Matthew Tracey was born and raised in North Bend, Oregon. After graduating from... more
Matthew Tracey was born and raised in North Bend, Oregon. After graduating from North Bend High School, Matthew traveled to South Bend, Indiana, where he attended the University of Notre Dame. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude. Matthew then attended law school at University of Oregon. During law school, Matthew discovered a passion for courtroom litigation and sought... view profile
Gina Marie Stewart grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she worked with adjudicated and... more
Gina Marie Stewart grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she worked with adjudicated and at-risk teens as a case manager prior to going to law school in Portland, Oregon. After law school, before joining the Arneson Group, she worked as an Americorp attorney and then as staff attorney with Legal Aid in Hillsboro and Eugene representing domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in court in fami... view profile
Risa's passion for service began early in life. By the time she was attending Grant... more
Risa's passion for service began early in life. By the time she was attending Grant High School in NE Portland, Risa was involved in a variety of community groups and school activities focused on alleviating social injustice. However, it wasnt until she was faced with caring for a relative during a medical crisis that Risa became fully aware of the importance of advocacy. This experience inspir... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.