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Paul J DeBast

About Paul DeBast

About me

Paul is one of Oregon's most experienced divorce attorneys. He prides himself on providing personalized attention and top quality representation to every client he represents. He has been named an Oregon "SuperLawyer" and is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a founder and member of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. He has served as a director and officer of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section and is a past President of the Washington County Bar Association. Paul represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, support, property divisions and premarital and cohabitation agreements. His goal is to achieve success through settlement and mediation. When that is not possible, he represents his clients aggressively in litigation.


Paul is a frequent speaker on family law issues.  Presentations he has given to lawyer education seminars include the following:

●   2013    "The Million Dollar Divorce" sponsored by The Seminar Group.
●   2013    Oregon Trial Lawyers CLE: Legends of Famly Law   

  • 2012 - Oregon State Bar - Business Valuation Issues in Marital Dissolution Cases
  • 2009 - Oregon State Bar - Using Life Insurance to Secure Child & Spousal Support, .
  • 2008 - Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners - Accessing Retirement Benefits After Divorce;
  • 2006 Lewis & Clark Law School Family Law Seminar- Bucking the Trend in Spousal Support;  
  • 2005 -Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners - Spousal Support ~ Myths & Realities; 
  • 2005 -Oregon State Bar Family Law Conference - Business Value and Divorce. An Analysis of Oregon Appellate Cases
  •  2004 OSB Annual Family Law Conference: Avoiding Malpractice in Relation to Life Insurance and Divorce.