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Lisa M Naglins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troutdale, OR

5.0   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1992
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About Lisa

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I have been doing divorce work as my primary focus for over 28 years, and know the ins-and-outs of both basic and complicated cases.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    I practice primarily Family law, and also do wills. I handle divorces, custody cases, child support and spousal support cases, establishing paternity or custody. I also handle restraining order FAPA ) cases, including on short notice when available.

    31 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    So many divorces are simple enough that the parties should not have to worry about having to go to court to resolve their cases, but still important enough to have proper legal advice before proceeding with or completing their case. I can help with advising do-it-yourselfers and can also take on and complete simple divorces if you would prefer that someone else handle the paperwork for you.

  4. Alimony
    Alimony, called spousal support in Oregon, is an important but sometimes confusing part of divorce and separation cases. It is important to know your rights regarding spousal support, and I can guide you through that information for your case.

  5. Wills and living wills
    While everyone needs a will, it is an easy matter to neglect. I encourage my clients to get their wills done so they can mark that off their 'to do' list. I also do wills for clients who have no other legal needs at that time. Getting your will done is probably faster and easier than you think!

    31 years


I have practiced family law in the Portland area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties) for over 28 years.  Raised in Portland, I graduated from Marshall High School, Warner Pacific University and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.  My first 27 years of practice were in SE Portland, and in 2021 I moved my practice to Wood Village to provide my clients with an improved client-focused experience.  I enjoy working with clients from both Portland and the surrounding communities, like Clackamas, Oregon City, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Canby, Gresham, Wood Village, Troutdale, Damascus, and Sandy.  


I realize that facing a family law case is intimidating, and sometimes downright frightening, especially if you have not been in that situation before.  You will serve your interests best by seeking appropriate legal counsel and information as early on in any family law situation as you can. 

Some of the most difficult cases I've encountered are those where a client comes to me after important hearings or deadlines have passed, and it is too late to completely salvage their case for them.  A lot of people don't know that you do not necessarily have to retain or commit to an attorney in order to meet with them and obtain legal advice and their professional opinion on your situation.  A very rewarding portion of my practice is meeting with family law litigants for one or a few times, to assist them with DIY filings, so that they have some important information and knowledge needed to make it through their case without having an attorney retained for the case. 


I think it serves every potential client well to provide them with honest and up-front information about their case, and have often heard back from clients that the information they received early in a case changed the course of their lives for the better. That is the best "Thank You" I could hope to receive ! 

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Lisa M. Naglins
24111 NE Halsey St. Suite 205
Troutdale, OR, 97060


