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Kevin C Gage

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salem, OR

5.0   12 reviews

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About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Divorce, Separation, Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Spousal Support, Complex Property Cases, Valuing and Dividing Businesses, Dissolution of Domestc Partnerships, Modification Cases, LGBT+ Law

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%

  3. Family
    20%
    Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Spousal Support, Complex Property Cases, Valuing and Dividing Businesses, Dissolution of Domestc Partnerships, Modification Cases, LGBT+ Law, Uncontested divorce

    42 years

Kevin C. Gage grew up in Washington. He excelled in college attending first Washington State University and then the University of Washington where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Classical Greek.

Mr. Gage received his J.D. degree from Willamette University Law School in 1981. In that same year he entered private practice, working for a firm that specialized in Divorce and Family Law. In 1984, Mr. Gage began the solo practice of law, limiting his practice exclusively to Family Law.

Mr. Gage is co-author of "Property Rights and Division," chapter 6 of the Oregon State Bar Publication "Dissolution Practice." He has authored other articles relating to Domestic Relations topics and has served as a speaker at Domestic Relations conferences.

Mr. Gage is a member of the Marion County Bar Association and a member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Oregon State Bar. As a member of the Domestic Relations Section, Mr. Gage has served on the Executive Committee and on the Legislation Committee.

Serving as an Arbitrator in domestic relations cases is a part of Mr. Gage's practice.

Current Employment Position(s): Sole Practitioner Year Joined Organization: 1981Areas Of Practice: Divorce Separation Custody & Visitation Settlement of Marital Estates (Including Complex Property Issues) Child Support Spousal Support (Alimony) Grandparents Rights Interstate & International Issues Modification of Support & Custody Orders Domestic Partnerships Bar Admissions: Oregon, 1981 U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1981 Education: Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, 1981 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

 

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1976 B.A., Bachelor of Arts Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Major: Classical Greek

 

Published Works: Property Rights and Division (Co-Author), Oregon CLE, 1990   Property Rights and Division Supplement (Co-Author), Oregon CLE, 1997, 2004   Property Rights and Division, Revision (Co-Author), Oregon CLE, 2002 Representative Cases: In re Marriage of Moe, 66 Or. App. 947, 676 P.2d 336 (1984)   In re Marriage of Bond, 63 Or. App. 865, 861 (1983)   In re Marriage of Swartz, 114 Or. App. 437, 833 P.2d 355 (1992)   In re Marriage of Ury, 109 Or. App. 702, 820 P.2d 472 (1991)   In re Marriage of Ferris, 85 Or. App. 555, 737 P.2d 153 (1987)   In re Marriage of Coleman, 71 Or. App. 313, 692 P.2d 129 (1984)   In re Marriage of Nickerson, 63 Or. App. 854, 666 P.2d 868 (1984)   In re Marriage of Vogel, 68 Or. App. 79, 680 P.2d 710 (1984)   In re Marriage of Nickerson, 68 Or. App. 288, 680 P.2d 1012 (1984)   In re Marriage of Nickerson, 296 Or. 516, 678 P.2d 730 (1984) Professional Associations and Memberships: Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section Member   Marion County Bar Association Member Birth Information: August 25, 1953, Walla Walla, Washington

 

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Licensed for 41 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Kevin

