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Valerie Kirkendall has a reputation for competent, caring legal expertise in a practice that includes wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, probate, tax and adoption. A 2001 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Ms. Kirkendall is licensed to practice in all Oregon courts. Ms. Kirkendall is a past volunteer with OASIS and Legal Aid Services for Seniors, served as a volunteer judge with the Tigard Police Department Peer Court, and is a member of the Oregon State Bar Standing Committee on Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Law.

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Licensed

  1. Probate: 30%
    14 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    14 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    14 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    14 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven W. Ledbetter

    I have known Attorney Kirkendall for over 15 years and can confidently endorse her work. She is extremely competent, organized, and responsive to his clients. She also is personable and will spend the time it takes to ensure her clients are comfortable and understand her recommendations and actions. You will be in good hands if you choose Valerie as your lawyer.

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    Steven Ledbetter Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    I endorse this lawyer. Valerie has considerable experience in estate planning and elder law, including guardianships, conservatorships, probate, and long term care planning.

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    Jerold Hilary Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Valerie Kirkendall, Attorney at Law

9250 SW Tigard St
Tigard, OR, 97223-6120

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Certificate in Federal Tax LawNorthwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College2001
Pro Bono Honors ProgramNorthwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyValerie Kirkendall, Attorney at Law2002 - Present
JudgeTigard Peer Court2003 - 2009
AttorneySenior Law Project2001 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Standing Committee on Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology LawMember2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners SectionMember2002 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration SectionMember2002 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the District of OregonMember2002 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2002 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Standing Committee on Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology LawSecretary2004 - 2014
Tigard Youth Peer CourtJudge2002 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2010
Senior Law ProjectAttorney2001 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Estate Planning BlogProbate Practice in Oregon2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Portland State UniversitySocial Work and PsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly SeriesEstate Planning Basics2015
Financial Planning SeminarPlanning Ahead with IRAs2013
Client Appreciation EventEstate Planning Basics2013