"Solutions are not always found in the law, but rather by focusing on the people we represent and their particular situation." — Patrick Melendy

Springfield, Oregon, Law Firm

At Leahy Cox, LLP, we are dedicated to building quality attorney-client relationships through effective and ethical representation. When you choose our law firm, you can expect us to respond to your needs with a collaborative, problem-solving approach. We will take care to educate you about the legal process before we move forward. We pride ourselves on bringing a practical, vibrant spirit to our practice.

Serving Oregon Since 1949

Our Springfield, Oregon, law firm has a long and prestigious history. Founded in 1949 by Edward C. Harms, Jr., we have represented the Springfield Utility Board for more than 40 years, the City of Oakridge for 3+ years and the City of Springfield (from 1949 until 2018). We also provide prosecution services for the City of Springfield, Cottage Grove, Junction City, the City of Eugene and Oakridge for more than 10+ years.

Timothy J. Harold, now retired, joined in 1965 and expanded the practice to include litigation. Joseph J. Leahy, now retired, joined in 1976 and continued to build a strong team to meet client needs in the 21st century. Matthew J. Cox joined in 2004; Kay Hyde-Patton joined in 2008; Patrick S. Melendy joined in 2011; Alex E. Gavriilidis joined in 2013; Matthew L. Dahlstrom joined in 2018; Ryan R. Baker joined in 2019; Bryan C. O’Connell joined in 2022; and Lindsey A. Hagmaier joined in 2023.

Community Involvement

From the very beginning, our law firm has actively supported community organizations such as the United Way of Lane County, Springfield Education Association, Emerald Empire Art Association, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Springfield Young Readers, Willamalane Park Foundation, and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Our lawyers have volunteered for Lane County Senior Legal Services and helped Lane County foster children through Junior League of Eugene, and are members of the Springfield Public Library Foundation Board and the Hospital Board, as well as contributing to the community through the Rotary clubs of Springfield, the Springfield Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee, and the Cottage Grove Community Hospital Foundation. Our law firm was the recipient of the 2014 Springfield Chamber Heritage Award.


Our law firm supports environmental sustainability, always mindful to rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle material resources and practice good stewardship of energy resources.