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Erin K Morris

Family Attorney at Portland, OR

4.7   18 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 6 years
    Oregon - OR 11 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

ZEALOUS ADVOCATE AND TRUSTED ADVISOR.

I view the attorney-client relationship as a team effort, first and foremost. My practice style emphasizes zealous advocacy and preparedness. I consistently seek creative solutions to client problems, combined with the necessary empathy and understanding to meet the client’s individual needs. Unlike some members of the profession, I am committed to maintaining clear and open lines of communication with my clients to ensure that they feel heard and understood, and to ensure that their ultimate goals are always in sight. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Morris Family Law LLC
1211 Southwest 5th Avenue
Suite 1440
Portland, OR, 97204

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jim | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
On my first meeting with Erin I knew I had the best person to handle my divorce She was confident professional and understanding of my own personal feelings. All the way through the process she was great. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a great attorney Thank You Erin !
Posted by Donna and Zach | December 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Family Law Attorney you will find.
We can not say enough good things about Erin. Her family law expertise has truly helped us with my husband's parenting plan case. Throughout this stressful ordeal, Erin has made us feel supported, understood, and that she is doing her best for us. She and her staff worked hard to help get a successful outcome for our circumstances. We recommend Erin above all if someone needs a family law attorney.
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Posted by Kathryn | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You are in good hands with Erin and her team
Erin is wonderful. I went through a very lengthy, messy, and litigious divorce and hired multiple lawyers. I wish I had Erin representing me the entire time. I would have likely not had to go through many of the additional and unnecessary court cases as she would have gotten the divorce agreement right from the beginning. When going through this process it is important to have someone who will guide you appropriately and actually care about the outcome for you- not just the amount they are able to charge you for erroneous court cases. Erin will walk you through your options and guide you through the process. While we did try to avoid court, it was impossible with the other involved party. Erin is thorough and tough and gets the job done. In my case our outcome couldn't have been better and I truly believe it is because I had Erin and her team representing me.
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Posted by Heidi | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful family law attorney
Erin Morris is my attorney right now, she really is so wonderful. If you need someone who is intelligent, caring, professional, personable, and hardworking, she is the attorney you want to hire. I always feel more confident and less stressed out after working with her. She has truly helped me navigate this difficult and unnerving time in my life, with grace and calmness.
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Posted by Bryan | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
I first contacted Erin after doing a bit of research from these same reviews, so I felt compelled to add my own experience hoping it helps someone else. Knowing I was going to have an uphill battle she seemed like the one that would fight the hardest, so I went with my gut on this one, it couldn't have went better . When I said uphill challenge I wasn't exaggerating. My first meeting I told my story about my battle with my ex that I shared a son with. I had 2 criminal convictions because of loosing my cool with my sons mother one of which was pretty bad when she brought a guy that was inappropriate around my son. So without going into to much detail the second time was about a year and a half ago I threatened her when she tried to take my son away from me and get all my money once again, once again I got incarcerated. I told Erin I needed this badly to get my son and get her out of my life for good. I dont believe she was optimistic at first but still faught hard for me and my son. In the beginning I told her about my ex and it was probably pretty hard for her to believe and I always looked like the loose cannon to everyone before so.... but I always told her exactly how it was and she later found out I wasn't kidding . Long story short, Erin got me full custody of my son and 100٪ attorney fees reimbursed! She is amazing! I would have been fine not even getting my fees back after getting custody. Best thing that hes ever happened to me besides having my son to begin with. Good luck, and one other thing I can add is patience pays off. I was not always the most pleasant to work for I'm sure. It was a little frustrating but hindsight, well worth it.
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Posted by Michael | January 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Treated me like family!
Wow! Erin is absolutely brilliant. I needed immediate representation over the Holiday week. Erin was able to assess my situation quickly during our consultation and got to work right away. I feel she fought for me like a sister -she was a tenacious advocate. I am dyslexic so, Erin had to work extra hard to make sure I understood all aspects of my case. I felt she was as invested in me as much as I was in her. I received a full dismissal of some very serious charges. I am forever grateful. I feel blessed to have found Erin. My daughter is a happier child because of Erin's compassion. You can trust this woman to work hard for you- look no further. "An old soul on young shoulders."
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I know Erin Morris professionally as a colleague
Erin Morris is a very good lawyer. I find that she listens carefully to people's problems and always tries to find the best solution. She is very dependable and is well respected by others in her field. I recommend Erin Morris to anyone needing solid domestic relations advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Professional... and when necessary, Decisive and Resolute
Erin's expertise with family law is exactly what I needed in order to navigate a difficult and contentious custody battle and divorce. She has extensive knowledge of how the system works, required paperwork to achieve the desired end, how the different municipal court systems operate, local judges and lawyers in the field, and the dos and don'ts of separation and preparation for mediation / trial. Erin assured me from the beginning that the demands of the opposing party were outlandish and gave me a good idea of what I should expect if we went to court. Everything she told me has been proven correct so far, over the course of 4+ hearings. Erin is also conscious of the costs of litigation - and offers good advice as to what is absolutely necessary and what may not be worth the time and money. Erin's team is top notch - among other things, helping to maintain good communication with busy schedules. Erin is also fun to work with and has a good sense of humor, which helps lighten the mood when dealing with sad and difficult issues. I wholeheartedly recommend Erin Morris - as well as Elizabeth and the staff at the Elizabeth Christy Law Firm that supports her.
