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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top 25 Women Oregon Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2008|
|Shareholder||Gevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC||2014 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC||2012 - 2014|
|Partner in Charge||McKinley Irvin||2011 - 2012|
|Partner||Johnston, Root & Leibenguth, P.C.||1989 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Johnston & Associates||1985 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section, International Law Committee||Vice Chair||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation||Advisory Board||2008 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member, Family Law Section||N/A|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member, Family Law Section||N/A|
|American Bar Association, International Law Committee||Chair||2004 - 2007|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation||Board of Directors||2003 - 2008|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Association||Vice President||1990 - 1991|
|Multnomah Bar Association, Membership Committee||Chair||1987 - 1989|
|Multnomah Bar Association, Committee on the Status of Women in the Practice of Law||Member||1987 - 1991|
|Oregon State Bar, Procedure and Practice Committee||Member||1987 - 1990|
|Northwestern School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Lewis and Clark College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Oregon Family Law Practice for Paralegals||Assisting with Child Custody Issues and Parenting Time Disputes||2006|
|Spring Conference||Legal Issues Relating to Litigation Under The Hague Abduction Convention||2005|
|Family Law Section Annual Conference||Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act||2001|
Posted by Sarah
Ms. Root represented me in a Dissolution of Marriage case four years ago. She supported me in every decision, made correct recommendations based on her many years of experience, and I trust her. It was a difficult time. I have three children, who were very young. I got exactly what I wanted and needed. I will always be grateful.
Posted by SARAH
Kathy was knowledgeable, efficient, precise and communicated well. I needed her services as advice in divorce mediation and she helped me find the information I needed to make informed choices. I found her an excellent resource.
Posted by anonymous
I left an abusive spouse a year ago (March 2013) and had already asked Kathy to do the divorce. Through months of lack of money to live on, uncertainty, and stress, she kept me informed of what was happening on the legal front. She and her assistant did everything to speed the process along. The mediator she chose was great. I did not have go to court, and the settlement was very good.
My ex was in contempt of court, but Kathy and her co-worker persuaded his attorney to pay up.
Great job. Thanks to Kathy and CJ.
Paula Kirby, Divorce and separation Attorney
I am very pleased to endorse Kathy Root. I have worked with Kathy on American Bar Association activities for many years and have successfully referred clients to Kathy in Oregon. Kathy is a smart, talented attorney who is well-versed in divorce, family law and custody issues both at the national and international level. It is a pleasure to endorse Kathy to my colleagues.