About Joshua

I decided to become a lawyer after many years in education in Los Angeles. I was everything from a substitute teacher with a Kindergarten class to teaching English and P.E. to students just out of juvenile hall or on probation. After my time teaching, I knew that I wanted to continue to help others, but in a different way. I attended school to become a lawyer, attending Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. I enjoyed law school incredibly, and also excelled at it. Being a lawyer continues that good feeling for me. I get to do something I am passionate about and work hard while also knowing I am helping others in the process.

Why Elder Law And Estate Planning?

My Grandmother lived to be 105 years old. My grandmother began to require nursing care in her 90s, and finally at 99 needed to be in a nursing home full time. Obviously, we were going to put her in the best nursing home we could find, and we were all blown away by just how much it would cost. It was especially tough knowing that my parents, now in their mid 70’s and early 80’s, are on a fixed income themselves. While my parents are healthy, Grandma going into a nursing home brought up a lot of important questions. What will we do when Grandma runs out of money? If Grandma’s nursing home turns out to have problems, what are our legal remedies? What if one of my parents needs care while Grandma is still alive? How will my parents be able to pass on as much of their assets as possible? What happens if one them suddenly gets ill? After mentioning this to friends, I realized just how many of us, young and old alike, worry about caring for ourselves and others. It may be a cliché to say we are living longer and costing more, but there is truth to that cliché. Helping my family out made me realize how much I can help others answer these questions using my legal skill and expertise.

Now that I practice elder law, I continue to deal with these issues every day. In the fall of 2016, my parents moved up to the Pacific Northwest and live with my wife and I. I love spending each day with my parents, but it also means that I spend each day helping take care of their needs.

I earned my J.D. degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. While at Willamette, I was a member of Law Review and Moot Court as well as president of the Jewish Law Society.

In my free time (such as it is), I like following sports and reading the original James Bond novels. I also believe that as a lawyer I should play golf and have a knowledge of fine wines, but those will have to wait for another day.

Since becoming an attorney, I have been an active member of the local bar. I firmly believe that being involved keeps lawyers fresh and keeps them abreast of new ideas and innovations in their field.

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Jewish Law Society, President
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Law Review: Willamette Law Review, Member

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Washington Young Lawyer Division, Liaison to the Solo and Small Practice Section, WSBA, 2011 - 2012
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section, Program Chair, 2012 – 2013, Treasurer, 2013-2015
  • Cardozo Law Society, Member

Contact the Law Office of Joshua Pops, P.L.L.C., located in Vancouver, Washington, with any questions or concerns by calling 360-952-8810.

Law Office of Joshua Pops, P.L.L.C.
Helping Clark County People Young and Old.