Practicing Excellence.

Practical counsel for better solutions.


When experience matters, our
common sense and legal expertise
set a precedence.


Our skills and experience allow us
to develop the best strategy for
optimal and cost-effective results.


Our proven track record and diverse
practice has stood the test of time.

about us

With over 160 years of combined legal experience, we have the resources and expertise to assure you exceptional service.

who we are

Founded in 1961, Annala, Carey Baker, Thompson & VanKoten, P.C. has a long tradition of serving the legal needs of Mid-Columbia businesses and individuals.  The firm began when Hood River native, Wayne Annala, was called back to his home town to take over the practice of attorney John Mohr.  John had died suddenly leaving his clients in need of immediate assistance.  So, at the urging of family and friends, Wayne left his private law practice in Portland and returned to Hood River. 

Wil Carey joined Wayne in 1974 after practicing several years as Hood River’s assistant district attorney.  In 1984, Vic VanKoten left his practice at Portland’s McEwen, Hanna, Gisvold, Rankin & VanKoten to join the firm.  Then, ten years later, Jeff Baker joined the firm after practicing in Portland with Ater Wynne LLP and with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.  Finally, in 1997, Mike Thompson came onboard after four years as a public defender in Hood River and Wasco counties.

Together, the firm’s attorneys represent approximately 160 years of combined legal experience in nearly all of the areas of law encountered by their clients.  Backed by this experience and with lawyers licensed in both Oregon and Washington, we are a truly a full-service law firm for the Gorge. 

areas of practice

business law
estate planning
family law
land use
criminal defense

our firm

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Wayne Annala - partner

Sales & Acquisitions of Real Estate and Business Ownerships, Preparation and Administration of Revocable Trusts & Wills, Probate & Post-Death Estate Litigation.

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Mike Thompson - partner

General Business Law, Criminal Defense and Municipal Law

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Will Carey - partner

Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Land Use, Real Estate, Contracts, General Business Law and Estate Planning.

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Victor VanKoten - partner

Commercial, Bankruptcy, Loan Transactions, Foreclosures, Debtor-Creditor, Real Estate,
Land Use, Estate Planning, Probate and
General Business Law.

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Jeff Baker - partner

General Practice of Law, emphasizing Municipal, Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Employment Law and Estate Planning.

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Contact us

We will respond to your inquiry at our earliest opportunity.

contact info

  • Address: 305 Cascade St, Hood River, OR 97031
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 325, Hood River, OR 97031
  • Telephone: 541-386-1811
  • Fax: 541-386-6242

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