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Joanne Reisman has been practicing law in Oregon for over 30 years.  She uses a unique multi-disciplinary approach, staying on top of several closely related areas of the law, which makes her adept at solving the complex problems often faced by individuals and small businesses. She combines her expertise with a highly personalized friendly small firm approach that allows clients to work closely with her and she is alway assessable to her clients by e-mail during their cases striving to respond promptly and aleviate any concerns they have or explain anything they don't understand..


Joanne Reisman fights hard for her clients while at the same time giving no-nonsense practical advice and will often counsel clients to avoid protracted, expensive, and risky ligation.  She is experienced in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Custody, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Probate, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Real Estate, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Business Matters, Contract Issues and Ligation.


Self taught in Spanish, Joanne Reisman rates her speaking fluency at 9 on a scale of 1 - 10. She has been active in helping the Latino community for many years and published many legal articles in the newspaper "Noticias Latina". 


Through her 32 years of experience she has participated in many court proceedings, trials, hearings, arbitrations, and appeals.   This experience helps her to evaluate and realistically advise you on your case.


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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 21%
    34 years
  2. Family: 21%
    34 years
  3. Estate Planning: 21%
    34 years
  4. Chapter 7: 17%
    34 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Ronna L. Deloe

    I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Reisman.


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  • Brandon Alexander Robinson

    I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Reisman. She is an experienced, seasoned and thoroughly knowledgeable practitioner. Her many years at the lawyer's craft have allowed her to become a walking encyclopedia of Oregon substantive law, as her many fine Avvo contributions, among other things, demonstrate. She is a credit to her state, and its bar.


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Contact info

732 SW 3rd Ave Ste 304
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AmJur award for RemediesLewis and Clark Law School1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyShannon and Johnson1986 - 1987
Associate AttorneyCase & Dusterhoff, LLP1985 - 1986
Associate AttorneyHarrington, Anderson, and Deblasio1983 - 1984
Law ClerkDarrel Lee and Associates1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember1983 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Motor Vehicles SectionN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mulligan v. Hornbuckle Oregon Court of Appeals 2009Case established that the court can penalize Insurance companies that try to bully Plaintiffs into settling with unecessary litigation
Cardenas v. Farmers Ins. Oregon Court of Appeals 2009Law penalizing insurance companies for not settling uninsured motorist claims applies when the insurance company tries to trick insured customers into signing premature releases of their claims
Barnes v. Lackner, 93 Or App 439, 762 P2d 1043 (1988)Plaintiff fully compensated, New law made
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Section of the Oregon State BarBankruptcy Law for Family Law Practioners2009
Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor NewsletterRepresenting the Immigrant Client in Bankruptcy2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - Los AngelesBusiness/EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarBankruptcy Law for Family Law Practioners2011