About Alice Plymell


For many years, Eugene attorney Alice Plymell has volunteered her time and expertise to help clients at Lane County Legal Aid, Law and Advocacy Center, and Senior Law Service. Alice has been practicing law in Lane County since 1963, and she was one of the first women lawyers to practice in Eugene. She is currently a member of the Oregon State Bar and Chair for Lane County Recruitment and Screening Committee of Long Term Care Ombudsman. She specializes in Estate Planning, Probate, Social Security, Disability, and Guardianships.

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She was born on a farm north of Ontario, Oregon and went to Cal State in Sacramento, California, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science; and then to the University of Oregon Law School where she graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Laws .

Alice herself is physically disabled. She made up her mind in 8th grade that she would be a lawyer because she felt this was something she could do with her physical disability. She was interested in the challenge, and she stuck with it. She has since established the Wade and Elsie Marler Plymell Scholarship in honor of her parents. This scholarship helps young people with disabilities fund their higher education so they may live their dream of becoming a lawyer as well.

On May 16, 2004, the Lane County Coalition of Senior Programs honored Alice as one of ten inspirational people over age 60 who are actively involved in work, community and volunteer projects and who exemplify the theme, "Aging Well, Living Well." In a ceremony at the Campbell Senior Center in Eugene celebrating Older Americans Month, the Coalition unveiled a special poster featuring photos of this diverse and interesting group and reflecting the many faces of Older Americans in Lane County.