|Attorney||McLain Legal Services PC||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Ridehalgh & Associates LLC||2007 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Multnomah Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Reed College||Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
Posted by C
So Andy was referred to me by another great local attorney, Matthew McHenry of Levine & McHenry...and I am so glad he was. My divorce case was by any stretch of the imagination, ugly, contested and included a child custody battle. Andy and his team at McLain Legal Services put me at ease on day one. His staff/associates are all very highly skilled and I feel one of his best attributes. Several of his assistants are actually attorneys themselves in other states or right here in Oregon too, but you wouldn't know that unless you looked into it or asked. The knowledge and service his team provides not only saved me money on countless occasions, but it truly kept my stress level low at a time in my life when stress was a serious concern. Andy always kept me informed along the way. I didn't find the need to ask many questions or have the feeling that I didn't know what was going on or what to expect. If I ever did have questions or concerns, Andy was always just a call away and he even returned my calls late at night, over the weekend...and once while he was on a family vacation. I don't know many attorneys that would put forth the effort and thoughtful consideration to my concerns and goals as Andy has and continues to do for me throughout this case. He is hands down the Very Best family law attorney that I have found within the State of Oregon. If you are considering hiring a Family Law attorney, I wouldn't even think of hiring anyone else but him.
Posted by Laura
I was hit with my custody suit while out of town for work and didn't see it coming from 100 miles away. I reached out to friends and McLain Legal was referred to me. They came to my rescue and made room in their schedule to see me the following day I returned home. We had a very extensive 1st meeting. I brought all my documents, photos, thoughts on paper, everything I could think of to this meeting. He went through my concerns, listened to me, walked me through a number of scenarios, was very knowledgeable of the law, he shared several similar experiences with me and was up front about it going either way. Andy offered his services to take my case and from this I knew we were on the same page. I hired McLain Legal the following week.
After my initial appointment, Andy's inside support team took over who were very efficient. I had little contact with Andy over the next 6 months. When they needed something they asked for it. I was patiently waiting for the next direction. I knew McLain Legal had it handled for me.
8 months later my case was settled outside of court. Was it my dream settlement? No. Was it close? Yes. I now know lawsuits are a give and take and that's what Andy taught me. I learned so much while being in McLain's Legal care.
My family is doing great, yes it cost money to get here, but the experts took the burden of a family lawsuit off of myself allowing me to continue with the daily demands of being a mother, wife, & employee. I trust Andy McLain and his team and will hire them in the future as needed. Andy always had my best interests in mind.
This was a great life experience and I now have a friend in family law!!!
Posted by anonymous
I had the impression that he would fight for me and my child, but he negotiated way too low in my separation case. I should have fired him and gotten another lawyer. But the high billing fee was not only inaccurate but a sticker shock when received. His staff has been unhelpful in that matter as well with no response. Its all over now so I feel safe in posting this without his subtle threat of dropping me as a client.