Newberg Family Lawyers

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Stephen Palmer
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Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Larry Gray
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Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(503) 538-1350 404 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
College Degree in Education, emphasis in science, from Humboldt State University in 1976. While attending Humboldt State University, Larry Gray started and managed a successful family business. This business experience laid the foundation for Larry's appreciation of the interplay of the law, business, and personal finance. Law Degree from Northwest School of Law, Lewis & Clark in 1980. Passed the Oregon State Bar in 1980 Started private practice in Newberg, Oregon immediately after passing the Oregon State Bar. Over the last 30 years, Larry Gray has helped many families and individuals with a broad range...
Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(503) 554-1803 PO Box 3292
Newberg, OR 97132
Family and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Newberg, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 538-3138 515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer
(503) 538-2188 210 S College St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(503) 538-3138 515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Ryan Hamilton
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Sherwood, OR Family Law Attorney with 11 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.
Jace D. Cook
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(503) 567-8191 5 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Offers Video ChatFamily, 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.

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Collin C. McKean
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(503) 472-9090 105 NE 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...
Casey Sanders
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1115
Portland, OR 97204
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.
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 12 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 since 2010. 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.
Lewis Irwin Landerholm
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 573-5566 9320 SW Barbur Boulevard
Suite 160
Portland, OR 97219
Family and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Lewis Landerholm grew up around family who served the public – families in particular. He became a divorce attorney in Portland so that he can help these individuals make the best out of a difficult situation. He began his career at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He went on to Willamette University College of Law for his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he served as a part time law clerk, where he earned invaluable experience. Attorney Landerholm is quickly making a name for himself as a dedicated family law attorney because of...
Joel Jamon Kent
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 222-9115 2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
Shelley Fuller
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(503) 626-1808 4800 SW Griffith Drive
Suite 230
Beaverton, OR 97005
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Shelley has been practicing law in Oregon for the last 18 years. While originally from Wisconsin, she has called Oregon home for the last 25 years and has no desire to live anywhere else. She has been a solo practitioner / small business owner since 2002 when she opened her own practice. She is dedicated to providing outstanding legal advice to her clients by advocating zealously, advising honestly and litigating tirelessly when needed.
Kenneth Goodin
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(541) 318-9115 Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C.
2400 SW Fourth Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
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...
Lake James H. Perriguey
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(503) 227-1928 1906 SW Madison Street
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Law Works is a full service law firm in historical downtown Portland. Lake Perriguey works to bring the best representation to the client. Lake filed the Oregon marriage equality case, Geiger v. Kitzhaber, advancing civil rights for GLBTQ Oregonians. Lake also represented Jamie Shupe, resulting in the first court order recognizing a non-binary individual. Lake has a long history of civil rights success. Lake Perriguey represents clients in a variety of practice areas. Rates vary depending on the case. House calls and alternative meeting environments can also be accommodated when applicable. Whatever your legal interest,...
Vincent J. Bernabei
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(503) 443-1177 Cascade Square, Suite 102
8625 SW Cascade Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
Nicole Hough
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Michael Scott Evans
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Tigard, OR Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 743-0185 9397 SW Locust Street
Tigard, OR 97223
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Oregon
Michael S. Evans has been licensed to practice law in Oregon since 1985. He has handled a wide range of family law cases, as well as many matters involving business litigation. His knowledge of family law and business law has given him a unique perspective on how to handle the financial aspects of family law matters. Mr. Evans also has extensive experience in interstate child custody disputes. He has presented on various topics to the legal community, including child support, property division, prenuptial agreements, and more. He has been featured in the Ask the Expert column in the Oregonian.
Deanna Ballou Jensen
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer
(503) 641-7990 Suite 100
4915 SW Griffith Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Deanna Ballou Jensen has over 20 years of experience as a family law attorney. Much of her practice at this point involves complex cases in all areas of family law. As a result she goes toe-to-toe with some of the toughest attorneys in the state. Her first goal in any case is to find a way for both sides to reach a fair compromise with each other that is also in the best interests of the children, if children are involved. However, compromise is not always possible, and when it is necessary to try a case...
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1115
Portland, OR 97204
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...
Alexis Shimada
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(503) 863-2732 12725 SW Millikan Way
Ste. 300
Beaverton, OR 97005
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Teresa Loustaunau Foster
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 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...
Jordan Jeter
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family
University of Washington School of Law
Jordan was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger J. DeHoog of the Oregon Court of Appeals and previously clerked for the Honorable Barbara A. Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court. As a judicial clerk at the appellate level, she had the opportunity to work on a variety of cases, including those addressing criminal, family, and juvenile law.

During law school, Jordan worked as an appellate intern at the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office appearing in court on behalf of the State of Washington. She also worked at a Seattle-based domestic violence agency.
Wendy S Fay
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 295-6191 680 Umpqua Bank Plaza
One SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97258
Family, Estate Planning 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.
Kenneth McNeil
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 29 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.
Jack Dekovich
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1115
Portland, OR 97204
Family and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Zach Walsh
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave
Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Oregon School of Law
Zach Walsh’s background spans the globe, from litigating criminal and family law cases in the Pacific Northwest’s smallest jurisdictions to fighting piracy in Moscow. Prior to joining McKean Smith to practice criminal and family law, Zach honed his courtroom skills as a prosecutor, and as an attorney at one of Portland’s largest family law firms.

