100 Years of History

Otto - lawyers in Medford, OR
Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Jamieson, Moore, Armosino & McGovern, PC, is the oldest law firm in Southern Oregon. The firm was originally founded by Porter J. Neff in Medford in 1910.
In 1933, Porter J. Neff hired the young Otto Frohnmayer as an associate at the firm. The attorneys of the Frohnmayer Firm continue to live by the dedication to the Law and to the Community that characterized Otto Frohnmayer. No one loved this community more than Otto. “He was a one man Chamber of Commerce.” Mr. Frohnmayer subsequently hired William V. Deatherage in 1954, after he graduated first in his class from the University of Oregon Law School.
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Otto Frohnmayer continued practicing law into 1990’s. In 1994, the firm moved from its long time downtown location at the corner of Central and 8th Street to its present location – 2592 East Barnett Road in East Medford. Otto Frohmayer and Bill Deatherage donated the former building that housed the firm to the Rogue Valley Art Association. The building was eventually renovated and became the Ginger Rogers Craterian Theatre.
Otto Frohnmayer died on January 31, 2000. He left behind a legacy of professional excellence and public service that the firm carries on in his name today. In 2004, Bill Deatherage celebrated his 50th Anniversary as an attorney. Today, though retired, Mr. Deatherage continues to act as a source of inspiration and wisdom to his partners, associates and colleagues.

Stephen Jamieson joined the firm in 1983, after moving to Southern Oregon from New York. Bernard Moore and Thomas Armosino joined the firm in 1997. Tracy McGovern joined the firm one year later. The firm’s newest partner, Cam Howry, joined the firm in 2007.
The attorneys at Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Jamieson, Moore, Armosino & McGovern practice in a broad array of legal fields, including: professional malpractice defense, personal injury, insurance defense, employment and labor law, tax and estate planning, criminal defense, family law, business transactions, commercial litigation and general civil litigation. The attorneys at the Frohnmayer firm are fortunate to be able to practice in a wide variety of areas with a team of paralegals and legal assistants who provide unparalleled support.

The firm takes pride in its historical involvement in community activities throughout Medford and Southern Oregon. The team of attorneys at Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Jamieson, Moore, Armosino & McGovern, PC, are uniquely able to draw upon the wealth of knowledge acquired for over a century of continuous active practice and service in the Rogue Valley and beyond.

The law firm of Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Jamieson, Moore, Armosino & McGovern strives to provide each and every client legal excellence and continues to engage in public service throughout Southern Oregon. Each member of the firm is dedicated to the firm’s creed: “Excellence. Every client. Every day.”