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Gregory L Abbott

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   29 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 30 years
    Washington - WA 16 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Landlord or tenant
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    Representing landlords and tenants, both commercial and residential, for more than 29 years

    31 years

2024 is my 31st year representing Consumers and Small-Business Owners in the Portland Metro area.  I routinely handle Landlord-Tenant matters (representing both Landlords and Tenants in both Commercial and Residential rentals).  I also arbitrate and mediate civil cases of all types.

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Location

Consumer Law Northwest
6635 N Baltimore Avenue
Suite 217
Portland, OR, 97203

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent is not enough to describe this attorney
Most compassionate, helpful and knowledgeable attorney I have ever encounter ed in my life. How I wish he was where I live. If you are so fortunate to be close don’t waste your time looking for an outstanding person and attorney. He is the one.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very grateful and impressed with Mr. Abbott
This attorney is the best! I have asked several questions and he is the only one who always answers me so clear and to the point. And so fast too! I am so impressed with him! I am a single mom with not much knowledge or means and he has helped me so much. Most grateful to you Mr. Abbott! Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, Ethical, Responsive
He keeps late hours in the office so I didn't need to take time off. He resolved my rental issue quickly. He's earned his reputation for excellence. You'll spend more by not using Mr. Abbott.
Response from Gregory Abbott February 10, 2020
Thank you - I am glad I could help.
Posted by Brian | July 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very fast reply, keen interpretation of problem
My problem was addressed to the extent possible and correctly assessed given not much information from myself, and I feel that I now have new avenues to explore to help resolve my situation, extremely helpful as well as quite a relief to now have something to do.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical, knowledgeable, professional, experienced lawyer!
I had a consultation with Mr. Abbott regarding my landlord who was sending me legal notices. Mr Abbott responded within 24 hours of my request for assistance, was able to give me a consultation appointment quickly, and took time reading my entire lease and documents and he was not intimidated by anything I was up against. I am so grateful to have him ready to take me as a client, as I fully expect to have to go to court against my landlord soon. Mr Abbott thank you so much.
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Posted by Vicky | December 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
He answered my question same day. Very helpful . Put thing in clear and understanding order so
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
common sense
Gregory speaks in common sense terms and sees the relevant aspects of a situation right away. Gave me helpful and straightforward info, thank you Gregory.
Posted by Scott | April 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Replied on a sunday
Submitted my question on a saturday night,not expecting a reSponse til mondAy , but sunday afternoon I got a reply with great insight on what to do. Very much appreciated
Posted by Karen Jones | January 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Way beyond my expectations and in less than 10 min! Lol
To be honest , I really didn't expect a response ...Not only did I get one, but in less than 10 min from posting it! Mr Abbott , you have no idea the service you gave me. Im at my witts end with people not doing what's right. I don't understand it , and it disgusts me . I want to ruffle feathers on pure principle not to mention the legality of my situation. I know my situation isn't the worst but it is illegal. They expect us not to do anything for fear of retaliation (which they've tried already) but I'm done being bullied because I'm disabled and have no money...I want to make a point beyond winning of course but for others like me. Make a stand and hope my situation helps others to fight back with theirs.... You gave me the support I needed to find my strength again and not be a victim. (Obviously, this isn't the only thing that brought me down ) pretty dramatic I know...but you helped me back up, nonetheless! Thank you , I wish you were local...
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Response from Gregory Abbott February 22, 2018
Glad I could help. Move to the Portland area and I will be local...:-)
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Significantly helpful
Very helpful in many ways and full of knowledge. Thank you very much mr. Abbott.
Response from Gregory Abbott December 11, 2017
You are welcome. Happy I was able to help.
Posted by brian chmela | March 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
was really helpful with my question
was really helpful with my question he had explained it very through to me and i would refer him to anyone that is in need of legal advice and the laws
Posted by Keith | September 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, Realistic, Gives Good Guidance
Gregory helped me with a Possessory Lien filed against me for a car that I once owned, but sold. Unfortunately DMV identified me as owner and I was threatened with collections to cover the exorbitantly high costs of towing and storage. He was honest about my chances and also clearly suggested what I could do about the situation. Ultimately, a high level person at DMV in Salem intervened and no longer is there a threat of this hovering over my head. Without this attorney's consult, I would not have handled this situation correctly.
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Posted by jim | June 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Informed
Knows the law, many of the technicalities and what courts tend to value in decision-making. And willing to share. Bottom line -- be sure lease is comprehensive and legal in Oregon or your state, before you sign. Disappointed (nothing to do with Greg) that in Oregon owner-occupied, multiple family dwellings ('rooming house') have limited Tenant protections from Landlord intrusion, unless spelled out correctly in lease. (East Coast a bit more stringent.)
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Posted by Maria | May 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
Mr. Abbott is very knowledgeable and provided a free consult that helped me tremendously on an eviction case. I am contacting him again for a small claim as I feel he will provide good legal advice. I would really recommend anyone to him. He is very through and explains everything.
Posted by JB | February 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Another deservedly positive review
I consulted with Mr. Abbott on a business contract issue that was both personally stressful and legally complex. Mr. Abbott very obligingly met with me after normal business hours to work with my schedule, and was both extremely professional and reassuring. He was generous with his time and attention, gave a great deal of useful advice about business best practices and strategy, and was exceptionally ethical in his suggestions going forward. He followed up timely and I will certainly go back to him if I have further needs arise. I recommend him highly to anyone who might need such services.
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Posted by MEA | June 8, 2015
WHAT A GREAT ATTORNEY!!! IF I EVER NEED HELP - * HE IS MY HERO *
I CALLED MR.ABBOTT WITHOUT NOTICE!!! HE STOPPED EVERYTHING HE WAS DOING TO HELP ME!! HE LISTENED TO MY EVERY WORD-"HE NEVER INTERRUPTED ME" - NOT ONCE! HE SPOKE WITH SUCH POWER AND INTEGRITY HE ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS... HE TREATED ME LIKE I WAS TOP PRIORITY !!! HE GAVE ME INFORMATION IN MOMENTS THAT I HAD BEEN SEEKING FOR WEEKS ..MR. ABBOTT GAVE ME A VERY IMPORTANT FEELING THAT IN SPEAKING WITH ALL THE OTHER ATTORNEYS - I HAD LOST.. HE KNOWS HIS STUFF.. I WOULD RECOMMEND MR. GREGORY ABBOTT - HE IS HONORABLE AND HE KNOWS THE LAW!! I TOLD HIM - HE IS MY HERO!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Great attorney with tons of experience!
In early Fall of 2015 we had a dispute with a tenant over payment of rent and rat infestation in the crawlspace that was handled very timely. The tenant got a lawyer to send us threatening letters and refused to pay rent which was hugely stressful. I did a bunch of research to find someone who had a lot of experience and skills at handling Landlord/Tenant Law. Greg’s reviews seemed frank and honest and I am very glad we chose him as our attorney. It took a couple of months and the tenant pulled out all the stops in fighting us, but we were able to evict the tenant and get a judgment. Greg was always calm and explained things in detail so we could make educated decisions. His experience with the courts and more importantly with the human element of the conflict in these situations is really invaluable. He gave us good advice and I’m glad we took it. One thing that struck me as a client is that he loves practicing law and loves advocating for his clients. Always a good thing in the lawyer you are hiring! We will definitely use him again if we need an attorney, and we will recommend him to our friends.
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Posted by bonnie.pt | January 30, 2015
Great advice! Great lawyer!!!
Landlord-tenant issues. Greg knew the law. He gave me great advice. He met me after my work hours which was really helpful. While the law in Oregon tends to favor the tenant, Greg kept me on the 'good side' of the law, advised me what and what not to do. I would totally recommend Greg, and would use him again (hopefully I won't have to).
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Posted by ysmart1 | January 17, 2015
Top Notch
I have had the good fortune of having Gregory L Abbott answer some Property Management questions that I have posted and in each case I received a concise, thorough, and professional response. I have also read his responses to questions posted by others which has further enriched my knowledge as a Property Manager. I would not hesitate to hire him to represent me should the need ever arise as I have full confidence of his knowledge of the Oregon Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing laws. Thank you Mr. Abbott for all the good you have done on this site.
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Posted by Dean Edwards | August 23, 2014
Very professional
Greg was very thorough and prompt with his response to my legal tenant lanlord law inquiry. He then followed up with a recommendation to my particular situation. For someone to be so generous of their time and expertise for no financial gain says alot to this mans character. Unfortunately he doesn't practice in San Diego so I wouldn't be able to retain his services. Thanks again Greg your the best.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Lawyer
  • Consumer Law Northwest
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Lawyer
  • Law Office of Gregory L. Abbott
  • 1994 - 2012

