|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service||Washington County Bar Association||2007|
|Peer Rating of BV--Very High Legal Ability||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Founding attorney||McNeil & Goldstein||2003 - Present|
|Shareholder||McKeown & Brindle||1991 - 2003|
|Special Prosecutor||Multmonah County||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the United States||Admission to Appear||1994 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admission to Appear||1993 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1991 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|Washington County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2001 - 2005|
|State ex rel Juvenile Department of Multnomah County v. Loredo||Affirmed|
|See all legal cases|
|Washington County Bar Association||President's Message||2007|
|University of Oregon||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Whitman College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors||1987|
|Washington County Bar Association||Candidate's Forum||2007|
Posted by Yvette
I hired Ken for my modification of parenting time and child support and it was really the best decision I could have made. He walked me through everything and made this difficult time in my life less painful. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous
Prior to meeting Ken, I had learned through the school of hard-knocks how not to select an attorney: Having been financially blind-sided by my spouse at the outset of a supposed "civil" dissolution, I desperately retained the first attorney I could find a referral for.
A huge and costly mistake.
After spending several thousands of dollars only to have a cookie-cutter dissolution petition filed and responded to, this attorney then also blind-sided me by requiring a retainer renewal of double what I had originally paid and double what we had agreed to going forward, just to continue to prepare my case for trial ... an actually trial was anticipated to cost even more.
Rather than continuing to pour money into that black hole, I decided to fire that attorney and start my efforts anew.
That restart began with a methodical search in an expanding local radius for an a attorney that was physically nearby my residence and near the court of jurisdiction in Hillsboro.
After Identifying a significant list of candidates, I methodically researched each of them.
Based significantly on excellent AVVO reviews, I was fortunate to have found Ken McNeil: an attorney in Hillsboro with a long history in very near proximity to both my residence and the court.
Ken's utterly unassuming nature, calm demeanor, and his adept listening skills that were clearly reflected in his questions and responses to my conveyed history, issues, and concerns.
Ken's initial retainer request and fee schedule were amazingly modest as well.
For the next several months, Ken was an unwavering rock that provided me guidance and solid grounding through the worst "perfect storm" of my life.
Three months after retaining Ken, and upon Ken's request at a status hearing, the presiding judge offered a pre-trial opinion that confirmed my worst nightmare: probable exorbitant lifetime alimony (my terms: the actual legal terms are pure euphemisms) for having financially provided greatly for decades to a wholly insatiable and ungrateful spouse who was demanding far more even than what the judge anticipated.
Fortunately, Ken managed to keep me from going insane while he also doggedly persisted in discovering my spouses under-disclosed financial wherewithal.
Just days before trial, Ken had determined that my spouse's PERS individual retirement account value exceeded what I had thought were the entirety of our joint lifetime retirement savings.
As a direct result, my spouse settled out of court for half of our joint savings plus the entirety of the PERS account. In all, that amounted to 3/4 of our total assets.
BUT, I was no longer on the hook for extortion for the rest of my foreseeable life!!!!
I owe Ken far more than words can possibly convey!!!
I was both blessed and honored to have Ken as my attorney.
I could not possibly endorse Ken McNeil highly enough!!!
Posted by Ammie
When I came to Ken. I just fired another attorney due to him taking advantage of me through a delicate time as I did all my own paperwork.
When I met Ken at our initial meeting. His words is "You don't need to hire me. You got this"! I could have, however at the time of going through child custody I was pregnant and full of emotions. I wanted someone who had the skill set and a degree to make this easy for myself. He did just that. I do refer him and endorse him.
Thank you Ken! I know this is a way overdue review, however three kids now and Ajay is now 2 baby is 10 months and you know the rest.
You are wonderful and since May you will be surprised to find out that my life and my childrens is a lot better.
Thank you is not enough for all the help you did.
Laura Schantz, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ken McNeil has been a pleasure to work with on the cases that I have had against him because he is fair and reasonable. He is a past president of the Washington County Bar Association and committed to his practice in Orenco station and the surrounding community in Washington County.