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About me

My law practice is focused on helping individuals and families work through some of the most challenging issues they will face in their personal lives while vigorously protecting their interests and rights.


My focus spans the entire spectrum of domestic relations/family law, from divorce, custody and support issues and modifications to third party rights, adoptions and domestic partnerships. I work hand-in-hand with my colleagues, other professionals, and experts to ensure that my clients have the best possible resources available on their side.


In addition, I take on personal injury and general litigation matters on a selective basis.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 90%
    14 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • John E. Pollino

    Chelsea is considered one of the premier Family Law practitioners in the area. She puts her clients first.


    John Pollino Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lorena M Reynolds

    I have found Chelsea easy to work with on family law cases.


    Lorena Reynolds Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Armstrong Chai

1124 Cornucopia Street NW, Ste 210
Salem, OR, 97304


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Community Partner AwardLegal Aid Services of Oregon2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerArmstrong Chai, LLC2015 - Present
Volunteer Pro Tem JudgeState of Oregon2009 - 2015
LawyerSherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt2008 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Office of Edward Daniels2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Review CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Marion County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersMemberN/A
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk CountiesBoard MemberN/A
Oregon State Professional Responsibility BoardBoard Member2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of GibsonFavorable result for client on appeal
Abrams and AbramsFavorable result on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Mesa State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Willamette Valley Estate Planning CouncilDivorce Happens - Drafting Tips for Estate Planners2012