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Anna C Friedhoff

Divorce and separation Attorney at Portland, OR

4.8   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 6 years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anna

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Anna Friedhoff is a Shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C. where she is a litigator who specializes in complex family law matters. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past seven consecutive years and has also been named to the Top 10 under 40 list by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Anna graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law and received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University. While at Gonzaga, Anna played four years of NCAA Division I Women’s Golf. She is a St. Mary’s Academy alumna, and she currently resides in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. Anna is a native Portlander who remains actively involved in her community through her Board work with the University Club of Portland and her volunteerism with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation.

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Anna C Friedhoff
2400 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR, 97201-4954

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Mike | March 14, 2023
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Top Legal Professional
I have worked with many attorneys over the years, but Anna is one of the best at representing her clients. She understands the emotional side and the practical approach to bringing matters to a close quickly and efficiently.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2022
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Friendly & Fierce
There was no part of me that ever wanted to meet Jody or Anna. None! As a 20 year marriage was ending I started asking around for names of attorneys. I didn't have a clue where to start. But, there was one firm that came up several times from people I trusted - Stahancyk, Kent and Hook. I consulted with several firms before SKH and saved them for last. The old adage, save the best for last? Ask Jody or Anna their theory on how you capture a monkey. Hilarious and and so wise. It was at that story, I said... Yes, they are the total for me. They KNOW the law. But, more important that that - THEY UNDERSTAND PEOPLE! By the grace of God I didn't need near as much representation as I thought I would. It was peaceful. From the very beginning Anna Friedhoff spoke candidly and truthfully with me. There were several times she needed to remind that I hired her because she is the professional. I am a strong woman and wanted to run the show. Oopsy! She gently but firmly guided me through it. When it became apparent the divorce was going to be amicable she saved me tens of thousand of dollars in fees. I bullet pointed out what I need/wanted. She drafted, we went back and forth with a few revisions. I even received a refund on my retainer fee!!! I hesitate to mention the swiftness of my divorce as I am fully aware it is not a normal pace. I met Anna Friedhoff on a Wednesday, she had the petition filed by that Friday, September 10th and Clackamas county judge signed our divorce decree October 19th. Yes, I was divorced in 6 weeks. You are in good and caring hands with this firm.
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Posted by Justin | March 31, 2021
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BEST ATTORNEY ON EARTH!!!!
I’m giving Anna Friedhoff 5 stars as a divorce attorney, only because I can’t give 6 stars. Anna is the best attorney in Oregon, and if you’re in the unfortunate position of divorce, she needs to be your first and only call. Anna is an absolute MONSTER of an attorney. She is brilliant, passionate, aggressive, and an all around badass. If anything else, simply hire her to ensure she’s never looking at you from the other side of the courtroom. I promise you, the last name you want to see on the opposing counsel team is Anna Friedhoff. While we dealt with Covid, and unexpected delays, Anna never took her eyes off the prize. She fought for me and she won every single motion we entered into. Hiring Anna Friedhoff as my divorce attorney was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. If you are reading this review PLEASE do yourself a favor, stop immediately, pick up the phone and call her. Anna Friedhoff = WIN
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Posted by Jodi | December 15, 2020
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I highly recommend Anna Friedhoff as a family lawyer. Anna was recommended to me by another lawyer and I’m very thankful I was. Divorce is never an easy or desirable thing, but she guided me through the process very well. She listened to my wants and needs and worked hard at getting them. Because she was a consummate professional and truly listened to my story she was able to help me get what, not only I needed, but what was best for my children. I know Anna was very busy with other cases, but she was always very quick to reply to emails, phone calls, texts, etc, and treated me like I was her only client. I truly appreciate Anna and her hard work and without hesitation recommend her.
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Posted by Dawn | November 2, 2020
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Supportive
Anna is phenomenal. During an incredibly trying time anna was supportive, professional, and helped put my mind at ease. Thank you Anna!
Posted by Hanadi | December 10, 2018
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Super Lawyer, Highly recommend
Anna Friedhoff was the most Compassionate, Intelligent, inventive lawyer. Anna put me at ease through my hurtful, traumatizing and complicated divorce. Her communications and dedications to helping me was amazing. Anna was a good listener, positive attitude and always made things easy for me Anna gave me good advice . Anna EXCEEDED my expectations. I will highly recommend Anna to whom ever seeking legal help in regards to family issues. Thank you Anna and team for a wonderful experience.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
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This is THE Lawyer!
