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Wesley D Fitzwater

Elder law Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1981
    Retired No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Guardianship

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Probate

    42 years, 750 cases

  4. Trusts

    42 years, 500 cases

  5. Wills and living wills

    42 years, 1,000 cases

Wes Fitzwater is a partner in the law firm of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP, one of Oregon's oldest and largest Elder Law and Estate Planning firms, emphasizing estate and tax planning, protective proceedings, probate, elder law and long term care planning.

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Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP
6400 SE Lake Rd Ste 440
Portland, OR, 97222-2195


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Posted by susan | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Wes Fitzwater has been the best estate attorney that I have ever worked with. This is the third time I've been the personal representative of an estate and when my beloved best friend asked me to be hers, I strongly resisted because of the negative experiences I had previously. My concerns, however, were unfounded and that is due to Mr. Fitzwater. He has made this process smooth, drama free, and easy for me. I really don't know how I would have fulfilled her wishes without him. I am so grateful to her that she chose Mr. Fitzwater to set up her affairs and that, despite the financial challenges, Mr Fitzwater agreed to represent the estate. It has been a complicated one but not for me, because he has made it easy. In addition to his impressive understanding of the law and what the state of Oregon requires, his emotional intelligence in what happens after a loved one passes and how people can behave in unexpected ways is vast and supremely helpful. He takes it all in stride, understands the personal rep's challenges, and then provides the options and advice to make everything go smoothly and fairly. He's kind but he's also firm when needed, especially when it comes to representing the estate, protecting the wishes of the deceased, and protecting the personal rep from bad behaviour from the beneficiaries. And, if you've been through it before, you know what I mean. Thank you Mr. Fitzwater. You have made all the difference.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fitzwater & Fitzwater
  • 1981 - 2000


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Willamette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Elder Abuse Cases


  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
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  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Clackamas County Bar Association, Probate Court Advisory Committees
  • Member
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  • Multnomah Bar Association, Probate Court Advisory Committees
  • Member
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
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  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning & Administration Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • OSB President's Membership Service Award
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2000
  • Award from Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
  • Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
  • 1993
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Gresham Loaves and Fishes
  • 1990
  • President's Public Service Award
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 1989
  • Firm Award
  • Multnomah County Senior Law Project
  • 1988
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  • Oregon State Bar
  • The Elder Law Handbook
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Paralegal Association
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Issues
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  • Elder Law CLE
  • Stipulated Orders in Guardianship Cases
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  • Annual Elder Law CLE
  • Income Cap Trusts
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Both Wes Fitzwater and Donna Meyer 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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Portland Elder law Lawyer Wesley D Fitzwater
Wesley D Fitzwater
Elder law Attorney
Portland, OR