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About Me

Jay Bodzin was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Oregon in  1998 to attend  Reed College. He graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science, and a Senior Reactor Operator's license for Reed's nuclear research reactor - the first political science major to ever hold this position. After graduation, he worked as a dispatcher for a small locally-owned delivery company. In 2004, he entered Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark with a Dean's Fellowship for Academic Excellence. He graduated in 2007, with honors awards for pro bono work and community service. In 2008, he opened the Northwest Law Office, a collaborative workspace for solo practitioner attorneys to develop their practices. In 2013, Jay, Ian Jeffrey Slavin, Karen Mockrin, and Kit Donnelly joined together to form Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP. 

Jay served as Secretary of the Oregon State Bar's Pro Bono Committee in 2010, and as its Chairman in 2011. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Federal Bar for the District of Oregon, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. During elections years, he works with the Oregon Democratic Party to monitor elections and ballot counting, and helps to operate a nonpartisan ballot collection and voter assistance hotline. He is an avid bicyclist, enjoys rock climbing, fencing, and strategy games, and is a skilled cook. 

Jay's practice focuses mainly on domestic relations issues. He is a strong advocate for progressive family laws, including the rights of grandparents, same-sex domestic partners, and unmarried parents. He also represents consumers who struggle with debts and unfair collections practices, either by negotiating settlements or in bankruptcy when settlement is not possible; and advises local businesses. 


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 45%
    7 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    5 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    7 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    7 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($180-240/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

66 total 

  • Alexander Reinagle Roome

    Mr. Bodzin is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who clearly uses his intelligence and legal skills to the great benefit of his clients.


    Alexander Roome Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • H. Scott Aalsberg

    Jay Bodzin is a Great lawyer who gets great results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    H. Aalsberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP

2029 SE Jefferson Street
Suite 101
Milwaukie, OR, 97222



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Certificate of AppreciationOregon State Bar2011
Pro Bono Certificate of AppreciationOregon State Bar2007
Pro Bono Certificate of AppreciationOregon State Bar2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBodzin Donnelly Mockrin & Slavin, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyJay Bodzin, Attorney at Law2008 - 2013
Family Law FacilitatorWashington County Courthouse2005 - 2008
Senior Nuclear Reactor OperatorReed Reactor Facility1999 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Fee Arbitration ProgramArbitrator2015 - Present
Oregon State Bar Pro Bono CommitteeChairman2011 - 2012
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
H - v. S -Custody awarded to client.
In the Matter of B -Client cleared of all wrongdoing; regained custody of child.
C - v. B -Restraining order against client dismissed in its entirety following trial.
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Good Men ProjectThe Modern Attack on Reproductive Rights2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & ClarkN/AJ.D.2007
Reed CollegePolitical ScienceB.A.2002