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Tabitha M. Brincat

Child custody Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Brincat & New, PC

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 12 years
    California - CA 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tabitha

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FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY LICENSED IN OREGON & CALIFORNIA

I started my career as a paralegal for a civil litigation firm before dedicating myself to family law in law school. Originally I began my career as an attorney in San Diego County before moving to Oregon and joining a family law firm in 2012. I began my own solo practice, Brincat Family Law, in 2016, serving Oregon and California clients. In 2019 I decided to expand and join forces with another family law attorney, Jordan New, to form Brincat & New, PC. We focus on providing exceptional representation for Oregon and California family law clients. Currently we litigate throughout Oregon, primarily within Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Deschutes counties.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014,2013
Client's Choice
2014 2013
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Brincat & New, P.C.
240 N Broadway
Suite 112
Portland, OR, 97227

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Exceeded my Expectations
This attorney far exceeded my expectations. Ms. Brincat is an incredibly detailed, prompt, respectful, trustworthy, patient and ethical attorney. She works hard toward a resolution, always considering her client’s best interests. Opposing Counsel for our case was very abrasive, aggressive and unorganized. Ms. Brincat was consistent and did not let Opposing Council’s questionable efforts obstruct us from reaching our goal. She anticipated those challenges and often provided back-up plans to move forward when Opposing Council failed. Ms. Brincat was always well-prepared and backed up her efforts with facts, minimizing room for unnecessary (and costly) arguments. Ms. Brincat’s support helped me reach a very good outcome for my case; I never would have made it that far without her. I will always keep her in mind should I ever need legal services again, and have already referred her to others.
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Posted by Jeff | November 23, 2014
Above and Beyond
Tabitha came highly recommended when I was searching for a lawyer to handle the trickier closing parts of a long and painful breakup. To be honest, any sort of legal stuff is confusing and intimidating to me. Tabitha was wonderfully patient with me, explaining things simply and clearly so I could wrap my head around them. But what really impressed me about Tabitha's work was that she went above and beyond what even I thought I needed. I felt, at all times, that Tabitha was wholeheartedly looking out for my best interest. I know that can't be an easy task when handling multiple clients, so it was particularly impressive to me. I can't possibly give Tabitha a strong enough referral. She was an absolute lifesaver during a very painful time.
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Posted by Nicole | October 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond
Tabitha and her highly skilled team went out of their way to take care of every detail in my case. They are kind, respectful and very helpful. I cannot recommend her enough and will be forever grateful she was on my team throughout a stressful case. She is knowledgeable, considerate and thorough. She caught things my ex and his lawyer were trying to sneak in and change without notifying us. Call and schedule a consult, her rates are very fair and she knows her stuff!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional with Structured Client Ease Positive Results
Ms. Brincat orchestrated two difficult cases for my family. Both had good outcomes. Tabitha and team are well organized, prepared, and kept us well informed, with communication and flow chart to keep us up to speed and aware of any materials we needed to supply. Ms. Brincat is Family Law and a real asset.
Posted by Omar Al-Ani | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above all expectations
I don't write reviews to avoid being accountable to them however in this case there is a huge exception. Ms Brincat represented me in courts for three years. She is very committed, knowledgeable and honest person. I had a very complicated custody case that involve different elements including, not limited to, residency, international laws, refugee rights, asylum seekers, protection and multiple domestic and foreign courts involvements and judgments. I believe any other order legal firm will give up on my case because of the complexity, remotely located client and vast knowledge and expertise that is required for a such case. I think after multiple court hearings over the years Ms. Brincat managed to get us an exceptional ruling that is beyond our expectations. I highly recommend her services to everyone.
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Posted by Allison | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Tabitha over and over again
I worked with Tabitha during my divorce, and then later asked her to represent me during the custody modification of my children. She gave very clear guidance on how to proceed, what to document, and how to handle every issue that came up. She always had my best interest in mind, but always remained concerned about what was best for my children as well (even though they were being well represented by their own attorney). Ultimately we ended up settling at the last minute and avoided trial, which was not an easy task given the lack of cooperation by the the party. The outcome was absolutely the best one for my children. She was always responsive, knowledgeable, gave me realistic expectations and was very pleasant to work with throughout the entire process. I would eagerly recommend Tabitha to anyone who asks and would absolutely hire her again.
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Posted by Emily | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can’t thank Tabitha enough!
Tabitha Brincat is the most honest, direct, genuine, detailed, organized and hardest working attorney to have on your side in any family law litigation setting. she has been through the trenches with me for years fighting for the health and safety of my child. I could not begin to describe the amount of time taken on my case and ultimately through the diligence, evidence and sincere care she helped me to ensure my daughter was not subjected to an unsafe and unhealthy situation anymore. I am so grateful to have met her and worked with her on this case. She’s truly exceptional. I just can’t say enough about her diligence, information, advice and everything that comes with a crazy stressful process. She eliminates a ton of the stress and I can’t thank her enough!!
