Vancouver, Washington Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Criminal Defense Lawyer

Vancouver is the southernmost Washington state city located on the north bank of the Columbia River. It borders Portland, Oregon and has a population of approximately 165,000 people. It is the county seat of Clark County and is considered the largest suburb of the greater Portland-metro area.

Early History

The area that is now Vancouver was originally inhabited by the Chinook and Klickitat native American tribes. Vancouver itself was established in 1825 as a fur trading outpost, though it wasn’t officially incorporated until 1857. Its location was chosen for its proximity to Fort Vancouver. Famous cartographer Meriwether Lewis said of the area “it is the only desired situation for settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.”

Vancouver Today

These days, it is a populous metropolitan city divided into east, west and downtown Vancouver. A large annexation in 1997 added over 11,000 acres to the city’s total area. It is known as a port city through which over 400 ocean-going vessels pass annually. A project to revitalize Vancouver’s historic downtown has been underway since the early 2000s and has resulted in the construction of many new condos, hotels and retail shops.

Attorney James Mayhew & His Vancouver Community

James Mayhew originally came to the area to attend school due to family ties here. He established his Vancouver practice in 1991 and has been an active member of his community ever since. He truly cares about his Washington clients and defends their rights in the areas of residential real estate litigation, criminal defense, and estate planning. When you work with Attorney James Mayhew, you can rest assured you are in good hands.