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Victoria’s litigation experience has steadily grown into a practice almost entirely focused on fiduciary litigation for individual trustees, corporate trustees, beneficiaries, and personal representatives, including trust and estate litigation, will contests, trust disputes, undue influence, capacity cases, claims of fiduciary breach, financial elder abuse cases, petitioning for court instructions, and contested guardianship and conservatorship cases.


Victoria has been writing for and lecturing at national and state legal seminars pertaining to trusts and estates since 2001; is engaged in state and national lobbying for updating laws for fiduciaries; and she is a frequent law blogger for Samuels Yoelin Kantor’s successful  She is an Oregon Super Lawyers for Trust and Estate Litigation, an award only available to 5% of Oregon attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, a Commissioner to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, and a 2105 Portland Business Journal “Woman of Influence.”


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    19 years



Hourly ($425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Garrett W Crawshaw

    Victoria's technical abilities are among the strongest that I have experienced, but she also has the unique ability to find ways to quickly and efficiently reach her client's goals without undue time or extraneous uneeded efforts. I have had the opportunity to work with many attorneys in her field through my real estate based practice and her work was amongst the highest and best.


    Garrett Crawshaw Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leah C Lively

    Victoria is an experienced fiduciary, estate/trust litigator. She is bright, ethical and prompt. She has excellent client skills and is a worthy adversary.


    Leah Lively Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP

111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 3800
Portland, OR, 97204-3604


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Woman of InfluencePortland Business Journal2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Moot Court Honor Board GraduateLewis & Clark Northwestern Law School1997
Honors Program GraduateWashington State University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSamuels Yoelin Kantor Seymour & Spinrad2009 - Present
PartnerLane Powell2000 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Oregon1998 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkMutlnomah County, Oregon1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Housecall Providers, Inc.Board Member2009 - Present
Vote ERAAdvisory Board2014 - 2014
Dress for Success, Oregon,Board Member2006 - 2007
Oregon Lawyers Against HungerBoard Member2003 - 2004
Multnomah Bar Association, Service to the Public CommitteeSecretary 20042001 - 2004
High School Dropout Prevent Program Coordinator for Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with the Oregon State Bar New Lawyers DivisionCoordinator2001 - 2003
Project/Oregon Advocacy Center, Southeast Legal ClinicVolunteer2000 - 2009
Subcommittee Member Studying the Uniform Trust Code to OregonMember1999 - 1999
American Inns of Court, Gus J. Solomon ChapterMember1999 - 2004
Oregon State Bar, Federal Practice and Procedure CommitteeSecretary 20041999 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Property & Probate Magazine (ABA)"Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act: What UFADAA Know"2015
wealthlawblog.comlegal blogger2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Washington State UniversityBiologyB.S.1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OSCPA Estate & Trust ConferenceDigital Assets2015
Estate Planning and Elder Law MattersElder Law2015
Conference on AgingPolicy Issues that Imact Oregonians2015
United States Law Firm Group Speaker, "Drafting to Avoid Fiduciary Litigation"Fiduciary law2008
The Seminar Group Speaker, "Best of CLE: Trusts and Estates"Fiduciary law2008
Lorman Education Services Moderator and Speaker, "Oregon Trust Law"Fiduciary law2008
ALI-ABA Speaker, "Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries"Fiduciary law2005
ALI-ABA Speaker, "Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries"Fiduciary law2004
Lorman Education Services Speaker, "Advising Fiduciaries in Oregon"Fiduciary law2001