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Posted by Andy | August 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice FREE
I am involved in a very tricking multi-state custody/jurisdiction issue involving my 16 year old daughter. After talking to over 20 attorneys in Oregon and California and paying over $700 in phone consultations, Tabitha is the only attorney that had the answers to the jurisdiction issue between states and could explain the UCCJEA and what I needed to do. She is very knowledgeable on custody matters and in my opinion would be considered a "custody specialist ". Best part of all she consulted with me, took numerous phone calls and responded promptly, emailed me, and helped me to understand how to get started ALL AT NO CHARGE! When I called to try and pay the bill or settle up she would not take payment and said to just let her know when and if I needed her services in the future. Because of this I will most definitely be using her in future as needed for any services she can provide. A knowledgeable, trusting, fair, and honest attorney is who you will hire in Tabitha Brincat.
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Response from Tabitha Brincat August 21, 2017
It was a pleasure to assist you. I rarely provide free consults or advice but given the extensive efforts already made to find an answer, it seemed appropriate to offer these services pro bono. Thank you for the kind review and we wish you the best in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Lawyer
Tabitha provides sound legal advice in a very timely manner. Her rates are more than reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised when she delivered the advice I requested and only billed me half of the time that I thought she would take. These are a few of the many reasons I recommend Tabitha.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very strong and very honest personality
I had a strange/tricky case and selected Tabitha after meeting four other lawyers. She came off as compassionate, honest, knowledgeable, and thorough, and later demonstrated these qualities above and beyond. I anticipated a lengthy court experience, which Tabitha helped me prepare for, but luckily my ex came around and we were able to work things out with the help of a great mediator that Tabitha recommended. In the off chance things ever go south Tabitha will be the first to know.
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Posted by Tiffanie Colt | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
I hired Tabitha in the middle of a very nasty custody battle. She is professional, and very personable. She does amazing work. She never let me down even with her full case load. We loved Tabetha! I guide everyone in need of a family law attorney her way. We would go back to Tabetha in a heart beat. She made everything easy and everything went smoothly from the point we hired her. Our case was long and nothing about it was easy. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the work she put into our case that is now settled!
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Posted by Zhanna | December 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Tabitha is a really kind person who is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. I really appreciate all her hard work and would recommend her to everyone.
Posted by Mike | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rational mind, adept attorney, decent human being
Tabitha helped me as a consulting attorney in my divorce case, where I was trying to decide between getting divorced in Oregon, where my ex-spouse was living, or California, where I live; Tabitha is licensed to practice in both states. Tabitha is as sharp as anyone I’ve ever met, compassionate, experienced, competent, and eminently knowledgeable on the intricacies of the divorce process. Additionally, she is gifted in the ability to translate incredibly complex legal processes into English that anyone can understand, so I not only knew what came next but I was able to see the big picture. She's easy to talk to. I cannot recommend her more highly.
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Posted by Khalvin | October 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tabitha is Fantastic!
Not only is Tabitha professional but she is also ultra nice which is rare. She was always super prepared for whatever might be thrown our way. If I ever need a lawyer again I would definitely call Tabitha. I am not a fan of the firm she works for, the billing and overall way you are treated leaves a little to be desired. That being said it is not enough to make me go elsewhere for advice. Don't be fooled, Tabitha looks super sweet but between her in court performance and her exquisite note taking my ex didn't stand a chance! Love Tabitha as a lawyer and a person and I say if you choose someone else as your council then you are not getting the best in the business. I cannot say enough thank yous to this fantastic lawyer.
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Posted by John F | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, I always felt important
Tabitha handled my divorce, it was a long and complicated process that she made easy for me. She was my advocate when needed and was also able to provide the proper advice I had to have to make very critical decisions. Her attention to detail on the case and the issues were impressive and I would highly recommend her in the future to any friends that had need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Travis | July 7, 2015
Exceeds Expectations
Tabitha has made an extremely complicated and difficult situation much more simple and easy. She has been knowledgable, efficient and available. I have been well informed, well advised and given constant updates throughout the process. She has made an unfortunate set of circumstances much better. I would recommend Tabitha to anybody needing a family attorney. Although my case is not completed, I am sure the result will be a positive one with her guidance and expertise. Thank you again Tabitha
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Posted by Melinda | September 18, 2014
Tabitha went way beyond my expections. Thank you so much.