Anna was thorough with every issue and aspect of the process. She was one hundred percent Professional and protective of all sensitive issues. Not that I ever want to go through divorce again, but if I had to I would be back with Anna! She and her team worked with me and my needs and made adjustments I needed to get through the process. I had a very difficult divorce and Anna was with me every step of the way. She did an excellent job of educating me on the process and covering all possibilities. I one hundred percent recommend using her. Not all issues are cut and dry. Anna was excellent navigating the individual aspects of my divorce and personal addressing my needs . I appreciate the firm she works with and hold them with high regard. Anna and the firm she works with lives up to their reputation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Will | March 1, 2018
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Hardest working Lawyer in Portland!
I first met Anna after a year of going through a divorce and not seeing my children. She was absolutely amazing on every level. I loved her communication methods. Going through a divorce is traumatizing and nothing is better than asking your attorney a question and having them get right back to you with thorough thought out answers. Anna absolutely went to war for me from day one and is a phenomenal lawyer. I give her my highest recommendation and you should definitely speak with her before deciding on who to trust your future to.
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Posted by Alec | September 23, 2017
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I love Anna
I was referred to Anna's firm by several friends, all of whom had excellent experience with their own lawyers from the same firm. At first I consulted with Anna; however, as my divorce dragged on, and on, and on, t became clear that I needed someone on my team who could help me effecting expedite the process, and protect me. My divorce was high-conflict, and Anna helped me successfully navigate some very tricky and uncomfortable situations, including putting a restraining order on my ex to protect myself. She is dependable, and prompt, and highly skilled and I would recommend her to anyone getting divorced, but especially anyone in a high conflict divorce. I am so grateful to Anna Friedhoff.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2017
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Highly Recommend Anna
Anna is an excellent lawyer. She helped me manage my divorce in a timely manner. She was quick to respond to my queries and issues regarding my case. I highly recommend Anna if you are needing a divorce/child custody lawyer.
Posted by Richard | May 9, 2017
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Alimony
Anna is positive and anticipated the big picture with a sense of confident assurance that created a positive outcome. She was. "Light Years" ahead of other lawyers I have worked with. I highly recommend her and her law firm.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
I worked with Laurel Hook and Anna Friedhoff at Stahancyk Kent & Hook and was very impressed with their professionalism, insight and skill. Laurel is a partner at the firm and is as high caliber as they come. I was constantly amazed by her level of retention and focus. She’s a busy woman who has heard many stories over the years but was able to remember and engage small details from the earliest stages of my case. She also has keen insight into both the patterns she’s seen before as well as the uniqueness of my specific situation. This experience and poise was a critical difference maker in the kind of strategy and execution that lead to our success. Anna was the perfect complement and a great value as an associate. She was able to track, distill and articulate several complex details no matter how turbulent the process got. She also has an innate capacity for strategy that proved very useful when negotiating with opposing council. She is an exceptional attorney with substantial legal acuity. The organization itself was also an important part of the process. SK&H has the structure and resources I needed behind me and the difference was clear when working with the lawyer on the other side of the table. Divorce is an unpleasant process and my case had an extra layer of frustration because it involved addiction. Laurel and Anna were generous with their advice, forecasting and personal investment which truly made a difference in how I navigated this difficult experience.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
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Competent, Professional and Personable
I've enjoyed working with Anna over the years. She's knowledgeable, thorough and strategic in her approach. I have a high degree of confidence and comfort in her work and am glad she's on my team.
Posted by Mark | October 11, 2016
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Diligent, knowledgeable, thorough
Anna did a fantastic job in helping me through a post-divorce matter involving parenting time. She was very thorough throughout the process. She presented me with various options that I could pursue to get justice, and helped me make an informed choice. She was great at advocating for me, and presenting my case to the family law professionals involved. I'm very happy with the outcome, and only wish that I had Anna represent me the first time too!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2016
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Young brave esertive attorney
Anna was very knowledgeable to to my rights and responislities as a father. She helped me navigate an outcome that worked for everyone involved. She had no problem standing up for me as her client and representing what I wanted and needed out of our case.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2016
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Dedicated, hard working, conscientious and reasonable rates
