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Laurel joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in 1999 and was elected a shareholder in 2004. Laurel litigates dissolution cases throughout the states of Oregon and Washington, successfully representing clients in all matters relating to family law, which can include: divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership in Oregon, modification of spousal support and child support, prenuptial, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements. Laurel litigates complex financial and business interest cases as well as high-conflict, custody parenting time matters and modifications. Laurel also works closely with the estate-planning department to provide comprehensive legal counsel before, during, and after the divorce process.




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    16 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    16 years
  3. Family: 20%
    16 years
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    16 years
  5. Alimony: 10%
    16 years



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  • Phillip Donnelly Jones

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    Phillip Jones Family Attorney
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Contact info

Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC

2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97201


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Family LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer, Family LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 50 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 25 Oregon Women Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Leader in LawOregon Daily Journal of Commerce2012
Forty Under 40 AwardPortland Business Journal2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderStahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC2004 - Present
Associate AttorneyStahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid Services of OregonPro Bono Challenger2011 - 2011
Classroom Law Project High School Regional Mock Trial CompetitionPresiding Judge2005 - 2006
Portland Business AllianceMember2003 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
Washington State BarMemberN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Oregon Law InstitutePresenting FacultyN/A
Legal Aid Services of OregonPro Se Assistance Project AttorneyN/A
Child Centered SolutionsBoard MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of OregonPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyers Representing Minors in Multnomah CountyBasics of Domestic Relations Law2014
Business Law CLEDivorce and the Role of the Business Lawyer2011
Women of Strength, Women in TransitionLeadership Inside and Outside the HomeN/A