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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, 666P.2d 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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 95%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 5%
    35 years



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  • Spencer Todd

    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.


    Spencer Todd Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Walter J Todd

    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.


    Walter Todd Criminal defense Attorney
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348 Leslie St SE
PO Box 924
Salem, OR, 97308


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Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerKevin C. Gage1981 - Present
Author and Legal ResearcherInstant Law (compiling legal research and providing legal research to attoneys)1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marion County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember1981 - Present
Marion County Bar Association, Domestic Relations SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyMember1976 - 1977
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Marriage of Nickerson, 296 Or 516 (1984)Successful Appeal Before Oregon Supreme Court
In Re Marriage of Vogel, 68 Or App 79 (1984)Successful Appeal Before Oregon Court Of Appeals
In Re Marriage of Moe, 66 Or App 947 (1984)Successful Appeal Before Oregon Court Of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar CLE PublicationProperty Rights and Division (Chapter 6, co-author)2013
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationProperty Rights and Division (Chapter 6, co-author)2008
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationProperty Rights and Division (chapter revision, co- author)2002
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationProperty Rights and Division, supplement, co-author1997
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationProperty Rights and Division, chapter co-author1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of WashingtonClassical GreekBA - Bachelor of Arts in Classical Greek1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Speaker for a law school classBuilding A Successful Law Practice2013