This is the legal site for Brook Reinhard, a public defender in Eugene, Oregon. I grew up in Eugene, attended the University of Oregon, switched majors a few times and ended up a journalist, working newspapers in Astoria, Eugene, Klamath Falls, and even in Bentonville, Arkansas. Then I quit journalism to apply for law school, and played poker for a living until I got in. I graduated Willamette University School of Law in 2009, after clerking for the Polk County District Attorney’s office for a year, as well as for Eugene criminal lawyer Hugh Duvall. I started working at Umpqua Valley Public Defender in September 2009, became assistant director several years later, and was hired to run the public defender’s office in Eugene in August of 2016. I don’t update this website much, sorry!