John Hasbrook
Ecourse Instructor

Department:  Austin Family Business Program
Office:  382 Austin Hall
Phone:  541-737-3326


John Hasbrook is a practicing attorney in Monmouth, Oregon. His practice emphasizes small business set up and operations, including formation of LLCs, S and C Corps, Partnerships and the related documents and contracts that go along. He also practices in the area of estate and family transition planning, probate, civil litigation, real estate and other similar areas.

Previously John worked as in house legal counsel for a large family owned interstate trucking company where he provided legal services for defense of civil lawsuits and regulatory compliance law. Prior to that, John was a Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah County, Oregon where he prosecuted crimes from violations through felonies.

John also teaches at both Western Oregon University and Oregon State University as adjunct faculty. At WOU he teaches Introduction to Business Law and International Business Law and at OSU he teaches Family Business Management as an ecourse.

He is a graduate of Willamette University with a BA in economics and Doctorate of Jurisprudence.  John lives in Monmouth with his Wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, fly fishing, scuba diving and golfing.



Melissa Elmore
Office Manager

Department: Austin Family Business Program
Office: 382 Austin Hall
Phone: 541-737-3326

Melissa Elmore is the Office Manager for the Austin Family Business Program, College of Business, since October 2007. She manages day-to-day operations and plans events for the AFBP. Melissa is an Oregon State University graduate and an active Alumni.