"Brett, I hope you realize how very valuable your work is to those of us who need, reluctantly, your expertise. I also want to express how fortunate
I feel to have found you to
represent me and I would
not hesitate to recommend
you to a friend." K.S. - Portland

About Portland divorce and family law lawyer Brett Bender



Brett Bender
BS Journalism, University of Oregon
JD, Lewis and Clark Law School, honor society award

Brett is dual licensed, handling family law matters in both Oregon and Washington.  "I approach each case with an eye toward settlement while at the same time preparing for trial" says Brett.  "This helps prevent surprises and supports a strong negotiating position."  When litigation is called for "I have the experience and knowledge to prepare, manage, and effectively present the case to the court, whether it involves complex or basic asset division, custody and parenting time, child or spousal support, domestic violence or any combination of these matters."

"Perhaps the most important qualities Mr. Bender provides to his clients are "experience, knowledge of the law and court procedures, and assertiveness tempered by common sense and an appropriate sense of humor" states Managing Attorney Colin Amos.  Brett explains further "I strive to use those qualities to ensure that my clients develop reasonable expectations regarding potential case outcomes and to encourage and facilitate fair and equitable negotiated settlements."

Brett is married and a step-father of two intelligent, active and fun teen-aged boys.  He stays fit by biking, skiing (active member of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol) and playing and coaching basketball.  In addition to being a voracious reader, Brett plays the drums and is a recorded songwriter.