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Daniel S Margolin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Portland, OR

4.9   66 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Practice limited to family law. Experience in all aspects of divorce law, including appellate and litigation representation. High asset and complex business cases.

    22 years

  2. Child custody
    25%

    22 years

  3. Family
    15%
    Practice limited to family law. Experience in all aspects of divorce law, including appellate and litigation representation. High asset and complex business cases.

    22 years

  4. Appeals
    10%
    Family Law appeals, including practice at the Oregon Supreme Court.

    22 years

EXPERIENCED AND COMPASSIONATE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

Dan Margolin founded Margolin Family Law to continue the stellar service that he and the other family law attorneys provided at Stephens Margolin, where he was a founding partner. Dan is a Portland, Oregon native.  His practice focuses on all aspects of family law litigation.  In addition, Dan has an appellate and collaborative divorce practice. 

Dan received his law degree from the nationally acclaimed New York University School of Law. After graduating he worked at the Oregon Court of Appeals for the Honorable Rex Armstrong. He then worked as an associate attorney at a local law firm.  In 2005, he started the Law Office of Daniel Margolin to focus his practice on family law, and that founding has led to Margolin Famly Law. 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2016,2015,2014,2012
Client's Choice
2021 2016 2015 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Margolin Family Law
4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Ste 302
Portland, OR, 97225

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brian | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding experience
I was referred to Dan by another trusted attorney and thank goodness because I think it would be difficult to find the best just by going "to the phone book" aka online. I've worked with Dan and his firm on a couple of family law occasions and he was highly responsive, professional, and overall very reasonable for the value provided. He didn't every abuse time or make you feel "on the clock" but rather worked efficiently to solve the issues at hand, and worked in a very good timeline for the results that I had hoped to accomplish. Highly recommend him and his firm for family law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Any custody case can be difficult, but with a narcissist you will be in for one of the most painful, stressful and expensive rides of your life. I knew I needed the best. I chose Dan - after meeting with several attorneys - because he actively listened to my needs and wants and responded intelligently. He also didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear. His view was informed and balanced. I knew, no matter how willing I was to compromise, I was in for a battle. I needed an attorney who would take the high road but would also be aggressive when need be. Dan is honest, seasoned and smart. I am extremely happy with my decision to work with him and with the job he has done representing me. Dan zeroed in on the immediate significant issues for me and my small child, as well as the future I wanted to build for us. After many years of squabbling with a narcissist and getting lost in crazy-making circles of disagreement with no resolution, I needed a plan in writing that we both agreed to. I got that and I was pleased with it. It took a lot of negotiation (because the other side created barriers) but in the end it was well worth it. Dan also did an excellent job of distinguishing the limits of the law. Many times he encouraged compromise where appropriate and he repeatedly encouraged me to only pursue what a judge would uphold. Throughout my case he was an advocate and helped me avoid court for some time. However, in the end, because of the other side, it was unavoidable. Dan was incredibly well prepared for the trial, and he did a phenomenal job. He argued fairly and intelligently; he is a quick thinker and he didn’t miss a beat. We were successful on every single issue. This outcome makes an enormous impact on my child’s life. I would definitely want to work with him in the future and I have already recommended him to friends and colleagues. Dan has decades of experience. He is also empathetic and has fair billing practices. Top-notch professional and decent human.
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Posted by Alex | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Dan
I'm not writing this review after realizing how grateful and fortunate I am now that my legal crisis has finally ended. I am writing to give the sincerest appreciation I can for the tireless efforts given by Dan Margolin and his entire staff for defending me against the most hostile, untrue, dishonest, calculating and devious attacks that anyone should ever have to be exposed to in one lifetime, and I am not exaggerating. I have never met anyone with such legal acuity and intensity when called upon than from Dan Margolin. I was frequently surprised and honored as I witnessed his tangible defensive responses against opposing council at each turn. I've also witnessed many times when the judge and opposing council thanked Dan for his legal enlightenment which assured me that Dan is no common attorney. I strongly recommend that IF you want the very best, you want your hard-earned money well spent, and by luck Dan Margolin is available? Then look no further and consider yourself very well protected as I have.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Margolin Family Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner
  • Stephens & Margolin LLP
  • 2008 - 2021
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Daniel Margolin
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Legal Clerk
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Skinner v. Skinner
  • I successfully appealed the incorrect trial court decision and my client will be made whole.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Coulter Cup for Medium Size Family Law Firm
  • Saint Andrews Legal Clinic
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Society of notaries of BC
  • Family Law in BC vs. Oregon
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Law Institute
  • Family Law Appellate Review
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Law in Family Law Disputes
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2009
  • Helping Your Client Survive a Child Custody Evaluation
  • Child Custody
  • 2008
  • Death of a Spouse and Other Related Contingencies
  • Divorce Law (including Collaborative Divorce)
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (19)
Endorse Daniel
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recommended that clients contact Mr. Margolin when they were in need of legal services that I could not provide. While Mr. Margolin is thoughtful and courteous, he is also a strong advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've consulted with Dan Margolin on matters and have had him as an opposing attorney in cases. Based on my interactions with Mr. Margolin, he is personable, competent, and knowledgeable in Oregon family law."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Margolin is a superb family law attorney. Unlike many attorneys, Dan has a wealth of both trial and appellate experience. He is highly responsive, intelligent, and always willing to answer questions on difficult cases. I strongly endorse Mr. Margolin in family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with Daniel Margolin for several years. Dan is one of the most intelligent lawyers with whom I have ever had the privilege to work. His knowledge of the law is second to none, and his presence in court has always impressed me. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my family needed a family law attorney, I sent them to Stephens Margolin P.C. They're one of Portland's preeminent family law firms. I highly recommend Dan and his firm."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a valuable member of the Portland legal community. He is a leader in the domestic relations arena and is consistently on top of the latest legal trends. I endorse his work."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Dan's work. He is a professional and fierce advocate who aims to settle cases but is not afraid to litigate them."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is bright, articulate and passionate about his clients. He works assiduously to promote their interests and welfare. An excellent attorney. He is practical and finds practical solutions to complex situations at a reasonable cost."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Margolin on numerous cases and have found him to be highly personable, resourceful, diligent and cost effective. I have referred our clients needing Mr. Margolin’s services and always receive good feedback."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan I have worked together twice before on the same case. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and a dedicated advocate for his client. I'd be happy to be on the other side of the table from Dan again, and I would definitely recommend he and his firm."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had cases opposing Dan Margolin and now work with Dan, and his professionalism, legal skill, and empathy for those in difficult situations is extraordinary."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan is a thoughtful and committed practitioner who understands his client's needs."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Highly professional, congenial, and an excellent advocate."
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