As a native Oregonian I truly understand and appreciate the area in which my clients... more
As a native Oregonian I truly understand and appreciate the area in which my clients live and work. My practice is primarily comprised of representing parents or children in cases where the State removes a child from his or her parents care. In this area, an attorney must be able to work with parents, other attorneys as well as Department of Human Services caseworkers. I often state that my... view profile
Ryans practice emphasizes advising clients on estate planning, disability planning,... more
Ryans practice emphasizes advising clients on estate planning, disability planning, contested case probate and trust administration, and real estate and business issues. His clients seek to minimize potential estate taxes and pass on the maximum value of their estates to their children and grandchildren.
I am licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington. I am also admitted to... more
I am licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington. I am also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I am the parent of three boys, one of whom has special needs. All three of them attended publ... view profile
I was inspired to a career in advocacy by watching my parents struggle to understand... more
I was inspired to a career in advocacy by watching my parents struggle to understand and advocate for my younger brother’s rights. I want to help families and individuals understand and enforce their rights under this nation's bevy of antidiscrimination laws. Similarly, I have a passion for helping families of individuals with disabilities and families of aging individuals navigate the guardia... view profile
Christopher M. Brooks limits his legal practice to estate planning and... more
Christopher M. Brooks limits his legal practice to estate planning and administration. As a husband and father, Chris understands the hopes, joys and fears of being a parent. Chris is dedicated to preparing unique, affordable estate plans that give his clients the peace of mind of knowing they have provided for their families. Chris also believes in giving back to the community. He is a mem... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.