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Joel E. Fowlks is an attorney in Milwaukie, Oregon, practicing in the fields of family law, estate planning and probate, business law and real estate law.

Joel graduated from Oregon State University and Willamette University College of Law. Before attending law school, he worked as a sportswriter and copy editor in Portland. He also worked as a law clerk in the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice before entering private practice.

Joel’s office is conveniently located on King Road in Milwaukie, just minutes from I-205 and Highway 224 (the Milwaukie Expressway).

Joel lives in Southeast Portland with his wife, Alexis, and bulldog, Jack.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%



Hourly ($180/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Colin M Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer. Joel is an outstanding lawyer. No doubt in my mind you are in good hands with him.


    Colin Murphy Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Darin Wisehart

    I have sent clients that needed help with wills and trusts and have received very good feedback on the work Joel has done. I have immense confidence in sending clients to him whenever they have issues that are in his line of practice. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and empathetic - all traits that help him represent clients very well.


    Darin Wisehart Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4664 SE King Rd
Milwaukie, OR, 97222


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
High Paper Award -- Appellate Theory and ProcessWillamette University College of Law2010
High Paper Award -- Pre-Trial Civil LitigationWillamette University College of Law2010
High Paper Award -- Legal Research and WritingWillamette University College of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJoel E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law2011 - Present
Court Certified Law ClerkOregon Department Of Justice2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Clackamas County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Clackamas County Bar Association, Family Law GroupN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionN/AN/A
Senior Law Project, Legal Aid Society of OregonVolunteerN/A
Milwaukie CenterVolunteer AttorneyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Oregon State UniversityPolitical Science and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning WorkshopCommon Estate Planning Tools for Seniors2012