I am a Christian. And although that can create political and social divides in today’s world, it is important to me that others know that Jesus is who encourages me to serve rather than be served. My goal in life is not to gain money, power, or fame, but it is to serve those who have been placed around me.
As an attorney, I have acquired a set of skills that can be used to serve. That is what I intend to do – to listen to you as an individual and use my expertise to advise, advocate and defend ethically, assertively and wisely.
My name is Jiung Bang (but people call me John) and I was born in South Korea. I moved to the US as a child and as a result I understand cultural differences and language barriers. Life can also be complex and people can be complicated. Moving to a different country is a difficult transition that presents many challenges. I experienced that transition and I want to help others with it as well. That’s why I practice immigration law.
I live in Portland, Oregon with my (non-traditional) family. Many of my family members and I have a number of thriving businesses together (Here are links to their web pages: a coffee shop, cigars, a whitewater rafting company, and a construction firm). That’s why I went into law and that’s also how I understand what it is like to start and manage a business.
Lastly, I studied philosophy at Reed College and received my law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. But I believe that what qualifies me most to represent you is that I have encountered a diverse set of experiences. Whether it be religious, political, social, or cultural, it’s the diversity of ideas that I have engaged over the years that enables me to be empathetic and creative when it comes to advocating the interests of my clients.