Tabitha was always professional, kind and courteous. Divorce is hard in the best of situations, and mine was not the best. She knew how to handle everything. For my piece of mind I needed things done quickly. She made sure it was done right and timely. She also checked in to see how my kids and I were doing. She was available at all times. There were things that were very important to me to secure in my settlement and she worked hard to make sure that we secured it. She was successful in all areas of my divorce settlement. I really appreciated her and her paralegal Amber. They stayed in constant contact always letting me know just where we were in the matter. I appreciate them so much.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2014
Great Attorney
Tabitha is an amazing attorney. My case was an international divorce case which was a pretty confusing case. She always gave me a sincere response even if it’s at midnight or in the morning. Thank you very much for your help for everything. You can absolutely confide in her good faith.
Posted by Kendall | November 4, 2013
Above and Beyond
I needed a document from one of her past clients to finalize a home loan and I was up against the clock. Tabitha was incredibly responsive and professional. She got me the item I needed (from a file that was more than a year and a half old) and even took the extra time to explain the document to our underwriter in her email. I was truly impressed by her above and beyond approach for her client.
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Posted by Patrick | September 25, 2013
The best choice you'll ever make !!!
Tabitha was more than just awesome - she knows the law and understands the importance of getting issues solved quickly and accurately. My case had to have been the fastest divorce to ever hit the courts desk. Most of the time these things can take months or even years in some cases. Tabitha was able to orchestrate all of the moving parts in such a way that both parties settled - happy and worry free. I would re-hire Tabitha in heartbeat. If your looking for someone articulate - honest - fast and rational - she's the one. Oh did I mention her rates were VERY reasonable? Thank you again Tabitha!!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • Brincat & New, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Brincat Family Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Landerholm Law, LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fleischer & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2009
  • Oregon State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 (nominated)
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 (nominated)
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40 (Nominated)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40 (Nominated)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 2013 Pro Bono Honors
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • OTLA CLE
  • Differences in Oregon & California Family Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (20)
Endorse Tabitha
Child custody Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tabitha briefly opposed me in a high conflict custody matter. She was a pleasure to work with. She zealously advocated for her client. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Tabitha."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tabitha is an exceptional attorney who is highly respected within the legal community. She is a zealous advocate who delivers results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tabitha is a fantastic attorney and a highly skilled litigator. She truly cares about her clients which comes across in her work. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I were ever in a fight for my life or facing a significant family law dispute I would want Tabitha in my corner. From start to finish Tabitha is the consummate professional and everything you would want in an attorney. Her diligence leaves no stone unturned and her compassion lets you know that she is in the fight for all the right reasons. Some lawyers are lawyers because its their job, for Tabitha, the law is her vocation, calling and mission."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently settled a case with Ms. Brincat involving long distance parenting time issues. Tabitha was professional, astute and also quick to respond to emails and settlement offers. In the end I am confident we reached a result that is best for both clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tabitha is a skilled and experienced attorney with an excellent reputation in the legal community. She is dedicated to achieving great results for her clients. I recommend her highly and refer cases to her without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tabitha is an excellent family law attorney, and I endorse her work. Having practiced in California and Oregon, she sees the big picture."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tabitha is, quite simply, an excellent attorney. We were opposing counsel on a sensitive case and she was professional, compassionate, and a great advocate for her client. She knows what she's doing and does it well."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked side-by-side with her on matters in which Bankruptcy and Family Law coincide. She is effective, compassionate, and very knowledgeable in her field."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tabitha was opposing counsel in a recent case of mine. She made strong, concise arguments. She stayed very professional and respectful throughout the process. She kept communication lines open, and always took the time to entertain ideas regarding settlement. It was a pleasure to work on the same case as her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Tabitha Brincat. She is a smart and considerate attorney, who works diligently for all of her clients. I have had the pleasure of consulting with Tabitha on several legal issues and have found her to be precise, conscientious, and extremely helpful."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brincat is an outstanding and ethical attorney. Ms. Brincat is well respected in the family law bar, and is compassionate, yet aggressive when needed. Ms. Brincat is an asset to her clients and the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In her two years as a lawyer, Tabitha Brincat has excelled in the field of family law. She prides herself on her ability to connect with her clients and deeply cares about each and every case she works on. A child of divorce herself, Ms. Brincat's approach is to treat every family law matter with civility and professionalism and help bridge any gaps between the parties to make the process go as smooth as possible. She has a gift for bringing people together and helping them come to a positive resolution."
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Portland Child custody Lawyer Tabitha M. Brincat
Tabitha M. Brincat
Child custody Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available