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Jill E. Brittle

Family Attorney at Portland, OR

4.6   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2006
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Practice area
  1. Family
    Family law encompasses areas such as child support, spousal support, custody, adoption, and modification of judgments. This also includes Collaborative Divorce.


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Jill Brittle Family Law Group PC
3644 SW Troy Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR, 97219


4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Monika | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pass on the large firms! Jill is what you need
I hired a large family law firm to modify my existing parenting plan to address concerns about safety. I was willing to pay higher fees to get the benefit of their combined experience with situations like mine but, more importantly, I needed to quickly address the current concerns and avoid future litigation. 4 months later I left that firm in tears, without my $5,000 retainer, completely confused about the status of my case and with no clear plan forward. I will be forever grateful to Jill and her staff for taking my frantic call, listening to my experience, and meeting with me the next day. Jill came into our first meeting with her laptop (and a box of tissues) and listened. By the time our meeting ended Jill had nailed down the status of my case, taken immediate action to make progress with the court, and recommended a resource that the other firm had never offered. For the first time, I felt like I had a team behind me and a plan for how to move forward. The journey with has not been without challenges though. I am up against an attorney whose bio says she, “prepares for every case as if it were going to trial” in other words… refuses to compromise to run up the legal fees until the other party runs out of money and must settle. On top of that, Covid-19 has repeatedly delayed our trial dates. Even so, I am confident that my case is progressing as well as it could, and I am getting updated as soon as she is. Jill has always left it to me make the decision to go forward or stop and understood that her fees are part of the decision. I had 4 months of invoices from the large law firm to compare to the billings from Jill. The first thing I noticed was that Jill relies on her staff to do the work that doesn’t require her expertise. That way of delegating dramatically cut the total in half without compromising the speed or quality of the work. The invoices are easy to understand and I’ve never questioned an item... which is critically important in my case because it's been delayed so many times. I hope I never need to use Jill or her staff again but, if I do, I’m certain they can make the best of it. They are also a super fun group, and everybody needs more of that.
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Posted by Bob | November 27, 2019
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Incredible Family Law Attorney & Firm
Over 2.5 years as my counsel during my divorce, Ms. Brittle understood all the issues, was solution based, and overcame some irregular behavior by opposing counsel calmly but with firmness and grit. She is thorough, well prepared, listened to my views, and prevailed on almost 100% of opposing counsel motions. Her clients also benefit from her track record with various judges in Washington and Clackamas County, as she clearly has their respect in the courtroom. I admire how efficient she is with her time, and its reflected in her very reasonable bills given all that's involved. I would very highly recommend her to anyone needing Family Law services, and I already have referred a couple folks myself.
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Posted by Rachel | June 18, 2019
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Though she be but little, she is fierce.
I was so lucky to find Jill to handle my modification after realizing the many issues with my original judgment. Jill was able to assist me with a strategy, organizing my priorities, and fought hard every step of the way to create a better custody situation for my family. Jill is quick on her feet, and takes a firm stance with opposing attorneys. Jill was also willing to be firm with me when necessary, helping me to understand the best way forward in a really difficult situation. I could not recommend Jill more as your advocate in a custody situation.
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Posted by Courtney | April 6, 2018
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Highly recommend!
Jill has been my attorney for a number of years through a very difficult custody matter, and I cannot imagine navigating through this process without her as my attorney. She has fought diligently for me and my son and continues to impress me with her vast knowledge of the law. Her staff is responsive and helpful. The legal system is not something I am familiar with and it is easy to be overwhelmed and feel lost; however, I have not experienced any of this with Jill as my attorney as she involves me with everything and explains anything I do not understand. She is compassionate and zealously advocates for her clients! I would highly recommend hiring Jill!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2018
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Supportive but realistic
Jill is a great lawyer because she gives great advice. She is supportive of her clients, but knows when to tell you you are being unrealistic. She won’t waste your money playing the back and forth game that lawyers frequently do. I’m glad I hired her, but I wish I would have hired her the first time I went to custody court - not the third. Don’t make the mistake I made on trying to save a little money. Hire the best first.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
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Best decision
We highly recommend Jill Brittle. Jill helped my husband and me (as my husband’s power of attorney) navigate through over 4 difficult years of an incredibly acrimonious and lengthy divorce trial and subsequent multiple motions against my disabled husband by his ex-wife. I am so grateful to have had her on our side and by our side. Thanks to Jill, we are currently NOT in litigation and are now going on a year without further harassment. This is due to the detailed nature of the final judgment that she crafted with us and that she was able to get approved by the court. Jill’s skills in the courtroom were always professional and to the point (we were in the courtroom 6 separate times). Jill clearly had the respect of the judge due to her clarity and knowledge of what was relevant to bring to the courtroom (and what was not). She never wasted the court’s time and always gave my husband and me correct advice on how to best present our side. My husband and I have since used Jill’s services to write our wills and we plan to continue to utilize her expertise in the coming years on an as-needed basis. We feel so fortunate to have had Jill’s support and expertise over the years.
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Posted by Carla | July 22, 2015
Brittle & Brittle - the best!
Go to Brittle & Brittle to receive the highest quality legal assistance and advice for collaborative divorce. Thanks to Jill Brittle's expertise, intelligence, guidance, diligence and caring, I was able to navigate an emotionally troubling collaborative divorce process. Jill, her partners and staff are professional, personable and helpful. Brittle & Brittle - the best!
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Posted by Kris | February 1, 2013
Wonderful team!
After being badly burned by another lawyer, I came to Adam and Jill hurt and angry. They were quick to respond and were amazing at trying to fix what the other lawyer had screwed up for me. Unfortunately I found them a little too late and am stuck with a lot things in my divorce that should have been avoided with a trustworthy lawyer. I loved working with them. They were generous and kind and I feel almost that their amount of careful respect for me and my bad situation has made up for a lot of the upset I experienced with my previous one. There ARE great lawyers out there and these are two of them.
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Posted by Dean | December 24, 2010
A very sincere and outstanding attorney
I was referred to Jill Brittle when I was seeking an attorney after being served dissolution documents. I did not know where to turn and that referral turned out to be the best advise I ever received. Jill put me at ease from my first meeting with her. I knew within in minutes I had found the right attorney at the worst time. Jill successfully negotiated with opposing counsel an out of court settlement through mediation. On the day of mediation I had no idea what to expect and Jill was excellent at explaining the process and me very comfortable with the process.Jill’s representation of my interest far exceeded my expectations, Jill was very thorough in her discovery with me in everything that was going to be considered through my divorce and protected my interest as fairly as possible. I strongly recommend Jill Brittle and if you need a personal referral you can contact me through Jill.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2009
Expectations Far Exceeded
I had the pleasure of working with Jill during a less-than-pleasurable Parenting Time dispute. Jill handled my extremely difficult ex-husband and his notoriously impossible attorney with fearlessness and finesse. She has wisdom, creativity, and foresight that belies her years of practicing. She has youth going for her, rather than working against her. She has spunk and the ability to look at things from a fresh perspective, finding solutions that are outside the box yet just-the-right-fit. She is personable, funny, and professional all at the same time. Further, she is prompt, efficient, and detail-oriented. Thus, she is loved by court staff (hint: this matters. You want the people behind-the-scenes to like working with your attorney.) Choose her. You won't regret it.
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Posted by MK | August 11, 2015
Worst experience
If you need a lawyer who keeping asking the same thing over and over to drain your retainer or make up bills then hire Jill. If you need a lawyer will IM through her computer during court then hire Jill. If you need a lawyer IM her husband during trail to prepare for her daughter birthday then hire Jill. You need a lawyer who does not care and will take a vacation a week before your trail then hire Jill. You need a lawyer who cares about money more than the quality of the job or people's life then hire jill. I would rather to hire an experience lawyer who honest and knows what to do instead of wasting thousands of dollars of my money and damage my case later like Jill did. I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM THIS FIRM.
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Work Experience

