I earned my J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1992, where I was associate editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.  Since then I have practiced law with large and small firms before opening my own practice in 2013. I have served in numerous leadership roles in the Oregon legal community and currently sit on the Newsletter Board for the Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. I frequently speak and write on estate and elder law issues and have coached a highly competitive High School Mock Trial team since 2009. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, running and spending time with my husband and three college-age children.

Whether your goal is to minimize estate taxes, make a charitable gift, provide for your loved ones or ensure that a treasured elder is able to get necessary care, my goal is to is to help you obtain the best possible result while minimizing the stress involved. 

"Barbara is one who listens and makes sure she understands your needs and then provides the service you require.... What was needed was complicated but Barbara worked through it with ease and understanding. We are completely satisfied with her work and are now working with her again in another matter""

         -- Greg


"Barbara has been my attorney for 4+ years. She helped me become the legal guardian of a relative during a difficult time.....She is kind and extremely professional. I highly recommend her."

          -- Susan


"Completed our estate plan in an friendly efficient manner. She offered knowledgeable suggestions and listened carefully to our wishes."

         -- Ross

  

my goal:  Maximum results. minimum hassle.

BARBARA SMYTHE LLC​​​​

elderlawportland.com


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