Kevin C. Gage, Attorney at Law
348 Leslie St SE
PO Box 924
Salem, OR, 97308

Reviews

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Posted by Rebecca | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go with Gage
trustworthy responsive dedicated reputable informed efficient diligent brilliant ethical sharp Kevin Gage is all of these, and more. I cannot imagine a better divorce attorney. Little could I appreciate, when my journey first began, the intricate complexities of family law. Kevin's handling of my case was masterful. I always felt like my case was the most important one on Kevin's desk. Kevin is highly conscientious -- all conversations were conducted swiftly and responsibly with a keen regard to my needs and my time. Whenever opportunities for lessening costs were available, Kevin made sure I was presented with these options. I truly believe that had I selected a different attorney, I would not have received the robust spousal and child support Kevin secured for me. The death of a marriage brings many regrets -- don't let the attorney you select be one of them. Go with Gage, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Chad | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exception Family Law Attorney!
After interviewing a number of the top family law attorneys in the Salem area, I retained Kevin Gage to assist and finalize my difficult long-term divorce. I found Mr. Gage to be very professional yet personal, as well as continually conscious of how we could work together to minimize my billing statements. In the end, I do not believe I could have retained a more efficient family law attorney than Kevin Gage.
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Posted by Daniel | January 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend for divorce matters
"I cannot recommend Kevin Gage highly enough for divorce matters. My brother and I met with him yesterday to find out what my brother needed to know about divorce in Oregon, and in a little over an hour, Kevin did a perfect job of explaining the process and making clear what's involved in each of the steps in getting a divorce. He was clear, succinct, knowledgeable about the law and the practicalities of untangling a marriage. I was impressed with his ability to talk about case law without going over our heads, and by the end of our time with Kevin, my brother and I were confident that my brother will be able to successfully handle the process."
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Posted by Steve | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kevin saved my financial life
Kevin fixed a terrible spousal support issue I had with my ex-wife. I had been paying her an astronomical spousal support for years, even though she had been remarried three times! Because of the support payments, it looked like I would never be able to retire. I met with Kevin because my cousin, a federal judge in Alaska, said he was the highest rated divorce attorney in Salem. Kevin was great. I was very impressed with Kevin’s knowledge of divorce law in general and Marion County/Oregon divorce law in particular. He listened, was sympathetic and did all the legal things necessary to get me out a terrible situation. Kevin suggested a solution (a one time settlement payment) which was fair to my ex-wife and also allowed me to have the financial breathing room to retire from my stressful job. Then he wrote the letters, created all the documents and filed all the necessary paperwork. Kevin’s solution worked and I was able to retire. I can’t think Kevin enough for all his help.
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Posted by Donna | February 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Kevin represented me in my divorce and alimony modification case. I would highly recommend Kevin as a trusted and experienced professional. I relied on his sound advice and wisdom to represent me through these emotional and trying experiences with a positive and beneficial outcome.
Posted by Carli | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Kevin was truly a professional and was helpful in so many ways. His expertise was indispensable in my modification case and I am truly thankful that I had the chance to work with him.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
Kevin is an excellent advocate
Mr. Gage was not only successful in obtaining a settlement that was beyond what anyone would have expected, but he encouraged me to do the things I could do to help reduce the cost of my divorce(eg-doing financial statements). However, the thing I appreciated most was that he helped me to find the confidence I needed to go on with life and have a successful future.
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Posted by Amelia | March 31, 2015
Exceptional and Ethical Representation
I hired Mr. Gage to represent me in a divorce case. In every aspect of his dealings with me I found him to be highly ethical, extremely orqanized, and a very hard worker. He was compassionate and took the time to listen and be caring. He was very responsive, dealt extremely well with opposing counsel, and his record keeping of all the complicated discovery and multiple documents was impeccable. His legal assistant Crystal was also very kind. Mr. Gage kept me appraised of my case status at all times, and answered every question I had during the process. I would very highly recommend Mr. Gage as a truly exceptional attorney.
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Posted by joan | January 17, 2013
custody battle
My husband and I retained Mr. Gage in June 2012 for a custody case. He worked so hard to help us through this tough case. He had to move mountains in the beginning of the case because the Dad in this case is an Attorney and created many barriers. Mr. Gage remained very professional and kept the case moving forward. Because our Attorney is so competent, the case moved quickly and came to an end. Mr. Gage is a top-notch Attorney and we would recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Duane | December 28, 2012
Kevin and his staff were a breath of fresh air in a toxic battle with an angry ex-wife
Kevin was more then helpful, he paid close attention to the details of our case, He was intuitive enough to see the big picture and did what in my opinion was exactly what you want an attorney to do, he advocated on our behalf and never lost sight of the big picture. I have worked with a number or attorneys over my lifetime and Kevin with out a doubt is the best one I know. I would recommend him and his staff any day.
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Posted by Daniel | November 5, 2012
Gage Law Firm is #1 !!!
It was great to have an experience lawyer who knows the law and is respected by the judges. He worked evenings and weekends on my case and always took the time to explain my options and where we were in the case. Mr. Gage and his entire staff are second to none.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2009
Very knowledgable, and available
He takes the time to discuss "options" not what he thinks you need to do, or what worked in the past...but what might work for you. He is available, and never makes you feel like he is too busy, even for what might seem like a trivial question.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Kevin C. Gage
  • 1981 - Present
  • Author and Legal Researcher
  • Instant Law (compiling legal research and providing legal research to attoneys)
  • 1981 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Classical Greek
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage Of Swartz, 114 Or App 437 (1992)
  • Successful Defense Of Judgment Before Oregon Court Of Appeals
  • In Re Marriage Of Ury, 109 Or App 702 (1991)
  • Successful Defense Of Judgment Before Oregon Court Of Appeals
  • In Re Marriage of Ferris, 85 Or App 555 (1987)
  • Successful Defense On Appeal Before Oregon Court Of Appeals
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Associations

