Two years later Joe B. Richards became a law partner, followed by Robert H. Fraser in 1966. The firm became known as Luvaas Cobb Richards & Fraser and maintained that name for almost four decades before being shortened to Luvaas Cobb in 2005.
One of the oldest continuous law firms in the city of Eugene, Luvaas Cobb moved to its present location at 777 High Street in 1970 and has expanded its offices there over the years to accommodate the addition of new lawyers and a growing staff. In 1978 the firm became a professional corporation and today is a full-service law firm. While the initial partners all did a variety of legal work, they distinguished themselves as litigators — insurance defense, plaintiff work, construction litigation and public corporations formed the core of the firm’s early work and solid reputation.
In 2002, George A. Burgott and Lann D. Leslie, formerly of Butler Burgott & Leslie, joined Luvaas Cobb as shareholders, bringing with them a significant insurance defense practice. In the fall of 2013, after 26 years with the firm, shareholder Joel S. DeVore was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the serve on the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Now in its 59th year of practice, the firm engages in general practice with nine shareholders, three Of Counsel attorneys, and one associate. The member attorneys specialize in particular areas of law such as business, commercial, estate planning and probate, taxation, real estate, communications and media, employment, personal injury, construction law, elder law, intellectual property, non-profit organizations and charitable giving, and domestic relations.