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Melissa Lyn Garrison

Estate planning Attorney at Clackamas, OR

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 18 years
    California - CA 30 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Personally advised over 300 businesses regarding corporate entities, LLPs, and LLCs on formation and general business issues. Business law and contract law instructor.

    32 years, 350 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Personally advised and represented more than 400 individuals, couples, and families regarding small and large estates, drafted wills and complex trusts including life estate and special needs trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives.

    32 years, 450 cases


Melissa Lyn Garrison
13100 SE Sunnyside Rd Ste B
Clackamas, OR, 97015
Melissa Lyn Garrison
12901 Se 97th Ave Ste 360
Clackamas, OR, 97015
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Posted by Alex | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does not care about all her clients equally
I am a single case, so I can't speak to her broader treatment of clients, but I feel discarded and ignored. We went to her to get a revocable living trust. We initially waited 2 months to see her, due to her workload. I should have taken this as a sign. It's now been about 9 months since we finally signed our papers and we still don't have copies of them. She virtually never answers the phone, and never returns calls when I leave messages. I've sent 9-10 emails since May of 2018, and she has answered exactly 2 of them, both saying that she was sorry for being busy. The last one said she'd get back to us in a week... that was more than a month ago, and she's back to ignoring us. We gave up and are moving on to a new attorney. I'd really love to get copies of the paperwork we already paid for (in time, tears and cash), but I'm no longer holding my breath. In terms of the quality of the work in creating the paperwork, I have every faith that she did diligent work. She asked lots of good questions and helped us think through many contingencies that we hadn't previously considered. In the 2 actual meetings we had with her, she displayed the kind of care I had hoped for, and was in fact why we chose her. Unfortunately, after all of that... we have nothing to show for it. Since that last meeting in May of last year, we were so casually and so thoroughly discarded, you'd think she had retired. Because of this, I not only cannot recommend her, personally, but I must actively caution you against choosing her. It's not worth the frustration.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-245 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)


  • U of San Francisco SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Santa Cruz
  • undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Sandy Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Public Policy Team Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

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Clackamas Estate planning Lawyer Melissa Lyn Garrison
Melissa Lyn Garrison
Estate planning Attorney
Clackamas, OR
Licensed for 30 years