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Laura Lee Schantz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Beaverton, OR

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Schantz Law, P.C.

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 29 years
    Washington - WA 20 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Family
    Divorce, custody, spousal and child support, modifications of custody or support, restraining orders, third party rights, complicated property issues with businesses, trusts, unvested RSUs, expertise with high tech industry

    29 years

Laura Schantz has represented many wonderful people in almost 23 years as an attorney. These former clients often become friends as Laura is a trusted advisor for years to come.  Laura Schantz opened her own family law firm in 2000 after working for three years at a large family law firm.  She is located in the heart of the high tech silicon forest.  She has represented hundreds of clients from Intel and other high tech companies.  Her firm has grown and is now called Schantz Law.  The attorneys and legal assistants at Schantz Law have a Mission to provide strong and compassionate legal counsel for clients going through family transitions, guiding them to a positive future.

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Schantz Law, P.C.
15220 NW Greenbrier Parkway.
Suite. 235
Beaverton, OR, 97006


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  14 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cared about me and the outcome
Laura Schantz and her support staff were excellent in handling my recent divorce case. I was kept well informed during every step of the process, beginning to end. Laura let me know from the beginning what the best and worst case scenarios could be so that I would be prepared for any eventuality and not be disappointed if it didn't go the way I would like it to. She followed up with me after the judgement was completed to be sure I didn't have any lingering questions, and to make a couple of suggestions for details that might prevent problems in the future. I would highly recommend her law practice for anyone looking for a competent, honest and hardworking firm.
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Posted by Bob | October 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Honest, Top Notch Lawyer
After unexpectedly being served with divorce papers, I needed to retain an attorney. After searching online for divorce lawyers in my area, and talking with a couple of them, I was fortunate enough to find Laura Schantz. Laura is absolutely amazing, not just as a top notch attorney, but as a person as well. It seems as if that should be a "no-brainer", but after consulting with a couple of other lawyers that were indifferent, I really appreciated the level of caring and professional expertise of Laura and the rest of the people in her firm as well as the skill she exhibited in negotiating an extremely fair result for me. Laura is an honest, smart, diligent, compassionate, no-nonsense attorney with an incredible attention to detail.. From our first consultation she listened, really listened to what my situation was. She asked meaningful questions and worked with me on what results I wanted to achieve as well as educating me on what would be more realistic results. Laura, as well as the members of her team (Julie and Kaylee) that were working with me were always friendly, caring and on top of everything. Whether it was sending or returning emails or phone calls to me or the opposing counsel, to checking in and making sure that I was doing okay, they were always there. This is the standard operating procedure for her and all those that I worked with in her firm. After seeing the experience that other people have had to put up with in dealing with their lawyers, I highly recommend Laura. She is an amazing attorney and more importantly, an amazingly honest person. I can not thank her, Julie or Kaylee enough.
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Posted by Micah | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for
Laura was always honest with me if I liked it our not. Because of this I always got the help that I needed. I got a great financial outcome at trial. The supportive staff to Laura is absolutely incredible.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experience, Compassion, Diligence
Divorce wasn't in my vocabulary, but I unwillingly found myself needing a divorce attorney. Laura was recommended to me by someone at my church. She was compassionate, listened carefully, and always had my best interest in mind. When I wanted to just give up, she pushed back just enough to help me realize that her experience was worth listening to. I felt legally protected and emotionally understood. Laura has the perfect balance.
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Posted by Michael | September 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgabe, Diligent, Results Oriented
I've used Laura's services twice now in both my divorce and for a later divorce decree amendment and no doubt will probably need to do so again in the future. She's protected my interests to the fullest extent in both cases and I came out ahead each time. As a father, she fought for my interests during my divorce proceeding and I was awarded joint custody with near equal visitation and did so for the same investment as other attorneys had offered even after they told me to expect no custody and the standard "every other weekend" visitation, simply because I was "the father". I wouldn't have the amazing relationship with my daughter I have now if not for Laura's fight for my legal rights under Oregon law and her unwillingness to ever settle for substandard expectations. Her support staff is equally as professional and caring and they serve as a direct reflection of her high standards. My life is better for having used Laura and I would never use or recommend any other attorney for any Family Law needs.
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Posted by Elaine | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property Settlement
Laura and her team were very honest, skillful, and I would say exceptional in getting my property settlement completed. Laura updated me on a regular basis, she expedited the negotiations quickly, and she delivered a very good outcome much faster than I anticipated. I would highly recommend her and her team!
Posted by Larry | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Laura to help me with my no contest divorce after trying to do the paperwork myself and realizing I was in over my head. From my first consultation she put me at ease and assured me that everything would go as planned. Laura and her team were very good in keeping me up to date and my ex even liked her. Exceptional service all around and I will seek her firm out if in need of legal council and recommend her to friends.
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Posted by Kathryn | March 4, 2015
Laura is the best lawyer!!!!!!!!!
Laura is amazing!!!! She has great attention to detail and helps choose what information is important- unlike some lawyers who try to get couples to fight to keep the battle going. She is practical and precise!!! Laura helps make a terrible situation tolerable. Thank you Laura!!!!!!!!! You're the best!!!!!
Posted by Jill | November 10, 2014
Top Rating
Laura Schantz is an outstanding divorce lawyer and I highly recommend her and her firm. I was blind-sided with a divorce and unable to see clearly. With Laura's years of experience and knowledgeable staff, she guided me through an ugly chapter in my life and help me and my children move forward with stability and a working foundation.
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Posted by Joe | August 30, 2014
Exceptional Representation!
It is with sincere appreciation to Laura Schantz for the extraordinary effort and support she put forth in my dissolution of marriage. Her tenure experience, professionalism, and attention to detail from the initial consultation through mediation, and closure. My experience with Laura is characterized as best-in-class in support of my legal rights during these difficult times. I would highly recommend the representation of Schantz Law legal services to all others.
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Posted by Kathy | March 28, 2014
Best lawyer in Oregon and Washington
Laura was highly recommended to me by more than one person. She is extremely knowledgable, personable, and I love her no-nonsense approach to the judicial system! It's refreshing and affordable! If you want an excellent attorney who tells it how it is and puts children first, then you have found the perfect attorney. Laura practices in both Oregon and Washington. If you've ever felt intimidated by the law or lawyers~ talk with Laura and see for yourself how down-to-earth she is. :0)
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Posted by Jeff W | March 27, 2014
Laura did an excellent job I highly recommend her.
Laura did a great job for me. She knows the law and the different judges in the Portland metro area. She helped me keep my attorney bills down by helping me try to work with my ex wife as much as possible. When it became obvious that I couldn't work with my ex wife Laura stepped up and was very good at protecting my rights as a father. At the end of it all she helped me negotiate a good parenting plan and my bill was less then a third of what my ex wife's bill was. As I look back she didn't cost me money she saved me money! Ten years later I have a great relationship with my daughter thanks in part to Laura. Laura is a beautiful person on the outside as well as the inside!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2012
Excellent Divorce Attorney
As a high income guy, I was scared about the amount/timeframe of spousal support that I would have to pay. After comparing what my friends in similar situations have had to pay, when using other attorneys, I am extremely pleased with the settlement that Laura negotiated for me. I actually have a life.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2010
Avoid this attorney if you value your money, time and future. Laura does not appear to understand the law. The case which she attempted to represent me on was laughed out of court. Has she known anything about the law or researched the facts, it would have never gone to court. However, she still felt obligated to charge me a ridiculous amount of money
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Attorney
  • Schantz Law, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Washington County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC
  • 1996 - 1999


