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About me

I've been practicing law since 1996.  I was formerly a civil litigation partner in a large Portland law firm, and now I have my own family law firm, McGuire Thompson LLC.  I know that family law issues can be difficutl; I like to help clients navigate their way through tough times as quickly and efficiently as possible.  It's important to me to help my clients move on to enjoy the next phase in their lives. 


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Child Support: 10%
  4. Family: 10%
  5. Prenuptials: 5%



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia Arjun

    I truly admire and respect Pat's approach to handing cases. She is a strong advocate who gets the job done for her client while maintaining good relations with her opposing counsel. That translates into happy clients and good outcomes for families.


    Patricia Arjun Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Jonathan M Berman

    I have worked with Pat as opposing counsel on two matters; in both instances, Pat provided zealous representation of her client, but remained exceedingly courteous, and professional throughout. Pat is a worthy adversary; I look forward to working with her again in the future.


    Jonathan Berman Family Attorney
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Contact info

McGuire Thompson, LLC

111 SW Columbia.
Suite 710
Portland, OR, 97201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion within the Oregon State BarOregon State Bar Convocation on Equality2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-OwnerBobzien McGuire LLC2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Andrews Legal ClinicBoard member2012 - Present
Social Justice NorthwestGrantmaking Committee2005 - 2006
Western Prison ProjectLegal Access Committee2004 - 2005
Rock 'n' Roll Camp for GirlsBoard Chair2000 - 2006
NW Coalition for Human DignityBoard member1995 - 2004
DanzineBoard Chair1993 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal"Asserting the Fifth Amendment Privilege in Civil Litigation"2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Isn't There a Case About That? 25 Critical Family Law Cases to Know""Understanding Oregon Relocation Law"2012
Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education"Client Intake and Case Evaluation"2004
AICPA annual conference"Civil vs. Criminal: Differences & Similarities in Fraud Cases"2003
Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Judges"Common Law Courts and the Tax Resistance Movement"1997
Center for Democratic Renewal annual conference"Militia Movements and other Anti-Democratic Movements"1996
CASA/SAWC Conference"Women in Anti-Democratic Movements"1995