Zach has the experience to manage complex criminal and family law cases; he also knows how to help clients protect their liberties and navigate the complicated intersection of family and criminal law. He doggedly pursues just and expedient resolutions on complicated legal matters for his clients....
Jeffrey K Traylor
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 427-8054 1500 SW 1st Ave., Ste. 920
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jeffrey K. Traylor is a divorce, child custody, and personal injury attorney located in downtown Portland. He graduated from Lewis and Clark School of Law in 2009 and has been running Multnomah Legal LLC every since. He has handled every aspect of both family law and personal injury cases from filing to trial. Multnomah Legal strives to provide professional, personal, and caring representation that clients need at a cost that they can afford. The firm's motto is "your family's lawyer" and that philosophy is taken very seriously. At Multnomah Legal Jeffrey strives to be there when you need him, and...
Krista Mancuso
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Tigard, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 966-1136 7455 SW Bridgeport Road
Suite 205
Tigard, OR 97224
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Krista Mancuso feels honored to help people through difficult events in their lives.

“Throughout my professional career, I have found great joy in working closely with people to make their situation better, whatever that meant to that person at that particular time.”

Krista understands that divorce comes with questions, unknown implications for the future, potential financial insecurity, and emotional exhaustion. While she can’t promise that the divorce process will be easy, she promises to provide caring and hands-on legal counsel. She says:

“I don’t wish the stress or pain of divorce on anyone, but know that if you find yourself going through one,...
Nathan Christopher Holtey
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 224-9878 1140 SW 11th Ave
#4
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Nathan Holtey has been practicing law for over ten years. Raised in Ashland, OR, Nathan attended Tufts University in Boston, MA, before coming back to Oregon and attending the University of Oregon School of Law. Nathan enjoys the practice of law and assisting clients with achieving excellent results. He focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense, and has handled every type of matter from 24 hour notice Restraining Order and Emergency Custody hearings to high asset divorces involving multiple businesses, spousal support, and complex property division.
Sarah Hopson Bond
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(503) 295-6191 1 SW Columbia Street, Ste 680
Portland, OR 97258
Family
University of California - Berkeley
Sarah Bond received her law degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley (2001 through 2004). Upon admission to Boalt Hall, Sarah was awarded the Berkeley Law Foundation, Phoenix Fellowship. After her first year of law school, Sarah served as a summer associate at the East Bay Community Law Center. After her second year of law school, Sarah served as a summer associate with Morrison and Foerster, San Francisco (offer for employment upon graduation was extended). During her third year of law school, Sarah Bond served as co-editor in chief of the African American Law and...
Craig Wymetalek
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 806-4544 P.O. Box 3456
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
Craig has been practicing in family law for over 20 years, working as an associate and partner in large family law firms in Portland and as a solo practitioner. Craig represents people going through divorce and custody proceedings as well as modifications of custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support. Craig provides cost effective and experienced legal assistance to those who are going through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Kendall Gourley-Paterson
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kendall was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Kathryn Villa-Smith of the Multnomah County Circuit Court and previously clerked for Hon. Nan Waller in the Multnomah County Presiding Court as well as Hon. Merilyn Litzenberger. As a Judicial Clerk, she gained knowledge and experience with opportunities to research a wide variety of legal issues in civil, criminal, and probate law. She also worked closely with the family law departments in all facets of litigation.

During law school, Kendall was the Senior Research Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, participated extensively in moot court competitions, and was research assistant to...
Gary Zimmer
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(503) 295-6191 1 SW Columbia St.
#680
Portland, OR 97258
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Gary Zimmer has practiced family law since 1978. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1972 from Cleveland State University. Gary received his law degree in 1975 from Case Western University. Before establishing his family law practice, Gary focused on commercial and personal injury litigation. He has tried cases to judges and juries. Gary has been a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since January 18, 1992. He previously served as president of the Oregon chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and sat on the national board of directors of the Academy at the same time. Gary...
Jeffrey D Ott
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oregon
Jeff’s practice is primarily family law and criminal defense. He enjoys complex family law cases, involving businesses and other complicated scenarios. He has also done work in construction defect cases. Jeff especially enjoys helping people to clean up their criminal record through vacations/expungements and restoring rights to buy firearms.
In addition to helping establish compliance procedures for highly regulated industries, he is also certified in Collaborative Law. Jeff is an avid believer in alternative dispute resolution, due to its low-conflict approach to settling a dispute outside of the courtroom, and the benefits it serves to all parties involved.
Morgan Wren Long
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
1021 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark Law School
My goal is to provide help to those who need it in a zealous, thorough, and compassionate manner. I first decided that I would become a lawyer at the age of ten, and have never once wavered in this decision. This decision was made after my mother became a foster parent. I saw how horribly the legal system can trample people, even children in need of protection from the state. I realized that lawyers can help people in a way that no one else can. As an attorney I have focused on criminal, juvenile, and family law...
Christine Hayes
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 8 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...
Benjamin Taylor Ybarra
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Oregon City, OR Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(503) 303-8369 714B Main Street
Suite 202
Oregon City, OR 97045
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University School of Law
Benjamin Ybarra, Attorney at Law is a general practice that serves the Portland metropolitan area. I work with individuals and businesses in a variety of transactional areas and legal disputes.

Newberg Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Oregon Law Center
(503) 981-0336
Woodburn, OR

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