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Christopher J Eggert

Family Attorney at Keizer, OR

4.0   12 reviews

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About Christopher

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Practice areas

I have been an attorney providing strong and compassionate representation to my clients for over 25 years. I am licensed in Oregon, Washington, Utah and Hawaii, so chances are that if you need an attorney out west, I can help.

 

My primary practice areas are Divorce/Family Law, Criminal Defense, DUII and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

 

Although I am a former Deputy DA, most of my experience has been in private practice. I served on the Oregon Child Support Guidelines Review Committee in 2011-2012, chaired the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section 2013 Annual Conference, continue to serve on the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee, and have served on the Oregon State Bar Client Security Fund.

 

I am married with three children, am an active member in my parish, and am a licensed private pilot.

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Licensed for 26 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/22/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/11/2022
State UT
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/07/2023

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

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Eggert & Associates
3855 River Rd N
Keizer, OR, 97303

Reviews

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Posted by Jess | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive Divorce Lawyer
I met Chris Eggert through a referral from my EAP, while I was still reeling from the shock that divorce had been introduced into my life. He answered his own telephone and asked about my wellbeing first before proceeding onto business. He told me up-front that there would be more expensive lawyers who couldn't guarantee a different outcome, but that he would bring value in addition to his expertise. He said he would be candid in his interpretations of the issues and the anticipated legal response to each argument, even when those were difficult for me to hear. He told me he would organize all of the information I sent him and only spend time/money reviewing documents to the extent that they became pertinent. He kept his word on those components across-the-board. He encouraged me to remain reasonable without giving into irrational demands or making emotional reactions that might have sabotaged my own case. I know I benefited from Chris Eggert’s representation, but more importantly, so did my children in the settlement that we reached with my coparent.
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Posted by Stacy | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He made an unpleasant situation, better for me
I have been in a parental/custody dispute with my son's Dad. Things started to escalate quite a bit and I called around to several attorneys. I found Chris and instantly felt like I had someone who would be competent, caring and timely. That's exactly what happened. I've had attorneys before, for various reasons. I've experienced poor communication, drawn out cases, and arrogant attitudes. Not Chris. He stayed on top of everything and was all about a quick resolution, whereas the other parties' attorneys just wanted billable hours. I honestly believe that if I had not hired Chris, I would be battling this case for years to come. Instead, we are only a few months in and today, we officially ended this battle with the results being in my favor. If I find myself here again, Chris is the first call I'm making!
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Posted by Peter | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I retained Chris to represent my friend in a DUI case after the court-appointed attorney refused to try to negotiate a plea deal. Chris was able to negotiate a much lesser sentence and my friend was able to keep his job while serving his time under work release. During this time, his ex-wife filed an emergency custody order against him and even though my friend couldn't get an attorney on such short notice, Chris stepped in to help out. We're all very appreciative of his efforts.
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Response from Christopher Eggert June 8, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by Steve | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First-class Family Law Attorney
My divorce was complicated, going back to 2005 and involving attorneys in 3 states. I've been working with Mr. Eggert for five years now and can say with 100% certainty that if you are able to enlist him to advise and represent you, and you follow his advice, then your life (and your kids) is going to improve. Chris approaches things differently than i would - always for the better! He understands the dynamics of family law like a layman cannot, so I learned to simply follow his every bit of advice. First class individual!! Thank you Chris.
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Posted by Mary | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Matter
My daughter was going through a traumatic split up with the father of her children. I contacted Chris' office blindly, not living in the state my daughter does, nor knowing anyone who practices in her state. We were looking for full custody and the ability for them to relocate to my daughter's home state, which we understood going in that the likelihood of them relocating was very slim. Although it was a long and drawn out process, as we all know child custody matters can be, I am so pleased to say we finally received a resolution that was the best possible outcome possible. I will forever be grateful to Chris and his paralegal for not giving up and continuing to fight for us. My grandchildren and daughter now will have opportunities that never would have been afforded to them had they stayed where they were. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Trevin | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Law Practices
A parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to be in harm’s way in any manner, shape or form. Being in the minority of child custody cases as a father fighting for full custody of my daughter, I came to Mr. Eggert amongst many other attorneys with my case. Determined yet unnerved for the safety of my daughter I was adamant about finding a lawyer I could ingrain my full confidence into. From my numerous inquiries, Mr. Eggert stood out among all having what many attorneys lack, charisma and compassion underlined with compelling assurance for my conviction. Shortly after working with Mr. Eggert I was granted emergency custody of my daughter and returned her home to safety. In the months thereafter Mr. Eggert worked attentively and diligently to finalize the case in my position, paying close attention to every detail and responding with quick action. I would recommend this attorney with the utmost degree to anyone with any case especially that of Family Law.
