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Lorena M Reynolds

Family Attorney at Corvallis, OR

4.9   39 reviews

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Lorena is the managing attorney at The Reynolds Law Firm, PC, where her practice focuses on family law.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Mary Zelinka Advocate for Social Justice Award and a 2010 recipient of the OSU Woman of Achievement Award for her dedication to stopping domestic and sexual violence.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, having served as the agency's President, Treasurer, and as Chair of many committees since 2000.  Her firm has provided over $1,000, worth of pro bono legal services to survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and child abuse and to help children who are being negatively impacted by the drug or alcohol abuse of a parent.

Lorena graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in Philosophy.  She obtained her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1997.  During law school, she interned at the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in the Hard Core Gang Unit and worked at Protection and Advocacy, Inc. as a law clerk representing children and young adults with disabilities in administrative hearings, as well as providing litigation support on individual and class action law suits.

In 1997, Lorena was hired by Oregon Legal Services, which is now known as Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), as an AmeriCorps attorney.  Stationed in Ontario, Oregon, she spent a year representing low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  In 1998, she was hired as a Staff Attorney for the Albany Regional Office of LASO.  For the next six years, she represented low-income clients in a variety of areas, including family law, special education, and administrative hearings.  She represented clients at hundreds of hearings and trials and handled many appeals on impact cases.  She also worked on legislative committees and statewide task forces, representing the interests of impoverished Oregonians and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Lorena teaches Sociology 345 at Oregon State Univerity: Crimes and Violence in Intimate Relationships.  She is also a frequent speaker and trainer on many issues.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Lorena

