Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, our Legal Team provide experienced representation in Family Law Issues, Divorce, Child Custody, and bankruptcy matters, estate planning and probate matters.

Firm Overview

At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, GF&B Law, we represent individuals, women filing or men filing for divorce, custody bankruptcy, estate planning or probate cases. To resolve these complex issues, we work in partnership with you our clients. Our personal mission is two-fold, to remain sensitive to your personal situations that require legal representation, and to pursue favorable resolutions through knowledgeable and effective representation of your rights.

Main Office

Main Office
1217 NE Burnside Rd.
Suite 204
Gresham OR 97030


(503) 492-4229


Office Information

Office Hours

9 am - 5pm Monday-Friday

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Child Custody

Child custody issues have a lasting impact on the entire family involved.

Child custody determinations are inherently emotive and difficult for parents and their children. We advocate for our clients in these situations when they cannot easily speak for themselves. Our attorneys Chamber Dorheim, or Erin O'Riley can help navigate this sensitive and impactful area.


You are facing the end of your marriage and have many questions.

Initially your divorce may appear to be amicable and simple, yet somehow it becomes complex and contentious. With the help of our divorce attorneys Chamber Dorheim, or Erin O'Riley you can make complex decisions regarding your finances, support or custody issues.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our Gresham attorneys understand that legal challenges can quickly overwhelm your entire life. It is our goal to help you resolve these issues in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible.

Chamber Dorheim

Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

Chamber Dorheim believes that, after a relationship ends, people are still family just in a different form. She approaches her cases in a way that preserves that family connection where possible. Chamber has practiced family law in Oregon for more than 13 years. She enjoys the varied challenges that family law brings. One day she might be helping people come up with a good plan for their children and the next she might be creatively resolving financial issues. Her practice includes divorce, separation, child custody, restraining orders, and modifications of support and visitation.

Chamber joined Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law in June 2019. She began her legal career as a judicial clerk for Judge Maureen McKnight with the Multnomah County Family Court. She then built her family law experience representing clients at St. Andrew Legal Clinic and at Kivel & Howard law firm. Through her work in the courtroom and in private practice, she made strong connections with judges, attorneys, and other professionals in the family law community. She credits her legal clinic experience with making her mindful of whether a strategy is likely to be cost effective.


Bar Number: 052386
Oregon, 2005


Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., 2005

Erin O'Riley

Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

Erin wants to help people to navigate the complex and confusing Family law. Erin joined Gresham Family and Bankruptcy in November of 2018. Erin specializes in child custody and parenting time cases and embraces her role as an advocate for her client. Erin chose a career in law to help clients navigate the complex and sometimes confusing legal system, using her education, experience, and desire to help those in crisis.

Erin graduated from Willamette University College of Law. While attending law school, she worked as a court-certified law clerk in the Child Advocacy Section of the Oregon Department of Justice, representing the state in child foster-care proceedings. She also worked at the Willamette University Child and Family Advocacy Clinic and was a founding member of the Social Justice and Equity Journal. Additionally, she volunteered at the Victim Rights Law Center, the Legal Aid Society of Oregon, and the Oregon Law Center.


Bar Number: 191804
Oregon, 2019


Willamette University College of Law
J.D., 2018

Kathryn Bourn

Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

Experienced litigator Kathryn Bourn joined Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law in February 2016. She enjoys the opportunity to help people navigate challenging times in their lives. She routinely guides people through the process of wrapping up a loved ones final affairs. She is committed to helping her clients craft clear, workable agreements and being a strong advocate in court when reasonable negotiated agreements are not possible.Kathryn has more than 17 years of experience helping people with estate planning, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, probate matters (both non-contested and contested), personal bankruptcy, contested divorce, custody, and spousal support. She also has extensive experience representing abused and neglected children in foster care.


Bar Number: 952166
Oregon, 1995


Cornell Law School
JD, 1995

Lillian Suelzle Watson

Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

Lillian Suelzle Watson – Owner/manager of Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law. Lillian’s primary focus has always been to help people reach an amicable agreement involving complicated legal matters. She has practiced in various areas of law including traditional family law, estate planning, probate and consumer bankruptcy since 2001. The current focus of her practice is Collaborative Family Law and Family Mediation.


Bar Number: 010985
Oregon, 2001


Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law
J.D., 2000

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