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Patricia A Clements

Estate planning Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

4.8   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA < 1 year
    Oregon - OR 12 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State WA
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Wills, trusts, power of attorney, business succession, estate administration (probate & trust administration), and prenuptial agreements.

    12 years

  2. Probate
    40%
    Probate, small estate affidavits, and trust administration

    12 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Entity formation, contracts, regulation compliance, non-disclosure/non-compete agreements, etc.

    12 years

I am an estate planning attorney experienced in wills, trusts, probate, trust administration and small business legal services. I help my clients plan for the inevitable so their estate is directed to the ones they care about, looked after by someone they trust, and protected from costly fees and taxes.

Location

McEwen Gisvold LLP
4949 Meadows Rd.
Suite 600
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
McEwen Gisvold LLP
1100 SW Sixth Ave.
Suite 1600
Portland, OR, 97204
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Tom & Velva | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Priced Right with Expert Help
Patricia A Clements helped my wife and I set up our will and our entire estate in a trust account. She added numerous very important legal principles that are very helpful which we would never have thought of if we had completed our will by ourselves over the internet. All the her legal expertise will save us time, money and legal headaches from potential future problems that we or our children will not have to be entangled with in the future. Patricia Clements price and her legal knowledge was so helpful we have referred many of our friends to her. All of our friends came back andtold us that they were so glad we referred Patricia Clements to them. They also said the same thing, "Patricia saved them from several potential headaches due to her legal expertise.
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Posted by Barbara | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patricia is easy to work with and removed my estate planning worries from my shoulders.
I'd been procrastinating trying to cobble together an estate plan using an online service for 2 years. It was time consuming and I realized that there were too many questions that I couldn't answer for my particular situation. Hiring Patricia removed the stress and made it a simple process. It's a relief and she was very easy to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I had a recommendation to use Ms. Clements services for some estate planning. What a great recommendation! I decided to use her services and she was most helpful with our unusual situation. Live in 2 separate cities and she arranged the signing/witnessing with another law firm in my usual home area instead of near her office. Overall process was understandable and thorough.
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Posted by Corinna | January 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Patricia worked with us on our estate planning which we had, up until that point, very limited experience with. She expertly guided us through the process, reviewed options and took the time to explain everything thoroughly to make sure our needs were met and questions were answered. Patricia made what could be a daunting process straight-forward and smooth.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Working With My Lawyer
Patricia worked with us to prepare wills for my husband and me. She offered options and carefully explained all the pros and cons and left the choices up to us. She had no problem adding specific clauses so that each will was customized. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Cyriel | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Patricia reviewed and updated our will. She is very personable and made us feel comfortable with issues which we do not deal with very often. She did a fine job and I recommend her.
Posted by Owen | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped my Business move to the next level!
Helped move my business to an LLC and was very helpful. Made the whole process easy and worth every penny.
Posted by Kerry | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication and thorough
Ms. Clements assisted my family as we established a trust for our parents, amended will following my mother's passing and helped with my own personal will. Patricia is very thorough and communicated legalities in a clear and concise way.
Posted by Jodie | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer!
My husband and I hired Patricia to help us with our estate planning and also incorporating our business. She was very thorough and walked us through each step. Estate planning was not really on top of my to do list and Patricia helped us through the process and was very professional. I highly recommend Patricia for her honesty, knowledge and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and she gets it done right
We had Patricia set up 8 LLC’S. She did it and thouroughly answered all our questions and concerns throughout the process. We felt very confident with her expertise.
Posted by Debra Wilson | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A review for Patricia Clement's
Patricia helped us with our family trust she was not only very professional and personable but very through. My husband and I would highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very trusted resource
I have customer/clients who have needed to set up their estate and Patricia has done a great job helping them with everything they needed and answering all their questions along the way.
Posted by Mel | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who's a pleasure to work with
My wife and I had an old (too old) estate plan which desperately needed updating. We kept putting it off based on previous experiences with previous attorneys we'd worked with. It was truly out good luck to find and work with Patricia Clements. An absolute professional in every respect: knowledgeable and thorough but also, most importantly for us, patient and truly willing to spend the time to explain the finer points of our new estate plan. We even had a few laughs and enjoyed the pleasure of her company. We wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Patrica to anyone in need of an absolutely delightful estate planning attorney which we came to discover, is not only a possibility but a reality.
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Posted by Eric | January 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
Patricia Clements is always the first person I turn to on estate-related legal matters. She's proven herself knowledgeable and highly competent, always putting the client first. I never hesitate to refer people her way.
Response from Patricia Clements January 14, 2019
Thank you, Eric, I appreciate your confidence in me.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I agree with all these other 5 star reviews. We received great customer service and explainations all along the way. I would hire her again.
Posted by Lyle | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work, timely and fairly priced
Patricia was hired to handle the estate and probate portion of a wrongful death case I was handling. Her work was excellent, it was timely and it was fairly priced. She's exceptionally knowledgeable, has finely tuned people skills and a sincere compassion for her clients that instantly puts them at ease. If you're looking for an attorney for estate planning, probate, wills or trusts, look no further.
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Posted by Barbie | May 21, 2013
Super patient with lots of explanation along the way!
Trish has really gone above and beyond what we expected and we have learned so much by working with her. She is incredibly patient and willing to go the extra mile to make sure we have a clear understanding of the complexity of our situation and the possible actions we might take considering our goals. With her dedication and work ethic, I would highly recommend her to anyone for any legal matter!
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Posted by Suzanne | April 29, 2013
Ms. Clements was hard working, honest and reasonably priced.
Patricia worked hard to give us all available options and make sure we understood the consequences of our choices. Her fees were reasonable and she made efforts to keep them to a minimum. We highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2013
She is there for you every step of the way.
Always answered any questions I had at any time, and I always felt I could contact her. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by Amanda | April 23, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Very knowledgable, and thorough. I highly recommend her!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 310-310 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McEwen Gisvold, LLP
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Owner
  • Essential Estate Planning LLC
  • 2013 - 2021

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Western Oregon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Networking Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hands on Portland
  • Volunteer
  • 2007 - Present
  • St. Andrews Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Patricia
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patricia is an excellent lawyer. She is smart and practical. Highly recommend."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is very knowledgeable and an expert in the field. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is brilliant, professional, and easy to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is highly dedicated to assisting her clients with estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lake Oswego Estate planning Lawyer Patricia A Clements
Patricia A Clements
Estate planning Attorney
Lake Oswego, OR
Licensed for 12 years

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