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I have been an attorney in Washington County since 1995.  My practice emphasizes family law and estate planning. I was the first Editor-in-Chief of Animal Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. I am a member of the Oregon
State Bar Family Law and Estate Planning sections and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association.  Our office is conveniently located at Orenco Station in

     I can be contacted at  You can also view our website at


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Virginia Monica Paula Onu

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim and I worked together both at the same firm and in the same county. He is a very good attorney, very experienced and caring of his clients. Monica Onu


    Virginia Onu Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1323 NE Orenco Station Ste 310
Hillsboro, OR, 97124


NJResigned Without Prejudice200209/10/2015
NYResigned 200203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Oral AdvocacyLewis & Clark Northwestern Law School1993
Peer Rating of CVMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcNeil & Goldstein, LLC2005 - Present
AssociateRidehalgh & Associates, LLC2003 - 2005
AssociateFinnerty & Sherwood2002 - 2003
AssociateMcKeown & Brindle1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A1995 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Animal LawInaugural Editor-in-Chief1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
State University of New York, BinghamtonLaw & SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Juvenile Law SeminarJuvenile Dependency Cases1999