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About me

A significant part of my practice is family law, but I regularly take cases in other areas, including:

1.  Criminal Defense;

2.  Civil Litigation;

3.  Landlord-Tenant;

4.  Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders;

5.  Elder Law;

6.  Torts;

7.  Contracts;

8.  Wills & Trusts; &

9.  Guardianships & Conservatorships.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    6 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    6 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
    6 years



Hourly ($150/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Orion J. Nessly, Attorney at Law

4040 Douglas Way
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Pro Bono Bankruptcy ClinicOSB Debtor-Creditor Section2011
Pro Bono Honors AwardOregon Supreme Court2007
Certificate in Environmental LawLewis & Clark Law School2007
Pro Bono Honors AwardOregon Supreme Court2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Court-Appointed Attorney for ChildrenMultnomah County Circuit Court2012 - Present
AttorneyOrion J. Nessly, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
Law ClerkFriends of the Columbia Gorge2009 - 2009
Co-DirectorThe Great Green March2009 - 2010
Legal InternThe Nature Conservancy2006 - 2006
Law ClerkFriends of the Columbia Gorge2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah County Circuit CourtCourt-Appointed Attorney for Children2012 - Present
West Linn High School Mock Trial ProgramVolunteer Judge & Guest Coach2011 - Present
Oregon State Bar's Modest Means ProgramPanelist for OSB MMP Focus Group2013 - 2013
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Senior Law Project, Legal Aid Services of OregonVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2012
Bankruptcy ClinicVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2014
Oregon State Bar, Modest Means ProgramPanelist Attorney2010 - 2014
Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral ServicePanelist Attorney2010 - 2014
Clark Public UtilitiesVolunteer Stream Steward2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of [child]Adoption allowed to proceed over biological father's objection due to desertion/neglect.
M v. [client]Improper elder abuse restraining order dismissed.
State v. [Defendant]All records of arrest & conviction expunged.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Pennsylvania State UniversityAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Linn High School's Mock Trial ProgramVolunteer Judge & Coach2013
OSB Modest Means Program Focus GroupPanelist for OSB Modest Means Program focus group2013
West Linn High School's Mock Trial ProgramVolunteer Judge & Coach2012
Street LawTeaching Law to High School Students2007