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
I practice juvenile law, criminal defense and family law. I have a particular... more
I practice juvenile law, criminal defense and family law. I have a particular interest in advocating for children, but I enjoy representing people from all walks of life. I believe in being a zealous advocate for all of my clients and take this very seriously. I enjoy helping clients work toward settlement and keeping things out of court when possible, but I am prepared to go to battle in th... 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.