About Orrin Onken

I live in Fairview, Oregon with my wife, Cheri, and my dog, Bob. In August of 2017, I turned sixty-six years old and qualified for Social Security. I am rather proud of making it. There was a time when I wasn’t so sure I would.

I didn’t take the Social Security and plan to wind up and close my law practice in the summer of 2020.  I drew from my experience practicing law to write The Duke of Morrison Street, but the protagonist, Leo Larson, is not me. I drew from my experience of alcoholism treatment in writing Malady Manor, but the protagonist in that book is not me either.

I have a claim to fame. As far as I can tell I am the only lawyer in the 150 history of Oregon to be disbarred, get reinstated, and return to the practice of law.  That whole story can be found here.