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Jack G Dekovich

Family Attorney at Portland, OR

4.9   46 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 2 years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jack

Learn Jack’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Child Custody Modification Enforcement Support Property Division

    7 years

  2. Family
    50%
    Child Custody Modification Enforcement Support Property Division

    7 years

COMPASSION AND WISDOM TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH LIFE'S UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES. READY TO LISTEN AND ACT. CALL 855-666-4240 TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

Jack Dekovich is inspired by the law’s potential to help people in meaningful ways.

“The law is not just a job for me, but rather a vocation. My purpose in pursuing family law is to serve the greater good as a community caretaker.”

Valuing his client relationships above all else, Jack does everything in his power to find optimal solutions for their issues. Clients quickly perceive that he genuinely cares about them and are confident about his sound advice.

“My clients are trusting me with their lives. They can rely on me not only to have the skills needed to navigate their cases successfully, but the compassion to guide them to a well-reasoned resolution.”

Jack is a strong advocate in the courtroom. Although he continuously seeks alternative means to resolve disputes, he begins preparing for trial on day one and is immediately ready if litigation is required.

Committed to the betterment of society, Jack volunteers with several non-profit organizations involving law, education, music, and human rights. He is passionate about helping vulnerable individuals, particularly children and abuse victims, to achieve justice. Most recently, he worked with humanitarian organizations to reunite immigrant children in detention centers with their families.

Originally from Detroit, Jack attended law school at Willamette University and later settled in Portland. In his free time, he enjoys ice hockey and playing music. In 2017, his band won the Multnomah Bar Association’s “Battle of the Lawyer Bands” competition. Jack also enjoys Portland’s food scene, and even has a pizza named after him at a local restaurant.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2016

Location

McKinley Irvin
1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1115
Portland, OR, 97204

