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Stephanie Carter

Estate planning Attorney at Tigard, OR

5.0   2 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives

  2. Business
    General business issues, contracts and other agreements.

  3. Elder law
    Guardianships and conservatorships.

  4. Probate
    Probate and trust administration


My legal practice focuses on estate planning (including special needs planning), probate and trust administration, elder law and general business.

I served on the legislative work group to prepare the Advance Directive legislation that went into effect in 2018 and am the current chair of the  Advance Directive Adoption Committee that is tasked with revising the form.

Prior to attending law school, I served as an Associate Dean at Centralia College. As such, I directed library operations and coordinated distance and online education.

Stephanie enjoys traveling and spent one year of college studying in Sagunto, Spain, and another studying in Paris, France. Her hobbies include reading and gardening. She belongs to two book groups through the Lake Oswego Branch of AAUW.

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Hilary Carter Law


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Posted by Vicki | April 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have worked with Stephanie for several years as my attorney. I was very pleased with her attention to details in writing my trust and handling real estate matters. She is professional and takes an interest in her client’s wellbeing and needs.
Posted by Ruth | April 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Sympathetic
Stephanie helped my husband and I with our estate plan. She made sure everything was just as we wished. After my husband died, she walked me step-by-step through the transfer of assets to my trust and other necessary actions. She was sensitive to how stressful that time was for me and didn’t mind repeating things when I forgot.


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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hilary Carter Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jerold W. Hilary, LLC
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Fiduciary
  • Pegasus Fiduciary Services, LLC
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Draneas & Huglin, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2019
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  • Portland State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Taxation
  • 2018
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Evergreen State College
  • MPA
  • 2003
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • ML
  • 1990
  • Walla Walla College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate Estate for Wrongful Death Beneficiary
  • Probate opened; settlement and its apportionment approved.
  • Trust for Adult Child with Special Needs
  • Trust Established


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Advance Directive Adoption Committee
  • Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • AAUW
  • Former President
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Faculty Award
  • Centralia College
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law 2018: Preparing for the Future
  • Advance Directive Health Care Update
  • 2018
  • Farm and Ranch Succession Planning
  • Dividing a Farm or Ranch Estate Among Members of the Next Generation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Stephanie
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephanie Carter is one of the smartest lawyers I have worked with. She is passionate about the law and about helping clients solve and prevent problems. I recommend her without reservation."

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Tigard Estate planning Lawyer Stephanie Carter
Stephanie Carter
Estate planning Attorney
Tigard, OR
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation