Professional Experience

Garrett Chrostek focuses his practice in the areas of land use, real estate, construction, water and local government law.  He advises property owners, governmental entities, businesses, agriculturalists, developers, contractors, and homeowner associations on real estate transaction, development, permitting and regulatory compliance, and HOA governance.  Garrett also represents clients before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, local hearings bodies, and administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining BLJ in 2013, Garrett worked for the City of The Dalles.  In law school, Garrett served as an Associate Editor of the Vermont Law Review, held a research fellowship with the Water and Justice Program, clerked for the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), and worked at the Vermont Law School Land Use Clinic.

Garrett has also authored the following publications:

  • Garrett Chrostek, A Critique of Vermont’s Right-to-Farm Law and Proposals for Better Protecting the State’s Agricultural Future. 36 VERMONT L. REV. 233 (Fall 2011).
  • Hannah Gosnell, Jeff Kline, Garrett Chrostek, and James Duncan. Is Oregon’s land use planning program conserving forest and farm land? A review of the evidence. 28 LAND USE POL’Y 185 (2011).
  • Garrett Chrostek, The Influence of Measure 37 Claims on Voting Shifts Between Measure 37 and Measure 49, in LAND USE PLANNING BALLOT INITIATIVES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST-GEN. TECH. REP. PNW-GTR-825 (Jeff Kline and Eric White, tech. eds., 2010).

Professional & Community Activities

Garrett is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Oregon City Attorneys Association, Leadership Bend Class of 2016, Building a Better Bend, Bend Transportation Advisory Committee, RELU Executive Committee, Bend Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council, Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders, and Oregon Farm Bureau.

Admitted to Practice



Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor degree Magna Cum Laude (2012)
Oregon State University, Master of Public Policy (2008)
Linfield College, Bachelor of Science (2006)


Garrett spends his free time on outdoor pursuits, particularly fly-fishing and snowboarding.