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John Alarcon

Divorce & Family Law Attorney

BS, Political Science, Oregon State University
JD, Marquette University Law School

An effective, passionate attorney, John Alarcon is a strong advocate for his clients and an invaluable resource for the husbands and fathers of the Portland area in divorce, custody, and other family law matters.

Discussing what draws him to family law, John says, “It has such a human element we all can relate to, and having gone through a divorce myself, I feel a close, special kinship with domestic relations.

John knows firsthand the pitfalls men face going through the process of a divorce or child custody case. He seeks to help them through what is so often a difficult, trying time and to reach the best possible resolution.

A practiced, compassionate professional, John strives to be candid and upfront with those he represents while putting their needs at the center of his approach to a case.

John spent five years as a Judicial Clerk for the Multnomah County Circuit Court. This gives him a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into a judge’s mindset, which is instrumental in preparing his clients for court and for developing a litigation strategy.

Talking about John, managing attorney, Colin Amos, says, “John is a sharp, personable attorney with excellent communication skills. Clients meet him and know right away that they’re in great hands.

An Oregon native, John received his BS in political science from Oregon State University in Corvallis. Following that accomplishment, he earned his Juris Doctor from the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

When he’s not fighting for the rights of his clients, John enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors, spending time with his family and their pets, and recording music at home. He also volunteers his legal expertise with a local non-profit.

Client Reviews

I would like to take the time to express my deepest gratitude to John Alarcon with Goldberg Jones. I was dealing with an extremely complex case. John Alarcon was a professional through and through. I was dealing with a very difficult case of attempting to re-establish a relationship with my child.

The case almost seemed impossible. John was patient and talked me through the whole process. Today, I have contact with my son almost everyday. If you need an attorney, hire this lawfirm. You will never be disappointed .

John A. was awesome. Had to find a lawyer for a separation, after having a default judgment filed against me. John was able to help walk me through getting the default set aside and a stipulated order agreed upon and submitted. Worth every penny I had to pay. Thanks again John

He was fairly easy to get ahold of, and fairly prompt in replying to communications. (He’s a busy guy and devoted to his clients, so I understand the few times where I couldn’t get ahold of him as quickly as I would’ve liked. It’s hard to be patient when the most important thing in your life is at stake and an issue or question arises.).

He was very thorough, knew the code of laws like the back of his hand, was very resourceful in creative problem solving, and was compassionate. After our conversations on issues, strategies, trial preparations, etc; he would always stop and ask me how I was doing and holding up.

After having my son relocated halfway across the country under the guise of a “vacation” and the case turning into a giant nightmare, I was losing my mind and it was so heartwarming to feel that my attorney genuinely cared about me and my situation!!!

John represented me during my divorce and custody case. He was extremely helpful and supportive. Clear, concise, and effective/timely communication really helped the entire process. I appreciate his dedication to every client and I highly recommend him to my friends and family when they are in need.

John represented me during my custody case in 2019, I’m very grateful for how he handled my case with care and tact. I found that he used our appointment time efficiently and effectively, he didn’t get bogged down with extraneous details and was able to view the case as a whole.

“He was very supportive which helped a great deal during the case, as it was very complex and stressful but I felt more at ease with him on my team. I would highly recommend John to anyone seeking an experienced, professional, and considerate attorney.

John was my lawyer for my complex divorce, and he was a zealous advocate throughout the entirety. John was thoughtful, caring, and proved a brave tactician when it came to strategizing the best way to handle my case. John made otherwise difficult information seem very straightforward, and was always a responsive communicator. He really helped me land on my feet after a very difficult process.

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