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Jeffrey K. Traylor

Family Attorney at Bend, OR

4.8   39 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    85%

    13 years, 160 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%

    13 years

  3. Criminal defense
    5%

    13 years

In 2009 I founded the firm Multnomah Legal which later became J. K. Traylor Law. In 2020 I became a partner at Phillips, Moore, Traylor & Myers LLP. Phillips, Moore, Traylor & Myers is a small family law focused law firm dedicated to providing high quality legal representation at affordable rates in and around Bend and Central Oregon. We know that when legal disputes and problems arise, it can be an incredibly stressful time filled with fear and uncertainty. We strive to give you the caring and personal representation that you need and deserve. At our firm, each and every client is treated with the utmost dignity, respect, and care.

 

We have a flexible billing schedule to meet your needs and unique situation. We recognize that legal services can be very expensive, and strive to maintain an atmosphere where thorough, personal, and caring legal representation is affordable. For clients seeking a sense of financial security, we offer flat-fee services in addition to hourly so that you know exactly how much your case will cost. In addition, we offer significant discounts for active military, veterans, and college students. Schedule an initial consultation today and we will strive to find a financial solution that works with you, not against you.

 

Our mission statement is to be your family's lawyer, and we look forward to helping you. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/10/2022

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

Contact Jeffrey

Widmer Mensing Law Group
339 S.W. Century Dr., Suite 201
Bend, OR, 97702

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | April 12, 2012
The best choice for Family Law
Jeff helped me get through my divorce and custody issues. He was very upfront with what to expect. Even when I was a little impatient and/or frustrated, Jeff reassured me things were getting done. I am pleased with my choice when I became a client of Jeff's. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Posted by Rebecca | January 6, 2011
You can trust your legal matters with Jeffrey with confidence.
I would like to say with sincere appreciation of the way Jeffrey Traylor handled my divorce chid custody case. My ex husband and I had been separated for a year, I was recieving no child support, my two teenagers live with me full time and we were truly struggling on my 1 income. I thought we could legally get the divorce done by going through mediation, because everyone told me it was cheaper than hiring an attorney, but I soon learned it was much better to be represented in this type of situation. And that's when I called the Oregon State Bar. Prior to me finding Jeff, the OSB referred me to a couple other attorneys who were either too expensive or didn't seem like they cared much about my situation. I met with Jeffrey. I was immediatley impressed and knew he could help me and he took payments and I didn't have to fork out thousands of dollars up front. Jeffrey is very smart about the work he does and he cares a lot about his cients and his business. I have recommended Jeffrey Traylor to my friends and family. I knew I made the right choice and I was very happy he took on my case and represented me in court in a short period of time. Jeffrey is very professional and personable and client oriented and you can tell he puts in 100% and is determined to earn your business through his hard work and dedication. I was very pleased by the outcome of my divorce case and it showed by his extra efforts. I am now dealing with a different kind of legal matter and I have retained Jeff again as my attorney. Thank you Jeffrey Traylor for your hard work and earning my business back. You truly are one of the best attorneys I know.
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Posted by Liz | October 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every $
Jeff helped me through a difficult, high conflict divorce. He was the second lawyer that I worked with during my divorce process. The first lawyer wasn't able to move the case forward at all and Jeff finished it and got me my settlement upfront within 8 months. Jeff was a great advocate for me and I'd recommend him to anyone. I'm really glad I invested in a good lawyer, he's 100% worth it
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2022
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Mrs Gantz
After being poorly advised by another law firm with a much wasted “high” expense, poor outcome and unnecessary stress, Mr Traylor was willing to help me with my very sensitive case. He was extremely helpful, in both communicating what truly needed to be done, what should have been done in the first place and guided me to finally settling an extremely tough case. He was very thorough in every aspect of my case. I could not have done this on my own with out the help of Mr Traylor I would highly recommend Mr Traylor.
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Posted by Jeff | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best family practice lawyer, hire him you won't be disappointed
Mr. Traylor is a shining example of what a person would seek during a difficult time in their life for legal services. He is professional, uses good sense in his decision-making, and the most legally moral individual you will likely meet. Communication is bar none better than I could have expected. I can't say enough about how well he handled my case and what an utter pleasure it was to have someone like him working with me. All decisions made were presented to me, did not overstep his capacity as my attorney, and would look out for my best interest, always. His years of experience and ability to navigate through this process gave me confidence in my case. If you are looking for a very reputable, genuine, and all-around supportive individual, I would highly recommend Mr. Traylor.
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Posted by Robert | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made!
I cannot speak highly enough or recommend strongly enough Jeffery Trailer as an attorney. I hired Jeff to address a very difficult and complexed custody situation. This process took nearly a year before it got in front of a judge, in a two-day trial. I would not wish this process on anyone, let alone doing it on your own. Jeff was an absolute professional from day one! He is empathetic and very understanding to the emotional stress people are burdened with during this time. He is very reassuring, transparent and helps educate you along as your legal progress unravels. Jeff was always upfront regarding possible out-comes in court and how your situation would relate to the legal proceedings. He does not waste your time or his time while representing you and your legal needs. His staff was very prompt to communicate and informative regarding deadlines and information required throughout my legal situation. (pre, during, and post-trial) Jeff’s ability in the court room during the actual trial, is truly amazing to witness. His ability to navigate procedural law with opposing counsel, witnesses, and the Judge was beyond astonishing! When you hire Jeff to represent you, sit back and let him do his job. You will not be disappointed. My specific case involved a custody review regarding the other parent wanting to leave the area. This was not something to be taken lightly and required a very astute understanding of the law and procedure required to render a decision that would benefit the child and his relationship to both parents. Jeff carried himself with dignity throughout the entire process, especially in his performance during trial. Jeff has a personality indicative to the perfection of his craft as a practicing family law attorney. He makes no promises other than to do his very best on your behalf and its relation to the law. This was made clear from my first consult. Hiring Jeff to represent me was the best decision I could have done. He is driven, personable, and result oriented and carries himself with a high level of professionalism.
