Meet Gail

Legal problems can be frustrating and scary. Humane solutions to these problems can be transformative.

My experience, wisdom and perspective inform how I help clients navigate legal issues that come with family life.

For over thirty years, I have worked in the legal field. I started out as a legal assistant during college, then a law clerk, and as a licensed attorney since 1989.

As a Portland nativeI enjoyed my work as a counselor for the City of Portland Parks and Recreation and as an intern for Mayor and Speaker of the House, Vera Katz. I lived and worked abroad as an Assistant Attorney General and then as Legislative Counsel in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

My study of yoga resulted in certification as a hatha yoga instructor in 2001, and teaching experiences with organizations including the First Unitarian Church and the Hillsboro School District.  In 2015, I began working as a volunteer mediator for the City of Beaverton.  Both of these paths now inform my legal practice.

When I am not working, you will likely find me gardening, running, listening to music, enjoying sports and hanging out with my children, husband and extended family.

I look forward to helping you navigate the legal system toward answers and solutions to your legal questions and problems.

Estate Planning

  • Drafting of Complex or Simple Estate and Incapacity Planning;
  • In Home Visits for Consultation, Drafting and Execution;
  • Meeting with Families for Long Term Planning Involving Special Seeds or Capacity Concerns; and
  • Mediation of Minor or Major Conflicts Relating to Estate and Incapacity Decisions​.


  • Representation in Complex Probate in Any Oregon Circuit Court;
  • Representation in Small Estate or Simple Probate in any Oregon Circuit Court; and
  • Consultation to Limit Probate.

Trust Administration

  • Representation of Successor Trustees Following Trustee Incapacity or Passing;
  • Consultation with Trustees Regarding Trustee Powers, Duties and Administration;
  • Consultation and Representation of Clients Moving to Oregon with an Out of State Trust.

Elder Law

  • Consultation Regarding Concerns of Loss of Capacity;
  • Family Planning for Loss of Capacity or Serious Illness;
  • Consultation Regarding Elder Abuse, Including Elder Financial Abuse.

Alternatives to Litigation/Restorative Justice

  • Mediation of Parenting Plans
  • Mediator Following Death of a Family Member/Friend
  • Mediation of Employment Disputes
  • Humane Consideration and Facilitation of Dialogue Following Difficult Family Conversations
  • Teenage/Parent Conflicts


Beaverton Round Executive Suites
12725 SW Millikan Ave. STE 300
Beaverton, OR 97005


12725 SW Millikan Ave. STE 300
Beaverton, OR 97005


(971) 808-1466