Brian C. Dretke

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Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Bend, OR

The Dretke Law Firm
 | 63152 NW Via Cambria, Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541-257-5384
Fax: 541-241-3485
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian C. Dretke is the founder of The Dretke Law Firm in Bend, Oregon. Mr. Dretke devotes his practice to personal injury law, serving clients who are victims of nursing home abuse, medical malpractice or a catastrophic injury. He represents individuals and their families throughout the state of Oregon.

Originally from New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana, Mr. Dretke earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He received his law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law, while working as an officer on the Tulsa Police Department. 

After completing his legal studies, Mr. Dretke relocated to Oregon. Over the course of his legal career, he has effectively litigated and settled numerous matters involving nursing home abuse and personal injury. His success resulted in an invitation to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a member of the executive committee of the organization. In 2006, he sat for examination and earned board certification as a Civil Trial Specialist through the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Before founding The Dretke Law Firm, Mr. Dretke served as a deputy district attorney for the Union County District Attorney, and worked in private practice in the firm of Hallman & Dretke handling nursing home abuse and personal injury cases at the state and federal levels. From 2012 to 2017, he served as a circuit court judge for Oregon’s 10th Judicial District, serving Union and Wallowa counties.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Health Care
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Nursing Home, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2019 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Brian Dretke

Admitted: 1993, Oregon

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court to serve on the Judicial Fitness Commission. I stepped down when I left the position of Circuit Court Judge., 2015
  • Appointed to the board of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Served on the Executive Commitee of the organization from 2019-2012, and was President-Elect when appointed to the Circuit Court., 2019
  • Appointed to the Executive Committe of the Oregon Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. I will serve as president of the Chapter beginning in January 2020. , 2017
  • Elected to serve on the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. Term expires April 19, 2021., 2018
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Office Location for Brian C. Dretke

63152 NW Via Cambria
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: 541-257-5384

Fax: 541-241-3485

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Last Updated: 2/3/2021

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