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I represent students of all ages with issues relating to the school they attend including disciplinary actions, personal injury, and civil rights.  I represent special education students in the K-12 school and assist in obtaining appropriate services.  I also represent college and graduate students with issues in their education including civil rights. 


I litigate in state and Federal courts and appeals.


I counsel small businesses with regad to formation, buy-sell, merger, continuation, and related contracts.


Please see my website for more information.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 65%
    9 years
  2. Education: 15%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years
  4. Business: 5%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert Kaine Meyer

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    Robert Meyer Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Erin Levine

    I cannot recommend Kevin highly enough. I respect him as a peer, admire him as a colleague, and am honored to call him a friend. When I had questions about my son's rights in his charter school, I was referred to Kevin by another attorney who was equally impressed with Kevin's work. Kevin answered my questions and I can say with confidence that in this area of law he is unparalleled. I hope I never need his services, but if so I would not trust anyone else with my own case.


    Erin Levine Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kivel & Howard, LLP

111 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 1775
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKivel and Howard LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Brague Law Firm2008 - Present
AttorneyThe James Law Group2006 - 2008
AttorneyAbbott & Prange2004 - 2006
Law ClerkCase, Ibrahim & Clauss2002 - 2004
Law ClerkPaparelli & Partners LLP2000 - 2002
Law ClerkSherman & Howard1999 - 2000
Legal AssistantJones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2005 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harnisch v. College of Legal Arts, Inc., 243 Or.App. 16 (2011)Trial court decision upheld
Deatherage v. Pernsteiner, 239 Or.App. 161 (2010).N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Metro Parent MagazineMaking the Most of Your Child’s IEP: Seven Tips for Parents of Children With Special Needs2007
Oregon Association of Defense CounselContractors Extricated from the Asbestos Mire2005
Biodiesel MagazineTalking Points: As the Industry Grows, Prepare to Face Regulations Head On2005
Construction ExecutiveRelationship Disintegration: The Respective Rights of General and Sub-Contractors2004
Construction ExecutiveConstruction Debris and Hazardous Waste: How Trash can be an Environmental Liability2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Arizona State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ed+Med ConferenceAdvocating and working with your school under the IDEA2012