Robert T. Huston

Robert T. Huston



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University of Oregon, B.A., 1965

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1968


Bob is rated as an AV attorney by Martindale Hubbell.

Bob's peers have selected him for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Oregon Super Lawyers.

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Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

United States District Court, District of Oregon

Professional Experience

Bob Huston has been a resident of Portland, Oregon, most of his life. He has been in private practice since graduating from law school in 1968 and became a cofounder of Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd when the firm formed in 1990.

Mr. Huston provides practical and technical advice on all estate planning matters, including:

Making bequests to family members and others.

Selecting guardians, trustees, and personal representatives.

Minimizing taxes (gift, income, inheritance, estate, and generation-skipping taxes) through various forms of lifetime gifts and transfers at death.

Evaluating methods for avoiding probate.

Recommending changes in asset titles and death beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, and retirement plans to best integrate those items into the overall estate plan.

Alternate methods of protecting assets in cases of incompetency.

Mr. Huston prepares all estate planning documents such as wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, deeds, and Advance Directives (living wills) and oversees the execution and filing of these documents.

On all legal matters relating to the estates of deceased persons, he represents court-appointed personal representatives of probate estates as well as trustees and other persons who have responsibility for nonprobate estates.

Previous Experience

From 1968 to 1980, Mr. Huston worked at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and was a partner from 1975 to 1980.  He was a cofounder and partner of Hill Huston Ferris and Walker from 1980 to 1990, and that firm joined with other attorneys in 1990 to establish the present firm.


Speaker, estate planning seminars for lawyers and general audiences

Former Member, Board of Directors, and former Chairman, Riverdale School District

Former Member, Board of Directors, Waverley Country Club

Former Member, Board of Directors, Willamette View Foundation

Former Member, Board of Directors, Riverdale Fire District

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