Partner at The Romain Group
Mike Freese is a lawyer and lobbyist that counsels a diverse clientele on complex public policy issues in an evolving political environment. Over the years, Mike has developed a reputation as a problem solver and collaborator on environment and natural resource issues and serves as an Executive Committee Member on the Oregon State Bar Environment and Natural Resources Committee. In Oregon, Mike has served as in-house counsel for a statewide trade association and Vice President of the state’s largest business association. Before returning to Oregon, Mike held several senior positions in Washington D.C. including as a Subcommittee Staff Director on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Deputy Director for Congressional Affairs at the US Department of Interior and advisor to a US Senate Committee and US Senator. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Oregon State University and law degree from Willamette College of Law. He is an eastern Oregon native who now lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, Kelsey, and son Boyce.