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Kenneth Kissir

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troutdale, OR

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Ken A. Kissir

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 27 years
    Oregon - OR 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    Including child custody, support, contested restraining orders, property division, spousal support.

    28 years, 1,000 cases


Ken A. Kissir, P.C. Attorney at Law
PO Box 184
Troutdale, OR, 97060

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4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Danny | January 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Ken was very professional and organized. He always made sure his client (me) was informed. He consistently communicated what was going on with our case. I would highly recommend Ken.
Posted by Kris | January 8, 2020
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Review for Ken Kissir
I really appreciated the close communication regarding my recent divorce! Thanks to ken for always keeping me in the loop and connecting me with good people to help me with the financial part!
Posted by David | January 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Ken is an excellent attorney. He fought for me from every possible angle. I was in a situation that could resulted in me losing half of my monthly disability pension benefit. In the end, my pension was saved and the ruling came out in my favor. I highly recommend Ken Kissir if you live in the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Ken. He helped me through my divorce. Very understanding and professional.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney who cares....
We used the Oregon State Bar Referral line to find an attorney for an Assault IV case in 2017 and Ken Kissir was one of two attorneys provided. After speaking to both we decided that Ken was the most knowledgeable and personable from our viewpoint and we were glad we did. Ken was ever so patient and encouraging during our meetings leading up to the trial and had great insight and experience to offer which lead to the case being dismissed. We would recommend Ken very highly to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Great Service, Highly Recommend!
Ken was extremely knowledgeable, was seeking only the best legal advice for me regardless of whether or not he benefited. I felt confident that my personal interest was #1 to him. He was available at any time to answer as many questions as I had throughout the process. His service excelled and stood out from other attorney's I've used in his 1-knowledge being "big picture", 2- accessibility, 3- trustworthy, and 4- immediate responses. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Lisa | June 27, 2014
Divorce is unfortunate and sad. Ken was professional and patient. He assisted me through the entire process with kindness and respect. I have referred a few friends to him and they all told me how helpful he was to their situations. Ken was upfront about timelines, cost and possible outcomes. I would not hesitate to consult his services again.
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Posted by Laura | June 26, 2014
I highly recommend Mr. Kissir for his abilities, quality of service, responsiveness , legal knowledge & outstanding value.
As a former District Attorney, Mr. Kissir's applied his legal expertise and technical knowledge giving our grandparent rights case the outcome we had desired. We now have our grand daughter 4 days a week. He is competent and communicated credibly to the judge and honestly with us. He explained the steps in our case and thoroughly answered all questions. He prepared us for court and was prompt to return phone calls or emails. I am very impressed that he understood we did not have unlimited resources and used our time wisely. Mr. Kissir was recommended to us through another attorney. My husband works in a large law firm as IT (Computer Technician) and asked for a respected attorney in family law, we are more then pleased he represented us. We had to go to court a total of four times. There is no one else we would want to represent us. Mr. Kissir is easy to speak with. He cared about us and our family situation. We highly recommend his services and will definitely be using his services in the future.
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Posted by Dave | February 27, 2014
Mr. Kissir is the kind of lawyer you want on your side of the table!
Mr. Kissir represented our son in a family law case. He is a good listener and capable of taking volumes of information and focusing on the critical, specific issues. He takes control and provides advice right from the start. No games, no wasted time, just define the issue, gather the facts, verify the facts, and prepare for the court hearing. He keeps you advised as time passes so you know where you stand and know what is coming at you, all the time emphasizing simplicity and accuracy. Where Mr Kissir excels is his presentation and demeanor in court. He is patient, calm, and observant in every respect. He quickly is in tune with the Judge's wishes and the personality of the judge's courtroom. His knowledge and use of the law is excellent. As time went on, it became apparent his actions were in tune with the Judge's thought processes. The opposing lawyer and client quickly became aware of Mr. Kissir and his unrelenting demands on them. Again, simplicity and documented facts are his specialty. All of his objections were upheld. His ability to focus in on the abuse of the law or the misstatements of the opposing side was remarkable. I have a brother in law with over 30 years in service with City, County and State Police who attended the hearing and observed. He wanted to make sure our son got a fair hearing and was there to point out problems or issues that may have been handled in a different way. He said he has been in too many court proceedings, in front of legislative committees, and public meetings to count, but that we "were very lucky to have found such a good attorney". Mr. Kissir is calm, polite, easy to get along with yet aggressive and dogged in his approach to lies or misstatements or assumptions on the part of his opposition. His summation was on point throughout. I listened hoping everything would be covered, both on my son's side and against the accusations and lies of the other side. When it was over I thought to myself it was clear and without a flaw. Everything was covered, nothing was left out. In spite of overwhelming witnesses, professional and private citizens hired by the other side to try to cloud the issues with coached and role played preparations, Mr. Kissir was able to glean out the smoke and mirrors technique of the opposing attorney and drive home the actual facts with documentation and clarity to the court. This is the type of man you want standing at your back. You need someone you can trust to protect you from anything unseen or unheard as they approach you. He is the choice, the lawyer you pray for when trying to find someone to help you gain control in you life. We look at him as the perfect match for what we needed. We've rated him as excellent but to rate him with stars is less than accurate. There are many attorneys out there promising everything but can't perform at one stage or another in the judicial process. He takes you from the introduction to the WIN with poise and confidence. If this form would allow me I would put my name and phone # and email address in this area so you could contact me. In this crazy world of "law" you need someone to trust ... this is the time to trust my recommendation. Finding him came from a state of desperation, fear, anger, and then prayer. In our book he is an answer to prayer. He protected our entire family, especially our grandchildren.
