Kim O’Dea

Associate, Law Office of Bill Kloos, P.C.
(541) 954-0095
kimodea@landuseoregon.com

Member, Oregon State Bar

General Background

Practice concentrated in all aspects of Oregon land use law, including local land use permitting before cities and counties, and appeallate practice at the Land Use Board of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court.

Education

J.D., University of Oregon (1999)

M.C.R.P. (Master’s of Community and Regional Planning), University of Oregon (1997)

B.A. (Planning, Public Policy and Management), University of Oregon (1995)

Summary of Interests

Professional:  Oregon land use law; water rights law; rural land use planning.

Personal:  Hanging with my hubby, John, my baby boy, Aiden, and my five Italian Greyhounds; horseback riding; gardening; more gardening; even more gardening; have I mentioned gardening?, perpetually remodeling our 1903 farmhouse (it should be done in time to retire), and last, but not least, killing Scotchbroom (any volunteers?).

Current Research Interests

The Endangered Species Act (particularly the 4(d) Rule) and its impact on land use planning and local governments; the future of water rights and water allocation; the inherent bias and unfairness (both real and perceived) in Oregon land use law.

 

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