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Mark Johnson Roberts

Mark Johnson Roberts

Practice areas:

Family, Appeals, Civil Rights

About Me

Mark's been at the forefront of the struggle to bring equality to Oregon's gay and lesbian citizens for 25 years. As a family law attorney, he helps clients transition to post-divorce life as safely and smoothly as possible. Caring and analytical, he enjoys helping people improve their lives. Among many other accomplishments, he is former president of the Oregon State Bar and former president of the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association. He recently returned to Gevurtz Menashe after many years in sole and small-firm practice followed by time earning a Master of Laws degree in International Law from Willamette University.

When he's not practicing law, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and going to the theater. He loves traveling overseas and then coming home to Portland.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Family: 34%
  2. Civil Rights: 33%
  3. Appeals: 33%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Lynn M Myrick

    I endorse this lawyer as a highly skilled and competent attorney in this region who gives his clients wise advice and gives back to the legal community in educating all of us with pearls of wisdom.

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    Lynn Myrick Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC

115 NW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR, 97209

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200307/06/2015
ORActive198708/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2007
Superhero AwardBasic Rights Oregon2004
Award of MeritOregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association2003
AdmittedAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselGevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC2011 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationDiversity Commission (Lamm Commission)2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationStanding Committee on Professional Discipline2007 - 2010
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationTribal Courts Council2005 - 2007
Oregon State Bar, State Professional Responsibility BoardChair2004 - 2004
American Bar AssociationCommission on Immigration2003 - 2007
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates2000 - 2004
Basic Rights OregonLegal Advisory Team1999 - Present
Oregon State BarHouse of Delegates1999 - 2007
Oregon State BarPresident1998 - 1999
National LGBT Bar AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
State of OregonTask Force on Family Law1993 - 1997

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In the Matter of C.R.C., a Youth: State ex rel Department of Human Services v. W.C.Prevailed against State of Oregon, DHS
Martinez v. KulongowskiUnfortunate

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
East China University of Politics and Law Faculty of Intl LawN/AProgram in Chinese Law and Legal Institutions2011
Willamette University College of LawN/AMaster of Laws2011
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1987
Reed CollegeN/ABachelor of Arts1982