KEVIN T. LAFKY, Principal Attorney


Kevin was born and raised in Salem, attending Salem public schools and graduating from Sprague High School in 1977.  After graduation, Kevin attended the University of California at Berkeley for a year and a half, then transferred to the University of Oregon, graduating in 1981, Phi Beta Kappa, with degrees in economics and history.

Kevin attended law school in Seattle, graduating from the University of Washington in 1985.  During one semester, Kevin worked as an intern in a full-time position for federal judge, Otto Skopil.  After passing the Oregon Bar in 1985, Kevin traveled for a year overseas, returning in 1986 to a two-year job as judicial law clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals, Judge John Buttler and Judge William Riggs.  After finishing his clerkship, Kevin began working with his father, Elton "Bud" Lafky in 1988.

Kevin is active in a variety of community organizations and has served on several city committees dedicated to the improvement of Salem's downtown.  Kevin served on the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors in 1995-1998.

Kevin appreciates the opportunity that he has had to represent all types of individuals and business in a variety of  cases and matters since 1988.  During that time, Kevin has represented clients in many different types of civil and criminal cases.




Tonyia was raised in Dallas, Oregon.  She attended the University of Oregon and graduated Cum Laude with degrees in political science and history.

Tonyia received her law degree from Willamette University.  After her first year of law school, Tonyia procured an internship with the Honorable Anna J. Brown of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.  Tonyia also worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Employment Litigation Section.

Tonyia's practice focuses on employment and civil rights litigation.  She has represented both employees and employers in state and federal court in various employment related disputes.

Tonyia is a member of the Oregon State Bar, United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 


R. GRANT COOK, Attorney

Grant grew up on Stafford, Oregon.  After graduating from Lakeridge High School, Grant attended both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

From 2002-2005, Grant attended Willamette University College of Law where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence and certificate in Dispute Resolution.  During law school, Grant clerked for local in-house counsel in the areas of trademark and business law.  Grant also volunteered as a small claims mediator at Marion County Circuit Court.  Also, while in law school, Grant wrote for Willamette Law online - United States Supreme Court section and participated in moot court.

After law school, Grant clerked one year for the Honorable Robert Selander, Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge.

Grant has practiced law since 2006 and has successfully represented both large companies in complex litigation as well as individuals facing civil and criminal matters.

Grant is a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bar.  He is also a member of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



Chris was raised in University Place, WA. He attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. 


Chris received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in May 2018. While attending law school, Chris worked in the Human Rights Clinic and at Lafky & Lafky as a law clerk. 


Chris is currently a member of the Oregon State Bar and Marion County Bar Association.

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