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Posted by Charles | November 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Team
My experience with Jeff and His amazing team was positive in every detail. Jeff is very detailed and extremely easy to understand/including answering all questions immediately! I would not hesitate to recommend Jeffrey K. Traylor and his professional team to any of my friends or family. Life can be difficult at times, nice to know an honest lawyer exists in todays crazy world....thank you Jeff, best wishes.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
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JEFF WORKS MAGIC IN THE COURT ROOM!
I hired Jeff in the face of a nasty divorce and the unexpectedly combative approach of my ex-wife. I was taken by surprise by what turned out to be a well-orchestrated plan. It began with a restraining order served on me at the work place followed quickly by a series of revelations that she had manipulated utility accounts and other financial transactions in an attempt to demonstrate claims to a share of my home that I fully owned outright prior to our marriage. She made unreasonable demands for alimony despite only two years of marriage, no children, and that she had her own roughly equal earning history during the marriage. The service of the restraining order in front of my colleagues left me humiliated, heartbroken to realize instantly that our marriage was over, confused, scared, hurt and angry. Bottom line: I was freaking out and needed advice. Over a period of two days, I met three different lawyers – Jeff was the last. The first two wouldn’t and/or couldn’t offer me any practical advice, or a sense that they would be the person committed to being on my side and helping me navigate the path ahead. Jeff was real and I felt I could communicate with him easily. In the first meeting he helped me understand what was going on and offered advice on the best way to proceed. More importantly, he inspired confidence that he could and would navigate this nightmare with me. After I engaged him, he immediately assigned a series of practical tasks that would safeguard my financial interests that later proved extremely useful in bringing about a negotiated settlement. I only had to go to court once to contest the restraining order. I initially was emotionally distraught and thus disinclined to contest the RO because I had no intention of making further contact with my ex. Jeff, however, after some consideration and research, recommended that we contest the order. The day of the court case, I was a panicked when I saw the array of “witnesses” that my ex-wife had brought to trial. However, Jeff reassured me. What unfolded was watching an artist create a masterpiece. He knew what to do, how to do it and how to help keep me calm during the whole ordeal. I was like a duck on a pond; calm on top, going a mile a minute underneath. I was so devastated by the lies made under oath! After more than two hours into our three-hour allotted total time, I was increasingly frightened that I would lose. But Jeff kept me calm. When it was finally his turn to cross examine my ex-wife, ten minutes in Jeff discredited her testimony and showed that the legal requirements for issuing the RO had not been met. He then turned to the judged, moved for dismissal, the judge agreed, and then lectured the opposing attorney of her failure to prove her case. Bottom line: I was out of the courtroom with the restraining order dropped. Jeff’s cross examination was the masterpiece and I had won. The rest of the divorce process took what seemed like a long time. But compared to the experiences of others it really was only 14 months from start to finish with both parties signing a settlement without going to trial for the divorce. My advice: don’t expect a divorce to be a short endeavor, especially when your ex holds any kind of animosity. Jeff is smart, quick and little cocky but not overly so, and surly not disrespectful. For me, it was just the right combination of the qualities you would want for your divorce lawyer. The practice could improve its communications with clients given busy attorney schedules, I felt in limbo at times. This would help reassure clients when waiting on the other side, which can be very nerve-wracking. Emails, text message or check-ins every few weeks would help ease client anxiety. Jeff is fair priced and worth his money tenfold. Thank you so much Jeff! M
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Posted by Shari | August 30, 2019
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Highly Recommend for Child Custody / Parenting Time Issues
Mr. Traylor was very professional in his handling of my parenting time case. He was compassionate in what my children were going through. He listened objectively, provided top notch advice to settle this case within 6 months after dealing with it with 2 different attorney's for 2 years. I would highly recommend him. He advocates for what what is best for the children involved. Thank you Jeff.
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Posted by Kelsie | July 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver!
I hired Mr. Traylor last year, around March 2018. I came in full prepared for my custody case (parenting time was the biggest issue), he was professional and empathetic to my situation. I, as a client, was over-bearing, control oriented, and probably not the easiest to convince everything would be fine. Even though court was pushed out for about a year and he had a few cards against him with the judge running the other side, he made sure everything that needed to be said was clear with conviction. He was an outstanding person to have in my corner and to help settle my family’s concerns (they are a tough bunch). I could not be happier with our outcome! As a mother, I would like to say thank you, you are a large part that we now sit in our wonderful new life, in South Carolina. The stress of unknowns is finally behind us. I really couldn’t put a price on what I would have paid for this feeling of relief and happiness that my child is safe and has wonderful opportunities ahead of her. I would recommend Mr. Taylor and will be using his services again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2019
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Helpful, understanding and realistic
I engaged Mr. Traylor to resolve a matter with a long term partner. I was very pleased with Mr. Traylor's expertise and I appreciated him being realistic with me about my options. Many times in the legal arena, you can choose to pay more money to fight something but you are not guaranteed a positive outcome. He was upfront about everything and at no time did I feel like he was just out to take my money. I felt he truly cared about me and wanted the best outcome for my situation. And ultimately, we achieved the best outcome for me and I am now able to move forward with my life. Thankfully, everything was settled out of court which I also attribute to Mr. Traylor's expertise and knowledge of the law. I would definitely recommend him to others!
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Posted by David | July 13, 2019
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Great service and value
