SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem attorney is facing strangling, assault and other charges as well as an Oregon State bar investigation after being accused of strangling, assaulting and harassing a woman in Clackamas County.
Christopher Best was arrested in November and indicted this month on three counts of strangulation, three counts of assault, two counts of menacing and three counts of harassment, the Statesman Journal reported.
Best is accused of attacking and harassing a woman multiple times from January 2018 to April 2019.
Best recently lived in Wilsonville and Newberg but has worked out of Gatti’s Salem office.
Best, who is listed as a shareholder and an attorney on the Gatti Law Firm website, did not respond to requests for comment. Gatti officials declined to comment on the pending legal matter.
Best has made headlines in recent years representing victims of sexual abuse at schools, churches and day cares. He most recently was in the news for representing a Corvallis doctor suing Oregon Health & Science University for misusing and overusing sperm he donated as a medical student.
Oregon State Bar officials confirmed two ethics complaints have been filed against Best in recent months.