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Lilian Bier

Lilian Bier

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family

Lilian Bier

About Me

Born and raised in Montana, and educated in Boston, I returned to the Northwest to attend the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and to practice law. I am an avid outdoors person, and in addition to a daily swim at noon, I love hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. When I’m not working, I garden, paint (watercolors and oils), can and freeze produce, entertain company, knit and make needlepoint pillows. Sometimes I play piano. I have two teenage daughters, a husband who is also in law, and four dogs. I think I can say that I understand the stresses and complexities of raising a family in today’s difficult social climate.

I have been an attorney since 1986, and engaged in family law almost exclusively since 1990.  In 2007, I opened my own firm, Bier Family Law. At Bier Family Law, clients are not passed on to an associate, as with bigger firms, but seen directly by me.   

I love my job. Family law allows me to exercise diametrically opposed skills: I counsel and hand-hold people through perhaps the roughest emotional time of their lives while actively safe-guarding their current and future interests.  As a client advocate I also play the role of appropriately aggressive negotiator both in and out of court.  Whether protecting my clients' custody rights and parenting time or advocating for a fair agreement in issues of support or the division of assets, I do everything within my power to do what’s right by my clients.

I welcome all inquiries for an initial consultation, which allows prospective clients to decide whether the match is a good one before retaining me.  During the consult, I hear details of the case, and provide a legal overview as well as a projected estimate of the cost. There are often both tears and laughter at this meeting. Getting started is the hardest part, but picking up a phone is relatively easy. If you need sensitive and effective legal advice or help in a family matter, call 503.595.4141 and make an appointment to see me.  


Languages Spoken: English, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Child Custody: 10%
  5. Family: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

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    Michael Waddington Family Attorney
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Contact Info

Bier Family Law

8705 SW Nimbus Ave.
Suite 380
Beaverton, OR, 97008



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemWashington County Courthouse2009 - Present
Attorney, OwnerBier Family Law, LLC2007 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon State BarN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Brandeis UniversityHistoryN/A1983