About Us

Robb Shecter
Co-founder, attorney at law
Pro bono Oregon, admitted 2013
Pro bono Colorado via MVL, admitted 2023

Email: robb@public.law
Phone & text: +1 303-835-1301

Lisa Hackenberger
Co-founder, finance

Email: lisa@public.law


“I will hand it to you. A substantial amount of my clients and coworkers forward statute text from your site.”

An attorney writing in the r/lawyers subreddit

“OregonLaws.org has a clean and clear design and a number of neat features…”


“A pretty amazing and FREE web site for statutory research…When you visit the site…you are immediately struck by the simple, but well-thought out features.”

Legal Research Plus

“I often use your site for quick and informal review of statutes, because I find its contents more readily accessible that those in the official site.”

A website visitor

“I really appreciate your resource. I think it's a great way to look at the statutes. Your interface is fantastic.”

A Colorado attorney

“I just wanted to say thank you for making a website that you can actually navigate. Props to you guys.”

A website visitor

“A hearty thank you from myself and on behalf of my colleagues who use the site regularly. Our professors recommended it during law school…”

An Oregon attorney

“Robb Shecter of the Lewis & Clark Law School came out with OregonLaws.Org, a wonderful example of how legal information can be made dramatically better once the fences around the public domain have been removed.”

Carl Malamud, Three Revolutions in American Law

“Thank you. You are a GOD SEND”

Website visitor

“Very helpful. I thank you for the work, the time, and immense amount of effort you & the people who helped put into this project. It's incredible.”

A library assistant
  • Sustainability Award
    Oregon State Bar, 2020
  • Making a Difference Award
    Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Assoc., 2012
  • Best Idea Award
    CivicApps for Greater Portland, 2010

Robb started OregonLaws.org while a student at Lewis & Clark Law School. He was enrolled in two very statutes-oriented classes, Criminal Law and Wills & Trusts. These frequently made use of the Oregon Revised Statutes. He wanted online access that was easy to read, browse, and search, to avoid schlepping the statutes to class. Well, he couldn’t find it, so he started building it himself.

Now located in Colorado, we’re Public.Law, bringing the Oregon recipe to the rest of the United States and abroad.