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Michael A. Yates

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Yates Family Law, PC

Contact Information

Yates Family Law, PC
1 SW Columbia
Suite 1800
Portland OR 97258
Work (503) 224-7077
Fax (503) 224-8080


Practice State

Oregon

Introduction

With over thirty-three years' experience, Michael Yates is recognized as one of Portland's preeminent family law attorneys. He has been included in the annual editions of The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, and is consistently named as an "Oregon Super Lawyer", recognition of the top 5% of practicing Oregon attorneys, as determined by a rigorous peer review process. Michael was recently named in the Oregon Super Lawyers Top 50. Michael was also named the Best Lawyers' 2011 and 2016 Portland, OR Family Lawyer of the Year. The Lawyer of the Year award is an extremely prestigious honor named to only one lawyer per practice area within each metropolitan region, based on the highest peer ratings received. Michael obtained his undergraduate degree from Kent State University, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law with honors in 1983. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Oregon. Michael is a member of the Multnomah, Washington County and Clackamas County Bar Associations. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners, and was its 2003 Board president. He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is active in its Oregon Chapter. He maintains an AVĀ® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell - the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Emphasis

Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Dissolution and Domestic Partnerships, Parenting Time, Post Divorce Enforcement, Post Divorce Modifications, Postnupital Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support.

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Counties

  • Baker, Oregon
  • Clackamas, Oregon
  • Clatsop, Oregon
  • Columbia, Oregon
  • Deschutes, Oregon
  • Hood River, Oregon
  • Multnomah, Oregon
  • Tillamook, Oregon
  • Umatilla, Oregon
  • Washington, Oregon
  • Yamhill, Oregon

Education

The Ohio State University College of Law,Columbus,Ohio J.D.-1983 Honors:With Honors, Order of the Coif Kent State University,Kent,Ohio B.A.-1979 Honors:Phi Beta Kappa Honors:Summa Cum Laude Major:German Major:Political Science

Legal Organizations

Multnomah County Bar Association-Member; Clackamas County Bar Association-Member; Washington County Bar Association-Member; Multnomah County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Section, President, 1989; Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners (OAFLP)-President, 2003; OAFLP--Board Member since 1997. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2014 - present.

 

Awards

  • Has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003.
  • Consistently named as an "Oregon Super Lawyer", Recognizing him to be in the top 5% of practicing Oregon attorneys, as determined by a rigorous  peer review process.
  • Named the "Best Lawyers' 2011 Portland, OR Family Lawyer of the Year".
  • Graduated from the Ohio State University College of Law with honors.

CLE Presentations

AAML (2012) "What Every Good Divorce Lawyer Needs to Know (and to find quickly!)"-Tax Aspects of Divorce: co-presented with Michael Wetzel; OSB-CLE (2009) "Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements"; OAFLP (2008) "Making Them Pay (Or Dodging The Bullet):  The Law and Art of Being Awarded Attorneys" Fees or Avoidance"; The Seminar Group (2008) "Relationship Agreements," Program Chair; OLI (2007) "Seeking Attorney Fees in a Dissolution Case:  Case Law vs. Statute"; OSB Family Law Section Annual Conference (2007) "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:  Getting or Preventing Transitional, Maintenance, and Compensatory Spousal Support"; AAML (2006) "Spousal Support:  How to Get It, Modify It, and Present your Case at Trial"; OSB Family Law Section Annual Conference (2002) "Spousal Support:  Practical Reality and Fantasy Under the (Relatively) New Spousal Support Statutes (ORS 107.105(d) and 107.135)"; OAFLP (2001) "Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements," co-presented with Bill Howe, Josh Kadish, and Mark McCulloch.

Author

From Wedding Vows to Violence (1985) (co-authored with Albert A. Menashe).

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