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Posted by Dan | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing and caring resource!
Erin has been tremendous with her advice, research, care and general helpfulness. She and her team are willing to go to bat for their client and do all they can to help with even some of the most difficult cases. Hiring an attorney is seldom easy, but Erin is an advocate and working with her has made me feel like someone is actually on my side. I highly recommend Erin and her team and have fully trusted and relied her guidance.
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Posted by Melissa | October 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Erin Morris is the family law attorney you want on your side. She is not only a zealous advocate for her clients in the courtroom but also incredibly approachable and thoughtful to her client’s needs and concerns. I would recommend her services without hesitation to all of my friends or family who are in need of family law services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family lawyer extraordinaire.
I know those are big words. But, seriously. Erin Morris is thoughtfully insightful, intelligent, compassionate, and tenacious counsel. I feel comforted knowing I am solidly in capable hands navigating a difficult property division.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer for defendant
Erin was very professional through out a long, bitter divorce process. The divorce settlement required the attorney to be well versed in business concepts and defend claims of over-reach. She understands the law very well and is a bulldog when it comes to negotiations. She defended my position in regards to joint custody of the children and highlighted the role of a dad and its importance. I consulted 3 of the top family firms in Portland and she is amongst the best.
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Posted by Rebekah | July 29, 2015
Empathetic and Informative
Erin helped me with my divorce from my spouse who was in prison. It was a complicated and lengthy process due to the prison system’s lack of a sense of urgency. Erin navigated the complications of dealing with the prison system efficiently. Erin kept me well informed regarding what documents had been filed on what dates and when wait periods would be up so we could proceed to the next step. Throughout the process, she was very understanding and empathetic to my emotional state and was very encouraging as we worked together to end a painful chapter of my life and move on to brighter days. I would highly recommend her for any family legal issues that need a sensitive and communicative lawyer.
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Posted by Bonita | July 14, 2015
Very Grateful for Erin's Expertise
Erin was invaluable in handling my son's divorce, which was a difficult one, requiring much research and some rather difficult circumstances. Particularly important was the custody aspect. While I only had minimal contact with her directly, my son expressed to me his respect for her knowledge, preparation, and commitment to his case. She was very helpful in explaining the process I would undergo in providing testimony.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Effective and wonderful to work with
I came to Erin 18 months into a high conflict divorce, having spent $16,000, with no real resolution in sight. I had the unfortunate and palpable sense that my attorney and my husband's attorney were working together to everyone's demise. Erin was a breath of fresh air. I learned more about my divorce in the first conversation I had with her than in my entire relationship with my former attorney. Erin utilized new (to my divorce), functional tools in bringing my case to settlement. Her negotiating, timing, communication, and deadline setting were impeccable, and she was able to bring my divorce to settlement in under 6 months for comparatively very reasonable cost. I found her and her office to be responsive and respectful. At all times charges for services were uninflated and reflected an ethic of conserving cost. I am very happy with both the financial settlement Erin negotiated in my divorce and with the measures she was able to put into place to provide the best possible, safest visitation parameters for my family's individual circumstances. In working with Erin, I feel I stepped out of a frustrating and intimidating experience in an old-boy network where the cards were stacked against me, and stepped into a functional, legally nearly balanced world with an advocate working for me and for my children. Erin truly negotiated for my children and I a future that holds the most promise possible given our circumstances. I am grateful for her work and her practice.
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Posted by Nick | January 22, 2015
Small firm big impact
I would recommend Erin in a family law matter to my friends and family. The firm's billing was always honest and fair and well detailed. Her ability to help me remain calm in very stressful situations was of great value to me.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
I have mixed feedback on Erin. There were a handful of issues, where I would likely not hire her again. Something important was forgotten to be submitted with the filing, which causes the court to reject it and it had to be reprocessed with extended the whole process by months. I had an attorney before her that had to resign due to a family emergency, and she said it was due to her not submitting it. But it's important to make sure all the boxes are checked, I think since this is a very expensive, stressful and long process. The status didn't seem to be checked on, and I had to check in in order to see that there was an issue as to why it was taking so long. There were some extremely important decisions to be made that were contingent on the judgment being signed, so it was a very long and stressful process to wait. I tried calling her a couple of times and left an urgent message about these issues with the receptionist and did not receive any calls back. She did say that her preference was for me to leave messages with a brief summary to the receptionist, which I tried. There was an issue with Libel from the other party, which she strongly agreed was the case but she said we need to wait for the judgment to be signed before bringing it to the attention of the other party and requesting that it be removed. Once the judgment was signed, she sent it over in an email and said she would shortly get back with next steps. I never heard from her again, and it has been almost 3 months. The Libel issue was never brought up to the other party that I am aware of. As far as I know, it is still on the internet for my family and friends to see. I was sent an itemized bill saying she had officially withdrew as my attorney some weeks later- which is a normal process, but I didn't hear anything back again which I thought was odd and a bit frustrating for me. On the plus side, when my court date was approaching she did prioritize my case and worked hours into the night and over the weekend. She was preparing for court at the same time as attempting to negotiate a settlement so I understand that can be complicated and tricky. She didn't follow through very well once the dust settled, but the job was done.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Abandoned
