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Focus: Social Security Disability Claims, Workers’ Compensation Claims and Personal Injury
Marlene Rocio Yesquen earned her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2004. While attending law school, Marlene clerked for the Portland law firm of O’Donnell & Clark LLP, where she gained valuable experience in discrimination and sexual abuse claims. She also volunteered with Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) Immigration Legal Services. A recipient of the 2004 Presidential Management Fellows Program, she also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2001 where she interned for the City of Sunland Park. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science while also clerking for Virginia Legal Aid Society.
After graduating from law school, Marlene worked at the Center for NonProfit Legal Services in Southern Oregon where her practice focused on assisting low-to-moderate income residents in civil litigation matters such as landlord-tenant, and discrimination claims. Later, she worked at the firm of Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Jamieson, Moore, Armosino & McGovern as a defense attorney representing insurance companies and their policy holders.
Marlene is well known locally for her community involvement and dedication. She sits on the City of Medford’s Budget Committee and the City of Medford’s Housing and Community Development Committee. She has been appointed to the Board of Directors for both the Community Health Center as well as the Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team. She is active in the Jackson County/Medford Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the professional working group “Una Voz” where she advocates for equality in education. She also serves on the Latino Advisory Committee of the Medford School District.
Marlene has been invited to speak at the City of Medford’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy, Rogue Community College’s Education Conference “Un Mundo de Oportunidades,” and Southern Oregon Education Service District’s Hispanic Academic Outreach program.
Today, Marlene advocates for people injured in serious accidents, disabled individuals in need of Social Security, and injured workers.
Born and raised in Arlington, Virginia by Peruvian immigrants, her father and mother serve as her role models, because of their perseverance in the manual labor and service sector. Marlene is a native Spanish speaker.
Admissions: Oregon State Bar, Federal District Court for the District of Oregon.
Other Professional Affiliations: Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), Jackson County Bar Association, National Hispanic Bar Association, Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association.