Rob Raschio has wanted to be an attorney since he was 10 years old. He remembers sitting with his grandfather who told him he should be the next lawyer in the family and, as it turns out, he was the first.
He learned at an early age to appreciate the legal system—that it’s a place where people can find solutions for their problems, fairness rules and wrongs can be righted, and citizens have an advocate in an often complex and challenging system.
For nearly 20 years, Rob has dedicated his career to ensuring our legal system upholds these fundamental principles.
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Rob grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon and graduated from Clackamas high school before attending Portland State University where received his bachelor’s degree with honors in History. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001.
Rob has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years, beginning at the Law Office of Markku Sario in Canyon City before becoming a Partner at Mallon, Lamborn, Raschio, PC in Burns. In 2006, he joined and later became a Partner at Morris, Smith, Starns, Sullivan and Raschio, PC., in The Dalles.
Rob and his wife Sena, an elementary school teacher who was raised in Burns, knew they wanted to move back to eastern Oregon to live, work and raise their two young children, so in 2014, he opened his private law practice in John Day where he practices today.
Rob’s law firm sponsors numerous activities in the community including the John Day Swim team, Grant County Little League, Grant County Fair, Grant Union Senior Class Party and local 4H clubs. He volunteered for the Burns Lion’s Club where he was honored for his service with the Helen Keller award, and is a member of the John Day Elks Lodge.
In addition to volunteering in the non-profit communities in Grant and Harney County, Rob has been involved in local civic leadership. From 2003-2006, Rob served on the Burns City Council and from 2018-2019, was an appointed Pro-Tem commissioner to the Grant County Court where he orchestrated and wrote the Grant County Objection to the U.S. Forest Service Plan for the Malheur Forest Plan.
Rob has always been a strong supporter of public safety and effective law enforcement. While serving as a commissioner to the Grant County Court, he supported the reorganization of the Sheriff’s Office to improve the command structure, and he created a permanent deputy district attorney position to shift more responsibility of handling serious cases to the elected district attorney, increasing transparency and accountability to citizens and within the legal community.
His experience in the legal community extends beyond just practicing law. He served on the board of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for four years and was Board President for two consecutive terms from 2010-2012. Rob was Vice Chair of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund and has volunteered for five years. The Professional Liability Fund is a hand-picked membership from the legal community who have been recognized for their excellence in their legal field of competence.
He and his family are active members of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Rob enjoys spending time with his wife Sena and their two children, Vincent and Annabelle who attend Humbolt Elementary. As a family, they participate in local community activities, attend sporting events and travel throughout Oregon.