The Reynolds Law Firm, PC
555 NW 5th St
Corvallis, OR, 97330

Reviews

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Posted by Melissa | February 1, 2021
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Just trust her
For almost three years Lorena represented me in a custody battle that included a FAPA order. There is a lot of back and forth that happens throughout the years, and Lorena kept matters lawful and to the point. Her knowledge around domestic abuse, the law and keeping children first always kept me at ease. She is kind and well spoken. There is no doubt Lorena knows her stuff!! When it finally came down to going in front of the court, Lorena did not disappoint. Everything she had said throughout the years. What we worked towards. Came together masterfully when she spoke. Also, her legal assistant, Bre is lovely to work with. She is also helpful, knowledgeable and to the point. No one is wasting time or money at Reynolds Law Firm. It was an honor to have them on my side through an emotional-stressful time. I’ll forever be grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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Saved my soul
My Family Law case was more complex than average. I needed to look for new Counsel in the middle of my case. Lorena was a life saver when should took mine. She was compassionate, uber organized, and highly effective in the courtroom. She well outperformed my Ex's confident attorney. The settlement was more than I could have hoped; allowing me to move to a more secure place to raise my kiddos. We have a wonderful life to look forward to. Reynold Law saved my soul.
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Posted by Laurel | May 7, 2018
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I absolutely recommend Lorena
Lorena has helped me during two court appearances which were high conflict custody cases. She is an absolute bulldog of a lawyer who is going to direct you in order to build a solid case. She is very knowledgeable, and has her team bring up relevant evidence in order to support you. I have been very happy to have her represent me and will continue to seek her for legal advice, and representation.
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Posted by Socheata | April 15, 2018
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Lorena Reynolds Review
Lorena Reynolds represented me in my custody case. It was complicated in that there was also a criminal case against the children’s father. Lorena worked tirelessly on the custody case all the while taking into account the pending criminal case. While representing me she always put the interest of the children first, which was so important to me. She was very patient with me and kept me informed about the workings of the case. When I was discouraged about the proceedings she gave me hope and helped me to see how the case was going to be resolved. Everyone at the Reynolds law firm that I worked with was so supportive and helpful. They gave me confidence that things would be resolved in a way that would favor the children and me. If you are looking for a compassionate, competent, professional, law firm that will tirelessly be your advocate, I would highly Lorena Reynolds and the Reynolds law firm.
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Posted by Grant | April 13, 2018
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Outstanding attorney
My wife and I have worked with Lorena Reynolds on two occasions, and found her to be extremely competent. She was clearly very knowledgeable of all relevant statutes, as well as being compassionate and sensitive to our concerns. I give her my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
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Client
Lorena is an expert on issues relating to divorce and domestic violence. Her advice and assistance was well worth the cost and resulted in my child and I living in peace.
Posted by Biff | April 4, 2018
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Amazing family lawyer
Lorena helped us with the adoption of two of our children. She was able to approach our case with sensitivity and dedication. She made a very stressful process feel easier and we would gladly work with her again.
Posted by Mysty | April 3, 2018
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Great firm awesome lawyer
Lorena Reynolds is a fantastic lawyer. I worked with her firm on a couple of occasions and was always impressed with her ability to navigate the system and the seriousness she gave to my cases. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Andrea | April 2, 2018
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Expert in her Profession
I hired Lorena many years ago to assist with an out of state adoption. She was very clear and professional. Out of state adoptions are complex and she knew exactly what to do and what we should expect with the process. Since then, I have consulted with her on many matters. Her advice always puts children first, their safety is her first concern. Additionally, Lorena has donated over $175,000 in pro bono legal services for women in abusive situations.
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Posted by Nancy | September 29, 2017
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Prenuptial Agreement
Lorena helped me with the prenuptial agreement prior to my wedding. She helped clarify what was proposed and helped me to understand what I wanted and needed. She communicated well with the other lawyer.
Posted by Alicen | March 1, 2017
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World Class!
Lorena thoroughly vetted my case. Extremely knowledgable. Fought hard for my cause and my children. Fair minded and egalitarian. Kept my case moving in a positive and safe direction.
Posted by Chris | January 26, 2017
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Exceptional Representation
I was going though a divorce that turned messy and I didn't feel that the attorney that I had originally hired was up to the task. I consulted with Ms. Reynolds based on a recommendation from a friend. During the consultation, it was clear that I was being interviewed as much as she was. She was interested in my children, how the situation was affecting them, and what might be in their best interests. I greatly appreciated her concern for my family, and her direct approach when discussing the specific legalities of my case. No sugarcoating or false expectations. I liked and retained her immediately. I have no doubt that she would have declined my case if my approach and intent did not align with her values. From that day forward, the stress that came with being embattled in litigation significantly lessened. Lorena and her staff are consummate professionals, and I never had to worry about whether or not they were prepared. Her strategies were well executed and highly successful. True to her initial promise, she never shied from offering sound advice based on the specific legalities of my case and her extensive experience with the judges we were in front of. I didn't always want to hear the advice she was giving, but it was always spot on and kept me from making decisions that would have been costly and ineffective. Together, we achieved a very good result that I am confident would not have been possible with most other attorneys. If you are in need of legal representation, particularly related to family law, then you owe it to yourself to consult with Ms. Reynolds. I could not have been more impressed with her and her team's handling of my case.
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Posted by Courtney | January 25, 2017
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Excellent attorney
Ms. Reynolds is an excellent attorney. She and the staff at her practice provide the best legal advice and service, including in times of immediate crisis. Ms. Reynolds provided accurate and very timely legal advice when I needed it, whether by phone or email. I could not have picked a better attorney or law office to represent me during a very difficult time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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Just what I needed
Ms. Reynolds and her staff were the perfect help in navigating a complicated divorce involving custody and division of a family business. They were excellent at working with wittnesses, forensic accountants, etc.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
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Lorena is an amazing attorney who really takes care of her clients!
I went through a difficult and drawn out divorce after a long marriage. Lorena worked very hard to get me through all of it in one piece. She went after and secured a favorable outcome yet was fair and ethical through the long process, often reminding me to stay on the high road. She was also an advocate for doing what was right for my children. I don't know how I would have made it through it all without Lorena, and the support of the great group of people that work with her..
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Posted by Karen | November 16, 2015
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Stellar
It's hard to express just what amazing work Lorena did on my behalf. In the absolute hardest and most painful time of my life, I learned right away that I could count on her to fight for me and my children. Because of the emotional state I was in, I would have made a number of major, long-term mistakes. Thanks to Lorena, I didn't. The result was a divorce, custody arrangement, and parenting plan that has worked well and that was in my children's best interest. It was also fair to their other parent. I can't imagine what a disaster I would have made out of my life without her guidance. I will be eternally grateful to Lorena and her team for their support, and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
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Unconditional Recommendation
I hired Lorena Reynolds to navigate a difficult divorce and custody case. Her knowledge base of family law and advocacy is unparalleled. She was always available for consultation and advice and anticipated possible issues. She was also a great emotional support through the difficult time, her counsel was always honest, supportive, and sound. She is the best lawyer with regard to knowledge, expertise, and empathy that I have ever met. I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Cyndi | November 6, 2015
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Best Attorney!
Lorena is fantastic at what she does. She is very good at looking two or three steps ahead and predicting what may or may not happen. She is realistic and honest about what she can and can't do for you. My case involved a custody matter and no matter what Lorena always looked out for what was best for my special needs child. Being a mom herself she caught things others in the process didn't catch, that just wouldn't work for any child. Knowing she was looking out for my child made be able to relax and concentrate on my son rather than the stress of court. She truly is an advocate and cares about what she is doing. Her ethics and morals are a ripple affect throughout her office. Her team and staff are just as professional and caring as she is. I would definitely recommend her and her office to anyone requiring legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2015
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She's simply the best
Lorena is personable and sharp. As a victim of domestic violence she was a perfect fit to handle my divorce, child custody issues, and other matters. She took the time to handle not only the legal aspect but the difficult emotional situation I was in. She thoroughly understands the psychology behind abusive relationships. She helped me accomplish everything I set out to accomplish and more. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Alicen | October 30, 2015
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Outstanding Law Office
I'm currently a client of Lorena. She has gone out of her way to seek justice on my behalf, to offer fair and sound legal advice, to make sure my needs are properly addressed by the legal system, and to make herself available to answering my humerus questions. I have found her work to be solid, professional, and personable. I highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Reynolds Law Firm, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Griffin & Reynolds, PC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 1997 - 2004

Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Justice v. Crum
  • Court of Appeals reversed and remanded in part.
  • Foster v. Miramontes
  • Stalking Protective Order and attorney fees upheld, award of damages remanded
  • Clapp and Clapp
  • The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and ruled in favor of Wife.
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Associations

  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Soroptimists International
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Linn County Arbitration Panel
  • Arbitrator
  • 2004 - Present
  • Federal District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Corvallis Junior First Citizen
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Woman of Achievement Award
  • Oregon State University Women's Center
  • 2010
  • Mary Zelinka Advocate for Social Justice Award
  • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence
  • 2006

Publications

  • Policy Issues and Prospects regarding the Potential Breakup of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), A Collection of Papers Commissioned by the Riordan Foundation, UCLA Urban Education Studies Center.
  • The Effects of a LAUSD Reorganization on Special Education.
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Reynolds is one of my the most renown and caring attorney's that I know. She cares about her clients, and is very passionate about her work. I have recommended her law firm countless times, and would do so again in a heartbeat."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lorena is an amazing lawyer. She works tirelessly for her clients. She is incredibly smart, always well-prepared, and is formidable in court. Nothing gets by her. I endorse Lorena without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lorena is a well respected Family Law attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients, a true professional with a dedicated staff. She is compassionate and understands the needs of her clients. It is always a pleasure to work with her."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lorena is an expert in many areas of family law and a tireless advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her services."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked in Lorena Reynolds' office since February 2009. Since that time I have come to know her as a compassionate, honest, and very sharp family law attorney. I have spent most of my professional life as a prosecutor and I have particularly high regard for lawyers who are smart and tenacious while still maintaining the highest integrity. Lorena Reynolds falls into that group. She's simply excellent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lorena is a dedicated and dynamic lawyer who has the distinct ability to listen to her clients and advocate for their future needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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