History

Vial Fotheringham LLP and its predecessor firm, A.R. Vial and Associates, trace their roots back to 1979, when founder Rich Vial began working with the Oregon Department of Real Estate reviewing condominium applications for the state. After working with a firm in downtown Portland for several years, Rich started his own law firm In 1991 and was soon joined by Rob Fotheringham, who also had a solid background in real estate law, title law, and estate planning.

The firm has grown significantly since then, with five offices across the Western U.S., practicing in Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Washington. These offices house our committed, caring, and experienced group of 40+ lawyers and over 160 staff.