BA Bucknell University JD University of California
Hastings College of the Law
A tenacious litigator, Steve O’Hagan is dedicated to serving 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 the best tool for a particular job is the one that best helps clients achieve their goals, and he’s equally at home working out settlements as he is participating in trials.
Before making the leap to family law, Steve served as a prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office for ten years. Part of the reason for making the change was his desire represents actual people instead of the county. Steve’s extensive experience in handling complex and difficult matters are critical in evaluating the proper strategy for his clients.
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 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. He loves to surf, play slide guitar, and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
This is my first review I have provided and appreciate Steve for being there with me. I was very happy with everybody Goldberg Jones that I dealt with in the Portland firm. Colin was extremely helpful and answered all my questions and gave great advice free of charge from the 3-4 calls I made before engaged the firm.
Steve O’Hagan was assigned to me based off my discussions with Collin. Divorce is difficult for everybody especially when you are divorcing somebody you consider the love of your life and was not something you want to do after 39 years of marriage.
Best advice Steve gave was to keep the emotion out, take the high road and don’t be vindictive just focus on the things you have control. Steve and I worked very good together, I provide a detail spreadsheet and he provide me in great detail on the law and what to expect in each motion, negotiations and possible ruling with the judge/mediator.
We worked great on all our responses/negotiations together and making sure he was communicating my wishes and listening to what I wanted. I came up with some interesting resolutions and he listen to them all and gave me his feedback and recommendations to make sure I was thinking of everything and make sure I am protected.
He even understood and respected my moral values that I was glad things were finally complete, but he understood that I was not celebrating that the civil marriage was over.
– Pa B.
I felt like Steve O’Hagan pulled out a miracle for me here. He helped me navigate a very unpleasant situation and not only did he address the urgent needs of my case (like temporary custody of my daughter) he also helped me win full custody and relocate to another state to be close to my extended family. I can’t recommend Steve and Goldberg Jones enough.
Steve O’Hagan did a fine job for me. Mine was not a simple get it done affair. Lawyer O’Hagan was on point. The quickest e-mail response the best advice and always ready to take on the opposing counsel. I will continue to take advantage of his knowledge in whatever may arise. Thumbs up to the lawyer O’HAGAN.
– Mark K.
Steve O’Hagan was the attorney representing me in my divorce case. I have to say that my divorce was unforeseen in my opinion, and I was absolutely crushed spiritually, financially, and physically when my separation/divorce began. I was significantly afraid of the divorce process initially, as most people probably are, regarding many aspects of my case considering the relatively uncommon nature of some of the roadblocks that we encountered along the way.
Mr. O’Hagan gave me/my family such a wonderful feeling of comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process. In fact, I would say that I barely ever had to be involved other than a few phone conversations and detailed disclosure, etc, otherwise, Mr. O’Hagan did EVERYTHING! As painful as a divorce can be…this was as painless as it gets.
I work a lot and have very little time to deal with things like a divorce, but Mr. O’Hagan’s expertise, diligence, and compassion really made my divorce a somewhat pleasurable experience, though I know how weird that sounds. His professionalism is without reproach and I would recommend him to anyone for representation. Thank you again, Steve, for everything!
– Dustin L.