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Posted by Mike | September 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
During my time of severe stress and pressure he kept stability and clear thinking in presenting my options for legal avenues. The outcome was as I had hoped!
Posted by Kanoe | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Eggert was a tremendous blessing to me in this awkward, and somewhat difficult time in my life. He made the process of my chapter 7 filing as painless as possible. He was very knowledgeable and helped me to understand everything that I needed to. He stayed on top of everything, dealt with my creditors for me, and was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had throughout the process. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable the whole time.
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Posted by Nicole | January 9, 2014
Excellent divorce attorney
My experience working with Christopher Eggert was a great one. It was a difficult time in my life, going through a divorce. He made the experience much more tolerable. He was very easy to communicate with, get in contact with & understand. He provided me with good practical advice & has my best interests in mind. I would definately hire him for other matters that would require an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasted money
Did really nothing told me to hire a $3k custody evaluator on top of a rolling bill. Received nothing and barely will get to see my kids. Made sure I could pay my bill yet never made sure anything talked about was dealt with. Other 1 star review nailed it on the head. Probably should've looked here first. Oh well at least my ex and he got paid. Meanwhile I get nothing other than debt and screwed.
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Response from Christopher Eggert September 20, 2019
Although I work my best for every client, things sometimes don’t work out well at least in the short term. Things didn’t go well for this client on one occasion and this person is obviously upset. But there have been and will be opportunities to change things much for the better. No final decisions have been made in the case, and even if there had been the nature of this case allows for future change for the better. I always invite clients to engage in civil discussions with me about the future actions in their lives and in their cases.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
I was not at all impressed with Mr. Eggert and his associates. My ex walked away with almost everything. Almost everything I was told by Mr. Eggert turned out to be false. Numerous mistakes on the paperwork. The legal costs were triple what I was quoted and the payout to my ex was unbelievable. He gave in to every demand of my spouses attorney. I basically had no defense at all. His associate attorney did 80% of the work, which was never mentioned in the initial consultation. Everytime they met to discuss my case, I was charged by both attorneys. This mistake will cost me for the rest of my life.
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Response from Christopher Eggert September 14, 2017
Contested divorce cases usually take six months to a year; it is difficult to imagine that these complaints could not have been brought to my attention during that entire time or if you were so unhappy with the services you were receiving that you would not have hired a different firm. I suspect a troll. Our usual practice is to assign an attorney at the time we are retained. Other attorneys in the office can and do assist, but the assigned attorney typically does the vast majority of the work on a file. All of our work, who did it and how much it costs, is disclosed on the monthly invoice. We do not give quotes on fees in contested divorces. We will quote a retainer, and it is always explained that a retainer is intended to secure payment of our fees and is not an estimate of how much a contested case will cost. Errors do happen on paperwork from time to time, usually inconsequential typos. I'm human. But errors get found and fixed. Oregon is a marital property state, so everything marital is usually divided in half between the parties. Virtually no one "walks away with almost everything" in a divorce. If you really were a client of mine, please let me know privately who you were so I can review my file and ensure this doesn't happen to anyone else. Otherwise, I hope anyone reading this will understand that anonymity allows unrealistic and unfounded attacks like this.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst Ever
Hired this attorney for my divorce. He gave everything to my ex: did not look into splitting retirement, splitting the cost of the parent evaluater, triple mailed the same information and charged me for it. The list of autrosities from this attorney is astrinomical and would NEVER recommend him. Heard from others that had hired him and other attorney's that he is biased against women and doesn't not represent them-I am proof of that. He just wanted the money without doing his job.
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Response from Christopher Eggert August 27, 2016
I do my best for every client. Sometimes the client doesn't get their ideal outcome, and this happens for a variety of reasons. Every case is different, and the outcome is often dependent upon the choices the client makes and the judge's view of the evidence. If you truly feel you have been wronged, I invite you to contact me offline and directly. There are likely better ways to address your concerns than an anonymous review.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Eggert & Assoc. LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg & Jones, PLLC Attorneys At Law
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Polk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Christopher J Eggert
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Oregon State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Hawaii Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Oregon State Bar, Client Security Fund Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Evening Meeting Series
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is my go-to expert in the field of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. He is knowledgeable and quick to offer help when it's needed. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a hard-working lawyer who is a strong advocate for his clients. Chris is a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working opposite Mr. Eggert. He is extremely professional and does a thorough job of looking to resolve cases as favorably for his clients as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone, and gladly endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as Mr. Eggert is an exceptional lawyer, very practical and is frugal with his client's funds. In the Salem area you cannot go wrong hiring Mr. Eggert."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an excellent attorney, professional and ethical."
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Keizer Family Lawyer Christopher J Eggert
Christopher J Eggert
Family Attorney
Keizer, OR
Licensed for 26 years