Chelsea J. Glynn


Chelsea Glynn is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Land Use, Environmental, Construction & Design, and Government Relations Teams.  She has represented businesses, municipal bodies, landlords, tenants, property managers, employers, and individuals on a broad range of issues, including land use and permitting issues, commercial and residential leasing matters, construction and design matters, purchase and sale agreements, collection and enforcement litigation, and administrative investigations and appeals.  She has experience in state and federal court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Land Use Board of Appeals, and the National Labor Relations Board, and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington.

Before joining Dunn Carney, Chelsea served as an Assistant County Counsel for Washington County, where she litigated and advised the County on employment and eminent domain cases.  As an Assistant County Counsel, she represented the County in over twenty trials.

Chelsea enjoys helping people and is a dedicated to problem-solving, advocating for her clients, and working to find pragmatic solutions. Chelsea has a unique ability to analyze legal issues across a broad range of practice areas and she approaches each client’s legal issues with an open mind, listening, and putting her client’s goals first.

Prior to being an attorney, Chelsea was an Iowa State Tennis Champion and Division I collegiate athlete, playing tennis for the University of Santa Barbara and the University of Iowa.  She also spent time volunteering at a turtle conservation project in Costa Rica and worked as a customer service representative for a national bank.

Chelsea currently lives in Hillsboro with her photographer husband, an African Grey parrot, and her two beloved rescue dogs.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, watching football, and volunteering with a local animal shelter.


Oregon, 2011

Washington, 2017

Federal District Court of Oregon

Oregon Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2011

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. Biology, 2006

Published Work

Making Sense of the ESI Madness,” A publication of the American Bar Association, Summer 2018.

Three Steps to Getting a Social Media Posting Admitted at Trial,” ABA Pretrial and Practice Discovery, Winter 2017

“Responding to a Complaint: Answer or Motion,” ABA’s The Women Advocate, Winter 2017

“Constitutional Challenges to Local Government Management of Homeless Camping,” OADC’s The Verdict, December 2016


Introduction to Condemnation

Oregon Public Records Law



Professional Affiliations

Institute of Real Estate Management, Member

Meritas, Dunn Carney Representative

Agriculture Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee Member

Government Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee Member

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar, Member

Campaign for Equal Justice, Associates Committee Member

Service to the Public Committee, Multnomah Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Associate Editor of TYL Magazine, 2017-2018

Oregon Trial Advocacy College, Participant, 2013

Women in Insurance and Financial Services, New Member Services Committee, Member, 2017

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Associate Editor of TYL Magazine, 2017-2018

Oregon Bar Association, Government Law Section, Secretary, 2015; Executive Committee Member, 2014


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