Scott Hilgenberg

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Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D., 2013)

  • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Larry Kressel Memorial Award for Land Use Scholarship
  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Cornelius Honor Society Inductee

University of Wisconsin- Madison (B.A. in Legal Studies, 2008)

Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar Association

Professional Associations

Oregon State Bar: Real Estate and Land Use Section (Executive Committee, 2016–present)
Washington State Bar Association: Environmental and Land Use Section

Scott Neil Hilgenberg



Background Law Practice

Scott was raised in Northeastern Wisconsin by a family with strong roots in real estate and development. As the son of a second-generation realty company owner, Scott witnessed firsthand the success stories and obstacles that land development companies experience. His grandfather laid a strong business foundation for the family, starting with the sale of agricultural land, and taught Scott about business acumen, protection of private property rights, and the need for honesty in every transaction.

With these deep roots in real estate and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to pursue his legal studies at Lewis and Clark Law School. Scott honed his legal skills through a variety of volunteer opportunities and internships with a focus on land use and federal environmental law. After receiving his JD, Scott worked at two state natural resource agencies where he gained experience in proprietary land management and administrative appeals. As staff attorney for Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (2014–2017), Scott gained in-depth knowledge of Oregon’s land use laws and local government procedures. Scott has also represented community organizations in local land use proceedings and in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals through a fellowship at a Portland-based non-profit legal center. Scott joined Tomasi Salyer Martin in June 2018.

Representative Matters

  • Land Use
  • Public Lands Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources


Speaking Engagements

  • “Jurisdictional Issues in Land Use Appeals,” Real Estate and Land Use Fundamentals CLE, Tigard, OR, April 27, 2018
  • “Is Land Use in Your Conservation Tool Kit,” Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR, March 3, 2018
  • “Community Land Use Engagement Workshop,” Crag Law Center, Various Locations, February 2018