Eleanor C. Beatty
Eleanor C. Beatty
Eleanor grew up splitting her time between the Hood River area and central Oregon. She graduated from Gilchrist HS in 1994 at the top of her class. At Oregon State University, she participated in the OSU Marching Band before graduating with a B.S. in Philosophy in 1998.
She is married to the love of her life and together, they have two children who are active in scouts, band and numerous school activities. She spends her free time knitting socks while cheering them on at various sporting events.
She is focused on finding creative solutions to legal issues for her clients and isn’t afraid to try something different.
Other pieces: connection to military service – family members served in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines going back several generations.
Hiking, running, pinochle, playing board games like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan
Sara E. Kendrick
Sara E. Kendrick
Sara grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Snohomish High School. She graduated from Texas State University, summa cum laude, in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Willamette University College of Law in 2015. She has enjoyed working with Eleanor Beatty, first as a law clerk, now as an Associate Attorney, since 2013. She focuses her work in civil litigation, municipal law, and business transactions and she is the City Attorney for the City of Aurora. She is committed to helping her clients reach the best possible outcome for their specific cases and enjoys finding creative solutions to complex legal issues. Sara is also a certified mediator.
In her free time, Sara enjoys competing with her dragon boat team, the Peace Dragon Warriors, camping, road trips, and kayaking.
Weisha is a native Oregonian and lover of the Pacific Northwest. She first became an attorney in 1982 and has consistently demonstrated a commitment to the law and her community. In her early years, she worked with the Native American Program of Oregon Legal Services, Lane County Legal Aid, and with Dakota Plains Legal Services on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She also had the opportunity to serve as the Director for the Oregon State Bar’s Affirmative Action Program, now called Diversity and Inclusion. She also served as legal counsel to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and spent 15 years sitting as an Oregon Administrative Law Judge in water law, public benefits and Special Education Matters.
Upon retirement from the State, she joined us here at Keizer Law, P.C. as a partner and her practice includes domestic relations, real estate planning, LGBTQ issues, indigent/criminal defense, administrative law practice, landlord-tenant law, Social Security Disability and water law. She also provides basic mediation services and is a court-connected domestic relations mediator for Marion County.
In her personal life, Weisha has a love for cooking and feeding people and for coaching Salem’s first (and still premier) Dragon Boat team, the Peace Dragon Warriors Paddling Club.
Theresa MB. Whisenhunt
Theresa MB. Whisensunt
Theresa is our Office Manager / Legal Assistant extraordinaire! She too grew up in the Pacific Northwest and hails from small town Dallas. She originally started her academic journey at Western Oregon State College fresh out of high school. She married the Navy and had 3 children, taking them first to California then to Southern Texas. When her children were young she divorced and returned to her beloved Oregon, picking up where she left off finishing her BS in Business Management/Accounting from Eastern Oregon University. Never really fitting in with Corporate America, she has finally found her home at our firm helping those in need.
Other than running a law firm Theresa spends her time working with her husband cooking amazing food/catering events, taking road trips with her family and snuggling her granddaughter.