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Patricia Louise Nelson

Probate Attorney at Bend, OR

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Patricia Louise Nelson

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patricia

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To Probate or Not to Probate?  What to do about an estate in Oregon with a few assets and a few debts???
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Location

Two Spruce Law P.C.
204 SE Miller Avenue
Bend, OR, 97702

Reviews

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Posted by Dee | August 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Kindness
Patricia is a very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate person. She came highly recommended to me by a close trustworthy friend. I feel very blessed to have been referred to Patricia. In this day and age she is certainly a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend Patricia whether it’s for a consultation or if you are in need of someone you can trust to represent you and your needs.
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Posted by Julie | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME LADIES
I had the honor of having Two Spruce Law helping with a an estate I had inherited and no idea the complications that were involved. Thank God for Patricia and Hannah!! They took care of everything. The filing, letters, always kept me informed and copies of everything they did. They even took the headache I would of got if I had even tried to do this on my own. Just want to thank you wonderful ladies and especially Hannah for making this all go so smoothly. If I ever (which I hope not) you ladies will always be my first choice. Thank you again for everything. Julie Neff Bend, Oregon
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Posted by Gwen | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate work on behalf of families
I found Patricia Nelson through internet research when I was looking for legal assistance to protect my vulnerable mother. I'm so glad I found Patricia Nelson and Two Spruce Law! My mother's health was in serious decline, but she had been hiding it from everyone. After thoroughly and comprehensively interviewing my mother, Patricia Nelson created a power of attorney that best suited our needs. It turned out to be the best thing for my mother's future. The power of attorney contained the exact language required for me to be able to help my mother. It stood up to challenges from financial institutions, pension administrators, medical providers, and even members of our own family. My mother is now safe, her health has improved, and her finances are protected. Patricia Nelson's demeanor is professional, yet she is warm and compassionate toward her clients. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience and a better outcome for my mother. If I could rate her higher than five stars, I would!
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Posted by Beverly | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional service with compassion
I am a retired business woman 80 years old. I was so pleased to meet Patricia and her assistant Samantha. I needed a new will within a week. They accomplished it with ease and efficiency. I highly recommend them. They truly do their business with compassion and great skill.
Posted by Ginger | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional & Compassionate!
Upon finally reaching our vacation destination by car on the east coast, I received a phone call with the information that my sister had died unexpectedly in Bend, Oregon. After flying for 11 hours the next day I arrived at her home in a state of shock, disbelief and deep grief. I didn't know where to turn or what to do next. As executor of my sister's will, the advice I got was, "The first step is to get yourself a probate lawyer." Who in the world to call? I didn't know anyone in Bend, so who could give me a referral? I was lost. Searching online I read Atty. Patricia Nelson's excellent reviews and called her office. "The rest is history," and thank God, that history is nothing but positive. Warmly greeted by Patricia, Hannah (a paralegal) and Glenda (office manager) on each visit to their office, I found myself served by three compassionate and competent professionals. Patricia "Trish" and staff are not only concerned with every detail of the probate process, but also with the wellbeing of their clients. I highly recommend Patricia Nelson to others in order for your particular legal situation to go as smoothly as possible. I could not have done better and I am forever grateful to Patricia, Hannah and Glenda
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Posted by Sandy | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
When my friend died, I was left with the task of being the trustee of her will. It was unknown to me how to do this. I found Patricia Nelson in the phone book. I called and was immediately called back, reassured and got an appointment right away to discuss it. She and her staff helped me to see that it was going to be okay. It was such a weight off my shoulders. The whole experience showed me that we needed to get our own affairs in order. Patricia set us up with a will and trust. It was an easy to understand process and compared to probate, very affordable. They all communicate on my level and explain everything in detail. We are very pleased with the result.
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Posted by Victor | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Patricia and her team did a fantastic job handling my probate case, was very knowledgeable and dedicated to getting the process taken care of in a timely manner. Outstanding people, outstanding performance
Posted by James | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate !
I found Patricia through an internet search and took a chance because I liked what I saw in a short video. I could not be more pleased with how she walked me through a very difficult time for my family. There were more than a few unique circumstances to navigate in executing a Will and she consistently kept on top of all aspects and gave excellent advice. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.
