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Children teach us many lessons. One of those lessons is the
profound impact that adults can have on a child’s life. While children
can be resilient, they can also be very vulnerable. When the adults in
children’s lives are in conflict, life for the children can become very


It is often difficult for adults to understand just how much their
own conflict may impact the life of their child.  In times of high
stress and uncertainty for themselves, even well-intended adults may
need to be reminded not just of the legal impacts of their decisions,
but the practical impacts on their own lives and the lives of their


Robin works hard to make sure that everyone involved is considered
when life-changing decisions are being made.  She believes that
understanding and exploring both the legal and practical results of the
choices her clients must make can help reduce the stress that often
accompanies family law and juvenile cases.   To this end, she makes an
extra effort to translate complicated legal processes and procedures
into understandable concrete information.  She helps clients understand
not only the legal impacts of the process, but the practical impacts as


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 80%
  2. Family: 10%
  3. Child Custody: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David I Bean

    I endorse Robin. I worked along side her at Gevurtz Menashe and then had a case in which I was her opposing counsel after I joined another firm. I continue to refer her work because she is smart, strategic, and responsive.


    David Bean Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC

115 NW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR, 97209


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 25 Oregon Women LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC2011 - Present
AssociateGevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC2002 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Youth, Rights and JusticeBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Court-appointed attorney in domestic relations casesN/AN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Women LawyersMemberN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarJudicial Screening Committee2011 - 2011
Oregon Women Lawyers Family Law Mentoring CircleMentor2011 - 2011
Oregon State Bar Juvenile Law SectionJuvenile Law Executive Committee2011 - 2011
Oregon Law CommissionChild Abuse Jurisdiction Work Group2009 - 2011
Oregon Law CommissionChild Abuse Work Group2009 - 2011
Oregon Law CommissionSenate Bill 1092 Work Group2008 - 2009
Multnomah Bar Association Mentor ProgramMentor2007 - 2009
Oregon State Bar Juvenile Law SectionJuvenile Law Executive Committee2006 - 2008
Children’s Justice Act Task ForceMember2004 - 2010
Washington County Juvenile CourtCircuit Court Judge Pro Tem2000 - 2002
United States District Court, District of OregonN/A1987 - 1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Reed CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grandparents and the Law, 2009 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren RetreatGrandparents and the Law2009
Family Law Conference“ORS 107.108 Child Attending School”2007