Goldberg Jones would like to welcome the latest addition to our Portland team: Steve O’Hagan. He’s an experienced attorney, a strong advocate for his clients, and a valuable resource for the husbands and fathers of Portland and the surrounding areas.
A tenacious litigator, Steve serves the best interests of his clients through a combination of thorough preparation and quick thinking. His passion for the law comes from his desire to help people through difficult times.
Steve tackles every case with professionalism and the drive to produce the most favorable possible outcome. Meticulous and dedicated, he knows that the best tool for a particular job is the one that best helps the clients achieve their goals, and he’s equally at home working out settlements as participating in trials.
Before transitioning to family law, Steve served as a prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office for ten years. Part of the reason for the change was his desire represent actual people instead of the county.
What Steve O’Hagan Brings To The Firm
As a prosecutor, Steve O’Hagan tried a wide range of cases including fraud, murder, assault, and more. Working an array of drastically complex cases provided great training to evaluate various situations and devise the best approach. Understanding the range of legal concepts and nuances only enhances his skill with family law cases.
Another benefit of his time in the DA’s office was learning how to manage the human element involved. Balancing timid witnesses, imparting realistic expectations, and knowing judicial regulations form key parts in family law cases as well as criminal proceedings. He developed and honed the ability to read people. This helps him truly grasp what clients need and understand how opponents view cases.
What They’re Saying About Steve O’Hagan
Talking about Steve, managing attorney Colin Amos says, “Steve’s experience as a prosecutor helps make him a sharp negotiator who is exceptionally comfortable in the courtroom. His background provides him with a decisive advantage over opposing attorneys since many family law attorneys do not have much actual trial experience. Clients love his understated confidence, significant experience and appreciate that they have a true advocate on their side.”
Steve O’Hagan received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
When he’s not fighting for the rights of his clients, Steve spends as much time as he can with his own family. This includes his wife, teenage son, and their boxer. He loves to take advantage of the outdoor activities living in Oregon affords, though his favorite is surfing. He also plays slide guitar and trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Steve O’Hagan to the Goldberg Jones family. Moving forward, he will be a great resource and advocate for the husbands and fathers of the Portland area in divorce, child custody, and other family law cases.