Since obtaining her law degree from Willamette University College of Law, founding attorney Kathy Proctor has dedicated her career to helping people primarily in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.
She serves her clients within the scope of important family law issues including divorce, child custody, spousal support, guardianship, adoption, abuse, child support modification, and cases involving domestic violence or accusations of domestic abuse.
In addition to domestic relations cases, Ms. Proctor lends her experience to handling estate planning and probate matters, elder law (including elder abuse and elder financial abuse), personal injury, and general litigation. Ms. Proctor is admitted to the Oregon Bar and the Federal Bar.
Ms. Proctor strives to be a leader in the community. She has been the president of the Washington County Bar Association for two consecutive years and was recently re-elected to serve as president for a third time from 2016-2017.
She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and has helped with their rainmaking committee for several years. In the past, she served on a juvenile diversion panel in Clackamas County and worked with Youth Rights and Justice to help kids stay in school.
She represents children in family law cases in Washington County and at one time volunteered with the City of Beaverton Neighbor to Neighbor Dispute Resolution Program.
Most recently she served as chair of the Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) board of directors in Hillsboro, Oregon. Kathy has also served as a mentor for new lawyers through the Oregon State Bar lawyer mentoring program.
While in law school, Ms. Proctor gained practical skills as a certified law clerk for the Washington County District Attorney’s office and tried numerous criminal cases before a jury.
In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Proctor earned a certificate in dispute resolution from Willamette University College of Law.
Her experience and education enable her to take your case to trial if necessary, but she also uses her alternative dispute resolution skills to help clients obtain the best outcome possible through negotiation and settlement when possible.