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Kelly Donovan Jones

About me

I am an attorney licensed to practice law in both Oregon state courts as well as the Federal Bankruptcy/District Court in Portland. I am a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Nationalk Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I am the 2014 Chair of the Oregon State Bar Consumer Law Section.


I received my undergraduate degree from Marylhurst University located just outside of Portland. I obtained my Juris Doctorate from Willamette College of Law in Salem in 2007 and moved back to Portland to practice law. I am originally from Michigan, but I have lived in Oregon for about 12 years, and I will never move back to the Midwest (sorry Michiganders!). Since law school, I have been practicing as a solo attorney, or as a part of a small firm, and have learned the practice of law from the “ground up.” I have focused my practice on bankruptcy and consumer law largely because I feel that it is an under-served area of the law. I get to help out the everyday person or a family who needs a fresh economic start, or who have been unlawfully taken advantage of.  Far too often, merchants, creditors, and debt collection companies cross the line and engage in abusive practices that violate state or federal laws. When this happens, I zealously seek the justice that my clients’ deserve, defending their rights against the heavy hand and significant resources of the debt collection companies and the big law firms that represent them. 


Like most Oregonians, I enjoy outdoor activities like camping and hiking. I also love sports (Go Blazers!), traveling, movies, gardening, and good food. I am firmly rooted in the Portland community. I believe that Oregon, and Portland specifically, stands at the gateway to the “New West,” and I am grateful that I can be a part of the exciting changes and unique challenges that will continue to come our way.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    9 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 5%
  3. Litigation: 5%



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Marisa Moneyhun

    I have known Kelly for many years and highly respect him. He is passionate, has an inquisitive mind, and develops complex legal arguments that are highly developed and well thought out. He also brings compassion and good humor to his work. I refer potential clients in his area of practice to him.


    Marisa Moneyhun Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bret A Knewtson

    Kelly is a deep thinker and engaged in the practice of consumer and bankruptcy law. He questions and independently verifies the information he relies on when he is representing his clients. That is a trait that is unique in this profession as most lawyers try to cram your problem into the only solution they have. I have great confidence in his skill as a lawyer and his commitment to consumers and consumer protection.


    Bret Knewtson Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

819 SE Morrison St., Suite 255
Portland, OR, 97214


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic AwardMultnomah County Legal Aid2015
Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic AwardMultnomah county Legal Aid2014
Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic AwardMultnomah County Legal Aid2013
Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic AwardMultnomah County Legal Aid2012
Phil Knight ScholarshipPhil Knight Scholarship2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPortland Bankruptcy & Consumer Rights Attorney- Kelly D. Jones2011 - Present
Managing member/attorneyEastside Legal Solutions, LLC2009 - 2011
Managing member/attorneyJones & Phillips, LLC2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2010 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionN/A2010 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law SectionChair2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneysmember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (District of Oregon)Member2010 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Test v. C.C.C., Inc.Pre-discovery settlement (full damages)
Thurman v. Synchrony BankSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State BarConsumer Law in Oregon- The Credit CARD Act2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Marylhurst UniversityInterdisciplinary StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OTLA Consumer Law Section CLETelephone Consumer Protection Act2015
Consumer Law: How to Protect Yourself and Your ClientCredit CARD Act2011