Jeff took over our case from another attorney in town and it seemed like it was guaranteed to go to court. He was able to re-start negotiations, act in a very professional manner, and ultimately solve the issues at hand. Another great aspect was that his rates and retainers were very competitive compared to other attorneys in the area and a bargain for the great service.
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Posted by David | June 7, 2018
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The Man You Want In Your Corner
I’ll start by saying divorce is terrible and leaves you lost in all aspects of life, especially when kids are involved. On top of the processing of everything going on around you there are legalities, responses and things that must be taken care of when you are not in your best state of mind. Not knowing where to start I began searching for attorneys in Bend based on internet reviews. I was very uncertain and uncomfortable placing mine and my child’s fate in the hands of someone I personally knew nothing about based on reviewers I knew nothing about including how they review based on personal coping and end results. The laws and court system are fixed and the only in between is your legal council’s understanding of the law and expression through representation. Jeffrey Traylor is very ethical, rational and professional. His priority is his client’s personal outcome and his reputation as not being the typical stereotyped lawyer. He placed things into clear perspective instead of dragging on fights that neither party wins in the end (which a lot of lawyers will do because fighting equals money). Jeff’s calm attitude and level headed thinking made me worry about his ability to fight in court. Unfortunately, I got to see Jeff in court as well since my opposing council’s representation was everything Jeff was not. In court Jeff is a bulldog. He is well prepared, understands the law and does not get manipulated by a quick sidebar settlement that falls short of what his client fully wants. I started off wondering if I had the right lawyer the morning before court and left wanting nobody else in my corner but Jeffrey Traylor if things came down to it. In the end it is always best to determine your own fate and outcomes and try to settle, but without Jeff’s representation and guidance person to person I do not believe options to negotiate would have been present. From my experience Jeffrey Traylor is a man of integrity and a hell of an attorney that cares about families after everything is settled. Even without outcomes being ideal I can honestly say Jeff didn’t fall short on doing his job at any point in time. As things arose Jeff had actions in place so I was never caught off guard or surprised. He works for his client even when it’s not visible and he always makes time to address your concerns and emergencies. I was extremely pleased knowing lawyers like Jeff exist. In the end I got what mattered most to me which was 50/50 custody and parenting time and without Jeff’s representation transitioning to life after divorce would have been a lot more of a struggle.
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Posted by George | February 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I was extremely satisfied with the advice and representation by Mr. Jeffrey Traylor. Cynthia in the front office was very helpful. What you want in an attorney is honesty, intelligence, competence and good strategy. Mr. Traylor provided all of the want list above. I would not hesitate to use again or recommend to a friend or family member.
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Posted by Trevor | February 9, 2018
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Professional and Diligent
I hired Jeff too late to have the best impact on my divorce case, but he did an incredible job making the best out of my disadvantageous position. He was attentive, intelligent and listens to what you need, and absolutely has your best interests at heart. He is not a billing machine and will caution you should there be expenses pending. I consider myself fortunate indeed to have hired him.
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Posted by Anne | April 15, 2016
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Review for Jeffrey Traylor
I hired Mr. Jeffrey Traylor to help negotiate a settlement between myself and my ex-husband. Mr Traylor did an exceptional job representing me during the process leading up to the negotiations by getting a fair settlement monetarily for spousal support. He was thorough with getting the necessary information regarding my ex-husband's net worth. During the negotiations he was exceptional, and I couldn't of asked for better results! I would highly recommend Mr Traylor to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Oliver | June 11, 2015
Great Attorney For Bike Mishaps
When I was in a bike accident a while back (doored by a truck… ouch) I tried to handle things on my own and just wasn't being taken seriously at all by the insurance company. I was still hurt and was now faced with all the unexpected legal hurdles involved in a bike accident. Then I went to Jeff. Jeff was fast acting, knowledgable, and kept me informed at every step in my case. He more than paid for himself and I cannot recommend him enough to fellow cyclists.
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Posted by Connie | May 23, 2015
Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, and Experienced
Mr. Traylor is knowledge, LGBTQ friendly and the most trustful person that I know. Mr. Traylor represented my family in custody battle that crossed two states. Through his diligence and expertise, he was able to facilitate a successful reunion with my family from out of state, secured full custody of my children, and setup an agreeable child support negotiation. I can never repay him enough for all his work and success of this case. I would recommend Mr. Traylor for any case and am sad he moved to Bend area, but grateful that he can help others as he has helped me and my family.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 23, 2015
Best Choice in Bend
Mr. Traylor was diligent, timely and very professional. He was recommended to me by a friend when my ex-husband's mother sought visitation with my son whom she hadn't seen or spoken with in over 2 1/2 years. Mr. Traylor was very efficient and effective and had this case dismissed in about a month. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Scott | October 16, 2014
Excellent negotiator
Jeff helped me secure joint custody two years ago after I'd spent several thousand dollars with another attorney without success. Too, my parenting time was increased, and my family support obligation was decreased, all outside of court, thanks to Jeff's negotiations. I highly recommend his counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 60-285 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-30%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Widmer Mensing Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Widmer, Mensing Law Group LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sole Proprietor
  • J. K. Traylor Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Multnomah Legal LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Anthony H.B. Wilson Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clark
  • The Dicicco Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Lewis and Clark School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Emergency Custody Hearing
  • Win and dismissal of underlying modification
  • Dissolution
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Personal Injury Trial vs. Farmers Insurance
  • Quadrupled the best offer
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Associations

