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About Me

Barbara has gone from an undergraduate major in poetry to a degree in accounting. She has successfully owned and operated a horse breeding ranch and a cottage food industry.  She has raised three happy and successful children.  Her grand passion is the law, about which she continues to be idealistic and realistic .


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 100%



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

DeBast, McFarland & Richardson, LLP

9600 SW Barnes Rd Ste 325
Portland, OR, 97225-6628



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
NamedOregon Super Lawyers2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDeBast, McFarland & Richardson2000 - Present
partnerMason, Rowlette, McFarland & Richardson2000 - 2005
partnerAdams, DeBast, Helzer, McFarland , Richardson & Uffelman1995 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2008 - Present
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersBoard Chairman2003 - Present
Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitionersmember1994 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 1994
Willamette Valley Tree Fruit Growers Assn.Founder and Board Member1985 - 1993
Oregon State Bar Association, Juvenile Law SectionMember1975 - 2005
Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1975 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clackamas County Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Washington County Conciliation ServicesDirectorN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar Ethics CommitteememberN/A
Hope CrisisBoard of DirectorsN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Portland State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Willamette University College of LawN/AMediation CertificationN/A
Sweet Briar CollegeN/AN/AN/A