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Robert D. (Bob) Butler
H. Clifford Looney
R. David Butler II
Dustin A. Martinsen
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H. Clifford Looney- Shareholder

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Practice Areas:

·        General Litigation

·        Creditor and Debtors’ rights questions

·        General Real Estate Practice

·        Personal Injury

·        Wills and Estate Planning

·        Water and Natural Resources

·        Business Associations

·        Mediations and Arbitration


·        Oregon State Bar (1966)

·        Malheur County Bar Association (1966)

·        To practice before the Federal District Courts (1970)

·        To practice before the United States Supreme Court (2000)


·        Oregon State University (1963)

·        University of Oregon (1965)

·        Wilamette University, B.S., J.D. (1966)

Professional Affiliations:

·        Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

·        Oregon State Bar Association

·        Oregon Mediation Association

·        Idaho Mediation Association

Community Participation:

·        Treasure Valley Community College Foundation Board

·        Bethany Presbyterian Church

·        Vale Chamber of Commerce

·        Board of Directors Presbyterian Community Care Center

Personal Background:

Cliff was raised in Adrian, Oregon, the second of four children born to Bill and Ruth Looney, who operated a grocery store there until 1975. Cliff attended Oregon State for two years, University of Oregon for one, and Willamette Law School for three years.

Cliff was nominated to serve as District Attorney for Malheur County by the Republican and Democratic Parties in May of 1966. Cliff’s two sons, Dave and Doug, were born December 16 1966, three months after he was admitted to the Oregon State Bar and during his District Attorney Service. He served as the District Attorney until January of 1970, when took the practice, and in March, Charlie, Bob, and Cliff decided to make the firm “Swan, Butler & Looney.”