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About me

I live in the Portland area with my husband Albert, daughter Natalie, and German Shepherd, Arcus.  I recently returned to studying the piano after a 20 year break.  I am also a tiny bit golf obsessed, and can frequently be found hitting balls on the driving range at the golf club.  In the winter, I spend several evenings per month cheering on the Portland Winterhawks hockey club.  As Natalie says, "Let's Play Hockey!"


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 45%
  3. Elder Law: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven Patrick Riley

    Sara is an excellent attorney for families needing estate planning and elder law services. I've known her for several years through professional associations. She is innovative, is hard-working, and is great at solving complex issues with simple solutions.


    Steven Riley Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Suzann Leigh Beckett

    I have known Sara through our involvement in professional organizations. I would feel extremely comfortable referring family, friends, and clients to her firm. She will put you at ease, and she has an excellent, well trained, staff.


    Suzann Beckett Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

5895 Jean Road, Suite 110
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Finalist - Member of the YearWomen in Insurance and Financial Services2013
ValedictorianCoquille High School1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Sara K. Yen, P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Housecall ProvidersBoard Member2016 - Present
All Classical 89.9Board Member2016 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Women in Insurance and Financial ServicesSponsorship Committee Co-Chair2013 - Present
ElderCounselMember2012 - Present
Women in Insurance and Financial ServicesVice President, Executive Board2009 - Present
Washington State BarMember2009 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Taxation SectionMember2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionMember2004 - Present
WealthCounselMember2004 - Present
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Saved Family HeirloomsFamily harmony restored, heirlooms saved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Boston College Law School Intellectual Property & Technology ForumThe New Wave in Music Distribution: Releasing Albums over the Internet1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Portland State UniversityFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Financial Planning AssociationFunding Your Trust2016
Financial Planning AssociationDigital Estate Planning2016
Continuing Education SeminarABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts2015
Special Needs Planning WorkshopSpecial Needs Trusts: Plan for Your Child's Future2014
Professional Advisors WorkshopEstate Planning for Your Client's Digital Life2014
Professional Advisor WorkshopUsing Trusts with IRAs and Qualified Assets2014
Professional Advisor WorkshopEstate Planning for Blended Families2014
Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals Monthly TrainingEstate Planning Considerations in Family Law2014
Business MixerEstate Planning Basics2014
Aging with DignityEstate Planning and Long Term Care2014
The Standard Women's Career NetworkPlanning for Life Events2013
Professional Advisor WorkshopSpecial Needs Trust Planning2013
Professional Advisor WorkshopSpecial Needs Trust-Based Planning for Persons with Disabilities2013
Lunch and LearnGrowing Your Practice Through Adding Great Staff2013
Financial Planning Association Mid-Winter ConferenceRetirement Beneficiary Planning2012
Coffee ConversationsEstate Planning Q&A for Professionals2012
Catholic End of Life ConferenceAdvance Planning - Financial and Legal Issues2012
Oregon State Bar Professional Liability FundLearning the Ropes2011
OMSA Annual ConferencePrescription for Financial Health2011
Oregon State Bar Professional Liability FundLearning the Ropes2010
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishContinuing Ed. for Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Advisors, etc.2010
Estate Planning MistakesTruth & Consequences2010
Estate Planning MistakesTruth & Consequences II2010
Majestic Eagle AgencyEstate Planning Basics2009
HealthSource NWEstate Planning Basics2009
2009 Financial Planning Association Tax UpdateEstate Planning and Tax Legal Update2009
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning and Incapacity2008
Estate Planning Basics for ProfessionalsEstate Planning and Ethics2007
Oregon Association of Tax ConsultantsBusiness Succession Planning2006
Business Succession Planning for CPAsBusiness Succession Planning2006