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About me

My practice focuses exclusively on all areas of family law.  I compassionately assist clients as they navigate the complex legal system during challenging family transitions.  I am determined, flexible and creative in my approach to practicing law and I help clients stand up for themselves while being mindful of the importance of preserving important family relationships. I seek creative settlement solutions yet, when litigation becomes necessary, I provide strong and effective legal advocacy in the courtroom.


Languages spoken: French, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    14 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    12 years
  3. Divorce: 25%
    12 years
  4. Child Support: 15%
    12 years
  5. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    12 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan M Corey

    I endorse this lawyer. Alex was compassionate, reasonable and efficient in facilitating an amicable resolution in the case we had together.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Alex West Law

1318 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR, 97201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Andrea Swanner Redding Outstanding Mentor AwardLewis & Clark Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole ProprietorLaw Office of Alexandra West2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyJohnson & Lechman-Su PC2006 - 2009
Attorney, Of CounselLaw Offices of Jonah H. Paisner2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Daniel J. Larkosh2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember, Pro Bono Committee2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of C.R.C., a Youth: State ex rel Department of Human Services v. W.C.Prevailed against State of Oregon, DHS
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
McGill UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law 2009Inheritance in context of dissolution2009