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Christopher J Kane

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

4.8   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent debtors, both individuals and small businesses, in bankruptcy proceedings and help them with debt relief solutions.

    28 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Business
    I help people set up business entities such as S-Corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.

    19 years, 40 cases

  3. Estate planning
    I set up wills and trusts and develop comprehensive estate plans for non-taxable estates.

    17 years, 20 cases

I have been a licensed attorney in Oregon for over 20 years.  I strive to provide compassionate, honest, and expert legal services to individuals and small businesses throughout the great State of Oregon.  


By taking pride in my personal, open-minded process, I provide efficient and cost-effective legal services, while providing individuals with peace of mind through my expert advice and personalized legal representation. Unlike many other law firms, you will always meet with me, the attorne who is handling your case. I strive to give every one of my clients the personal attention they deserve.


Christopher J Kane
2207 NE Broadway
Portland, OR, 97232

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4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Chris knows... to get it done thoroughly and professionally and properly.... I would recommend him to anyone in the Portland area for bankruptcy chapter 13 help if I'm ever asked!
Posted by Suzi | October 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Chris rocks!
Seriously, he’s amazing. He provided exactly what I needed. I wasn’t feeling great about my situation, he alleviated all my anxiety and chagrin with his depth of knowledge and experience, and killer sense of humor. Chris and his staff were patient and kind, they answered all my questions, took care of all the details and made the whole journey feel easy. If you’re considering bankruptcy, call Chris Kane!
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Posted by Linda | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
professional and supportive
Exceptionally supportive when I was not at my best. He helped me through what was a very difficult situation. I would recommend him very highly.
Posted by Kerri | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy and debt, Business, Estate planning
Christopher was great to work with and continued to help me do whatever I could to be successful in making my situation work. I have referred him to others and will continue to do so when the opportunity arises.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Christopher Kane's expertise
Chris Kane represented me through the bankruptcy experience. Chris prepared me well and successfully discharged me from my debts. He painted an accurate picture of all involved in appearing and speaking before the trustee and provided fabulous support through this very humbling process. Chris is empathetic toward his clients and I appreciated his desire and expertise to help me out.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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without much fuss!
Mr. Kane got it done without too much fuss and embarrassment on my end. My bankruptcy went very fluidly and effortlessly-I was expecting it to be much more painful.
Posted by Sharon | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid, Knowledgable, Caring and Non-judgemental Guide
Christopher was exactly what I needed. I was nervous and anxious, but he quickly made me feel comfortable as he calmly reviewed my information, explained my choices and guided me through the process of decisions, paperwork and procedures. His considerable experience and knowledge became apparent throughout my experience and earned him my trust. I highly recommend that you make an initial consult appointment and talk over your situation with him. He's on your side.
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Posted by Sean | June 28, 2016
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Professional and Knowledgeable!
Christopher Kane has assisted me and my family, on various business and estate planning legal needs, and has always provided an excellent level of service and knowledge. His professional demeanor and "can do" attitude are a pleasure to work with, and I refer him often to my clients for their legal needs.
Posted by Michael | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Chris Kane is great to have on your side
During my bankruptcy, Chris was attentive to my concerns and was able to provide a plan that worked with my limitations. He definitely focused on what my goals were and helped me navigate my options with confidence. I wouldn't want to repeat bankruptcy, but if I had to, I'd pick Chris Kane again.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2014
My Rock
A few years ago, I was overwhelmed by my financial issues and embarrassed to talk with anyone about them. Chris' warm, calm, and nonjudgmental demeanor immediately made me feel at ease. He understood my issues and successfully lead me, step by step, out of a difficult situation. Although I was very nervous, Chris was my rock through the entire process. I knew I could count on him. It was such a great comfort to know that he had been through this before, knew just what to do, would be there for me and was truly in my corner. I have recently come back to Chris to help me with my Will. I am so grateful to be able to work with a lawyer who I can really trust.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2013
Knowledgable + Compassionate + Successful = CHRIS KANE !
We first met Chris 10 years ago when he helped us with a Chapter 7. Being nervous about it and weary of the process, Chris put us at ease and carried us through, which was extremely comforting. Unfortunately, 3 years ago we had to file again for a Chapter 13, and once again we called on Chris for his expertise. Throughout this process, he was always available to answer questions and provide guidance to ensure that we remained compliant with the program. We have always felt that he has had our best interests at heart. He is compassionate, extremely knowledgable and eager to ensure that we were well represented. In addition, he worked with us to put together a strategic plan that we could easily adhere to which would eventually make us financially stable. Now that our 13 will be discharged soon, I can't begin to convey the relief and freedom that I now feel thanks to Chris. Let me tell you, that if you are looking for an attorney, you would be making a huge mistake by not having Chris represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
The One and Only !!
Simply put, you won't be disappointed! He has extensive knowledge and is very easy to work with. More importantly, he takes a very caring approach and will deliver on his promises. Very quick with follow through and a great communicator.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2013
Amazing Attorney !!!
Knowledgable, efficient and compassionate. His experience and approach will help you throughout any legal process you may ever encounter. You want this guy in your corner!
Posted by Derek | June 4, 2013
One word...AMAZING!!!
Not knowing anything about bankruptcy, Christopher Kane walked me through every step of the way from beginning to end! It took 5 years, but we did it! Christopher provided the expertise I needed to feel secure in knowing my financial life was in his hands. Not being the typical client ( I could be difficult at times ), Christopher ensured that I kept on track to see me through a successful discharge with the court. Christopher exhibited a caring attitude with my situation which made me feel at ease during the bankruptcy. His expert knowledge and efficient diligence makes Christopher a superb Attorney! Thank you Christopher Kane for getting me to where I can breathe again without financial burden! You are definitely AMAZING!
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Posted by Ammie | November 12, 2012
Here is the one you want!
I have recommended him to many. You want someone who knows the business and who is the best in the field?? He may be a Lil bit more than others and let me tell you well worth it. See the rest before you see the best and know why I am writing this review. Quick, easy at hand and will schedule time to meet around you. I was referred to him by not just one person ... Several, if a name comes up more than once ... You have to consider. Now I know why. He will be sure to take care of you; and be the most easiest person who has your interest at first.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2011
Not a great experience
Hired attorney to handle personal legal issues. Poor response turnaround after several calls and emails. I needed issue to be handled a little faster. I decided to use another attorney.
Response from Christopher Kane January 21, 2016
I played phone tag and email tag with this person and assured him that I was ready, willing, and able to help him. But, he decided to hire somebody else. I apologize that I did not meet his expectations.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cullison & Kane
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Snyder & Associates
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Attorney at Law
  • Christopher J. Kane, PC
  • 1996 - 2001


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1991


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor/Creditor Section
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy 101: Critical Issues and Chapter 13 Plan
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a knowledgable and caring lawyer. His knowledge of bankruptcy is exceptional. I would not hesitate to refer family or friends to Chris."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Mr. Kane to be very professional and an advocate for his Bankruptcy clients. He is not afraid to take on difficult cases. Accordingly, I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kane is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Bankruptcy law, including all facets of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. I have been referring clients with bankruptcy issues to Mr. Kane for over 15 years, and I will continue to do so. I have always found Mr. Kane to be professional, ethical, and knowledgeable. I fully endorse Mr. Kane without hesitation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great lawyer and a really nice guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I rely upon Mr. Kane for bankruptcy law advice and complex cases."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've know Christopher since 1998 and he has practiced in the bankruptcy field for many years. He cares about his clients and he has the years of bankruptcy experience needed to do an excellent job for them."
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Portland Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Christopher J Kane
Christopher J Kane
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 28 years
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