I handle a relatively smaller number of cases and provide very individualized attention to each of my clients. I never lose my professional objectivity in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a case. I will listen carefully to a client, then lay out, in plain English, the various options available to them.
I will weigh many factors when rendering an opinion as to the best way to proceed, including which judge has been assigned to your case, the county in which the case has been filed, the reasonableness of the lawyer representing your spouse/partner, the financial resources available to each side, recent appellate caselaw which pertains to your case and the likelihood of success. My practice is limited to the tri-county area (Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas County).
I have been practicing law for 27 years, almost exclusively in the area of family law. I have won custody cases in which almost everything seemed to go against my client. I am adept at articulating the winning argument, but am also careful to advise my client of the risks involved before proceeding.
I usually try to work out a settlement to save my client the expense and emotional turmoil of trial, but if I believe the other side is not willing to negotiate in good faith, or is making unreasonable demands, I will fight tooth and nail for my client in court. In turn, I will tell my client if I believe he or she is being unrealistic or unreasonable or is at risk of having the judge order them to pay the other side's attorney fees.
I have a relatively low hourly rate, given my many years of experience. I can afford to do this because I do not have the kind of overhead many downtown lawyers do.
If you or a loved one is in need of a knowledgeable, caring and affordable family law attorney, please call my office for an appointment today.
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|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Patricia A. Newman||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1983 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section||Member||1983 - Present|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Juris doctor||1983|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Navigating the Changing Family Law Landscape During the COViD-19 Crisis||Continuing Legal Education - Attendee||2020|
|Ethical Considerations in a Virtual Legal Practice: Remote Law Practice During a Pandemic Series||Continuing Legal Education - Attendee||2020|
|Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases: What's Legal in the Digital I World?||Continuing Legal Education - Attendee||2020|
|Dealing With Clients And Attorneys With Substance Abuse & Mental Health Issues||Continuing Legal Education - Attendee||2020|
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