Serving clients in Salem and the surrounding area

Oregon Estate Planning Attorney

David S. Bales


(503) 482-4231

David S. Bales is an estate planning attorney at Collier Law in Salem, Oregon. David enjoys connecting with clients on a personal level to help them better understand the estate planning process and enable them to plan for the future of their families and loved ones.
David grew up in Astoria, Oregon, where he was a standout athlete at Astoria High School. He was also active in the music and theatre programs, the National Honor Society, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He attended the University of Washington where he majored in Drama and was active onstage as an actor, writer, producer, and director.

After college, David moved to Los Angeles, where in 2016, he served as the jury foreperson in a criminal trial, galvanizing him into pursuing a career in law. David moved to Salem in 2018 and enrolled at Willamette University College of Law where he was active in the Labor and Employment Law Association, the Intellectual Property and Media Law Society, and the Trusts & Estates Clinical Law Program.

In his free time David enjoys traveling, movies, board and card games, creative writing, and ballroom dancing. He lives in West Salem with his wife Cynthia and their cat Lola.

Education and Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2021
  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, JD, 2021
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, BA, Major: Drama, 2006

Community Service

  • Member, Wealth Counsel
  • Oregon Notary Public, 2021 – Present
  • Marion County Bar Association, 2022 – Present