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I follwed my father's path by attending Willamette University Law School after three years at University of San Francisco and one year as an undergrad at Willamette. My two daughters are pictured above with me on Father's Day, 2013. My wife, Anna Nordyke, runs our rental properties from my law office. She has a daughter, Courtney, who has two children and they are regulars at our home. My personal belief is that family is the most important part of life. My favorite weekend activity is cooking a big dinner for family or friends. I still play the piano having spent many years in lessons and a few years in local nightclubs when I used to work during the day as a young lawyer, and played in the Bob Nordyke Band at night. Good times! 

As a lawyer, I started out doing criminal law, family law, and everything that came in my door. Soon though, I gravitated to family law because I love the problem-solving aspect and the importance of helping remove stress for families in conflict. Early on I represented a huge volume of clients because I had moved into a bank building with a drive up window. People magazine did an article on my drive up divorce window and thousands of clients and many years later I still enjoy finding solutions for my divorce and family law clients. Having been in court trials countless times; and having listened to custody study experts and judges' decisions, I can make a very accurate estimate of what will happen in a family law case, and this helps me advise my clients. There is no charge to talk with me for 30 minutes and ask your questions about your case. Take advantage of my experience and bring your list of questions and ask me for my opinion about your case. 


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 100%

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Featured AttorneyPeople Magazine Article1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner-AttorneyRobert E. Nordyke, Attorney at Law1970 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Marion County Bar Associationmember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Saetern and SaechaoClient prevailed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Statesman Journal NewspaperIs Breaking Up Hard To Do1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Willamette UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1967