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Barbara Aaby graduated with Honors from Ohio State University (Summa Cum Laude) in 1973.  She was the recipient of the Maternal and Child Health Scholarship Award and pursued graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University earning a degree in Social Science Administration. In 1993, she obtained her law degree from Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law.
Barbara’s early years were spent on a small dairy farm in Ohio and this experience gave her an understanding of the challenges of organic farming and a healthy respect for nature.   Barbara has hiked many, if not most, of the trails in the Columbia River Gorge and she even managed to hike the Pacific Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.  She and her family frequently spend time camping on Mt. Hood, biking on bike trails throughout Oregon and gardening.  

Barbara has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1993 and is a member of a number of legal organizations, including Oregon Women Lawyers and the Washington County Bar Association.  Barbara has in the past served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Child Custody.  She is a contributing author to the Oregon State Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Book and has authored topics such as  the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and parenting plans.

Barbara has in the past served as a volunteer judge for the High School Mock Trial Program as well as the Mock Trial program hosted by Lewis and Clark College.  Barbara serves on the Board of Trustees for the Washington County NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) and is a strong supporter of providing mental health services for adolescents as well as adults. 


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  1. Family: 100%

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  • Kathryn F Gapinski

    Barbara Aaby is an experienced, knowledgeable, and well respected in the legal community. She zealously advocates for her clients. I highly recommend Barbara for any family law issues you may have.


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Aaby Family Law

8705 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite 230
Creekside Five
Beaverton, OR, 97008


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Women LawyersMemberN/A
Oregon Family Law PractitionersMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody CommitteeChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationTemporary and Final Relief2013
American Journal of Family LawUnderstanding the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Case Western Reserve UniversitySocial Science AdministrationMA - Masters1977
Ohio State UniversityN/AN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionParenting Plans2007