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Barbara | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Grateful
I was in a bind in a divorce matter, and never having hired a lawyer before, did what any child of the internet era would - I went to Google. It was fate (and a little bit of luck) that put me in touch with the McKinley Irvin firm. Jack was recommended to me. I liked that I could look him up on the firm's website to see his face and read a little bit about him. From his profile, I thought the firm's recommendation was spot on. I think most people would be a bit nervous when they visit a lawyer for the first time. I certainly was. The office was beautiful, and I might have been intimidated, except that everyone was so very friendly and welcoming! When Jack and I met, my impression was of a sharp young lawyer, but with an engaging way that immediately put me at my ease. It was clear he had spent time familiarizing himself with what I had provided online about my case, so we did not have to take up any of the precious first consultation hour on that topic, and could move right into Q & A and problem solving. He was quick and efficient with his questions without making me feel rushed and made me feel like he cared about doing the right thing for me. After we exchanged questions and answers, it was clear he had some ideas in mind. We moved forward with a plan that ultimately yielded excellent results. Jack was on my case that very afternoon, with documents prepared and sent the next day (would have been the same day if I'd been as swift as he was!). At every step, I felt informed and cared about. Jack responded to my emails within a day (sometimes within hours!), and was always ready with an easy to understand answer to my questions. His staff was equally responsive and helpful. I could not have been happier with my experience and would hire Jack again if I ever find myself in need of competent, compassionate and effective legal counsel.
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Posted by Darcy | March 21, 2020
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Helped me during my divorce!
Jack has been great! He helped me through my divorce with compassion and genuine interest. I appreciated his insight and his care. Jack is definitely an excellent choice for your needs.
Posted by Aarin | June 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Jack is fantastic!
Jack is a thoughtful, thorough, knowledgeable, excellent attorney who has helped me to successfully navigate complicated custody and financial lawsuits. My ex threw us a lot of curve balls and used some unusual tactics, but Jack was one step ahead of him the entire time. Jack was a good listener and was responsive to communications. I feel really grateful to have worked with Jack and his team. I highly recommend Jack Dekovich.
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Posted by Cory | June 6, 2023
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Best in the game
Jack helped me with a complicated divorce case a few years ago. As with all divorce cases, there are lots of emotions and complications on top of financial complexities. But I knew as soon as I did my initial interview with Jack that he was going to be my guy, and that it was going to be okay. He ended up going above and beyond in a variety of ways. It was a long process, but if I had to do it all over again, I would pick Jack again to represent me without question.
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Posted by Erik | May 30, 2023
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Very Detailed Based
Jack and his team goes over all the things you need at the beginning. And as my Divorce progressed more came to light and just really on top of everything. Very honest about the outcome and unknowns. I can highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Stand up guy
Jack did an extremely thorough job of guiding me through a painful divorce process. He was the voice of reason on numerous occasions and did his best to seek resolution the whole time. I could not reccommend a better lawyer for any family law needs.
Posted by scott | May 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Scott Roberson 's divorce attorney
Excellent, very informative and great attention to detail. Jack makes sure that I am always informed of current information and items due. Jack is very professional and always follows up on questions.
Posted by Benjamin | April 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
Jack was personable and professional from day one. He guided me through the process of gaining full custody of my kids who were being abused by their mother while simultaneously renegotiating the original divorce decree. He responded to every email and call within twenty four hours. Jack offered answers at every turn and his representation of his clients is second to none. His paralegal Terra may as well be a second attorney. Amazing service and a supportive attitude. Bottom line is if you have kids and need real representation and results you need to contact Jack immediately. Kind, compassionate, understands family, and will absolutely fight for his clients.
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Posted by Jessica | April 18, 2023
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An attorney you can trust
I’ve known Jack personally and professionally for 10 years. Based on his work ethic and depth of knowledge, I hired him to help me on a parenting time modification. Family law is very emotional as many know. Jack was there to hear my concerns/fears and helped guide me to the most beneficial outcome for my child based on the complex situation she was in. Jack is a really great person and attorney. He is calm, happy, interested, and methodical. He takes time to learn about his client(s) and thoroughly prepares the case. Thank you Jack!
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Posted by Erik | April 15, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Jack did an amazing job of guiding me through a legal matter involving a domestic partnership dissolution. I could not reccommend a better lawyer for any family law needs.
Posted by Patrick | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy!
Jack is an incredible advocate for his clients. He’s very knowledgeable and experienced and helped advise me through the divorce process with a minor child and custody issues involved. He managed to work with opposing counsel to encourage my prior spouse to go through mediation to avoid the headache and cost of trial. On top of it all, he’s a really nice guy and he and his staff are pleasant to work with. I’m so grateful that I found Jack in my search for an attorney and would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Ziad | March 17, 2020
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Family attorney
Jack is amazing attorney who still handling of my dissolution case, he is detail-oriented, alway there for you if needed, and caring about the best of his clients.
Posted by Lauren | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The person you want going to bat for you.
Mr. Dekovich was extremely organized in not only his preparations but also in his cross examination. He laid out the facts with ease and a cool, calm, demeanor. Having Mr. Dekovich as my attorney greatly lessened my stress and the work involved for me in the case. His whole team was efficient, compassionate and knowledgeable.
Posted by Tina | December 7, 2019
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Jack
Jack is one of the most honest, compassionate yet tough attorneys I have delt with. He was tasked with a simple yet complicated case for my friend. He was gentle with her but tough with the other party. Priceless. Thanks Jack.
Posted by Meryl | December 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wish I’d gone to Jack first!
My initial attorney from another practice made me feel as if she was working for my ex husband and after several off comments, I came to see Jack. What a complete 180! Right away Jack demonstrated that he knew family law comprehensively and that he would use that expertise to fight for me, tactfully but aggressively if needed. I am very familiar with my ex husband’s attorney, having worked closely with her for several years on my ex husband’s behalf. She has years of experience and is one of the best, yet Jack was not intimidated and was able to go toe-to-toe in every aspect of our case. He got me the best outcome and I will continue to use his services in the future, with confidence that I have the right attorney by my side!
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Posted by Susan | November 25, 2019
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Difficult divorce for me.
Jake is quiet but always thinking and I think he really enjoys what he does. Good personality if you’re dealing with a narcissist. He sensitive to your feelings . I would highly recommend Jake. And he doesn’t just keep a case going just to collect your money. Like some law firms I know of.
Posted by Duane | November 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You want Jack and team in your corner
Jack, Kayla and team helped me through a particularly tough time in my life. My husband decided to leave me a week after we relocated to St. Louis. Their professionalism and understanding made a very dark time in my life bearable. Knowing that I left the marriage with the financial means to succeed in the Midwest made my future bright. I would highly recommend Jack and his team. If you can't stay married you may as well have a top-notch team in your corner helping you set yourself up for success. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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Knowledgeable and reliable
Jack was amazing at helping us with a lease addendum. He is knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. He ensured that all parties needs were met and protected. He helped what would have otherwise been a tricky situation go smoothly and amicably.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing response and council
I am so grateful for Mr. Dekovich's quick and excellent council on a tenant lease addendum he had helped with. During a tricky property sale, he helped us negotiate a lease addendum that benefitted both us as the seller and our awesome tenants. Both his council and legal documents protected both ourselves as the seller and landlord, and our tenants whom we have had a great relationship. Having that legal protection for both parties was a huge piece of mind. Thank you!
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Posted by Jonathan | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
High Praise
Jack did an incredible job of assisting me with my recent divorce. I am fortunate to have jacks incredible knowledge of the law on my side, as he helped me immensely during the entire process. Jack is extremely personable, easy to work with , and will make you feel confident during the entire process. I highly recommend Jack for your legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Willamette Family Law & Mediation
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Landerholm Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Jack Dekovich
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Willamette University College Of Law, Clinical Law Program
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Public Defender Of Marion County
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Willamette University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • FAPA Hearings