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Posted by Kari | July 2, 2013
Great Experience
I went to Mr. Kissir for assistance with a very stressful matter ( to keep a restraining order in place that was contested) and Mr. Kissir was very professional, knowledgeable, and very understanding of how difficult the situation was. These days it's harder and harder to find a lawyer that is both ethical and effective but that's exactly what you will find with him.
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Posted by Steve | April 17, 2013
Smooth as silk. Thank you for all your help. I am a free man. Yea!
Posted by Marion | September 11, 2012
Great attorney!!
After going through a very difficult divorce and custody battle with 4 different lawyers, I finally found an attorney who actually fought for me and cared about my family and the well being of my children. He was on top of every detail of my custody case and was instrumental in helping me put my family back together. He is extremely knowledgeable in family law and is able to understand the complex and emotional nature of family law issues. I never felt listened to by my previous attorneys but with Ken, it seems like he really cares and listens to what's going on. If you are looking for an aggressive and intelligent attorney who gets results, then I would highly recommend that you give Ken a call.
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Posted by Manulani | August 21, 2012
I believe Ken Kissir has provided an above average service for me and I would recommend him to others.
Ken Kissir is very knowledgeable and he took care to explain the divorce process to me well before we moved forward. We had to go to court twice and he was prepared both times even though my ex's lawyer sent us forms late the night before court, I believe on purpose, to put us on the spot. Mr. Kissir was still ready and even emailed these forms to me for my review way past working hours. I appreciated his understanding to certain situations and his willingness to work with me regarding payment. I would recommend Mr. Kissir and have in fact done so on two occasions thus far to friends in need of legal services. Mr. Kissir is a busy lawyer, but he answered all of my questions, messages, and emails when he was able to and no harm was done in responses that didn't come back right away. Communication was good and one needs to know that the legal process, unfortunately, isn't always quick nor does it always go our way, although in my case it did. I believe Ken Kissir has provided an above average service for me and I would recommend him to others.
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Posted by JohnRenner | August 21, 2012
Divorce custody
I used ken for my divorce and child custody case. My x acused me of being abusive to her and even convinced a judge to sign a protection order with no evidence other than her saying i tried to break a car window ( heard before i hired ken) there were so many aligations against me (most all of them not true).. Me being a convicted felon from many years ago i felt i had no chance in hell but ken easily leveled the playing field in my favor. I not only won but my kids are home safe with me and doing great. Im a man with a felony record but always took care of my kids and never since my kids were born have i been shady. Ken knows how to bring these things to a positive light. Dont gamble with your kids or life hire someone who is believable in court and is passionate about law. Ken know both sides as he was a prosecuter for many years i owe my life to ken for giving me back my daughters that were taken from me without reason. If u need an attorney i recommend ken kissir absolutly without question.
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Posted by Mark and Diana | August 18, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Ken Kissir has been our attorney for the past decade. We went through a very long and difficult custody battle and divorce in 2002. The odds were against us to win the custody battle, but with Ken's assistance, we prevailed. Since then, we have been drug back to court multiple times by the other party and Ken has been there fighting for us (and winning) every time. Ken has always used all resources available and has held his ground. He has always been very responsive and honest with us, giving us sound advise and making recommendations along the way. Because of Ken's knowledge and professionalism, our daughter is with us, where she belongs. We have recommened Ken to friends and family and have always had great feedback from any that have used him. We are hopeful that we are not back in court any more, but Ken will always be out attorney and we highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2012
Awful Lawyer
This Lawyer was absolutely awful. He would not return calls, was absent from all case work for at least six weeks in the middle of the case, and he was not invested in the case through the entire case time frame. Because of this man, my children are unsafe and in danger. He also billed me for work that he had to re-do because of his absence and lack-luster interest in the case. And when confronted on this he threatened to place a lean on my property unless paid.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ken A. Kissir PC Attorney at Law
  • 2002 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Clatsop County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Judicial Clerk to Judge Bonebrake
  • State of Oregon, Washington County
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Williamette University College of Law
  • JD
  • 1995
  • Portland State University
  • BS
  • 1992


  • Sutton's Who's Who in American Law
  • Lifetime member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ken Kissir because he is an experienced family law attorney. He is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Troutdale Divorce and separation Lawyer Kenneth Kissir
Kenneth Kissir
Divorce and separation Attorney
Troutdale, OR
Licensed for 28 years