Meet Our Credible Legal Team

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John H Tuthill

Partner

John H. Tuthill has made Tillamook County his home for more than 40 years. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1976 and has been practicing in Tillamook County since 1978.

His professional background includes:

Partner in the firm of Tuthill & Johnson (2019 to present).

Sole practitioner, John H. Tuthill & Associates (1985 to 2018)

Partner in the firm of Johnson, Hantke, and Tuthill (1980 to 1984).

Deputy District Attorney, Tillamook County District Attorney's office (1978 to 1980).

Whether you are facing a bitter and difficult divorce or have been charged with a crime, you want to have someone zealously representing your interests. John appreciates the necessity for straight answers and supportive guidance and understands the relationship between the parts and the whole case. Your needs and rights are his number one priority.

Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, 1971.

Juris Doctor, Lewis & Clark Law School, 1976.

Oregon State Bar Association.

Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Criminal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Tillamook County Bar Association (past president).

Tillamook County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.

Tillamook County Local Family Law Advisory Committee.

John lives in Tillamook with his wife, Marlene. He has three grown children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. In his free time, John enjoys visiting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time with his wife, and traveling the world.

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Dustin A. Johnson

Partner

Dustin relocated to Tillamook County, Oregon in order to be closer to his family in the Pacific Northwest, from Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended law school at California Western School of Law where he excelled in many subjects, including Constitutional Law I, obtaining an Academic Achievement Award. Dustin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. Prior to attending law school, Dustin served as an intern at the U.S. House of Representatives, 105th Congress.

Dustin was admitted to practice law by the Oregon State Bar in 2006 and the State Bar of Nevada in 2005. Over the years, Dustin has assisted clients in a wide range of legal matters. His experience has been shaped by the changes in the economy over the last nine years, and the evolving needs of his clients.

Criminal Defense

Business Formation

Family Law

Real Property Disputes

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Contract Drafting and Review

Civil Litigation

Estate Planning

State Bar of Nevada – 2005

U.S. District, Nevada – 2005

State Bar of Oregon – 2006

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Nevada – 2008

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – 2009

U.S. District Court, Oregon – 2011

Oregon State Bar Association.

Nevada State Bar Association.

Tillamook County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.

Tillamook County Local Family Law Advisory Committee.

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James P. Duncan

Associate Attorney

James P. Duncan has lived in Tillamook County since escaping the hustle and bustle of the Willamette Valley in 2015. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2020 and began working for Tuthill & Johnson, LLC, in December 2020. Attorney is James’ third career. His first, was with the United States Army as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer, departing honorably from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Major in 2018. His second career was also in public service as a Senior Trooper with the Oregon State Police in various assignments, spanning nearly eighteen years.

James has embraced representing and providing legal counseling to clients who are experiencing traumatic life events. James engages patience and active listening to guide clients through the confusing aspects of law and counseling them to resolution they desire. James prides himself as a patient, persistent negotiator, however when negotiations fail James diligently prepares to zealously represent his client’s interests.

McNary High School, Keizer, 1989

Bachelor of Arts, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1997

U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, 1997

Juris Doctor, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, 2020

Oregon State Bar Association

Multnomah County Bar Association

Tillamook County Bar Association

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

James lives in Neskowin with his wife, has two nearly grown children. James and his wife love the serene lifestyle combination of forest and ocean, have fully embraced being members of the Tillamook Community. In their free time James and his wife share their time with their dogs and enjoy many of the outdoor activities Oregon has to offer.

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Annette Salo

Legal Assistant

A native of Tillamook County, Annette Salo began her career as a legal assistant in 1985 in Tillamook. Prior to joining Tuthill & Johnson, LLC in 1997, she worked in two general practice law firms developing a background in family law, real estate, civil litigation, estate planning, adoption, probate, and corporation and business law. Her primary work at Tuthill & Johnson, LLC is in family law matters. She also provides assistance on estate planning, real estate, adoptions, and other civil matters.

Annette’s background, ongoing experience, and understanding of people are essential to our clients involved in family law matters. We take the team approach to every case affording our clients years of expertise and the best possible representation.

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Deborah "Deb" Hendrickson

Office Manager, Legal Assistant

Deb Hendrickson has worked as a legal assistant for Tuthill & Johnson, LLC since December 1986 and has managed the office since 1997. Prior to joining our team, Deb worked in the Circuit Court and the Clerk’s Office for Tillamook County.

Deb most likely will be the first person you have contact with when you call or visit our office. She understands that, for many people, the legal process can be overwhelming. Her experience and knowledge about the legal process helps to put people at ease.

Deb’s legal responsibilities include handling all criminal, traffic, game, and juvenile cases. In addition, she handles matters relating to municipalities, landlord/tenant, general civil law, and estate planning.

As the office manager, some of Deb’s responsibilities are calendaring appointments and court hearings, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and client billing.