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Herb Weisser

Divorce and separation Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 35 years
    Oregon - OR 38 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1988
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1985
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2002

About Herb

Learn Herb’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    34 years

  2. Family
    Including child custody, child support, modification of existing custody, support or parenting time; step-parent adoptions

    34 years

  3. Mediation

    16 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials

    31 years

For the average person, trying to understand and deal with family law those issues can often be overwhelming and confusing. It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney; someone who can provide you with the information and support you need to make the right choices. I limit my practice to family law matters, and have years of experience dealing with many complicated issues.  My assistant and I have worked as a team since 1990, and work to ensure that our clients have the support and information they need to navigate through the process.





Herb Weisser, P.C.
4504 S. Corbett Avenue #200
Portland, OR, 97239

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Posted by Melissa | March 2, 2015
Excellent attorney for divorce assistance
Herb Weisser and his staff were top-notch not only during the drafting of my divorce settlement but also in the years following when I needed additional assistance due to lack of compliance by my former spouse. He really understood my needs as well as those of my children. He helped my stress level decrease dramatically during this difficult process. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by Andy | February 27, 2013
THE lawyer for the person who's not a lawyer
I am not a lawyer, I am not wired like a lawyer, and frankly had no real "reason" to interact with the legal world personally until a few years ago. I had been thru a divorce, and in hindsight (very expensive hindsight) felt my choice had really let me down. Live and learn. When I needed counsel post-divorce, I knew what I didn't want. I somehow (honestly can't remember how) found Herb. And... wow. Herb and his staff have pretty much done the impossible: restored my faith in lawyers, particularly those in the divorce category. Herb is exactly the guy I wish I'd known about during my initial proceedings. Brace yourself: divorce is not a pleasant experience, but you CAN have (and SHOULD have) a good working partnership with your attorney. Sounds obvious, but for me, that was not my experience prior to Herb. I've found Herb to be empathetic but realistic wrt my position; offering thoughtful, considered real-world advice about the steps needed to address a situation now and its future implications. Every single time I've interacted with him and his staff, I've found it to be cordial, intelligent... almost even... pleasant. With Herb in my corner I absolutely feel equipped and confident to exercise my rights as a dad and as a person, and doing so in a humane, respectful way — the way I choose to do it — regardless of how daunting the legal issues seem to be.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2002.

Reprimand issued in OR, 2002
updated on 02/28/2013

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.

Herb's comment: “Verbal disclosure of conflict of interest to client, should have also been in writing”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Weisser Family Law
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Soriano & Asssociates
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • Carney, Buckley, Hays & Marsh
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hiatt Legal Services
  • 1985 - 1988
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  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Family Law Reference Book
  • Divorce Guide For Oregon
  • 2004
  • Oregon Family Law Deskbook
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Herb
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Herb is a knowledgeable family law attorney. I heartily endorse him."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Herb is an experienced, no-nonsense litigator. I highly recommend Herb in both collaborative and contested family law cases."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weisser is very professional advocate. He is a voice of reason an what is often an emotional and difficult process."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Herb is an fantastic attorney to have on the other side in a case. He looks to find a solution to disputes that is in everyone's best interest while diligently protecting his client."
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Herb Weisser
Divorce and separation Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 38 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2002. See details