Ed Budge

Edwin Budge has been representing clients in civil rights cases and high-end injury and death cases for more than 28 years. Ed is a 1991 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Oregon. He graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 1994, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Willamette Law Review.

Erik J. Heipt

An experienced courtroom litigator with a passion for civil rights, Erik Heipt is a member of the Washington and California bars. Erik graduated from the University of Colorado in 1991 and received his law degree in 1994 from Willamette University College of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Willamette Law Review.

Andrea Woods

Andrea is fiercely dedicated to her work as a civil rights advocate and knows the myriad abuses that can occur behind bars. She’s a seasoned civil rights litigator who cares deeply about her colleagues and clients. She strives to bring humor, heart, and high-caliber work to each of her cases.

Hank Balson

For nearly two decades, Hank Balson has devoted his legal career to helping individuals and groups challenge civil rights abuses by governments and corporations. He became of counsel to Budge & Heipt in 2017.

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses ⎯ behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

– Muhammad Ali –

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