I would highly recommend Lance Youd as an outstanding attorney. I have had him handle all my various legal matters since 2001 for which he has displayed extensive legal knowledge. I greatly appreciate his honesty and integrity.

D. Layman 2001-present



Lance did a great job! He is well organized and has his ducks all lined up in a row.  He was completely prepared for trial.  At our trial preparation meeting he prepared me for the trial.  Our trial went smoothly. Lance did a fabulous job.

Joey 2013

Criminal Defense


I appreciate your experience, professionalism, hard work, ethics, honesty, and compassion throughout this process. I came into your office with emotions of shock, sadness, and fear for my children and our futures. Not knowing what was to transpire and having to face a road I would never have imagines for my children and me, it was a blessing to have you walk my family through this ordeal. Having someone I could trust in the legal profession that would do what was in the best interests of my children and our lives has been very comforting.

I will continue to let people know about you as an honest and hard working attorney they would want representing them.

Kim 2013



First of all, Lance did not request this recommendation. This is earned over years of superb professionalism and service. As a marriage and individual counselor, there are many times that I have needed to access Lance´s services for my clients. In the nearly 20 years that I have worked with him, I have never had him serve a client poorly. The feedback has always been very positive and the clients feel that they have been well served.

He is prompt, thorough, detail oriented and very accessible to his clients. What I have appreciated most about Lance is what I would call a strategically aggressive approach. Lance is an excellent advocate for his client´s position. However, he also is able to see the bigger picture that extends beyond the immediate settlement and what the future will bring if certain legal paths are followed. This has been essential for the progress of our mutual clients. I have had experience with other attorneys that have won substantial settlements for their clients, but the ill-will engendered by a shortsighted desire to win in court has resulted in long term animosity between the parties that makes the victory and the gain thereof questionable. Lance never takes that path.

His ethics and values make him a vital colleague.

Karl P

Family Law


I have been with Lance since May of 2006. He has helped me, my father in law, C.J., my sons Andy and Jeremiah. Attorney Youd helped my husband get custody of his children. Everything went smoothly with our cases. Lance explains everything very well, he is on time, and answers all of our questions.
Lance always takes my phone calls and has been there for us, no matter what! After all of these years I am still here!
Lance is really good at what he does. He is easy to work with and is very down to earth. I hope he keeps it up.

E. Hendricks 2006-2013


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Lance is the best attorney I’ve worked with. He is an excellent negotiator, personable, and experienced. Lance didn’t mince words when the going got rough. He dealt with me directly in an honest and fair manner. When Lance had to advise me on some difficult stuff that I didn’t want to hear or deal with, I felt that he represented my interests well. I knew where I stood constantly because he kept me in the loop either by phone, letters, or emails. I’m glad I had him on my side during a difficult period in my life.

E. M. 2009



Though Lance is not a “cheap” lawyer; as with a lot of things- well you get what you pay for. In my experience you can hire a lawyer for less money, but end up with nothing to show for it – or very little results; thereby wasting thousands of dollars. With Lance, his knowledge and attention to detail is sharply focused and I believe that is one of the keys to the successful outcome in my case. His billing hours are also fair – a sometimes rarity in today’s world! I strongly recommend Lance for any type of legal work.



Lance is, in my opinion, the best lawyer in the Salem area, for the type of legal work that he does. I hired Lance to see my daughter more, after my divorce and he has been GREAT!  He’s worked in the area a long time and has built up a reputation that works well with other professionals that may need to be hired to assist in your case- (as was needed in mine.) With prior lawyers, things seemed to just drag along and nothing really changed. With Lance, I saw immediate improvements in spending time with my daughter and I know that from here, things will only improve with Lance’s skillful legal knowledge and expertise.

Michael 2006-2012



Lance and his team are very knowledgeable and supportive, which I truly appreciated during a very difficult time in my life. All of my questions and concerns were answered in a way I could understand, and in a timely manner. Lance fought for my best interests and I am very pleased with the outcome. Besides being an excellent Attorney he is compassionate and discrete and tried to spare me the anxiety of confrontation whenever it was possible. Thank you Lance!

S. P. 2011



We were so lucky to find Lance Youd as our attorney after our motorcycle/car accident in 2005 (and again in ’09). An uninsured driver caused us to crash our motorcycle and fled the scene. Our motorcycle was totaled and I spent a week in the hospital. The driver of the car had been drinking. Lance made sure that our insurance company covered us since we had “full coverage” auto insurance on our motorcycle. If not for Lance, we wouldn’t have gotten the hospital bills paid or the value of our motorcycle replacement. THANK YOU LANCE!

Ben and Mary 2010

Personal Injury

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