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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member Service Award||Oregon State Bar||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Stephens Margolin, PC||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||St. Andrew Legal Clinic||2007 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division||Secretary||2013 - Present|
|Oregon Womens Lawyers||N/A||2012 - Present|
|The Rotary Club of Portland New Generations||N/A||2012 - 2013|
|Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division||Chair of Practical Skills through Public Service||2012 - 2013|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Portland||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Super Saturday CLE||Basics of Family Law||2013|
|Multi-Track Practical Skills Program - Willamette University||Family Law||2013|
|Evergreen Middle School Workshop||Journey to College||2013|
|ABA YLD Affiliate Teleconference||How Affiliates Can Assist Membership with Employment Projects||2013|
Posted by anonymous
I’m so grateful for being here in Oregon and having Kaori Eder as my attorney.
I’m Japanese and so is my ex. I believed I had to follow the Japanese divorce law, which would have worked too well for my ex. It’s Kaori who told me that I could file my divorce case here in Oregon.
She is not only a calm, cautious, knowledgeable and very professional lawyer, but she also worked like a psychologist.
She often took me back to a proper path whenever I got lost.
She stayed focused until the very last moment in many situations including deposition and mediation, which I didn’t find from the opponent counsel.
I especially appreciated how she summarized letters from the opponent counsel when the letter was full of complicated matters. I still remember when she advised me to take a deep breath before I read the proposal letter from the OC because the letter was full of things that could cause grief. Thanks to her, I was able to be well- prepared before I read the letter. Her advice worked like a charm.
I don’t know if she does this for every clients, but thanks to her, I believe I didn’t make any big misconceptions caused by a language barrier.
Her words and attitude towards me were full of compassion, so I was not alone during the hardest time of my life, thanks to her.
She converted my negative power to a positive one and pulled me up from the chaos.
I’m fully satisfied with the outcome and I’m happier than during the last three years while my ex was betraying me by having a Japanese mistress who has her husband in Japan.
If I had not found Kaori and had followed Japanese divorce law, my future would have been a miserable one with a small amount of division of assets.
Posted by Carly
Kaori was calm, collected, and compassionate in the face of some horrible circumstances for me, and she was my ultimate advocate. She presented best-case and worst-case scenarios, as well as informed me of the long-term consequences of certain decisions and my actions outside of and inside of my case. Yet the ultimate decisions were left up to my judgment, for which I was grateful, since I would have to live with the consequences of my judgment. The details of my case had never been tried before in Oregon, and she worked tirelessly to source similar cases in other states so that the judge would feel certain facts were relevant and want to force disclosure from the person I was married to (who was refusing to disclose foreign assets, family gifts, and credit cards). She was the only person I could find who was an expert in international family law - crucial in my case to advise me on all the pertinent international issues - and an expert in the culture I was dealing with. As an advisor and advocate I couldn't have found anyone better, and she worked to ensure a positive outcome in my case despite extremely difficult circumstances. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Posted by anonymous
I am grateful to Kaori for helping me in my case. It was a really dark portion of my life. Kaori has always explained me about the intricacies of the law and was a huge support during my tough times. She has guided me well about what needs to be done and what are the risks of not doing it. Finally, with her legal help and with god's blessing I made it through and saw light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks again Kaori.
Jonathan Berman, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Kaori is an extremely bright legal mind and a strong and compassionate advocate for her clients. I am always impressed by Kaori's ability to get to the crux of complex matters, and so by doing to quickly and efficiently bring about strong results for her clients.