Portland Divorce Attorney

Portland Oregon Divorce and Disability Attorney

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Firm Overview

I represent clients in the full range of family law cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and child support modification, restraining orders, prenuptial agreements and step-parent adoptions. I also represent clients in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income denied claim cases. Additionally, I represent clients in personal injury cases.

Example cases

In one case, I represented a father whose son had been adopted by the child's grandmother without father's knowledge and consent. I was successful in vacating the adoption and assisting the father in gaining custody of his son over grandmother's objections. In another case, I represented a mother who lost custody of her children by entry of a default and custody judgment against her. I successfully represented the mother in overturning the default and custody judgment and assisting mother in obtaining custody of her two children.

Main Office

Todd R. Worthley, Attorney at Law
521 S.W. Clay Street
Portland  OR  97201

Phone
  • (503) 295-3020
Fax
  • (503) 226-1321

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I charge a flat fee of $45.00 in family law cases. There is no charge for the initial consultation in Social Security Disability and SSI cases and in personal injury cases. The initial consultation usually lasts 30 minutes to an hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I represent clients in family law cases on an hourly rate, unless the case is not contested, in which case I can represent the client for a flat fee.

I represent clients in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases and Personal Injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means my fee is a percentage of my client's recovery.

Hourly Rates

My hourly rate for family law cases is $225.00.

Office Information

Office Hours

My office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

I have a legal assistant who is very knowledgeable and competent and who is fluent in Vietnamese. Her name is Trinh Ngo.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

My legal assistant speaks Vietnamese.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I have a legal assistant to help me with tasks that I can delegate to her, such as drafting routine pleadings, assembling and organizing discovery documents and medical records, filing pleadings and other documents with the court and other administrative tasks. This is helpful in keeping the client's costs down.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

I use mediation and collaborative law frequently in an effort to resolve family law and personal injury cases in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. I also use arbitration when it is a less expensive option, and of course when it is required by the court rules.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

I volunteer at the St. Andrew Legal Clinic where I was named volunteer of the year in 2011. I also represent children in divorce and custody cases through the Multnomah County court program.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I provide quality and attentive service to my clients at a reasonable rate. I devote my time to each of my client's cases and do not delegate it to an associate.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I strongly encourage clients to educate themselves on the legal issues pertinent to their case. I offer a great deal of information on my website to assist the client in understanding the legal issues involved in their case. Of course, I am happy to answer any questions my clients have concerning their case, and to provide legal advice.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. I am available to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

Todd R. Worthley

I opened my law office in 1991. I have been located at my current office on 521 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201 since February, 1992.

I have a legal assistant to help me with tasks that I can delegate to her, such as drafting routine pleadings, assembling and organizing discovery documents and medical records, filing pleadings and other documents with the court and other administrative tasks. This is helpful in keeping the client's costs down.

License
  • Bar Number: 914675
    Oregon , 1991

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