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Donna Meyer is an attorney "of counsel"  at Fitzwater Meyer, LLP. Her practice includes estate planning (including estate and gift taxation), estate and trust administration of taxable estates, and elder law. Her practice also emphasizes planning that benefits people with disabilities, including special needs trusts to preserve government benefits and planning to assist individuals who are receiving court settlements. 


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Contact info

Fitzwater Meyer, LLP

6400 SE Lake Rd Ste 440
Portland, OR, 97222-2195

Practice areas

  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Duane D'Amore

    Both Donna Meyer and Wes Fitzwater are very experienced attorneys. I have worked with Fitzwater Meyer on various Medicare, probate and elder law cases. They are committed to protecting the rights of their clients, and I highly recommend their services.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)N/A
AV Preeminent peer review ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFitzwater Meyer, LLP2000 - Present
AttorneyBaker & Meyer, PC1992 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Estate Planning Council of PortlandMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning & Administration SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Agency and Professional Relations Committee, Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
Agency and Professional Relations Committee, Elder Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Special Needs Settlement PlanningN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Business JournalCharitable Giving and Special Needs Trusts2009
Oregon State BarSpecial Needs Settlement Planning2009
Oregon State Bar and Family Law SectionSpecial Needs Planning in Context of Divorce2008
Oregon State Bar and Multnomah Bar AssociationPlanning for Incapacity; Disability Trusts2008
Oregon State Bar and Elder Law SectionAlzheimers Disease & Dementias: The Emerging Pandemic Affecting Your Practice2006
Oregon State BarSpecial Needs Trusts Section with forms, Elder Law Book2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Portland State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Academy of Special Needs PlannersTerminating Special Needs Trusts2010
Oregon State BarSpecial Needs Settlement Planning2009