer calls and emails promptly – yes, we actually do that (and put it in writing). As serious as we are in our work, we also have a sense of humor and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. Our clients can tell. It shows day after day.


We pride ourselves on the caliber of our employees. While we currently have no open positions, we encourage legal assistants, paralegals, and attorneys to send in a resume if an opening occurs. Please send inquiries to

SMOK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other category prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Photo of our firm founder, David Pattullo

History: 85 years and counting

SMOK has a long heritage reaching back over eight decades. In 1935 we were founded as a tax law firm by David S. Pattullo. Mr. Pattullo was a distinguished attorney and CPA who was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served the Oregon State Bar as Chairman of its tax committee as well as treasurer. Under his leadership, the firm soon became known as one of the top tax law firms in the Portland area. For 29 years, Mr. Pattullo taught taxation at Lewis & Clark School of Law and in 1978 was recognized by the Law School with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Photo of our firm founder, David Pattullo

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