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Grant Richard Burton

Estate planning Attorney at Hillsboro, OR

4.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Grant

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Originally born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, I moved to Oregon in 2001 after graduating from law school at the University of Arizona.  I love Oregon for its beautiful scenery, high quality of life, and commitment to protecting the environment.  I have been fortunate to work with many great lawyers since I began practicing law in 2001, and have tried to incorporate their techniques in my own practice.

Having majored in economics at the University of Florida (go Gators!), I am very sensitve to the economic challenges many of my clients face.  I thus strive to deliver cost effective legal solutions for my clients.  At the end of the day, I want my law firm's clients to feel as though our legal services were a good investment. 

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Hillsboro Law Group PC
5289 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Suite 110
Hillsboro, OR, 97124-3399

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Posted by Robert | January 11, 2015
You need a great lawyer during a divorce and Grant is a great lawyer.
Grant has done a great job handling my divorce over the now two years that it has been going. He is intelligent and direct. He also knows the Hillsboro legal community, which is a great plus. I give Grant my highest recommendation. The rest of this review is just general advice on divorce with some comments as they relate to Grant...the stuff I wish someone had told me. 1) Things will go bad in the divorce. I don't care what you are saying to yourself right now. They will go bad. I promise. Get a lawyer right now if you can afford it. 2) Remember that lawyers get paid by the hour. Don't waste time telling them how much of a jerk your spouse is. They know. Just treat it like a business contract that went bad. The more emotional you are the worse the mistakes you are going to make. All that stuff is better done in mediation. 3) Get self counseling. I know that you believe that your spouse is the one with the problem. You are likely correct. But there are still insights that you can gain. Do you know why you picked the person you did? Do you know what you don't want in the future? Do you know what's best in terms of parenting time and your behavior around your ex? Maybe you do, but this is another thing I can only promise will help you. 4) Don't argue with your lawyer. You are probably wrong and they are probably right. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't question things you don't understand and also "trust but verify". Still, you are not, whether you know it or not, in the best mental condition. Grant, as well as any good lawyer has a much better perspective on the case than you do. Help them. 5) If you have assets over, let's say 50K, buy yourself an accountant. Believe me. They are very cheap compared to the expense every time the lawyer on the other side is confused. Grant is pretty good at accounting. However, don't assume that lawyers know anything about finances. The accountant can also talk in terms that your lawyer understands and can clarify much better than you can. They can also testify, if need be, to explain things to the judge. 6) Your lawyer is on your side. If he says something you don't like, well maybe its something you need to hear. Talk with him and treat him as if you are a team working for a common cause. 7) Always be the "good guy". Treat everyone with respect, be honest with the other side including admitting when you make a mistake. The process understands that no one is perfect. If you show you are trying your best to be fair and civil you will really do much better. 8) Oh, one last thing: Don't worry about how much a lawyer charges per hour. Why not? Well frankly you will rack up thousands of dollars in legal costs except for the most trivial of divorce. So, let's say you have a great lawyer that charges $250/hour and the crappiest one who was at the bottom of his class charges you $150. Yes, that's a big difference, but you get what you pay for. Seriously, not all lawyers are good...some are down-right crappy. So don't pick one only based on price. 9) Whoops, one final thing: Pay your lawyer NO MATTER WHAT. Money will be tight, but the last thing you want is for your lawyer to be worried if he is going to get paid or not. Imagine wondering if you will get paid at your job every week...a real demotivator! Work out what you need to to them if you can't pay, but always pay. Good luck. It is a long road, but it does get better and there is an end.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2010
A Reliable Source for Your Legal needs
I have had 3 different needs for an attorney, and Grant was able to help me with all three. I was able to meet with him in the Beaverton satellite office, which was much more convenient for me. I was also able to get an appointment in a timely manner. He is easy to talk to and non-judgmental. I would definitely use his services again should the need arise, and would recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2010
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Grant was available to take my calls when needed during my divorce and custody case. I appreciated his open approach and timely proceedings.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2010
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It was easy to work with Mr Grant Burton. Grant was professional and treated me with respect. He helped me settle my claim.