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Karapondo and Karapondo
  • Prevailed
  • Marriage of Arns and Arns
  • Prevailed
  • Cottongim v. Woods
  • Prevailed


  • American Bar Association
  • Member and Guest Speaker
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Pro bono committee
  • N/A
  • Family Law Bench Bar Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Conciliation services board
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 1995 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Joyce Harpole Award
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2015
  • Dedicated and Devoted Service as President
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Deans List
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 1993
  • Associate editor of law review
  • Lewis and Clark law school
  • 1992
  • Deans List
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 1992
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  • OSB Family Law Section Newsletter
  • Dissolution With an Intel Employee
  • 2015
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President's columns
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Section Fall Conference
  • When HE Receives Alimony
  • 2015
  • Family Law Annual Conference
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • 2014
  • Family Law Bench Bar Committee Annual Meeting
  • Overview of work of the Bench Bar Committee in 2013
  • 2013
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Representing Children
  • 2012
  • Annual Family Law Bench Bar Commitee Meeting
  • Report on the work of the Bench Bar Committee for 2012
  • 2012
  • Annual Family Law Bench Bar Committee Meeting
  • Report of the work of the Bench Bar Commitee in 2011
  • 2011
  • Family Law CLE, WCBA
  • Stock Options and Taxes
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Laura
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a skilled and compassionate advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable family law attorney. She focuses intensely on the needs of her clients, and is extremely professional when working with her colleagues. I strongly endorse Laura."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is very knowledgeable in the areas of family law and domestic relations. If I have a complex question relating to those areas of law, I do not hesitate to call her."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laura is a leader in the Washington County family law community. We have had several cases together over the years, and she has always been an effective advocate for her clients, while also being very ethical."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Laura for almost 10 years and have had cases opposing Laura as well as alongside her. I can't say enough positive things about Laura's genuine care for her clients, staff, and children she represents. She is both settlement oriented and skilled in the courtroom if trial is needed - a rare combination. I am proud to share office space with such a smart and caring attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura has wonderful legal skills which are combined with experience and compassion. She is able to effectively problem solve towards settlement if at all possible, and professional and courteous if litigation is necessary."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Laura for many years, and I often refer cases to her. Laura knows family law, is a past President of our Bar Association, and I definitely recommend her!"
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Beaverton Divorce and separation Lawyer Laura Lee Schantz
Laura Lee Schantz
Divorce and separation Attorney
Beaverton, OR
Licensed for 29 years