Cheri L. Elson and Allen G. Drescher, Retired
21 S. 2nd St. ● Ashland ● Oregon ● 97520
About Us

Cheri L. Elson

Cheri ElsonIn practice since 2001, Cheri Elson brought with her a specialty in estate planning, Probate, Estate Administration, Conservatorship Law, and Special Needs Trusts when she moved to the Rogue Valley with her husband in the summer of 2014. Licensed to practice in Oregon as well California, Cheri was certified with the CA Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in estate planning, Probate and Trust Law. In her 13 years of practice in California, she was an associate, partner, and practice owner. Cheri brings deep compassion and the highest professional standards to her clients. Advocacy is her specialty and she is adept at finding creative solutions even in the most challenging situations.

Cheri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law, graduating second in her class with honors. Cheri was an active leader of the Ventura County Bar Association, sat on the Board of Directors three separate terms, and served as the Chair of the Estate Planning & Probate Law Section. She was also a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Program Committee in 2014, as well as a board member of the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council. Cheri served as community legal liaison for the Wellness & Caregiver Center of Ventura County. One of her proudest accomplishments was coordinating their Elder Law Collaborative, which provides free legal assistance to those serving as caregivers to loved ones.

In addition to her professional experience as an attorney, Cheri attained Mediation Skills Training through the Ventura Center for Dispute Resolution. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney in Oregon, Cheri served as a professional consultant for individuals and their families touched by dementia, cognitive decline, and the challenges of aging through her business, Gray Matters Consulting. With a passion for advocating for the rights of all, Cheri is the perfect choice when you need effective legal counsel for lasting peace of mind.

Allen G. Drescher

Allen DrescherA 1972 graduate of Columbia Law School, Allen Drescher practiced law in Southern Oregon since 1973 as a sole practitioner and partner in the law firms of Drescher & Arnold (1983-98) and Drescher & Womack (2012-2013). A member of the Oregon State Bar since 1972, Allen was admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oregon in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, business law and real property and land use law.

Prior to his retirement in June of 2017, Allen served on the Oregon State Bar Professional Responsibility Committee for Jackson and Josephine counties. He also served as an arbitrator for the Oregon State Bar Fee Dispute Arbitration Program, the Jackson County Circuit Court, as well as the Arbitration Service of Portland for business and real property disputes.

Allen is a longtime supporter of the local community; over the past 40 years Allen has served in the following capacities:

  • Ashland City Council, 1976 – 1978
  • Ashland Municipal Judge, 1979 – 2007
  • ACLU Cooperating Attorney, 1975 – 2013
  • Past President and Legal Counsel, Ashland Family YMCA
  • Past Board Member and Legal Counsel, Ashland Community Hospital Foundation
  • Past Board Member and Legal Counsel, Ashland Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Vice President and Legal Counsel, Temple Emek Shalom
  • Citizen of the Year and Honorary Life Member, Ashland Chamber of Commerce
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