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Darlene D Pasieczny

Trusts Attorney at Portland, OR

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 7 years
    Oregon - OR 11 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Darlene

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Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    Fiduciary Litigation in Trust and Estate Disputes such as will contests, claims against trustees, or disputes among beneficiaries

  2. Securities and investment fraud
    Primarily investment loss recovery through FINRA securities arbitration and securities litigation; also shareholder disputes and complex business litigation

  3. Elder law
    Elder financial abuse litigation

  4. Appeals
    Representing appellants and respondents in Oregon and Washington appellate courts

Darlene Pasieczny (“Pah-shetch-nee”) is a securities and fiduciary litigator, and appellate attorney, based in Portland, Oregon.

Her wide range of experience and knowledge in the field of trust and estate disputes, elder financial abuse, shareholder rights and complex buisness disputes, securities litigation and FINRA arbitration, gives her the edge to help her clients navigate through trust and estate financial disputes and recover investment losses.

Fiduciary litigation in Oregon and Washington includes trust and estate disputes, shareholder rights cases, and elder financial abuse cases.  Darlene's appellate practice includes successfully representing parties in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, and in briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Darlene began her legal career focused on investor protection and investment loss recovery for individuals, fiduciaries, groups of investors in court and FINRA arbitration. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the self-regulatory organization that regulates and licenses securities brokerage firms and individual brokers across the country. FINRA arbitration is the main forum in the securities industry for resolution of legal disputes between investors and these industry professionals.  Darlene's FINRA arbitration practice enables her to represent investors nationwide.


Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
111 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 3800
Portland, OR, 97204

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Banks Law Office, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Group of Investors and Real Estate Limited Partnership (LP) Investments
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Elderly Client and Overconcentration in Energy Sector Equities
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Family of Investors Harmed by Broker "Churning" Accounts
  • FINRA award of nearly 100% of excessive fees awarded back to investors, plus statutory interest, costs, attorney fees
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  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • N/A
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Portland chapter)
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • N/A
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Outstanding Service Award
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • 2017


  • Oregon Law Institute, ABCs of Decedents' Estate Administration
  • Creditors' Claims
  • 2015
  • 33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute
  • Recent Developments at FINRA
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • SYK Seminar Series
  • Financial Elder Abuse, FINRA & State Legislation
  • 2018
  • PIABA Securities Law Seminar
  • Hybrid Advisers: Regulation and Claims Regarding Dual-Registered Brokers and RIAs
  • 2018
  • Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation Section
  • The Nuts and Bolts of SEC Whistleblower Claims
  • 2018
  • PIABA Securities Law Seminar
  • The Speeding Train of Cryptocurrency Investments, Supervision, and Securities Regulation
  • 2017
  • 19th Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference
  • FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution - What Lies Beyond the Task Force?
  • 2017
  • Financial Planning Association of Oregon and SW Washington
  • Red Flags in Your Incoming Client's Portfolio? Securities Claims for Recovering Investment Losses
  • 2016
  • PIABA Securities Law Seminar
  • Clearing Firm Liability
  • 2015
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Darlene served as litigation co-counsel with me on a major partnership dispute case that was successfully concluded. She is extremely diligent, detail-oriented and has excellent writing skills. Moreover, she is a pleasure to work with."
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