I worked with Anna Friedhoff to uphold a contested restraining order. We prevailed in court, a great relief. When I worked with Friedhoff, it was the very first time I had ever worked with a lawyer in any capacity. I had little idea of what to expect. It's strange terrain, nerve wracking and expensive. You want supportive counsel. What I see now, after a year of working with various divorce and other lawyers, is that Friedhoff is very well educated, knows divorce law, and concerns herself with doing a good, methodical and water-tight job. She was relatively new to the profession when we worked together (and I was newer, to my side of the process, as a client). We had one very long day in court--I thought it was possibly longer than necessary, but have since learned to trust a good lawyer (and avoid a bad one). The subject of my restraining order continues to argue and harass me, now that the R.O. has been renewed a year after the initial filing. I appreciate that Anna Friedhoff laid a very clear, solid foundation, taking time with my case. She got it right. That establishes the precedent I continue to work to uphold as I keep the R.O. in place. Working with this lawyer, you will have the advice of her senior colleagues and the dedication of her attention as she builds her career, while paying slightly less than other more established lawyers. I'd say, put your trust in Anna Friedhoff. She will be very careful as she proceeds, and that's a good thing.
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Posted by Christi | May 10, 2016
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Fantastic attorney!
When I needed a divorce attorney, I was referred to SHK by 3 different sources. Each of them said that SKH was the best family law firm in the city. Anna Freidhoff was my attorney. She was wonderful. Throughout my case, she was accessible, extremely professional and she kept everything moving forward despite the difficulties. Anna advocated for me the entire time and made sure that I was protected. Besides being an excellent attorney, Anna is a lovely person who truly cares about your best interest.
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Posted by Jacinda | November 19, 2015
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Best money spent
Anna was extremely professional. She was quick to respond to any concerns or questions. She gave great advice on how to respond to situations and how to conduct myself in a way legally that would not hurt my case. I would recommend her to anyone that is going through a divorce. She is amazing and a pleasure to work with especially in such a stressful situation.
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Posted by Howard | October 23, 2015
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Getting the job done!
I initially had a local self-proclaimed "bulldog" handling my divorce who unfortunately was too friendly with the opposing counsel. My case was always pushed forward a few more weeks, and it was challenging to get a hold of him. I explored switching attorneys and was pointed in Anna's direction. From the moment she took my case she handled it with a strong fund of knowledge, true personal understanding (I never felt like mine was just another case), and persistent energy. She is a creative problem solver, assertive when the moment dictates a call for strength , and has an experienced team behind her. My case would not have been finalized with such an acceptable result were it not for all of her diligence. Thank you, Anna, for getting me through this challenging phase on my feet and properly prepared to move forward.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
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High Marks for Anna Friedhoff
Ms. Friedhoff represeted me with a trying post-divorce matter involving child support and changes to the parenting plan. Originally, I was represented by the law firm's managing partner for my divorce about 6 years ago, and since my current matter isn't too complex in terms of legal issues and since my budget is tight, I was asked if I would be willing to work with an associate instead of one of the main partners. Ms. Friedhoff was hand-selected for me, and she has been superb, patient, and most insightful, as dealings with any ex-spouse and changing legal matters involving a child have been most trying at times. Ms. Friedhoff is easily accessible, along with her paralegals, and she is most prompt when responding, even when my hectic schedule can make it difficult to reach me. I've referred several friends to this law firm, which is tops in the region for divorces, child support and family law matters. I have no hesitation recommending Ms. Friedhoff to my friends, family and professional associates.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
  • St. Mary's Academy
  • High School Diploma
  • 2006

Associations

  • University Club of Portland Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • University Club of Portland Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Multnomah Athletic Foundation Volunteer
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • University Club
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multnomah Athletic Club
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • All Saints Parish
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Wayne Morse Fellow for Law and Politics
  • Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (27)
Endorse Anna
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Anna. She's passionate, caring, and a good person to clients and colleagues alike. -Robert Percin, Esq."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anna works hard for her clients and achieves great results."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anna."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna is a dedicated and compassionate advocate."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Anna possesses the rare combination of legal knowledge and skill, professionalism and compassion for her clients' needs not usually seen among her peers. She is dedicated to always going above and beyond to see that her clients' needs are met. Highly, highly recommend this excellent advocate!"
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with the utmost confidence. Anna is as tough and hardworking as they come, and she will absolutely see your matter through with diligence, compassion, and exacting preparation."
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Portland Divorce and separation Lawyer Anna C Friedhoff
Anna C Friedhoff
Divorce and separation Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 10 years