Oregon Family Lawyers

Ryan M. Johnson
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Salem, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 990-6641 388 State Street
Suite #940
Salem, OR 97301
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Ryan is a native of Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of Sprague High School. After high school, Ryan went on a two-year church mission to Venezuela, where he became fluent in Spanish. He later enrolled at Brigham Young University, and after running his own business for four years, decided he wanted to help others by becoming a lawyer. This led him to enroll in the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. After a year, Ryan returned to his roots and transferred to the University of Oregon to finish his degree. He earned numerous academic awards and achievements as both an...
Collin C. McKean
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I represent individuals and small business owners in Oregon and SW Washington. I specialize in complex and business related dissolution actions. My cases are typically in Washington, Multnomah or Clackamas Counties in Oregon and Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties in Washington. I also handle cases other counties throughout Oregon and Washington, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County, Columbia County, and Grant County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases. I am committed to making sure that I keep up to date on changes to rules of practice for each county I...
Michael Romano
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 208-5529 111 SW 5th Ave.
Suite 3150
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Romano attended Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College) in Ashland, Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor degree in Philosophy. He then received his Juris Doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in law school, Mr. Romano clerked for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and developed a taste for trial work. He was then admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2000 and began his career as a prosecutor working in Klamath, Coos, and Deschutes Counties. In early 2006, he then opened his private...
Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 472-9090 105 N.E. 4th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Goodfellow was admitted in 2003 to practice law in Oregon State Courts and in 2008 in the US District Court of Oregon. His judicial experience includes, McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (2006-October, 2008); Carlton Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (April, 2007-October, 2008); and Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore (October, 2008-2016). He was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star an unprecedented five straight years (2010-2015). This award goes to only the top 2.5 percent of Oregon lawyers as selected by his peers. He has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Inside Edition, The...
Mindy Stannard
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 847-2900 1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 203
Portland, OR 97209
Family and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Mindy Stannard handles divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support and Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order Cases. In addition, Mindy handles some juvenile court cases and some types of uncontested adoption proceedings. She is admitted to practice law in both Oregon and Washington.

Many of Mindy's current cases are in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County. Mindy also handles cases in many other counties throughout the State of Oregon, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County and Columbia County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases.

Mindy is committed to making sure that she keeps...
Jeffrey Matthews
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway St
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Jeffrey Matthews is a partner at McKinley Irvin who has been practicing family law in Oregon for more than 30 years. Jeff handles a wide range of family law matters, including the valuation and protection of high net worth estates, business interests, and other issues involving property distribution, as well as high conflict custody litigation. As a family law advocate, he considers himself both a guide and an advocate. He is committed to helping clients protect what matters most to them. He has represented clients in over 100 trials and hearings throughout his career, but also focuses on cooperative communication...
Casey Sanders
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Family law attorney Casey Sanders is fiercely committed to his client’s well-being. He understands that his clients are dealing with stress and uncertainty, and is determined to protect what is most important to them. Casey focuses his practice on divorce and custody cases, including parenting plans and parenting plan modifications. He is an active member of the Vancouver community and the Clark County Bar Association. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section.
Natalie Hedman
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Gresham, OR Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(503) 506-7887 501 NE Hood St. Suite 333
Gresham, OR 97030
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
Natalie Hedman's practice focuses on complex divorce, complex child custody cases, parenting time, child and spousal support, legal separations, domestic partnerships, modifications, division of assets and business interests. She also represents parents, grandparents, stepparents and other family members in defense of or requests for third-party custody and psychological parent rights. Natalie is especially passionate about child safety and regularly helps parents obtain temporary orders to protect a child’s psychological or physical welfare through immediate danger orders or status quo orders.

