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Lorena has been in private practice in Corvallis since 2004.  Her practice includes family law, estate planning and administration, and victim’s rights.  She is a trained mediator and has served on the Linn County Arbitration Panel since 2004.


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 $250,000.00 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.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 80%
    18 years
  2. Mediation: 15%
  3. General Practice: 3%
    12 years
  4. Estate Planning: 2%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Pro bono (10%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher J Casebeer

    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.

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Contact info

225 SW 4th St
Corvallis, OR, 97333

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive199807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corvallis Junior First CitizenChamber of Commerce2014
Woman of Achievement AwardOregon State University Women's Center2010
Mary Zelinka Advocate for Social Justice AwardCenter Against Rape and Domestic Violence2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Reynolds Law Firm, PC2007 - Present
AttorneyGriffin & Reynolds, PC2004 - 2007
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Services of Oregon1997 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Mediation AssociationMember2010 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2008 - Present
Soroptimists InternationalMember2008 - Present
Linn County Arbitration PanelArbitrator2004 - Present
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Federal District Court for the District of OregonMember1999 - Present
Linn County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Benton County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1998 - Present
Center Against Rape and Domestic ViolenceBoard of Directors1999 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gatliff and SissonGrandparent visitation denied.
Newton and ThomasCustody granted to my client.
Baker v. BakerFAPA dismissed.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
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
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Colorado - BoulderPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence and Stalking: Understanding Issues and Handling CasesLitigating Stalking Protective Order Cases2010
Domestic Violence and StalkingCritical Factors Affecting Domestic Violence2010