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I have a decade of experience handling Washington and Oregon family law cases and feel honored and lucky to have learned from the best of the best. I bring that wealth of knowledge to my practice but what truly sets me apart is my accessiblity to clients, attention to detail and approach to resolving cases in a peaceful manner.  I give my clients straight answers and the support they need to reach negotiated settlements. 

Each client and family are different and I recognize that for some, a negotiated resolution is not possible and in those instances, I provide competent and effective trial advocacy.

I also offer flexible payment options to clients so may be able to offer services to those who cannot afford high retainers. Please think of me when you know somone in need of the services I offer.

When I am not working, I enjoy doing Vinyasa yoga, gardening, backpacking and bike riding with my daughter trailing behind me.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 24%
    12 years
  2. Child Custody: 24%
    12 years
  3. Divorce: 24%
    12 years
  4. Family: 20%
    12 years
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Beth Ariel Eiva

    Patricia is a smart and talented advocate! You will not be disappointed with her representation.


    Beth Eiva Family Attorney
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  • Erin J Zemper

    I endorse this lawyer. Patty is one of the brightest attorneys in the game. She will fight vigorously for her clients and seek the best resolutions.


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Contact info

210 SW Morrison, Suite 500
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers Magazine2012
Pro Bono HonorsLewis and Clark Law School2004
Pro Bono Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2003
Pro Bono Honorls AwardLewis and Clark Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Patricia Arjun2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyGazzola & Hull, P.C.2004 - 2009
Court ClerkOregon Judicial Department2004 - 2004
Judicial ExternOregon District Court2003 - 2003
Law Student Summer InternMultnomah County District Attorney's Office2002 - 2002
Legal AssistantKargianis Watkins Werner1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/A2008 - 2011
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Olson and OlsonWife Prevailed
DeField and DeFieldNegotiated Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of San FranciscoEnvironmental SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1998