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Amanda M Quatier

Family Attorney at Milwaukie, OR

4.3   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Amanda

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I grew up in Vale, Oregon. I went to school at University of Oregon where I became a Duck and recieved my bachelor's degree in Psychology. After college, I worked for three years as a residential counselor working with adjudicated youth with alcohol or drug addiction. I went to law school at Lewis & Clark. I recieved first place for best trial notebook and 2nd place for our Mock Trial Intraschool Competition. 

 

I work mostly in family law. I enjoy working with modest means clients and clients who have limited funds. I love representing clients who otherwise might go without representation simply because they cannot afford a lawyer. I have a certificate in public interest law and hope to be a force for postive changes in the law and our community. 

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Swearing in Ceremony 2014

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Amanda Quatier
1935 SE Washington St.
Suite 6
Milwaukie, OR, 97222

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4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by James | March 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Made the process easy.
From the first time I met with Amanda, she told me that I would make it through this transition. She also told me that it would be equitable. She fought for my best interests. She came through when I thought for the win.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
To the point
Made things clear and realistic for me. Was understanding and down to earth. I can't stand most attorneys but she made me feel supported. She believed in me and fought hard for my child and I. I was a satisfied customer.
Posted by Anne | March 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and super knowledgeable
Consulted and hired Attorney Amanda who gave me realistic outcomes to my child custody case. She knew so much about family law and I was a satisfied client.
Posted by Tia | February 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
So thankful to have been referred to Ms. Quatier to represent me in my family law custody case. She was knowledgeable, professional and responsive to work quickly on a time sensitive matter. I felt her billing was 100% fair, she represented my concerns perfectly in court and I was so relieved to have her at the reigns in what was an extremely stressful situation for me. My only regret was not hiring her sooner! Thank you!
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Posted by Silver | August 19, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Another High Recommendation, for Ms. Quatier
You will like to have this attorney. "There are many excellent attorneys who represent underprivileged clients. I do so because from personal experience I know how crucial and yet cost prohibitive legal representation can be. I see it as a privilege to help those who could not otherwise afford it receive quality representation. " Amanda is pragmatic, sincere, and knowledgeable. Ms. Quatier maintains a sense of professionalism, while simultaneously extending a warm sense of support. She understands how to articulate a difficult situation, without losing hope within circumstances, or misrepresenting possible outcomes. Amanda worked alongside me, within a tight time-frame, and complex circumstances. She presented a fair, flexible ledger for a modest case - at no point, did I feel she underrepresented her skillset, or the case. The sense of support offered felt especially valuable under circumstances difficult to navigate, and inherently difficult to find support, within. Ms. Quatier was forthcoming with valuable information, as well as practical experience. I would recommend her services for modest, or affluent cases, most any time.
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Posted by Angie | February 17, 2018
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Custody for kid
I want custody for my kid. My husband and I are filing for divorce and I want full custody of my kid
Posted by Jenni | December 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highest recommendation
I offer the highest possible recommendation for Ms. Quatier to represent anyone that requires family, divorce, or sensitive cases involving children! She was beyond professional! Amanda explained everything that was going to happen and was always responsive to my questions and concerns. She prepared me for all possible outcomes, and I felt reassured that the outcome of my case was as important to her as it was to us. My calls were always returned promptly. She went above and beyond what was expected and fair with billing. This was discussed initially and continued throughout! Ms. Quatier is more than an attorney- she is a superhero; my son would say, “the force is strong with her.” Amanda handled two cases for us and I believe her passion and phenomenal people skills were excellent! When we had court dates she explained everything that was going to happen before we walked in, and then reviewed everything with me after we walked out! What makes Ms Quatier stand out is her incredible knowledge, dedication, and her open, honest, and transparent communication! Being a college professor for 12 years and having to take time off for my sons medical needs did not matter for her; she represented me fairly and handled my cases and the billing as professionally as any other attorney in her field would!
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Posted by Nick | December 13, 2017
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She saved my family......
I began a case with Amanda over 2 years ago.....along that path of gaining full custody of my 6 yr old daughter and 5 yr old son and ensuring they were no longer in immediate danger.....I found Amanda, I found her through the Modest Means program.....I was a struggling single father full of disappointment with no hope of attempting to represent myself.....Amanda stepped in and STEPPED UP!!!! Not only was she always available for asking questions via phone/text/email.....she was reaching out to me as well keeping me accountable for the parenting classes ect. that were expected of me, it's been almost a year since gaining full custody of my children and I wouldn't be where I am right now.....if it wasent for Amanda!! She also checks up still to ask how the kids are doing!!!! With all my respect and thanks N
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Posted by Luis | December 13, 2017
