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I have been practicing law in the Portland Metro area since 1987.  I specialize in Family Law, Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate Planning.  The fee for the initial consultation is only $100.  My fees are reasonable and relatively low compared to other attorneys with my experience.  Bankruptcy cases and wills/estate planning are fixed rates quoted at the first appointment.  For family law and probate my hourly rate is used.


 


KK writes:  Details of the Recommendation: "I clerked for Diane Gruber during law school. She consistently provided thorough, ethical, and strategic services to her clients. She is an excellent bankruptcy and family law attorney, and I would hire her for my personal matters without reservation."


 


Jocelyn writes:   Details of the Recommendation: "I worked for Diane for almost two years as her law clerk. To this day, I credit her with teaching me bankruptcy law. She explained it to me and the clients in such a way that was easy to understand but did not overlook the complexities either. Her legal approach to her files and her ethics were always rock solid. I refer my friends to her and would turn to her myself if I encountered similar problems." 
  

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Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 30%
    29 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    29 years
  3. Family: 30%
    29 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Paul Stanko

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Paul Stanko DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

GRUBER & ASSOCIATES, PC

5400 Windsor Terrace
West Linn, OR, 97068-3231

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive198606/28/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in OR, 2001

    updated

    This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Diane’s comment: “This was an error on a billing statement. The small overcharge was refunded long before the Oregon State Bar issued their lowest level of "discipline," a reprimand. KK writes: Details of the Recommendation: "I clerked for Diane Gruber during law school. She consistently provided thorough, ethical, and strategic services to her clients. She is an excellent bankruptcy and family law attorney, and I would hire her for my personal matters without reservation."”

  2. Reprimand
    issued in OR, 1998

    updated

    This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Diane’s comment: “In 1988 I met with a husband about a divorce, but he did not proceed with the divorce. In 1996, I represented the ex-wife regarding a change in child support. When I started the case with the ex-wife, I was not aware that I had met the husband. I received the lowest "discipline," a reprimand.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerGruber & Associates, PC2002 - Present
OwnerBankruptcy Clinic of Oregon1998 - Present
OwnerDiane L. Gruber, Attorney At Law1987 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State BarDelegate2003 - 2009
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Oregon State BarActive Member1986 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
West Linn Tidings newspaperMonthly legal column 2000-20062006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolThe LawDoctor of Jurisprudence1986
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaEmployee BenefitsCEBS1982
Southern Oregon State CollegeSocial WorkMS - Master of Science1976
Minot State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
PSU Advanced Chinese Language ClassPanama Canal Cruise, spoken in Chinese, with powerpoint presentation2013
Clackamas County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeDiversity in The Law2006