  • J.R. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • J.R. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • J.R. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Regional Mock Trial Team Invitation
  • Lewis and Clark School of Law
  • 2009
  • International and Asylum Law Moot Court Team Captain
  • Lewis and Clark School of Law
  • 2009
  • Refugee and Asylum Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Speaker
  • The Life of a Trial
  • 2011
  • Northwest Philosophy Conference
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (50)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a compassionate, caring, brilliant, and fantastic family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a smart, compassionate attorney who finds creative solutions to his client's problems without compromising their rights. I highly endorse Jeff."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is a diligent and highly capable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am both a peer as well as a client of Jeff's. He built a reputation for professionalism in the Portland Metro area after starting his own practice in the Sellwood/Westmoreland area and I have never heard anything but praise for his work ethic within the legal community. Thus, in 2011 when I was struck by a vehicle while riding my bicycle I immediately retained Jeff to handle my personal injury claim and to deal with the insurance company involved. Jeff dealt with the matter in a timely manner and left me very impressed with the way he handles business (he constantly kept me updated on my case and provided me with realistic expectations regarding his time-frame). I endorse Jeffrey Traylor."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked opposite Mr. Traylor on a custody case and I was well impressed by his abilities. Not only was he very formidable, he was also a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is a tough advocate in the courtroom. He's innovative, passionate and knows the law like the back of his hand. I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Traylor continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Always looking out for the best interests of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is an outstanding attorney with an excellent understanding of the law. In addition, his courtroom presence is phenomenal."
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