Associations

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015 Family Law Section Co-Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Young Musicians and Artists of Oregon
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Classroom Law Project
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • The One to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • James Britt Award
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2016
  • James Britt Award
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2015
  • James Britt Award
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Willamette University
  • 2012
  • Best Trial Advocate
  • WUCL Family and Child Advocacy Clinic
  • 2011
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New Lawyer Section
  • CLE Professionalism
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (41)
Endorse Jack
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is a formidable but compassionate advocate who truly cares about his clients and has their best interests at heart. In the few years I have known him, I have watched Jack develop into a knowledgable and experienced family lawyer with a wide circle of influence. Jack knows how to navigate the minefields of domestic relations law and the courtroom to advance his clients' interests, while never losing sight of their humanity. He approaches both his law practice and his life with a healthy dose of humor and optimism, seasoned with his own unique brand of personal charisma. In fact, Jack is so charismatic and memorable that a certain Portland restaurant recently named one of their pizzas after him! Jack is the only attorney I know who can claim that distinction. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking a domestic relations attorney in Portland."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is intelligent, has a strong work ethic and genuinely cares about his clients and providing them with the best possible outcomes in their family law matters. I would feel comfortable recommending Jack to anyone looking for a strong and caring advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is a skilled and competent lawyer. I highly recommend him!"
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack is thorough and diligent. His professionalism speaks volumes about his approach to cases. He is a strong choice for representation in all family law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jack is the best."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Friend
"Jack is extremely professional and has a wonderful personality. He enjoys helping his clients navigate the difficult issues involved in divorce matters and he is excellent at what he does! I strongly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Jack's work."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is the type of lawyer who leaves no stone unturned. When meeting with clients, he quickly assesses the situation, and narrows the issues to the most relevant. His advocacy skills are beyond reproach."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is a great advocate for his clients and does his clients a great service. He also gives great legal advice and is quickly becoming a prominent lawyer in the community. I highly endorse Jack!"
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don't be fooled by his youthful good looks! Mr. Dekovich is a seriously smart and able attorney who goes the extra mile to provide his clients with the best representation allowed by law. It is my honor to endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is knowledgeable, detail oriented, and personable. He takes pride in his ability to help client's through tough times in their lives. Jack is the type of person and attorney that will fight for you through thick or thin. I hold Jack in the highest esteem and he is on his way to be a pillar in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is a passionate lawyer with a reputation for making things right for his clients. I endorse Jack."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is a brilliant lawyer who is committed to his clients and their cases. I highly endorse Jack Dekovich."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is a very energetic attorney. He is always focused on meeting and exceeding client expectations and working toward the best possible outcome for them."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is an incredibly passionate advocate for his clients. He works tirelessly to obtain positive results for his clients. It is a pleasure to work with Jack and see his enthusiasm for practicing law each day."
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