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For Shawn, the choice to become a family law attorney was a matter
of “keeping it in the family.” While other offers loomed, he decided to
join Gevurtz Menashe, the firm founded by his father in 1982.


Shawn adopted more than his dad’s dedication to helping clients
navigate through difficult times.  He also inherited a
tough-but-sensitive approach to divorce and family law. With a
commitment to open communication, Shawn gives clients his full
attention, every step of the way.


Shawn could have chosen other areas of law to practice, but he
knew family law was his calling. Like a generation before, he is
dedicated to being at the top of his field.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
  2. Alimony: 5%
  3. Child Support: 5%
    13 years
  4. Child Custody: 5%
    13 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Matthew M Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a respected attorney in the legal community.


    Matthew Cohen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joel Geelan

    I have personally observed Mr. Menashe's strong work ethic and unwavering advocacy on behalf of his clients. Mr. Menashe's background provides him with the experience and skills necessary to address his clients' needs. A strong indicator of an attorney’s ability is whether his/her professional colleagues would entrust their personal affairs in the attorney’s hands. Not every attorney is capable of earning such respect and trust. I would trust Mr. Menashe to handle my case, and that is why I eagerly endorse this attorney.


    Joel Geelan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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 LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Clients Choice’ AwardAvvo.com2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyer Magazine2008
40 Under 40 RecipientPortland Business Journal2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderGevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC2011 - Present
Special ProsecutorMultnomah County District Attorney’s Office2004 - 2005
ShareholderGevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC2003 - 2011
Law ClerkMiller Nash LLP2002 - 2002
Law ClerkPreston Gates Ellis LLP2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah Bar AssociationFirm Representative, Court Care2008 - Present
Court-Appointed Child AdvocatePro Bono Volunteer2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
OFLAPMember2003 - Present
Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar Association, Young Laywers Section, Pro Bono CommitteeChair2006 - 2007
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Family Law SectionChair2005 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of OregonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000