Columbia County Estate Planning Lawyers

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Ginger Skinner
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Oregon Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience

Ginger Skinner enjoys providing expert advice and personable service to her clients to address their personal and corporate legal needs. With a Master of Laws (LL.M) in taxation, Ginger is uniquely capable of providing... Read More »
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James Huffman
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Columbia County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(503) 397-6918 1905 Columbia Blvd
P. O. Box 973
St Helens, OR 97051
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Serving clients in Northwest Oregon, including St. Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, Clatskanie, and Astoria, since 1976. I have always advocated with thoroughness, passion, and compassion, for fairness and justice for all.
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Columbia County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 397-9500 184 S River St Ste B
St Helens, OR 97051
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Joanna L. Posey
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 241-0818 3115 NE Sandy Blvd
Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Joanna Posey became a lawyer because she wanted to help people. Drawn to family law after opening her own practice, Joanna takes pride in being able to empower her clients during an otherwise stressful and emotionally charged time in their lives. She finds it extremely gratifying to help a client take the first steps toward a new beginning, and enjoys working to resolve the unique issues in each case.
Theressa Hollis
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(503) 786-8191 6400 SE Lake Rd
Ste. 440
Portland, OR 97015
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
I’m a partner with Fitzwater Law and have practiced with this firm for 19 years. My practice emphasizes legal issues unique to the elderly and their families, including guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, probate estates, trust administration, and estate planning. Some of my favorite cases are the emergency (“temporary”) guardianships and conservatorships. I received my J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1998.

I value helping people in times of crisis by making the legal system understandable. I pride myself on being reliable and thorough in my work, while striving to take the mystery out of the legal process.
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Peter R Tovey
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 648-0707 5289 NE Elam Young Parkway
Suite 110
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Estate Planning, Criminal and Immigration
Lewis & Clark Law School
I represent clients in immigration law, estate planning, and criminal defense matters.

My passion for immigration law comes from living abroad for several years. As the son of immigrants, I understand the importance of obtaining professional assistance when seeking immigration benefits such as Employment Authorization, Lawful Permanent Residency and U.S. Citizenship. I enjoy representing international clients from all walks of life and take pride in family unity.

Helping clients design estate plans is both an art and a science. I take pride in assisting individuals and couples wanting to “plan ahead”, preserve assets, and avoid the time and expense of probate. I...
Donald Rolfe
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 850-8345 2350 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR 97068
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
I am a reformed litigator. While rewarding, litigation focuses on cleaning up messes due to poor planning. I knew there was a better way to practice law, and I find it much more rewarding. That better way is to serve my clients as an Estate Planning Attorney and Business Planning Attorney.

My new role is to help my clients avoid the need of a litigator’s services. Working with my personal and business clients I strive to anticipate and head off problems that far too often end up costing lots of money to deal with.

I help families, individuals and their loved...
Lauren Barnhart
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(503) 541-0818 3115 NE Sandy Blvd
Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Lauren Barnhart was always fascinated with “the rules.” She believes that rules create predictability and clarity, and apply to everyone equally. It was this fascination with rules that led Lauren to become an attorney. As an attorney, Lauren helps families navigate through what can be the most difficult time of their lives-divorce. She works to develop a relationship with her clients and demonstrate that their case genuinely matters. Lauren was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and was a member in the Tacoma Youth Symphony where she performed at Carnegie Hall. When Lauren is not assisting...
Joanne Reisman
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(503) 222-7401 8835 SW Canyon Lane Suite
Suite 301
Portland, OR 97225
Free ConsultationClackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland Legal Services specializes in Personalized Advocacy. This is a full service civil law firm. We cross specialize in several related areas of the law which means that we can offer you comprehensive solutions to difficult issues that require knowledge in several legal sub-specialties.

We can help you with issues in the areas of: Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support), Paternity, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law (Special Needs Trusts), Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, , Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Small Business, Real Estate, and Civil Litigation. If you don't see your problem area listed...
Joel Jamon Kent
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 222-9115 2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(503) 610-0624 0224 SW Hamilton Street
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Cleveland State University
My name is Marisol Cordero-Goodman, I am an attorney who guides my clients to discover what kind of legacy they aspire to leave behind, what kind of values they wish to impart to love ones, family members and/or business partners. I meld my legal expertise in estate planning, estate administration and corporate formation with real life issues. I strive to empower my clients to make informed and impactful decisions about their quality of life, distribution of assets to love ones, on whom to bestow financial and health decision making powers, and how to implement their legacy before and after...
David W. Miller
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(971) 285-3075 621 SW Morrison St
#1050-B
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Houston Law Center
David Miller received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was a Lex Award recipient. As an associate attorney of Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LTD LLP, Mr. Miller maintains an active securities arbitration and litigation practice. Mr. Miller has successfully represented individual investors, high net worth and institutional investors, corporate executives, regional banks and municipal issuers