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Great lawyer
Amazing help from ms Quatier in my case she help me a lot. Always there for me and show the she really care great personality I’m really thankful for her help. Thanks to ms Quatier I get to see my kid every weekend.
Posted by Molly | August 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I prayed and prayed for someone to help me and Amanda's name kind of fell into my lap. She's amazing. Very helpful and you can tell that she has chosen this career because she really cares about people and her clients. She's been so helpful and understand and I'm so blessed to have her representing me :-)
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
May win your case, but will destroy your future chance at co-parenting normally and collaboratively.
I used Amanda for my divorce and custody and parenting time case. My ex-wife and I would get along and make progress in the mediations. Only to have Mrs, Quatier tell me (and my ex-wife's attorney) that the things we agreed to were no fair. Then she'd have me all in fighting emotional mode. I think this is just her tactic to rack up hours. She really didn't do anything productive other than get me a better result than my ex wife in the judgement. I ended up modifying it to make it fair and equal with her. I felt like there was always a reason to think about 20 years from now and discuss thanksgiving every other year etc. Really hurt my co-parenting relationship permanently.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2017
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Warning to all - Do not hire
Do not hire Ms. Quatier for legal services. Ms. Quatier handles modest means cases and there is a reason for this. The word has gotten around about how she does business and she is having a hard time acquiring clients. I learned much of this only after I had retained her to handle a parenting time/support issue. Ms. Quatier made a ton of promises during the initial consultation and none of them ever materialized. I should have realized something was wrong when she spent the bulk of our time talking about her billing process and how her clients need to "top off" their retainer each month. No other attorney requires this. Over the next two months, Amanda did nothing on our action list. She was often difficult to get ahold of, apologizing several times for "not being available". Her complete inaction on my case proved crippling as we had a critical deadline in my case that came and went. Our family has a long legal history and even they have commented that they have never seen an attorney make this many mistakes this early into a client relationship. The OSB is now involved in looking into this attorney. I feel it is important that young attorney’s are held accountable for mistakes they make that affect peoples lives in a profound way. Please look into the history of Ms. Quatier before ever considering her for representation.
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Response from Amanda Quatier December 13, 2017
I’m sorry that you are disappointed with the representation I provided. I strive to explain and advise all of my clients in a thorough and straightforward manner. I do know that I would never make any promises and could not give a client any a clear picture of what to expect early in a case, especially in an initial consultation before I have learned all of the facts and looked at all the evidence. I make every attempt to explain the weaknesses and strengths in any case so that clients know what the stand to lose and what they stand to gain. I ask that clients be forthcoming with me and cooperate in creating the best strategy. I am very accessible to my clients, who are free to call me, text me or email me day or night. If I’m unavailable, I typically respond within 24 hours. I can assure you that you are my first and only client who has complained to me or anyone about the quality of my representation. I truly don’t understand the reason for this bad review. My billing practices and retainer agreement are the same as any family attorney. I require an up front retainer that must be refreshed every month. This is standard billing practice. I take on a variety of both full paying and modest means clients. I do not believe taking on modest means clients means lower quality of representation. There are many excellent attorneys who represent underprivileged clients. I do so because from personal experience I know how crucial and yet cost prohibitive legal representation can be. I see it as a privilege to help those who could not otherwise afford it receive quality representation. I can say without a doubt that I worked hard on your case as I do with all of my cases. Sometimes the attorney client relationship is not a good fit. I wish you the best of luck in your case moving forward and hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Quatier Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Certified Law Student
  • Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Law Student
  • Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Volunteer
  • Washington County Family Law Assistance Program
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Department Of Veteran's Affairs Regional Counsel
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Residential Counselor
  • Looking Glass - Pathways
  • 2008 - 2011
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Oregon
  • Bachelor
  • 2008

Associations

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place Best Trial Notebook
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2013
  • 2nd Place Best Trial Team
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Quatier is a great advocate for her clients. Clients and opposing counsel can expect a positive and productive experience working with her. She is responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and sensitive to her client's needs. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amanda is an dedicated and passionate attorney who works hard to help her clients achieve the best possible results for the least amount of financial and emotional stress. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a down-to-earth attorney who does everything she can to help out her clients. She understands how stressful a family dispute can be and she bends over backwards to make sure her clients are properly represented."

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Milwaukie Family Lawyer Amanda M Quatier
Amanda M Quatier
Family Attorney
Milwaukie, OR
Licensed for 9 years