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1976 - 1977
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Oregon State Bar CLE Publication
  • Property Rights and Division (Chapter 6, co-author)
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Property Rights and Division (Chapter 6, co-author)
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Property Rights and Division (chapter revision, co- author)
  • 2002
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Property Rights and Division, supplement, co-author
  • 1997
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Property Rights and Division, chapter co-author
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker for a law school class
  • Building A Successful Law Practice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (19)
Endorse Kevin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kevin is an outstanding lawyer. He is highly respected among his peers and is knowledgeable in a wide array of family law and divorce matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is a strong advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable of case law and responds quickly. Very easy to work with. I endorse Kevin."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is a great attorney. He is quick to respond to calls, emails, and other matters that arise in divorce proceedings. He is well respected by his peers and is strong advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin knows his stuff, period. He takes reasonable positions and advocates diligently for his clients. He is well-respected in the community. I endorse Kevin."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gage is one of the most knowledgeable people I know. He is a consummate professional and I would go so far as to call him an expert in all things divorce and family law. I fully and entirely endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse and recommend Kevin for any family law issue. He knows the law better than any divorce lawyer in Oregon and works tirelessly to achieve the best result for each client. His reputation is sterling and well-deserved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mr. Gage for over 30 years. During that time I have had many cases with him, some of which have gone to trial and some of which have settled. He is very professional and knows when to settle when it is in the clients best interests and when to advocate in court if needed. He is also very knowledgeable on the substantive and procedural areas of family law giving advice to lawyers from all over the state. He is one of the few lawyers send cases to him if I have a conflict."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin Gage is a superbly competent and experienced lawyer whose depth of legal knowledge on virtually all issues pertaining to family law is second to none. As an author, lecturer and legal researcher, as well as a zealous and compassionate advocate for his clients at both trial court and appellate levels, he is held in high esteem by colleagues, judges and clients throughout the state."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Kevin, an outstanding lawyer whom I consider an expert in his field. His depth of knowledge, tactical skills and courtroom prowess are exceptional. He is both well-liked and respected by colleagues and judges. Kevin is straightforward, dedicated and singular in his pursuit to serve his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is an excellent attorney. He is highly regarded in the legal community because of his knowledge of Oregon family law, his professionalism and his attention to detail. He is an experienced negotiator who very effectively advocate for his clients. I recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is an expert and experienced attorney who is highly respected in the legal community. Kevin works collaboratively with opposing counsel in an effort to resolve cases, but is also an effective trial advocate. I have worked on a number of cases with Kevin and have been consistently impressed by his calm and professional demeanor, his ability to remain focused on the real issues, and his skill in the courtroom. Kevin's talent for solving problems and proposing creative solutions for his clients results in better, faster and more cost-effective results in this very difficult and emotionally fraught area of the law. I absolutely endorse Kevin Gage's work."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin Gage addresses the needs of his clients' through efficient, professional, and effective representation. He works hard to meet clients’ goals and serve their best interests. Kevin knows Oregon divorce and family law; his legal expertise in these areas, make him a reference for attorneys seeking answers to complex and novel domestic relations questions. Kevin has built an excellent reputation in the legal community, and is well respected by members of the judiciary and his peers. I strongly endorse Kevin Gage."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a highly qualified lawyer who can quickly address the the key issues in a matter. He has the ability to settle the cases than can be settled or litigate the tough cases that can not be otherwise resolved. He recognizes and addresses the needs of his clients and works in their best interest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin Gage is on the short list of “go to divorce lawyers” in the area. He is respected by the judges he appears before, works cooperatively and effectively with the opposing attorney and is well liked by his clients. Kevin is knowledgeable on the law to the point where often serves as a legal guide and resource to his peers. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent lawyer, very experienced in the area of family law, and reasonable in his fees."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is an experienced, principled and hard working attorney. He is an exceptional family law attorney and is respected by his fellow attorneys and members of the judiciary."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Gage for over 31 years. During that time I have had several cases with him. He is an absolute professional. We have been able to settle or reduce the issues in question on some very difficult cases. He is also very knowledgeable on the substantive and procedural areas of family law. I often send cases to him if I have a conflict."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been in the Salem legal community for 23+ years and wholeheartedly recommend Kevin Gage. He is a thorough, accomplished lawyer, and one I would personally hire."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is an excellent family law attorney."
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Salem Divorce and separation Lawyer Kevin C Gage
Kevin C Gage
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salem, OR
Licensed for 41 years