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  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Richard | June 21, 2013
Just the right attorney
Lisa is professional in every way. Her self assurance, as well as her knowledge of the law, make her a dynamic attorney. Through her communication skills with clients and litigants she is able to instill confidence under difficult circumstances.
Posted by Whitney | August 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Lisa packs a punch with her years of knowledgeable experience and her innate wisdom and discernment. It is rare to find someone who is so excellent at their job, and still so warm and personable. Family court is often a stressful and unhappy experience, but Lisa makes the process as streamlined as possible. She knows her stuff, and she really cares.
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Posted by Julia Anderson | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful caring divorce lawyer.
Lisa guided me through the divorce process. She was very friendly and understanding, most of all she genuinely cared about my situation. She explained everything clearly, I was well informed throughout the process. I was just so lucky to have her as my lawyer, I couldn't ask for a better one. I highly recommend her. SHE IS GREAT!!
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Posted by Carl | July 31, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Lisa helped guide me through the divorce process. She was very courteous and understanding. With her help I was able to get through a very difficult time a lot easier. I’d recommend her to anyone who needs help with divorce proceedings.
Posted by Sandra | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Lisa for any family law case! She is committed, knowledgeable, thorough, professional and she cares! I appreciated her quality expertise and advice. Lisa’s office team was a pleasure to work with too.
Posted by Nicole | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I met with quite a few lawyers before I found Lisa, and I knew right away that she was the one that I trusted enough to work with during custody proceedings. She knows the law and the system so well, and she's so intelligent it's scary, but more than that, I knew right away that she was willing to go the extra mile for my kids if she needed to. She supported me and was such a huge help, and I know I couldn't have done it without her. I recommend her to anyone looking for a divorce/custody attorney. During one of the scariest periods of my life, she was solid and dependable and worked her butt off. Thanks, Lisa.
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Posted by Dale | December 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa is a good attorney
Lisa did a great Job for me with my divorce , she negotiated a very fair settlement for me !! Also she kept me well informed through the whole process.
Posted by Sarah | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most dedicated family lawyer
Lisa Naglins was a beacon of hope to my family over the most unnecessarily drawn out divorce and custody case imaginable. Her assuring and calm demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My family and I are eternally grateful for her services and would recommend Lisa without reservation.
Posted by Edward | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST divorce attorney in town!
I had a very difficult divorce and custody battle. I hired 2 "high dollar" divorce attorneys with fancy offices and several legal aids in tow to fight for my parenting rights and settle things. The first attorney actually stuttered while speaking to the judge in court and wasted thousands of dollars. The second attorney bragged that he was a judge in a different county but spent almost two years and $80,000 to settle my case with very little parenting time for me. During every visit to his office he had multiple interruptions and answered several longwinded phone calls while charging me $300/hr. My ex-wife decided to take my child and move to a location that was 2000 miles away. That is when I was fortunate enough to meet Lisa! She not only stopped my ex from moving to Ohio, she got me custody of my daughter and child support from my ex-wife. Lisa has her act together in court! She does everything to keep conflict to a minimum but fights hard when it is necessary! She will not waste your money and she is organized and so professional in front of a judge! Lisa is simply the best in town!
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Posted by christine | June 14, 2017
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An Attorney with a heart
By far Lisa is the best Family Law Attorney in the northwest for i had interviewed 3 others before choosing Lisa to handle my case . Lisa is very confident which shows she knows exactly what she is doing. She knows the law and is calm in her approach always encouraging i to do the same . She knows her business well and never cowers to her competitor . She will fight for you , no matter how long the other team drags out . If she can handle my outrageous divorce she can handle any ! . Do not look any further , Call Lisa shes a great PERSON !
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Posted by Frank | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There when I needed the best
First off, Lisa is very humble, intelligent and a top notch negotiator. She is extremely cognitive of her clients needs and feelings based on experience both personal and professional. I would recommend Lisa and her team to anyone going through such an emotional time in their life. She has a win-win approach and attitude and is simply the BEST!! She knows how to bring high-priced attorney's to their knees.
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Posted by Wade | October 9, 2014
With you all the way
I was lucky. I found Lisa by chance, at a time when my world had suddenly turned upside-down, and it looked like I needed a lawyer. Turns out, I really did. My divorce was a nightmarish roller-coaster ride which ended in a court trial. That’s not the way we would have had it. Lisa worked with my ex-spouse’s FIRST lawyer in mediation, endeavoring to dissolve our marriage and arrange custody of our daughter, as amicably and quickly as possible. For reasons I may never understand, my ex backed out of what could have been FOR HER, a very reasonable settlement. She hired a far more aggressive lawyer than her first, and off we went down a long and painful road. Lisa was my advocate through it all. She was always receptive to my input and desires, and I was always informed. For reasons other than a protracted divorce, I now know much more about lawyers than I did when I hired Lisa. The number one complaint clients have against lawyers, is not being informed about what’s happening. I’m still reluctant to say that anybody “won” in trial, since it was all so needless; but with Lisa, I did prevail. If you want an aggressive lawyer to be ruthless out of spite, Lisa might not be the right fit. If you need to protect yourself from an aggressive lawyer hired to be ruthless, Lisa is up for the challenge.
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Posted by Greta | October 7, 2014
Lisa Naglins is an Excellent Attorney
Lisa agreed to take my case when I was in a time of personal and professional transition. She treated me with respect, compassion, and professionalism. With her guidance, I was able to proceed with my custody case, in a reasonable and thoughtful manner. When emotional responses were tempting, she helped me focus on my children and our future. I feel that I can ask her for guidance on any legal matter, without reservation. She listens to all of my questions and concerns, as well as consulting with me before submitting legal responses. Lisa took the time to get to know me and this makes her the best and only suitable attorney for our family. She stands out as one of the most pivotal advocates for my daughters and I, during the an extremely difficult time for each of us. I recommend her to all of my friends and family.
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Posted by Edward | October 4, 2014
I highly recommend Lisa
After using two other "high priced"attorneys with no positive results, a family member recommended Lisa Naglins. She turned my custody case around quickly and I now have sole custody of my daughter. Lisa has handled two custody cases for our blended family and won both of them. She has exceeded our expectations in many ways.
Posted by Renee | September 22, 2014
Tenacious Attorney
From the moment I met Lisa, I was drawn to her calm demeanor. In the midst of very unsettling legal issues, I received measured, realistic expectations of what I could expect the legal process and outcome to be. I found her to be forthright, tenacious and smart, able to deliver compelling arguments in the courtroom. Overall, I felt very well-represented and I would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Muriel | September 19, 2014
Recommended for skill, compassion, unobtrusive strength and wisdom
In times of need, I needed Lisa. She genuinely cared about my situation and guided me through a very difficult divorce process. She has a quiet confidence, but has no problem speaking with directness at the proper time. She has been accomodating regarding her fees and shows a great deal of kindness and sensitivity to this client. Needing an attorney in difficult times, I felt very vulnerable and weak. Lisa listens, cares, is accesable and trustworthy and did well representing me. I have already recommended Lisa Naglins to others and have been very thankful she serves in this way. She worked on my difficult divorce and recently my Will.
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  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Warner Pacific College
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa Naglins. She works very hard and is very skilled at what she does."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa is an experienced and diligent family law attorney. She is professional to her peers while remaining an effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Troutdale Divorce and separation Lawyer Lisa M Naglins
Lisa M Naglins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Troutdale, OR
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available