Prior to beginning his law practice, Mr. Miller served as an officer in the corporate trust and investment banking groups at major...
Nicole Hough
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 208-6610 PO Box 2014
Beaverton, OR 97075
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I have a deep understanding of the critical work that goes into representing and advocating for clients. It is my goal to provide high quality legal services to individuals and to the community. My practice is focused on assisting individuals and families with their legal needs, as well as working with other attorneys on a contract basis. I also value community involvement and engage in a variety of local volunteer and service projects. When I'm not advocating for clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking elaborate meals, reading a good book, and...
Lawrence Boyd Hunt
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(503) 226-1162 101 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97204
Estate Planning, DUI, Employment and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Larry Hunt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his law degree from the University of Oregon. He has practiced law in Portland since 1975 when he began working with Millard Becker who is now retired. Mr. Hunt has contributed to the annual survey on Sales published in The Business Law Journal, and has lectured on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and on legal issues concerning the formation, management, and dissolution of limited liability companies. He is admitted to practice in...
Demetrius Tsohantaridis
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Yamhill County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(971) 227-8947 201 N. Meridian Street
Ste. B.
Newberg, OR 97132
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Oregon School of Law
Peter Diamond
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(503) 223-4131 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Willamette University College of Law
Peter Diamond is a people-oriented attorney who was naturally drawn to family law after an extensive and diverse practice in business, real estate, estate planning, and general litigation.
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Aaron Ferreira grew up in Livermore, California. As an undergrad, he attended the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), first studying Computer Science and then graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. After graduation, he got his feet wet in the legal profession by working for three years as a legal assistant in Shell Beach, California.



In 1997, Aaron entered the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. While attending law school, he participated in law review as a Research Editor and then Articles Editor for the...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(503) 400-7999 650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is...
Wesley Fitzwater
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(503) 786-8191 6400 SE Lake Rd. Suite 440
PORTLAND, OR 97222
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
My practice emphasizes the legal and crisis issues faced by the elderly and their families, including incapacity, guardianship, long-term care, and end-of-life concerns. In my 30+ years of practice, I have truly enjoyed the relationships I have developed with my clients and their families. I have the privilege of helping and protecting them – often at one of the most difficult times in their lives. I count myself very fortunate because I like my job. I enjoy the wonderful group of attorneys and staff I work with every day. Most importantly, I get to help clients who need and appreciate...
Kathy Proctor
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 352-0731 17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy., Ste. 111
Beaverton, OR 97006
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Willamette University
Kathryn Bourn
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Multnomah County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(503) 492-4229 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 204
Gresham, OR 97030
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Cornell University
I have made helping people through their legal obstcales my life's work. I have over 17 years experience in family law issues such as estate planning, wills, power of attorney, probate matters (both non-contested and contested), personal bankruptcy, contested divorce, custody, and spousal support issues. I also have extensive experience representing abused and neglected children in foster care. When I meet with you I will draw on my past experience in order to provide you with the best options on how to move forward.

I began my legal career prosecuting domestic assaults in the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office....
Ginger Skinner
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 719-6603 9600 SW Barnes Road
Suite 125
Portland, OR 97225
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and University of Idaho
Ginger Skinner enjoys providing expert advice and personable service to her clients to address their personal and corporate legal needs. With a Master of Laws (LL.M) in taxation, Ginger is uniquely capable of providing families and businesses with tax-sensitive estate planning and administration. She often works with her clients’ advisors such as financial planners and accountants. Ginger operates with a down-to-earth, no jargon style that clients find quite refreshing.

She founded Skinner Law, PC with the goal of helping Oregon businesses and families create advantageous estate and succession strategies, ultimately achieving greater harmony in family and business relationships.

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Sara Butcher
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 205-8397 520 SW Yamhill St
Suite 206
Portland, OR 97204-1324
Estate Planning and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
With experience planning and administering Oregon estates of all sizes, I am a firm believer that quality representation can be both comprehensive and affordable. Consideration for each client's unique financial, family, and health interests is the key to determining the best way to protect those interests. I work closely with each of my clients to ensure their needs come first, whether preparing a will or assisting after the death of a loved one. I am committed to providing my clients with experienced representation that is personalized and affordable for everyone. Services Provided: - Probate - Wills - Trusts - Tax & Estate...
Tony De Alicante
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(541) 390-8961 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Suite 185
Tigard, OR 97224
Offers Video ChatWashington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center and Willamette University College of Law
De Alicante Law Group LLC's (DLG) dedication to serving others is reflected in delivering excellence in legal services, giving peace of mind, knowledge, confidence, and personalized legal solutions to clients in estate planning, probate and business law. DLG's 30 years of international experience across public and private sectors, and advanced experience and training in estates and tax law, brings needed depth and experience to clients in developing customized, trust-centered estate and tax planning, in representing clients through probate proceedings, and in representing clients in their business ventures from business formation, through the business life cycle and being there through the...
Vincent J. Bernabei
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(503) 443-1177 Cascade Square, Suite 102
8625 SW Cascade Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Michael Edgel
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(503) 765-8400 1800 Blankenship Rd., Suite 370
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Denver
Michael’s practice emphasizes estate planning, estate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, long-term care planning, and special needs trusts.

