BA Mills College, Jurisprudence and Social Policy
JD Golden Gate University School of Law
A formidable, battle-tested attorney, Jessica Braverman is a tough advocate for her clients and a valuable ally in divorce, custody, and other family law cases. Experienced and passionate, she delights in tackling difficult cases and is a crucial member of the Goldberg Jones family in Portland.
A second-generation attorney, Jessica has practiced law for more than 33 years. As a result, she is skilled in everything from mediation and arbitration to complex civil litigation cases. She has a deep, well-rounded set of tools at her disposal, and whatever a case requires, she possesses the expertise necessary to reach a successful outcome.
More than 13 years as a volunteer settlement conference mentor gives Jessica a unique strategic advantage. After settling hundreds of cases, she knows what judges like to see in settlements, which can lead to favorable decisions and help avoid costly litigation.
“What draws me to family law is my compassion for people and children going through such a difficult process,” Jessica says. “I want my clients to feel they have a strong advocate on the one hand, but also a very understanding and empathetic support person on the other.”
Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence and social policy from Mills College in Oakland. From there, she continued her legal journey by earning her Juris Doctor from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.
After living in the region and graduating from high school in Portland, Jessica relocated to the Bay Area for college and spent more than 30 years in California. Eventually, however, her deep roots and family ties drew her back to the Northwest.
Jessica’s core value is giving back to her community and she spends much of her time outside of the office pursuing this. She’s served in leadership roles in charitable groups like Rotary International, Relay for Life, Eastern Star, Pro Bono for Veterans, and more. Beyond those good works, she spends time with her family and loves music, dancing, mixed martial arts, hockey, and hiking.
Jessica is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and California.
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks to you and the firm for the handling of my recent divorce.
In particular your attorney Jessica Braverman Esq.
I approached my divorce with a great deal of apprehension not ever having experienced a divorce before.
The moment I met Jessica I felt a level of comfort and confidence I wasn’t expecting.
Jessica brings qualities rare in our world. Empathy, sympathy and an expertise that is so reassuring.
She communicated frequently and clearly throughout the process and was intent on doing what was right and fair for both parties.
Jessica is a real asset to your firm and should any of my friends or acquaintances find themselves in need of legal advice I won’t hesitate to recommend your firm and especially Jessica.
Thank you & kind regards
As a woman, I wasn’t sure what to expect from an attorney in a firm that labels itself “Divorce for Men.” Let me tell you, I found a true gem in Jessica Braverman!
I had no idea how the whole divorce process worked and felt incredibly fortunate to have been referred to Goldberg Jones and to be able to work with Jessica. She guided me, ever so patiently, with appreciation for how hard divorce can be, even under the best of circumstances.
Jessica was amazingly responsive to my never ending questions. She was masterful in looking not only at the specifics of what I wanted and needed, but also at the bigger picture of how to make the whole legal process as simple as possible for me. I was grateful that she checked in with me on a regular basis and encouraged patience, knowing how anxiety producing it can be to go through a divorce.
I wouldn’t wish divorce on anyone, but I feel I was in the best of hands, with Jessica! I’d recommend her, unconditionally, to anyone who might benefit from her straightforward style, prompt responsiveness, clear focus on and support of you as the client, and thorough knowledge of the legal system. Thank you, Jessica!