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Posted by Patricia | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate
Patricia Nelson is one of the best attorneys I have ever dealt with. She handled my sister's estate quickly and efficiently. I live on the east coast, which could have made this time consuming and expensive. I wish she was licensed in my state so I could use her services again.
Posted by Tami | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Patricia is my "go to" when I need representation. I feel very confident in her advice and she always does her due diligence to keep me compliant with the court. Her staff is very friendly and easy to work with and I don't think I would be as confident as I am in my role as a fiduciary if I didn't have Patricia to guide me along.
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Posted by Curt | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Process
Patricia provided timely and efficient service on our estate process. I would highly recommend Two Spruce Law for your legal needs. Good communication is key for both parties involved, if we were un-clear on any part of the process Patricia took the time explain in detail the process. It was a pleasure working with Patricia and her team.
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Posted by Maxine | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply superb!
Patricia prepared a living trust for me with all the corresponding documents. During the entire process, she was communicative, organized and thorough. And she was empathetic about the emotional issues involved... I highly recommend her for estate planning needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Patricia Heatherman and her team provided thorough and concise guidance for me throughout the probate process. I plan on hiring Ms. Heatherman for my own estate planning.
Posted by Bill | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Deeds
After two failed attempts to prepare trusts, including one with a nationally-advertised service, it was a relief to discover Patricia at Heatherman Law. The website was immediately encouraging with preparatory information that suggested thoughtfulness and organization for anyone interested in establishing a trust. These qualities were constantly apparent during our eventual processing, and they were complemented by Patricia’s clear articulation of legal points and language so that we understood what we would be signing. We couldn’t have asked for better service and have no hesitation in recommending Patricia and Heatherman Law to others.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2014
Outstanding attorney
We hired Patricia to write our Wills, and she was fantastic. She quickly assessed our situation, gave us easy to understand options, answered our questions, and we had completed Wills in a very short period of time. We really felt like she cared about us during the process, and it was like a giant weight being lifted off our shoulders. We would absolutely use Patricia's services again in the future.
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Posted by Linda | March 29, 2014
The best...
Help untangle a very messy living will that was not done right the first time(not by Patricia). Did everything to handle the probate to correct it and filing it. She is so compassionate and caring. So knowledgeable. I do not know what I would have done with out her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Two Spruce Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Merrill O’Sullivan, LLP
  • 1994 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Edward Leavy of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor magna cum laude
  • 1993
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Spiritual Awareness Community
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cascade Women Lawyers
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Network of Entrepreneurial Women
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Central Oregon Community College Foundation
  • Investment Advisory Committee
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Network of Entrepreneurial Women
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Past President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Growing Tree Children’s Center
  • President of Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Network of Entrepreneurial Women
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Criminal Law Award
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 1993
  • Tax Law Award
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Patricia
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney provides consistently helpful answers and would be a good resource for the community in the event they need a lawyer in this field."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her on associated cases. Patricia works hard and is passionate about serving her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Patricia. We have worked together on several estate planning and probate matters over the years. I am a California attorney and any time I have cross over issues to Oregon I bring Patricia in. She has always been efficient, knowledgeable and here fees are very reasonable. I endorse Patricia!"
Probate Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is an experienced estate planning, probate and trust administration attorney. Her clients no doubt appreciate her understanding of the law and ability to explain it in an approachable way. I expect, however, that they are most impressed with her caring approach and calming influence in guiding them through what can be emotional and challenging life events."
Guardianship Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patricia is an outstanding professional. She provides prompt and concise legal services with a holistic understanding of the legal-human ecosystems at play. Her office assisted my family with a delicate guardianship/conservatorship matter and the process could not have been more seemless. I fully endorse Patricia!"
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