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William J Howe III

William J Howe III

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody

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About Me

Bills goal, in every case he handles, is to honor the needs of his clients and be mindful of the best interests of their children.  Bill approaches premarital agreements with a commitment help the parties forge a financial partnership that they can embrace.
When handling divorces, Bill recognizes that divorce is a process, not an event.  Divorce re-constellates the family; it does not end it.  Clients need and deserve sensitive and highly competent guidance through this difficult process.
Bills goal is to conclude every case with the client feeling that their goals have been accomplished with professionalism, integrity, and in a way that leaves them prepared to embrace their future with confidence.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Family: 40%
  3. Child Custody: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC

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



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America for Family LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in America for Family LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in America for Family LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in America for Family LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in America for Family LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Chosen as "Family Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, OregonBest Lawyers Magazine2009
ListedOregon Super Lawyers Magazine2006
OSB Pro Bono Challenge Award – Most Total Hours Pro Bono ServiceOregon State Bar2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderGevurtz, Menashe, Larson, and Howe, PC1996 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Task Force on Family LawChair1993 - 1997
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersPast PresidentN/A
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersBoard MemberN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clatsop County Bar Association, Statewide Family Law Advisory CommitteeVice-ChairN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
1190KEX RadioComment on Tiger Woods Announcement2010
Family Court Review, Volume 46, Number 1Finding the Balance: Ethical Challenges and Best Practices for Lawyers Representing Parents When the Interest of Children are at Stake, with Hugh McIsaac2008
Healing Currents JournalOregon Task Force on Family Law — Creating a New Family Conflict Resolution System1997
Oregon State Bar BulletinUnbundling Legal Services: A Part of the Oregon Task Force on Family Law Reform Package1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AMediation Certification1996
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical Science and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970