Yes we hired Erin and for two years paid her a lot of money, not even to go to trial, she left us abandoned after going with the other side she got paid and left us hanging to represent our selves in a very large custody battle, I would not suggest going with this attorney!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morris, Stannard & Batalden Family Law PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gearing, Rackner & Engel
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brittle & Brittle, PC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Court Certified Law Clerk
  • Oregon Department Of Justice Special Litigation Unit & Special Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Education Grants Administrator
  • Portland Community College
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern
  • The American Task Force on Palestine
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of San Francisco
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 2007
  • St. Mary's Academy
  • 2003
  • American University
  • N/A
  • University College Dublin
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2018 - Present
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Portland chapter)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Rising Star - Oregon Family Law
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Rising Star - Oregon Family Law
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 Oregon Rising Star - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • 2019 Rising Star - Oregon Family Law Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2018 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2017 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • High Paper Award for Environmental Justice
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Preparing Initial Family Law Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (19)
Endorse Erin
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Erin and wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone who needs her services! She is skilled, competent and compassionate."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a great lawyer! Her passion for people and for the law shine through in her work. I would not hesitate to refer family or friends to Erin."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Erin. She is a talented and knowledgeable attorney who works hard for her clients. She is also a great member of our legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is a very experienced and compassionate attorney who works tirelessly for her clients. She is fantastic to work with and is admired by her clients and opposing counsel. I highly recommend Erin."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Morris is an exemplary attorney. She is passionate and caring. She is knowledgeable and professional. I absolutely recommend her as a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is an articulate, smart, assertive attorney who always has her clients’ best interests at heart. I would not hesitate to refer to her."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is knowledgeable, compassionate, and hardworking. Your case will be in safe hands with her."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erin."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin has the ability to balance zealous representation with compassion. She will work tirelessly for her clients to obtain the best possible result. Unlike other attorneys, she is approachable, friendly, and goes out of her way for her clients. After meeting Erin in law school, I was convinced that she would some day be a brilliant attorney. Today she is that attorney and more, and I'm so proud to have her as a colleague."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is well respected in the Family Law community for her stellar advocacy and client care. She has the special gift of analyzing a case and working toward a reasonable solution. Attorneys that equal her dedication and passion in the field of law are rare. I would trust a close friend or family member in Erin's care."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an exceptionally skilled family law attorney whose genuine compassion for her clients is only outweighed by her dedication and diligence in protecting their best interests. Moreover, her ability to communicate complex concepts into simple language is a skill many attorneys don't possess. I highly recommend her services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erin highly. She is very knowledgeable about family law and is quickly making a name for herself as an attorney who is as skilled as she is compassionate and professional. I would recommend her to family and friends."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Erin for several years. Erin in aggressive, resourceful, and passionate about her cases and her clients. I do not hesitate to recommend Erin for any of her legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I think Erin is the best young divorce attorney in Multnomah County. She is as tough as they come but always thinks about the client's best interests when it comes to settling. I would endorse her without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"During our search for a new associate attorney for our firm, we reached out to several trusted and respected peers in the Oregon legal community. We were fortunate to have some of those peers recommend Erin as a confident, motivated, and bright young Oregon attorney. After meeting with Erin in person, the recommendations proved correct. Shortly after her interview we offered her an associate position with our firm beginning in January 2014. We are pleased to have her on board!"
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Ms. Morris’ strong work ethic and unwavering advocacy on behalf of his clients. Ms. Morris’ background provides her with the experience and skills necessary to address her clients' needs. A strong indicator of an attorney’s ability is whether his/her professional colleagues would entrust their personal affairs in the attorney’s hands. Not every attorney is capable of earning such respect and trust. I would trust Ms. Morris to handle my case, and that is why I eagerly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a dedicated attorney who truly understands the emotional aspect inherent in family law cases. Erin strives to make sure clients understand both the legal process and importance of settlement negotiation. She will work toward settlement but is equally comfortable litigating when necessary. Opposing counsel and clients alike will find Erin to an informed and thoughtful advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an excellent attorney who genuinely cares for her clients and is diligent in every respect. She is both charismatic and warm. She is such a pleasure to work with and know on both a personal and professional level. I highly endorse this attorney.."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Erin is experienced in advocating for both parents and children in divorce and other family law matters. Her clients appreciate her team approach to her cases, and her colleagues appreciate her no-nonsense and practical conflict resolution style."
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