Portland, Oregon 97219
Jill grew up in Portland, Oregon. Jill attended Portland State University, where she received a bachelors degree in psychology, graduating with high honors. In 2002, she began law school at Lewis & Clark Law School. Throughout college and law school, she worked full time in the Portland legal community. Jill spent five years working at the Oregon Law Institute, where she supported Assistant Dean Elizabeth Stephens in organizing continuing legal education seminars for local professionals. This afforded her the opportunity to work with well-respected attorneys and judges and solidified her love of the law.
Jill's family law practice is devoted to helping families reach lasting resolutions in a wide variety of disputes. Her practice is focused exclusively in the area of family law. She was initially trained in the Collaborative Law approach in 2010, and has continued with additional advanced training since that time. In her experience, families who choose the Collaborative Divorce Process have a higher level of satisfaction than those who rely on a trial judge to resolve their disputes.
As a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board from 2008-2015, Jill worked with other lawyers in the community to promote access to justice for women and minorities. She also volunteers as a mentor to young lawyers and to young people within the foster care system. Jill is also regularly appointed as a pro bono advocate by the courts for children in high-conflict divorces. She has received the distinction of being named a Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers Magazine since 2015. Jill is a member of the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals. Jill is also a parent to two brilliant little girls.
Professional Activities~Portland Collaborative Divorce (2017-present) ~Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board (OWL, 2008-2015) ~Young Lawyers Section Imprint Program volunteer (2009, 2016) ~Benton County CASA volunteer (2007-2008) ~OSB Public Service Advisory Committee (2010-2012) ~Co-author of "Collaborative Law" chapter in the 2019 OSB BarBook "ADR in Oregon"
2002, Portland State University
BS in Psychology with High Honors
2006, Lewis & Clark Law School