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William M Jones

Family Attorney at Portland, OR

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

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Many years ago, I made a living as a professional athlete.  Training and preparing for competition filled my days while I focused on winning.  While chasing the Olympic dream, I realized that competing and winning was just part of what drove me; I loved problem solving and I loved helping people.  It was then I turned to the law and found that I could use all my abilities to my client's benefit.  Practicing family law allows me to help my clients and their families create a better future.  I get to problem solve and think outside the box in order to help them avoid conflict whenever possible.  My love of competition and drive to win is evident in strategizing for each case. 

At Landerholm Law, not only do I get to continue to make a difference in the lives of my clients, but I also get to mentor and manage a group of wildly talented attorneys.  My goal is for them to be known as leaders in family law who have integrity and compassion.

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Location

Landerholm Family Law
9320 SW Barbur Blvd #160
Portland, OR, 97219

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Posted by Irina | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Honest and Very Reliable!
I was using William Jones' services for my divorce case with child involved. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about William. He made a challenging process much easier for me! He is very intelligent and well versed in law practice and always has an answer for you, and even makes it simple to understand. He is extremely professional and polite! The best part is that William is very honest with his fees, he will tell you right away what he will charge and his bill explains in detail what he used his services for, so there is no misunderstanding. He responded to my calls, voicemails very fast, most of the time within few hours, sometimes within 24 hours. What made me chose him as my lawyer, is that he was the only one that was willing to give me a free hour consultation with very professional advice. It is very challenging to find a good lawyer, so it is important to interview them before you hire them, unfortunately not many lawyer give free consultation. I highly recommend William!!! If I ever need a family lawyer again , I will definitely use his services again :)
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Posted by Caroline | September 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation!
Quite simply, I must say this: Will is a great attorney. When I was dealing with a difficult alimony issue, I moved my case from another attorney, which was the best move I could have made. Will did a detailed analysis of the complicated financial issues in my case, looked at every angle and made sure everything was handled before the case was heard. When we went to court, I felt that I was well represented. Using his thorough research, Will presented all of his terrific analyses in court – and, as a result, I wholly prevailed in my case. With Will’s great efforts, I felt that I finally found a piece of justice in a difficult divorce situation.
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Posted by Michael | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, reliable advice, with clear explanations.
I sought out Will for advice when I knew my marriage was ending. I had a lot of questions regarding how to proceed, what the laws were in Oregon, and what the best way for me to proceed would be. Will helped me get my expectations in order, so there were no surprises. He explained my alternatives when it came time to negotiate and make decisions, and he provided me with honest and reliable information. I feel like the divorce process was made less unpleasant with Will's guidance, and was happy to get it resolved within a reasonable time frame.
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Posted by Tara | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Can't go wrong with...
I met Will when he was working with Jack Lundeen... one of the best, clearly trained by the best! I would hope to not need an attorney again, but if I should need one I would come back to Will.
Posted by Jay | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
William is a senior partner of Pacific Cascade Legal and is responsible for his associate attorneys
Zero stars would be great to post, however, by now most people expect that 1 star means the same thing as zero or less. Beware. I am moving forward with the ethics complaint with the State Bar Association and I will be posting an honest review of this company with every message board, blog and review I can find. This firm was hired to do a job they had agreed was the best course of action. After they got my money, they try to force a different course of action that would only yield further litigation costs and injury to my child and myself. Sarah Bain was assigned to my case. She had admitted that she had not dealt with an out of state custody issue but reassured me that the Senior partners had and would be overseeing the case. After payment was received by the firm, and Sarah was appointed the case, She called to gather information. She had suggested a different course of action as did the first person there that I consulted with, and also agreed that the actions they were retained for was the best way to go. At the conclusion of this phone call, Sarah stated that she would begin drafting the papers and would send me a copy to review within the next few days. After 10 days without hearing from them, I called to check the status of the papers she was supposedly drafting. By the time she returned my call, I was on the road. Cellular service was poor and communications then moved to emails. From this point on is where I get reminded that anytime you are dealing with an attorney, email should be your only method of communication and kept in writing (especially with your own attorney). Everything in writing is the only way you can prove what they told you and then didn't do. The multiple emails that followed over the course of a few weeks each started with Sarah pushing her agenda of this different course of action. Each one ended with me requesting they move forward with the course they were retained for. It then escalated to Sarah emailing one of the Senior Partners William Jones and CC the email conversations to me where she is asking them if she is not being clear enough of the course of action she has continued to take in spite of my very clear wishes she do what they were retained to do. During all of this, Sarah had made multiple misrepresentations of what the proceedings are and waiting periods in order to push her course of action as the correct one. Apparently William Jones believes that all his firms clients haven't any knowledge of any legal issues, practices or remedies and legal definitions. HIs emails consisted of legal analogies that basically equate to comparing an apple to an orange as though you wouldn't know the difference and just take his word for it. I may not be a lawyer, but I have been through this with my EX for over 10 years now having had to represent myself in much of it. All the information you need to handle any legal issue is available to you for free through your states websites. You hire an attorney because they should be proficient with the law, and its a little complicated to navigate the court system. On top of that, the courts hate you for representing yourself. But you should always research the laws, court proceedings and family code to ensure what your attorney tells you is the truth. Most of the papers you will receive from an attorney that was filed with the court is verbatim from these codes. The end result was this firm charged me $4,000 to push me to do something other than what they were hired to do. $4,000 yielded zero attorney work product, a delay in court proceedings and further injury to my child and myself.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director of Litigation
  • Landerholm Family Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Solo Practitioner
  • William M. Jones Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Gren Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Student Attorney
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Paralegal
  • Western Construction Services
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Denver
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • MS - Master of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Board
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Board
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award I Civil Procedure
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2009
  • • Criminal Representation Clinic Award – University of Denver
  • University of Denver
  • 2008
  • Cali Award Property II
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2008

Publications

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Barbooks - Modifying Family Law Judgments
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is an excellent attorney who knows how to use the law well to serve his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is a wise attorney who knows the law very well. He is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is an excellent attorney, strategist and communicator. Any client would be at a great advantage if he was their attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will's knowledge of the law is second to none; and his ability to effectively demonstrate and utilize his knowledge whether in the courtroom or in the office is not only helpful for a young attorney like myself, but is inspiring."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is an excellent strategist in family law. His integrity serves him well."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Will Jones is a brilliant attorney. He really knows the law and is an excellent source for legal advice. I would highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is an excellent attorney and gives his clients thoughtful and prudent guidance as they navigate the often contentious world of divorce and custody disputes."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Will Jones is a Portland family law icon and a true no nonsense attorney. Will is my go-to attorney when I am dealing with a complex issue and I just need a quick answer. His ability to rise above a conflict and to take the necessary course of action is unparalleled in our field. Rarely do you find an attorney of this caliber with not only the knowledge but also the skills and persona to get his clients the results they deserve. It has been the greatest honor of my legal career to work under the masterful supervision of such a family law guru."
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Portland Family Lawyer William M Jones
William M Jones
Family Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 14 years