Legal Excellence & Integrity

Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt, LLP provides legal services to individuals and businesses in Oregon, Washington, and throughout the country from its base in Salem, Oregon.

Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Toby Tingleaf and Arash Afshar to its team.

Toby Tingleaf Salem OregonToby Tingleaf

Toby’s practice emphasizes litigation and dispute resolution.  Prior to joining SSJH he spent nine years prosecuting all levels of crimes for the Marion County district Attorney’s office. There he gained extensive court room experience.  His time in the courtroom honed his instincts for identifying information and issues essential to effective representation.  Toby now uses his skills to identify the information and actions necessary to effectively represent clients in all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution.  His approach emphasizes understanding what is at issue, the desired outcome, and then using his uniquely refined advocacy skills to effectively and efficiently solve client’s problems.

Toby is an avid outdoor enthusiast and volunteers with community youth athletics.

Arash Afshar Salem OregonArash Afshar

Arash’s practice focuses on transactional work, as well as representing clients in general and creditor’s litigation.  His areas of focus include business and corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy law, creditor’s rights, real estate and land use.  His MBA and background growing up in a family-owned business allow him to see problems through both a business and legal lens, so that he may find the best, most comprehensive solutions to his clients’ needs that are not only smart legally, but also good for business.

Prior to joining SSJH, Arash worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judith Matarazzo at the Multnomah County Circuit Court.  He has also previously worked as a law clerk for Mentor Graphics Corporation.



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