  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Jill Brittle Family Law Group PC
  • 2006 - Present


  • Dispute Resolution Training, Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, with high honors
  • 2002


  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Portland Collaborative Divorce
  • Member/Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • PRO Portland Business Networking
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
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  • Oregon State Bar ADR Handbook
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Judgments
  • 2020
  • Collaborative Practice Summit Conference 2015: Charting Our Own Course
  • Preparing for Successful Collaborative Meetings
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
Endorse Jill
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred a number of my clients to Jill's firm and I can fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jill Brittle is a top notch family law lawyer. She is detail-oriented, skillful and pragmatic in her approach to handling her cases and she is a joy to have on the other side of a case because of her high level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Jill is a skilled attorney and is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jill Brittle as a collaborative lawyer for family law. I am impressed by her combination of intellectual and emotional intelligence. She has the ability to remain calm and centered when negotiations are in danger of getting heated. Jill must be included in the top tier of progressive lawyers in Portland helping families make the difficult transition through divorce in a non-adversarial way."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney primarily engaged in Personal Injury claims, it is gratifying to know that I can confidently refer my clients who need the help of a family law attorney to Jill Brittle, as I know she will work diligently, conscientiously, and competently on their behalf. Jill's ability to often facilitate a favorable resolution without a protracted court battle saves clients money while reducing their stress."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jill is a great advocate for her clients but she's also an absolute professional in how she conducts herself with her peers. In my experience, there aren't a lot of family law attorneys who can do both well."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked for Jill Brittle as a law clerk and am now proud to be working for Jill as an associate at Brittle & Brittle. She is knowledgeable, organized, and well-respected within the legal community. Jill is able to effectively work toward settlement of cases, but is also prepared to take cases to trial when necessary."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill Brittle is not only a colleague, but a close personal friend. She is incredibly smart and a great lawyer, but she is also sensitive and kind with her clients. I know she works very hard to control the costs of litigation so that her clients get the most for their money. As a lawyer, Jill’s one in million—she really cares about each client. If you can get her to take your case, you should consider yourself lucky."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill Brittle is a very intellegent and thoughtful attorney. She has a strong reputation among family law attorneys for being an effective advocate, while also willing to work toward collabrotive settlement. Clients and opposing counsel can expect a positive and productive experience in working with both Jill and Adam Brittle."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill and Adam are a fantastic team of attorneys. Both are extremely knowledgeable about their practice areas. Their peers--as well as clients--rely on advice and suggestions from Brittle & Brittle because they know it will be honest, upfront, and truthful. They are a family oriented team that really bring a calming presence in a practice area where emotions run high. I highly recommend Brittle & Brittle."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Jill while we were still in law school. She is quite sharp and I have no doubt that she will handle your case professionally and diligently."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I think highly enough of Jill to marry her and have her as a law partner!"
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Portland Family Lawyer Jill E. Brittle
Jill E. Brittle
Family Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available