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About me

My focus is on providing quality, individualized representation for my clients and obtaining the best result for each client's needs.  I am committed to making sure my clients know what is happening every step of the way.

My areas of expertise include divorce, dissolutions of domestic partnerships, modifications, adoptions, custody, enforcement and protective orders.  My background in criminal defense helps me advocate aggressively on behalf of my clients.

I have been practicing family law since 2007.  I obtained his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and my bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan.

I enjoy mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, reading literature and Shakespeare.


Practice areas


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Nigel L Vanderford

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    Nigel Vanderford Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Sean C Currie

    Sam Kuzma is an intelligent and passionate lawyer. He has the ability to tackle the most complex and contentious of legal issues with grace and aplomb. He is an effective communicator that cares very deeply for his clients. I believe Sam to be an asset to his clients and the legal community.


    Sean Currie Litigation 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.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyJohn H. Tuthill & Associates2007 - 2012
Associate AttorneyThe Law Firm of Gary Carlson and Associates2007 - 2007
Summer ClerkLegal Aid Services of Oregon2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Legal Heritage Interest Group CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2006 - Present
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers DivisionN/A2006 - Present
University of Michigan Alumni AssociationMember2002 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesDelegate2008 - 2010
Tillamook County Bar AssociationSecretary2007 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/A2007 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use SectionN/A2006 - 2012
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionN/A2006 - 2012
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionN/A2006 - 2012
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2006 - 2012
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2006 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionN/A2006 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. MaloneyNot Guilty jury verdict on all five counts.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of MichiganHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tillamook Bequest Awareness Coalition PanelPlanned giving, charitable giving, estate planning2009