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Laura L Donaldson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

4.5   8 reviews

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Licensed for 20 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/10/2022

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Kuni Donaldson, LLP
1975 SW First Avenue
Suite H
Portland, OR, 97201


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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
I would recommend Laywer Laura Donaldson . since day one when I walked in her office I felt comfortable and she made me feel like I was home and I could trust her. she made everything so easy for me told me what to do. was always on top of everything and always responded to may emails of questions I had. also her assistant is awesome if you need a Lawyer Laura Donaldson is the best. I would recommend her and If need anything again will go back to her.
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Posted by Diane | August 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Laura Donaldson—the best!
Laura Donaldson is simply the best attorney I have ever met and worked with. From the first moment my husband & I (& my brother-in-law)met Laura, she was the consummate professional- simply brilliant, obviously ethical, and spent almost two hours explaining everything we should know about dealing with debt and bankruptcy. This was a courtesy consultation, articulately presented without any judgement or pressure. We immediately knew if we moved forward, there would be only one attorney we would hire. Once we made the decision, Laura made everything so easy and straightforward for us. Her follow is astounding. I don’t know how she has the hours in the day to do this much work! I have sometimes been confused about the language that may have been used in various correspondence from banks, etc., but Laura will explain in simplest terms what it all means. If something isn’t understood, correctly, it’s because I didn’t listen—that’s how thorough Laura is! Having to repeat things to me on many occasions simply shows her infinite patience. By the way, Laura is warm, kind, funny & just lovely, as well!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
Excellent advice personalized to your situation
Laura was a huge help to me through this process. She made it easy and understandable and made me feel dignified throughout the process. I would recommend her as an attorney with the care, knowledge and skill needed to personally tailor her efforts and advice to your individualized situation.
Posted by Brent | April 13, 2015
Responsive and explained everything clearly
Ms. Donaldson and her staff are responsive and explain the process of bankruptcy clearly. She outlines ways to avoid bankruptcy, and finds the best way forward for you. She is fantastic, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is having trouble financially. She can help find a solution.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
Chapter 7 Conversion
Laura inherited my case from my attorney when he retired and what a blessing that was. Within a couple of weeks of our first meeting, we were on our way to converting my Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7, resulting in my case being discharged. She was very professional, and yet easy to communicate with. I have recommended her to two clients so far and will continue to do so when I have the opportunity. To conclude, she did a great job for me and I will always be grateful for her help!
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Posted by Sheila | April 10, 2015
She provides Excellent Service
My husband and I have had excellent attorney services provided from Laura over the past 13 years. She is trustworthy and has always given us great legal advice. She is very caring and provides us with amazing customer service! She shows empathy towards the situations we have seeked legal services for and goes out of her way to provide us with the best legal advice. We recommend her to all our friends and family! Thank you Laura for always being there for us!
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Posted by John | April 10, 2015
I would Highly Recomend Laura Donaldson
Laura Donaldson is one of the best attorney's I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is honest, trustworthy and always prompt to respond. You will not be disappointed with her services.
Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
I feel as though I was not informed correctly on how a chapter 13 REALLY works. My understanding was that the thousands of dollars and 5 years that at the end I would be debt free. This has proven to not be the case! After the discharge in my case I have received bills from the IRS and Oregon department of revenue for interest on accounts. I was not aware there was interest accruing or I would have made arrangements years earlier. Now I get a bill for student loans! Really? My understanding was they were being paid too. So 5 years later and I am up in debt for over $20,000.00. It appears that Laura benefited financially the most in my bk. Now that I am finished, she will not return a call! She got her money. I am beyond angry with her!
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Response from Laura Donaldson March 1, 2016
I am sorry you feel you had a bad experience with my services. I do strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case and try very hard to keep my clients informed of the laws affecting their case. Please do contact me directly to discuss your case and specific concerns.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kuni Donaldson, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Volunteer
  • Legal Aid Services Of Oregon
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Vanden Bos & Chapman
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Donaldson, McCaffrey, McElroy & Arsanjani
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • 2008 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • US District Court for District of Oregon
  • 2002 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Annual Meeting Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Law for the Non-Specialist
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a true professional. In the courtroom Laura is an active member in the local legal community and respected for her collegiality and professionalism. The consumer and debtor bankruptcy bar is without a doubt better for having Laura in the field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an excellent attorney and very hard working. She is very responsive to time sensitive situations. She keeps current on the law and is an outstanding researcher. I have been in practice for over 30 years but have actually hired her to work on my cases for the extra value and insights she brings to a legal situation."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura Donaldson is an excellent attorney and is thorough, professional and quick to respond to questions."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Laura L Donaldson
Laura L Donaldson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 20 years