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
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Lisa Hackenberger
Co-founder, finance

Email: lisa@public.law
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Testimonials

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

A Colorado attorney

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

Jureeka!

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

A website visitor

“Thank you. You are a GOD SEND”

Website visitor

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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
  • 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

We started OregonLaws.org while I was a student at Lewis & Clark Law School. I was enrolled in two very statutes-oriented classes, Criminal Law and Wills & Trusts. These frequently made use of the Oregon Revised Statutes. I wanted online access that was easy to read, browse, and search. I also didn't want to schlep the printed statutes to class. Well, I couldn’t find it online, so I started building it myself.
—Robb

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