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Kevin P. O'Connell

Tax Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 57 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1966
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1992

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I am originally from New York and I have been a resident of Oregon for more than 50 years. I have been an attorney for even longer than that. My extensive experience includes tax counseling, tax planning, and representation of taxpayers in sensitive audits and tax litigation, both in the United States and Oregon Tax Courts and several United States District Courts. I have actually had two tax cases go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I also have extensive experience in will contests, trust and estate litigation matters. I believe our firm has developed a strong expertise in this area. I am always easy to talk to and am a straight shooter in my advice.


Kevin P. O'Connell
8555 Apple Way Suite 300
Portland, OR, 97225

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Posted by Liz | January 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. O'Connell responded to my post on one site where I was seeking advice about being named in my grandfathers will.
Through that site Mr. O'Connell offered a half hour free consultation. He called and answered several questions thoroughly and with a respectful demeanor and in a way I can understand. Due to the complexity of my situation ( dealing with a deceitful personal representative and her lawyer) Mr. O'Connell continued to assist and answer questions via email. He went above and beyond to help me even at times being a buffer between me and the personal representative and her attorney. This helped A LOT ! Without Mr. O'Connell and his exceptional assistant's interaction and daily communication I would not have been able to retrieve family heirlooms and sentimental items, they were headed for the dump since spite is my families coping method. I am forever grateful to Mr. O'Connell and Mrs. Snelling for their professional, above and beyond work with their exceptional understanding and respectful mannerisms in handling me and my situation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1992.

Reprimand issued in OR, 1992
updated on 12/05/2009

This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hagen, O'Connell, Hval
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Hval & Fraiser
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Goyak & DiLorenzo
  • 1987 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, O'Connell & Goyak
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Goyak & Jensen
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Goyak & Ball
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Goyak, Hagen, Elliott, Krage
  • 1977 - 1981
  • Partner
  • O'Connell, Goyak & Haugh
  • 1970 - 1977
  • Law Clerk
  • Oregon Supreme Court
  • 1966 - 1967
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  • New York University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1970
  • Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1966
  • Fordham College of Rosehill
  • Other - Bachelors
  • 1963


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1967 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1966 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Portland Tax Lawyer Kevin P. O'Connell
Kevin P. O'Connell
Tax Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 57 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1992. See details