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Special emphasis on military pensions under USFSPA, FERS, CSRS, TSP, Oregon PERS, Railroad Retirement and all private-sector and union plans, including 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) plans, TIAA-CREF annuities, and more.


Family law lawyer in Oregon (Multnomah, Clackamas  and Washington Counties) for over 40 years.


Known to hundreds of Oregon lawyers as "PROFESSOR GORIN."

Martindale-Hubbell rating: "A-V" (highest rating).

Member: Oregon State Bar (Family Law Section).

Member: Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners (OAFLP).

Honored with OAFLP 2010 Professionalism Award for service to colleagues and clients.

Former Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County, Oregon

Author and lecturer on paternity law and procedure. See "Paternity Law," chapter 17 in "Oregon Family Law" (published by Oregon State Bar, 2013).

Special expertise in INTERSTATE CHILD SUPPORT issues under UIFSA and FFCCSOA.

Be sure to see Professor Gorin's MONOGRAPHS on the Law:

Proud father of Dr. Aaron D. Gorin, M.D.





Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 80%
    41 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Military Law: 20%
    26 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Tonya M Alexander

    I have worked with Larry on several cases recently in which his expertise was instrumental in helping parties reach a settlement and closure in their divorce cases. He is extremely detail orientated, timely, and knowledgeable about all family law matters. My specific cases with Larry involved multiple pensions and federal benefits, and he delivered crucial information and expertise in a very helpful manner. I will continue to work with Larry and recommend him highly for QDRO drafting and consulting. His fees are also very reasonable. Thank you Larry Gorin!


    Tonya Alexander Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lauren E Walchli

    Lawrence Gorin is justifiably regarded by the legal community, new attorneys and old hats alike, as a long-standing authority in the area of Family Law. Many of us lawyers, including myself, have turned to him for mentoring on complex legal issues. I absolutely endorse him with no reservations.


    Lauren Walchli Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


6700 S.W. 105th Ave., Suite 320
Beaverton, OR, 97008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2011
2010 Professionalism AwardOregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners2010
Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible M-H Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerLaw Office of L.D. Gorin2005 - 2014
PartnerKeller, Gottlieb & Gorin1980 - 2005
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County District Attorney's Office1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember, Standing Committee on Legislation (2006-2008)2006 - 2008
Oregon Law CommissionMember, Uniform Parentage Act Work Group2005 - 2006
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersMember1980 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember1980 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1973 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Democratic PartyMember1963 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Crocker and Crocker, 332 Or 42, 22 P3d 759 (2001).--> Supreme Court upheld ORS 107.108. :-(
State of Oregon, Dept. of Human Resources v. Fulop, 300 Or 39, 706 P2d 921 (1985)Award of attorney fees affirmed.
Chester and Chester, 155 Or App 348, 963 P2d 113 (1998)Attorney fee award affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon Family Law (Oregon State Bar CLE), Chapter 17Paternity Law (Oregon)2013
Family Law Newsletter (April 2012)Comment re Contempt, Child Support, and Remedial Sanctions .2012
Family Law Newsletter (August 2012)Court’s Authority to Award Dependent Child Tax Exemption2012
Gorin's WebsiteMILITARY - SBP-DIC Offset No Longer Applies If Remarriage Occurs at Age 57 or Older2012
Gorin's WebsiteDividing military retirement incident to divorce: What every spouse needs to know.2011
Gorin's WebsiteRepresenting the Dead Client2011
Roll Call (Newsletter of the Military Law Committee, ABA Family Law Section)Military: SBP-DIC Offset No Longer Applies if Remarriage Occurs at Age 57 or Older2010
Family Law Newsletter (August 2010)When is it Alimony and When is it Not?2010
Family Law Newsletter (February 2010)Oregon Dissolution Jurisdiction: Residency and Domicile – ORS 107.0752010
Family Law Newsletter (December 2010)Social Security, SSI and Child Support2010
Gorin's WebsiteContempt of Court for Oregon Family Law Lawyers2009
Family Law Newsletter (December 2009)Claim of Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Oregon Civil Cases.2009
Gorin's WebsiteNunc pro tunc -- But it can't be 'nunc' if it wasn't 'tunc'2009
Gorin's WebsiteSetting Aside Paternity Judgments (ORS 109.072)2009
Gorin's WebsiteDissolution after legal separation2009
Gorin's WebsiteAttorney Liens in Marital Dissolution Cases (Oregon Law)2009
Gorin's WebsiteIRAs: Division and transfer incident to divorce2009
Gorin's WebsiteModifying out-of-state child support orders2008
Family Law Newsletter (February 2007)Contempt of Court: Some points in need of clarification.2007
Gorin's WebsiteService of Summons by Mail2007
Gorin's WebsiteSocial Security as Life Insurance for Child Support2005
Gorin's WebsiteAdopting One's Own Child (Oregon Law)2005
Family Law Newsletter (June, 1991)The Probability of Guilt vs. The Probability of Paternity1991
Family Law Newsletter (July, 1989)Contempt of Court in Family Law Cases1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Los AngelesJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Multnomah Bar Assn., Young Lawyers Section, Noon Time Lecture Series (May 24, 2012)QDROs 101 - Basic Info for Family Law Lawyers2012
2011 Oregon State Bar Family Law Conference @ SalishanQuestions and Answers with Professor Gorin2011
2010 Spring AAML (Oregon Chapter) Family Law CLEWhen Is It Alimony (for Income Tax Purposes) and When Is It Not?2010
April 2008 CLE, Clackamas County Family Law Lawyers GroupChallenging the Voluntary Achknowedment of Paternity2008
2000 Spring AAML (Oregon Chapter) Family Law CLEDisputed Paternity Cases: Defense Tactics and Strategy2000
2000 Spring AAML (Oregon Chapter) Family Law CLEBlood Testing in Disputed Paternity Cases2000