Prior to attending law school, Michael gained experience working with seniors and people with disabilities while earning a master’s degree in social work. During law school, he added a financial perspective to his background working as a securities broker for Charles Schwab, Inc. Upon graduation, Michael clerked for the Honorable C. Jean Stewart, Judge of the Denver Probate Court. As an attorney, Michael draws on his background, representing seniors, people with disabilities, and their families on a range of planning, administration, and crisis-management issues.

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Jeffrey Long
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(503) 374-9777 4248 Galewood St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Jeff Long, the Chief Counsel for the Oregon Consumer Law Center, brings his extensive experience as a civil litigator to help homeowners facing Oregon’s judicial foreclosure process. Jeff, working with former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, founded the Oregon Consumer Law Center to bring affordable, aggressive and effective representation to Oregon Homeowners as the state shifts to a Judicial Foreclosure process. Jeff Long has been one of Oregon’s most experienced trial attorneys for over 30 years. He has conducted over 100 jury trials and is admitted in both federal and state court. Jeff graduated from Portland State University...
James Oberholtzer
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(503) 345-0652 1500 SW First Avenue
Suite 800
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Tax
DePaul College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. He has provided legal representation to: Families. Estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, taxation of wills and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, creation and administration of trusts, and probate of estates. Entrepreneurs. Closely held companies, family partnerships and individual entrepreneurs in formation and finance of enterprises, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning and executive compensation, entity governance, integration of tax, legal and business objectives, protection of intellectual property and selection and supervision of local counsel. Senior Housing. Senior housing owners and operators...
Mack Shively
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(503) 274-7402 1001 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School
Masters in Taxation, New York University School of Law
Jacob Braunstein
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 505-0411 1312 SW 16th Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Consumer, Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jonathan David Mishkin
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(503) 274-7849 4380 S. Macadam Avenue, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97239
Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Oregon School of Law
Jonathan D. Mishkin, LL.M., has 15+ years as a practicing tax and estate planning attorney where he utilizes his extensive background in individual, corporate, international and real estate taxation along with knowledge in asset protection/estate planning techniques to consult with clients in matters of estate planning and tax mitigation strategies.

Mr. Mishkin has an economics and political science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center where he served as the Graduate Tax Policy Scholar advising the United...
Lesley V. Herring
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 649-6333 18255 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97006
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Michigan State University
Lesley V. Herring is a native of Louisiana who moved to Portland, Oregon in 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2003 and obtained her Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2005. Ms. Herring received her J.D. from Michigan State University in 2010. She has dedicated her legal practice to the areas of family law and estate planning. Ms. Herring takes a direct and pragmatic approach in advising her clients and developing solutions which fit their needs. She is a strong advocate for children’s rights.
Alexis Shimada
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(503) 863-2732 12725 SW Millikan Way
Ste. 300
Beaverton, OR 97005
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Valerie Ingram Kirkendall
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 639-4108 9250 SW Tigard St
Tigard, OR 97223
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Ms. Kirkendall offers caring legal expertise in a practice that includes adoption, elder law, estate planning and probate. She specializes in the areas of probate, wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, and adoption. A graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Ms. Kirkendall is a volunteer with OASIS and Legal Aid Services for Seniors, serves as a volunteer judge with the Tigard Police Department Peer Court, and is a member of the Oregon State Bar Standing Committee on Adoption.
Jason Pierson
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(503) 974-6833 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Oregon School of Law
Jason Pierson became a lawyer to be a voice for people who feel trivialized by divorce-especially children. During a divorce, a child can sometimes feel as though their opinion doesn’t matter. Jason’s passion is to advocate for his client's children and help them succeed. Prior to attending law school, Jason worked as a paralegal in Las Vegas mostly in construction defect law firms for about eight years.
Grant Richard Burton
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Washington County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
161 NW Adams Ave #300
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
I am the President of Hillsboro Law Group PC, an Oregon law firm dedicated to helping clients find long-term solutions to difficult legal issues. My practice focuses on family law and wills, trusts, and estates.
Wendy S Fay
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 295-6191 680 Umpqua Bank Plaza
One SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97258
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Wendy’s practice includes dissolution of marriage proceedings, legal separations, modifications of child custody, child support and spousal support, and contempt and enforcement proceedings. Wendy’s practice also includes probate administration, estate planning, and protective proceedings.
Beau Ellis
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 594-8116 17355 SW Boones Ferry Road
Suite A
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Beau is accomplished in business, probate, real estate, and litigation, representing clients in numerous forums and within many practice areas. Beau has the knowledge and experience to assist in resolving your legal issues.
Patton Echols III
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Multnomah County, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(503) 491-0863 1300 NE Linden Ave.
P.O. Box 1768
Gresham, OR 97030
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Philip Hingson
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Clackamas County, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 639-4800 7157 SW Beveland St
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97223
Estate Planning
Brigham Young University
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