  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Hillsboro Law Group PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • President
  • Garland, Burton, McCaffery, PC
  • 2006 - 2009
  • President
  • Burton McCaffery PC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • McKeown & Brindle, PC
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Intermountain Public Defender PC
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of Florida
  • 1998
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • [name withheld] v. [name withheld]
  • Favorable Settlement
  • In the Child of [name withheld] & [name witheld]
  • Opposing party found in contempt at trial
  • [name withheld] v. Portland Community College
  • Favorable Settlement
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  • Washington County Citizen Action Network
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Case Management Tips
  • 2014
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Keys to Managing Financial Information
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Trust Planning
  • Advanced Trust Planning
  • 2020
  • You and the Law (class)
  • Careers in Family Law
  • 2010
  • New Member Address
  • Personal Background
  • 2009
  • Washington County Indigent Defense Meeting
  • Indigent Defense In Washington County
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (32)
Endorse Grant
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Grant is both an excellent advocate and a reasonable counselor to his clients, combining superior legal representation with important and relevant practical advice."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant is a dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer who is committed to his clients and his firm. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Grant has been the opposing attorney on several family law cases over the years. He takes a thoughtful approach to his cases and we have been able to reach a settlement every time. Grant has helped find creative solutions to problematic cases. I am also very impressed with his taking on the management of his law firm. The attorneys there appear to be happy so he must be doing something right!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grant is a solid member of the Washington County legal community. He possesses a broad range of legal skills and is very well-respected."
Business Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant is a very accomplished and experienced attorney. Because he possesses a keen understanding of the law and legal process, he is able to effectively apply this knowledge in assisting clients and other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Grant a long time. Not only is he a good person, he is an excellent lawyer. He is trustworthy, personable, and makes those around him feel comfortable. I highly endorse his work."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Grant for about 10 years. We worked at a mid-sized firm together when I first started practicing. On several occasions Grant would help me negotiate and resolve complex cases with complex clients. I now see Grant in various counties advocating for his clients at a high level. Grant is always professional, always polite, but most importantly; always prepared."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant Burton has earned the respect of both clients and colleagues throughout his years practicing law in this community. Whether in managing his firm or working with clients, he is hardworking, reliable and knowledgeable."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant has been part of the Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland communities for years and has developed a business acumen that I have rarely seen in my 15 years of practice in the same communities. As the managing force behind a number of law firms over the years, and most recently as one of the founding members of the Hillsboro Law Group, he has developed an expertise in the development and management of a law firm that I found so compelling, I decided to join forces with him and his partners at Hillsboro Law Group after 15 years of running a small firm and solo practice of my own. With offices in Hillsboro and Beaverton and a diverse practice including criminal, personal injury, business, estate planning, probate, divorce and family law, Hillsboro Law Group will remain a solid foundation of the community for years to come."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant Burton brings a thoughtful and strategic approach to his clients' legal needs, which is especially helpful for his estate planning and domestic relations cases."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grant and I have worked together on several matters over the years, most recently on a divorce matter. Grant is a very bright, articulate, and reasonable person as well as a zealous advocate. I have no hesitation in giving him a strong personal and professional recommendation as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with and supervised Grant while he was an associate at my law firm. Grant possesses a sharp mind and a keen understanding of his areas of expertise. Coupled with his sense of integrity makes him a superb attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Grant for several years and frequently consult with him on cases. Grant makes a strong effort to acquire up-to-date skills and knowledge in the areas of the law that he specializes in, so as to provide high-quality legal work that results in satisfied clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Grant is dedicated to finding a successful resolution for his clients. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant's professionalism, work ethic and business acumen set him apart from the field. I would not hesitate to recommend him to close friends and even my own family."
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Hillsboro Estate planning Lawyer Grant Richard Burton
Grant Richard Burton
Estate planning Attorney
Hillsboro, OR
Licensed for 22 years