I note on Joel’s website that he represents both employees and employers (http://www.portlandoregonemploymentlawyer.com/joel-christiansen/) but have to take issue with that. Joel is firmly in the employee frame of mind. In fact I think he has a general disregard, if not disdain, for employers.
I’m going to add a little to this post every day once I figure out how to best describe Joel. But lets start with with an enthusiasm for pursuing ridiculously offensive lawsuits designed to extort money from an employer. This is why I would not recommend Joel to an employer, because any attorney willing to do that to an employer wont hesitate to mislead you. As an employer you are just a target to Joel. He has no regard for you. I’ll explore that more tomorrow.