About C. Richard Noble

Richard Noble is the founder of Oregon Legal Center (OLC). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School with a BA in History and with a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree.

Practicing law in Oregon for over 50 years, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas of law, but particularly in estate planning, probate and trust administration. Since 1977 he has been practicing in the historic Tudor House in West Linn of which he is the owner.

Richard is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Estate Planning Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the Estate Planning Council of Portland.

His interests include skiing, sailing, camping, fishing and horseback riding. In 2006 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Azores. In 2022 he served as the 65th president of the Skyline Trail Riders, a non-profit corporation founded in 1959, which promotes trail riding in Eastern Oregon.

Richard and his wife, Linda, have been married since 1976. They have a daughter who is a teacher in Gresham and a son who is an attorney practicing in Virginia. They have four grandchildren.

Richard has always been interested in foreign languages. He is fluent in German and almost fluent in Spanish. In 2015 in order to broaden his knowledge of German legal terminology he took a course offered by the Goethe Institut in Bonn, Germany called Deutsch fuer Juristen (German for Lawyers). The course was conducted in German and was a survey of the German legal system.

“Richard prepared our living trust several years ago. We were very happy with the time he took in answering our questions and providing guidance throughout the process. He was professional, responsive, and showed attention to detail. We needed to update some changes recently and appreciated the opportunity to make those online. We would recommend his services to other prospective clients.”