BA English/History, University of the Pacific
JD Willamette University College of Law
An experienced, versatile attorney, Michael D. Hess is dedicated to achieving results for his clients. Effective and efficient, he’s a strong advocate and valuable member of the Goldberg Jones family in Portland.
Meticulous and proactive, Michael delivers innovative legal solutions in his quest to help those he represents. Practicing since 2008, he has worked in multiple areas, though always maintaining an active interest in family law, his primary focus since 2013.
An excellent communicator, Michael distills complicated legal jargon into simple, straightforward language.
He works with his clients, opposing counsel, and other involved parties to achieve optimal results, though when the situation calls for it, he’s also a fierce litigator, equally adept in the courtroom as in negotiations.
Talking about Michael, managing attorney Colin Amos says, “Michael is incisive and thorough, with deep compassion for his clients. He truly understands how difficult this time can be for many people, but he puts them at ease and they immediately know they’re in good hands.”
When he’s not fighting for the rights of the husbands and fathers of the Portland area, Michael officiates high school football games and explores the ample outdoor opportunities the Northwest offers with his wife and three children.
I contacted Goldberg & Jones regarding modification/termination of a spousal support order. I met with Michael Hess. Michael was very profesional and easy to speak with. He was also up front and honest about the time frame involved as well as the cost, should it go to court. Michael always kept me informed of any issues as well as the status of my case throughout. The end result was total termination of all spousal support. (High fives all around!) Thank you again Michael…Outstanding job!
I was in need of assistance with legal help for one of my children. Michael Hess walked me through each step and was very helpful and kind. Even after my case was closed he still took the time to reach out and ask how I was doing. If you need help with a custody case I would definitely recommend Michael Hess as an attorney.
Michael Hess gave me good quality service. I am satisfied with the results, and he was very good a communicating with me often. I appreciated the way he explained things to me. I would not hesitate to call upon his services again.