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Deanna Ballou Jensen

Practice areas:

Alimony, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Child Custody

About Me

Deanna Ballou Jensen has over 25 years of experience as a family law attorney.  Much of her practice at this point involves complex cases in all areas of family law.  Her law firm, Jensen & Leiberan has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  She has been a member of the bar in Oregon since 2001.  Prior to that she was a member of the bar in Virginia and in New Jersey.  She attended law school at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of American, Washington, D.C.  Prior to creating the firm of Jensen & Leiberan with her law partner, Margaret Leiberan, she was an associated in the law firm of Mason & Associates, and a law clerk at the law firm of Stahancyk, Gearing, Rackner & Kent.  In Washington, D.C.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Child Custody: 20%
    29 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    29 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    29 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    29 years
  5. Alimony: 20%
    29 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Michael Sahagian Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. We worked on a case together with very high conflict issues where Ms. Jensen represented the children. Her investigation was extremely detailed, and she worked very hard to make sure the children were protected and advocated for their best interests. In the end, she helped shorten the litigation time to a fraction of what it could have been. She is very professional and her years of experience are a great asset.

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    Eileen O'Reilly General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

10300 SW Greenburg Rd Ste 300
Portland, OR, 97223-5452

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200108/16/2015
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198707/25/2013
VAInactive198507/25/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJensen & Leiberan2007 - Present
AttorneyMason & Associates2000 - 2007
Law ClerkStahancyk, Gearing, Rackner & Kent1997 - 2000
AttorneyLaw Firm of Deanna Ballou-Coniglio1985 - 1996
Law ClerkLaw Firm of John T. Miller, Jr.1981 - 1985
Research AnalystRansom & Casazza, Inc.1971 - 1981
Reports Writer and CommunicationsU.S. Central Intelligence Agency1969 - 1971

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Queen's BenchMember2007 - Present
Martindale Hubble - AV rated firmJensen & Leiberan2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Clackamas County Bar Association, Family Law GroupMember2001 - Present
Oregon Association of Family Law PractitionersMember2001 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lessard and LessardOur client won - Court ruled that children were to remain in Oregon

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD1984
Portland State UniversityForeign LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Conference on Family Law IssuesFamily Law Issues2010
CLESpousal and Child Support2002