Marelie Vorster

Marelie Vorster is an associate attorney in Saalfeld Griggs’ Real Estate and Land Use practice group. She primarily assists clients through the land use approval process, but she also provides counsel to clients engaged in real property transactions including acquisitions, sales, and leases. Marelie is licensed to practice in Oregon.

Marelie’s motivation in her practice is to help clients realize the vision that they have for their property. She loves to see the tangible impacts that her work produces for her clients.

Marelie graduated from Willamette University with a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude. While in law school she was awarded the Ed Sullivan Land Use Fellowship and spent a semester working at the Land Use Board of Appeals where she strengthened her understanding of Oregon land use law by getting an inside look at the appeals process. Marelie also served as an Executive Editor for Willamette Law Review and worked on her advocacy skills as a member of the Willamette Moot Court Board after winning Willamette Law’s annual First-Year Appellate Competition. Prior to law school, Marelie attended the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

Practice Areas

Real Estate & Land Use


Willamette University College of Law

J.D., magna cum laude, 2023

  • Executive Editor for Willamette Law Review
  • Moot Court Board
  • Ed Sullivan Land Use Fellow

University of Oregon

B.S., Planning, Public Policy, and Management, magna cum laude, 2020

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Off the Job

Marelie loves the outdoors. She grew up sailing and windsurfing in Hood River, Oregon, and has carried her love for wind and watersports into adulthood. Marelie also plays disc golf somewhere in the Willamette Valley almost every weekend with her boyfriend, David, and their adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Buster.