A native Arizonan, Ms. Wilson moved to Oregon to attend law school at Willamette... more
A native Arizonan, Ms. Wilson moved to Oregon to attend law school at Willamette University. While she misses Arizona in the winter months, Ms. Wilson fell in love with Oregon's beauty and outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and snowboarding. She enjoys these activities with her family, which includes her husband, her daughter and two dogs.
While I may not have grown up in Oregon, it is the state I will always call "home."... more
While I may not have grown up in Oregon, it is the state I will always call "home." I really fell in love with Oregon, and especially Portland, as soon as I came to visit for the first time. People are friendly, warm, and open to differences in Portland like nowhere else. The other great thing about living in Portland is all of the outdoor activity opportunities. I love hiking in the Columbia ... view profile
In 1982, Albert and his partner created Oregons first firm with a practice limited... more
In 1982, Albert and his partner created Oregons first firm with a practice limited to family law. Today, he leads a team of attorneys with over 300 years combined experience. Albert is a leader in his field. For the past 20 years, he has been chosen by his peers to be involved in nearly every organization of importance that oversees and defines how family law is practiced. There are few a... view profile
Kathy is a leading authority on interstate and international custody disputes and... more
Kathy is a leading authority on interstate and international custody disputes and provides legal advice and representation in cases involving international family law issues. A powerful litigator and tireless advocate for the interests of families and children, she has a special interest in contested child custody and parenting time disputes. Kathy has a strong commitment to helping clients thr... view profile
Users of Avvo reviews should note that any result that an endorsed lawyer or law... more
Users of Avvo reviews should note that any result that an endorsed lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Jody Stahancyk has earned the reputation as a strong woman and a formidable opponent... more
Jody Stahancyk has earned the reputation as a strong woman and a formidable opponent in the courtroom who all the while has a generous heart and is a pillar of her community. Jody Stahancyk founded the family law firm in 1987 after a decade of legal work. She began her legal practice in 1973 as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney where she successfully prosecuted for 6 years. In 1979 sh... view profile
For Shawn, the choice to become a family law attorney was a matter of keeping it in... more
For Shawn, the choice to become a family law attorney was a matter of keeping it in the family. While other offers loomed, he decided to join Gevurtz Menashe, the firm founded by his father in 1982. Shawn adopted more than his dads dedication to helping clients navigate through difficult times. He also inherited a tough-but-sensitive approach to divorce and family law. With a commitment to ope... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.