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Welcome to Haapalaw, LLC

Providing Expert Legal Services to Oregonians since 2006.

Admitted to the Oregon State Courts, the United States District Courts of Oregon, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Specializing in disability claims and estate planning.

Our Services

Whether you require assistance with Estate Planning or Disability Benefits and Appeals, we are here to help.  We understand the importance of these matters and are committed to providing you with the very best legal solutions.


My name is John Haapala

Since 2006, Haapalaw LLC, has provided personalized legal representation for Oregonians.  For the first ten years, I honed my trial skills in the areas of business litigation, family law, and criminal defense.   I won my first U.S. district court appeal in my first year of practice, and have represented clients in federal court ever since.  I was admitted to practice before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2021.

In 2017, I narrowed my area of practice to representing individuals before the Social Security Administration, the United States District Court, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, helping them prove and obtain their disability benefits.

In 2023, I took on estate planning in order to better meet the expanding needs of individuals and families who needed to protect their privacy, protect their assets, and to better plan for their future, especially in the case of incapacity.


At Haapalaw, LLC, we bring years of practical and legal experience to every matter. We are highly regarded by our clients and by the legal community.  Your legal need is our most important business.  

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    Tom, Myrtle Creek, OR

    "On a scale of 1 to 5 John gets a solid 5. He was easy to work with, very approachable and more importantly, very thorough answering my question. I would use John in the future for legal assistance and highly recommend him."

    Kerri, Florence, OR

    "John is a great lawyer. He’s very attentive, he listens, and works hard for your case. I highly recommend John and his team. It’s like having an extended family. Thank you John for all you have done for my son and I."

    Faith, Coos Bay, OR

    “John and April are both so kind, reliable, and professional. They took their time explaining things to me and were very easy to contact when I had questions. Highly recommended”
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