Eblen Freed LLP

Eblen Freed aims to help individuals, families, and small businesses manage risk, plan for the future, and address the unexpected. They can provide you with the legal support you need to get to where you want to be.

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Firm Overview

Eblen Freed was founded by Tim Eblen and Michelle Freed. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Tim and Michelle have combined experience of over a decade, and are licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Tim and Michelle's practice is rooted in their values in family and local community.

They have the knowledge to guide you through the legal system, and the insight to recognize the system's limitations. They aim to help individuals, families, and small businesses manage risk, plan for the future, and address the unexpected.

Schedule a consultation to see how Eblen Freed can help you get to where you want to be.
Main Office

Main Office
310 Southwest 4th Avenue, Suite 810
Portland  OR  97204

Phone
  • (503) 548-6330
Bankruptcy
Eblen Freed can help you get your head above water again.
We understand the stress and anxiety that being in debt brings. People want to pay their bills, but the unexpected, such as illness and unemployment, can make that task impossible. Often a garnishment is the tipping point, taking you from barely holding on to feeling like you're drowning.

Bankruptcy provides you relief from your creditors, stopping harassing debt collectors, collection calls and most types of garnishment. A bankruptcy may even prevent foreclosure or repossession, allowing you time to catch up on late payments for your home or automobile.

We are experts in debtor/creditor law, and Michelle has filed hundreds of personal bankruptcies. We offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss your financial situation in detail, the applicable bankruptcy laws, and give you a recommended course of action. While filing a bankruptcy is often a good option, it is not the only one. We will take the time to discuss your options, so that you can decide what is right for you.
Debt Settlement
Eblen Freed are experts in debtor/creditor law, and have represented parties on both sides of the coin.
Small businesses with outstanding account receivables often have a difficult time in determining how to get paid. Eblen Freed has represented businesses in negotiating and collecting on debt due, including advising them of applicable state and federal regulations, assessing the validity of disputes raised by the debtor, assessing the likelihood of recovery, and providing options on the most practicable way to address an outstanding account receivable.

Small businesses in debt often have the unenviable task of determining how their business can address debt owed to their creditors while staying viable. Eblen Freed are experienced at negotiating work outs that may allow a business to address its operational needs, while making efforts to address the needs of its creditors. In some cases, a business’ debt load may be too great to bear, and we will help the business to explore its options in unwinding its operations.

Tim Eblen

In 2002 Tim started working in civil litigation with Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP. While there he gained extensive experience with civil motion practice, court rules, and case valuation. After finishing law school Tim worked in a general practice with Robert Ireland, now Ireland & Ireland, PC. There he managed the firm
License
  • Bar Number: 050252
    Oregon , 2005
  • Bar Number: 41621
    Washington , 2009
Education
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
  • Willamette University
    Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Theatre , 1997

Michelle Freed

Directly after college, Michelle moved to Portland to attend Lewis and Clark Law School. In her second year of school, Michelle interned with the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic, helping to provide legal services to low income individuals in the community. There she gained experience in Family, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant Law. In her third year of law school Michelle clerked at a small local firm, focusing on family law.

After law school, Michelle joined Todd Trierweiler and Associates. There she gained extensive bankruptcy experience, filing hundreds of bankruptcy cases. Michelle has served as the secretary on the Consumer Bankruptcy Sub-Committee of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar, and volunteered with the pro-bono bankruptcy clinic. Michelle also co-authored a chapter on bankruptcy implications in family law for an Oregon State Bar publication.

Michelle joined Smith and Greaves, LLP in 2007, practicing in the area of creditor rights and litigation. In 2011, Michelle, along with Tim Eblen, opened Eblen Freed LLP.

Michelle was born and raised in Yakima, Washington, and is married with two children. She spends her free time cooking, gardening, and trying to keep up with her two lovely daughters.
License
  • Bar Number: 042880
    Oregon , 2004
  • Bar Number: 40573
    Washington , 2008
Education
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
  • Western Washington University
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science , 2001

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