Natalie also has helped people on both sides of family abuse restraining orders, elder abuse restraining orders and sexual...
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Rita Herrera Irvin is a partner at McKinley Irvin, one of the largest and most exceptional family law firms in the Pacific Northwest region. She helped found the firm with Sands McKinley in 1991. Rita prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients so that they can have the best possible chance of success. She takes the time to get to know her clients so that their goals can become her goals. Rita attended Seattle University School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 1991. She is also a past board member with Centro Latino, a Trustee with...
Elizabeth Elaine Christy
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 847-2900 5200 SW Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
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Blaine Clooten
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Hermiston, OR Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(541) 667-7993 230 SE 4th Street
Hermiston, OR 97838
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
An Oregon native, I received both my undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Oregon, and now practice law in Hermiston and Pendleton Oregon. I spent over six years in the business world prior to earning my bar license, and apply both law and practical business application to develop solutions to client's individual problems. My total experience ranges from national companies on the stock exchange, to individual people. Every client dilemma is unique, and requires critical thinking to reach the best outcome. Choosing a lawyer is often a difficult decision for people in...
Joanna L. Posey
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 635-3548 385 1st Street
Suite 221
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Family and Divorce
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.
Vincent J. Bernabei
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 443-1177 Cascade Square, Suite 102
8625 SW Cascade Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
Lauren Barnhart
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Kenneth McNeil
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(503) 615-8336 1323 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
I have worked as an attorney in Washington County since 1991. I received my Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1990, and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, degree from Whitman College in 1987. I was on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Bar Association and am a past president of that organization. I am a member of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section. I focus on helping clients with family law issues. You can learn more about me and my practice at www.mcneillawoffice.com.
David Johnson
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Salem, OR Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(503) 575-1332 117 Commercial St NE
#275
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Nursing Home
Willamette University College of Law
Joel Jamon Kent
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Bend, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(541) 318-9115 158 NE Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
Ryan Hamilton
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Sherwood, OR Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(503) 655-7199 16103 SW 1st St
Sherwood, OR 97140
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Lewis & Clark College
I started my career working with the Multnomah County District Attorney in the domestic violence unit. I am now pursuing my dream of working closely with people who need help getting divorced and keeping their kids. My goal is to guide every client through this process by listening to their needs. Every spouse and parent has a story, and I will give your story a powerful voice in the courtroom.
Edward Kroll
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(971) 205-3266 1323 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Suite 210
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oregon School of Law
I am a former prosecutor who has been focused on criminal defense for the past 9 years. I have extensive trial experience. As one of the partners at Kroll & Johnson, P.C., I promise each client courtesy, care, and results. As a team, we focus on criminal defense, personal injury, and family law. Please look at my website www.portlandcriminallawfirm.com for more information.
Peter Bunch
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 688-5123 1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 450
Portland, OR 97209
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Peter graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1993, where he was a Thomas More Scholar and an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Following graduation, Peter worked for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Warren of the Oregon Court of Appeals. He then joined the law firm of Kennedy, King, and Zimmer. While at that firm, Peter worked on many different kinds of cases, including complex environmental litigation, business disputes, attorney and medical malpractice, appeals, and family law.

In 1998, Gary Zimmer asked Peter to join him in forming a new law firm, where...
Nicole Hough
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 208-6610 PO Box 2014
Beaverton, OR 97075
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Peter Diamond
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer
(503) 395-0244 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Kenneth Goodin
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Bend, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(541) 318-9115 Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C.
158 NE Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Ken's Practice Emphases is on Complex Divorce Litigation, LGBT Family Law, Custody, and Juvenile Law Ken believes that thorough case preparation is the key to winning or negotiating the best outcome for his clients, which is his number one goal. Ken meticulously and methodically prepares his clients’ cases, building a foundation for a winning legal argument integrated with carefully researched legal precedent. Hard work is the cornerstone of Ken’s practice. Ken is also deeply devoted to his clients and takes a personal interest in each case. “People going through a difficult divorce or custody battle can get frustrated...
Jace D. Cook
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 567-8191 5 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Family, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School and Friedrich Schiller University - School of Law
Jace D. Cook, Esq., is the founder, manager, and a shareholder of COOK LAW - There when you need it.® After spending several years gaining experience in multiple disciplines of the law, Mr. Cook envisioned a practice that would treat clients like family by providing a combination of personable legal advice and the strongest representation possible in every case. Having externed and worked for other general practice law firms, criminal defense lawyers, and former prosecutors, Mr. Cook got the inside track on criminal defense representation and trial law. On this experience and "real world" knowledge he built COOK LAW.

Our core...
Scott O Carter
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Klamath Falls, OR Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(541) 882-4504 125 S 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Mr, Carter has been practicing law in Oregon courts for over 20 years. He speaks fluent Spanish. After graduating from law school, Mr. Carter began practicing law in 1995 at Garland and Associates in Hillsboro, Oregon. Two years later, he accepted a position as a Deputy District Attorney I Klamath County- a position he would hold or over seven years. Mr. Carter then opened his private practice,
Christopher Michael Veley
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 417-7777 111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
I'm an attorney with the law firm of Slinde & Nelson LLC in Portland, Oregon (a Vancouver, Washington office is coming soon). I have been practicing law since 1999. I am licensed to do so in Oregon and Washington and regularly appear before courts in both states, and particularly Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington. My practice concentrates on civil litigation, legal advice, and disputes relating to real estate, construction, banks, homeowners associations, businesses, and individuals. This includes: construction contract drafting, review and advice; representation of contractors and owners regarding...
Stephen Palmer
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Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Oregon
Steve has been practicing law since 1994, graduating from University of Oregon Law School where he served on the Managerial Board of the Oregon Law Review. Steve has served as a Municipal Court Judge for the Cities of Newberg, Sherwood, Dayton, Dundee, Yamhill-Carlton, and McMinnville and he is a current member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the Yamhill County Bar Association. Steve is a managing partner at the law firm, Brown Tarlow Bridges, & Palmer, PC in Newberg, Oregon. Steve's practice focuces primarily on: Family Law including: Complex Dissolutions & Legal Separations, Custody, Parenting Time and...
Robert Jesse Harris
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(503) 648-4777 165 SE 26th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Harris is founder and president of Harris Velazquez Gibbens, Law Firm. A medium sized law firm located in Hillsboro Oregon with a second office in Northeast Portland.