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1993

Associations

  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Contributor - 2015
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award - 2014
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top Contributor - 2013
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (19)
Endorse Gregory
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Greg for years. He is competent and through. He has been practicing in these areas for years. He knows the law and is an effective advocate."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His contributions to the community are always intelligent, simple when possible, and practical. I would refer my clients to his capable practice without hesitation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knows his landlord tenant law."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The breadth and depth of Attorney Abbott's legal expertise is uncommon and inspiring. By providing thoughtful answers on Avvo, he educates not only the general public, but also his fellow attorneys on the intricate workings of the law. As a younger attorney who has learned a good deal from him, I gladly endorse Attorney Abbott."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abbott consistently provides accurate advice that demonstrates a mastery not only of the law, but of the practical considerations of litigation, indicating a strong ability to advocate effectively."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney myself the best endorsement I can give you about Greg Abbott is that I have used him as my own attorney. You won't find better anywhere."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory Abbott. He is my go-to attorney for wills and trusts in Portland, OR."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abbott consistently provides excellent advice. He is thorough, non-judgmental, and quite clearly well-versed in the law."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abbott knows landlord-tenant law very well and provides sharp, common sense answers to questions. His answers are fair, honest, and to the point."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abbott provides excellent legal counsel in response to questions in this forum. He demonstrates in-depth knowledge on a variety of key legal issues, which is evident in his focused, well-reasoned analysis. His legal writing is cogent and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - his ability to analyze legal issues and provide on point advice is excellent."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a strong knowledge of the law and regularly offers sound (free) legal advice on this site."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"Greg is compassionate and insightful as to the needs of his clients. He is knowledgeable, thorough and practical. Steering his clients toward what is practical is the kind of guidance that people need and it comes from experience. I highly recommend Greg Abbott."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"Well respected in the community and known for effective advocacy for clients!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Abbott's spot on knowledge on the intricacies of landlord /tenant law is extraordinary. He tailors his answers to the specific problem at hand."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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