Our law firm focuses on litigation, specializing in:
+ Personal Injury
+ Family law
+ Criminal Law and DUII.

Harris Velazquez Gibbens has earned the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell: Preeminent AV rated. Indicating excellence in the legal field and the highest ethical standards, as well as perfect 10.0 ratings from AVVO

Teresa Loustaunau Foster
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Teresa Foster is Partner in Charge at McKinley Irvin's Vancouver office. A former social worker, she is now regarded as one of the most skilled family law attorneys in Vancouver. Teresa is a knowledgeable and formidable advocate with exceptional courtroom skills who focuses her practice on complex divorce cases, especially those involving high net worth property division, complex child custody issues, international family law, relocation, third party custody, and unmarried couples. She has successfully litigated cases in both Washington and Oregon. Teresa believes in providing her clients with personalized and responsive service, keeping her clients informed on the status of...
James D Van Ness
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Salem, OR Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 365-8800 285 Liberty Street NE
Suite 360
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationFamily
Willamette University College of Law
I was born and raised in suburban Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. As such, I had a front row seat for JFK's Inaugural & MLK's August 28, 1963 speech on the Mall. I truly enjoyed growing up with the rich heritage of the nation's capital. Upon graduation from the University of Maryland I went to work in the intelligence community in what is now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. I spent a decade in banking, then turned towards a legal career. I have litigated commercial cases throughout the Western United States, being admitted along the way to over...
Jason Pierson
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(503) 974-6833 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Christopher Keusink
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Brookings, OR Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(888) 247-3116 610 5th Street, Suite A
P.O. Box 1814, Gold Beach, OR 97444
Brookings, OR 97415
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Raised in Brookings, Oregon, with degrees in Biology from Stanford and Cal State San Jose, law degree from Willamette University. Complex litigation, estate planning and administration, family and divorce law, real estate and business transactions. A team worker with clients, clients are kept informed and work closely with attorney in all phases. Prompt responses to phone and email communications.
Christine Hayes
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
As a family law practitioner, I am motivated by helping people through complex and emotionally difficult legal situations. I work with each client to define their goals and then provide an effective strategy well supported in the law to achieve those objectives. I focus my practice on family law issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, and relocation. I also handle collaborative divorce, de facto parentage and non-parental custody, step-parent adoption, and LGBT family law. Before becoming an attorney, I worked for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual...
Lisa Naglins
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 255-8036 150 SE 80th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I graduated from Warner Pacific College, and then graduated in the top half of my class at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 1992. I have practiced family law since early 1993, and have been at the same location, 150 SE 80th Avenue for over 20 years. My office is located in the historic Montavilla neighborhood of Southeast Portland, bordering on Northeast Portland and in the shadow of Mt. Tabor.
Kathryn Bourn
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Gresham, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 492-4229 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 204
Gresham, OR 97030
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning 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....
Daniel Peters
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 243-1718 208 SW First Avenue
Ste. 340
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Lisa Kenn
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
520 SW Sixth Avenue, #1010
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark Law School
Divorce and/or child custody conflicts with your spouse or partner will be one of the more stressful experiences of your life. As your attorney at Kramer & Associates, I will listen carefully to your concerns, and offer you practical and compassionate advise. I will work diligently to settle your case without subjecting you to needless litigation. However, if litigation becomes necessary, I will be your formidable courtroom advocate and ensure that you will not be bullied or taken advantage of by the other side.

My philosophy is always to be honest and direct with my clients...
E. Bradley Litchfield
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Eugene, OR Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(541) 686-9160 940 Willamette Street, Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401
Family and Divorce
Brigham Young University and University of British Columbia
Brad Litchfield is a shareholder at the firm of Hutchinson Cox, practicing exclusively in litigation. He joined the firm in joined in 2003 after working for five years at Harrang Long. Prior to that, he graduated cum laude from the LL.M. program in Comparative Law from Brigham Young University. His law degree was from the University of British Columbia in 1993, where he was the Managing Editor of the University of British Columbia Law Review. Prior to commencing graduate studies, Brad practiced in litigator in British Columbia for five years. He currently serves as an elected member of the...
John Ballard
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Hermiston, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(541) 564-2574 125 SW 3rd St
Hermiston, OR 97838
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Dakota School of Law
Licensed since 1997 to practice law in Oregon. Serving Hermiston, Pendleton, and surrounding areas since 1999.
Krischele Whitnah
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Baker City, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(541) 523-1007 1920 1st St
Baker City, OR 97814
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.