Jill E. Brittle
Partner, Owner / Shareholder
I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I attended Portland State University, where I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating with high honors.
In 2002, I began law school at Lewis & Clark Law School. Throughout college and law school, I worked full time in the Portland legal community. I spent five years working at the Oregon Law Institute, where I supported Assistant Dean Elizabeth Stephens in organizing continuing legal education seminars for local professionals. This afforded me the opportunity to work with well-respected attorneys and judges and solidified my love of the law.
Heidi A. Sherman
Senior Associate Attorney
Heidi is new to Oregon, having recently relocated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be near her daughter who is a graduate student in wildlife biology at Oregon State University. She also has an adult son who is a recent law school graduate in Pittsburgh. She grew up in central Pennsylvania.
Heidi is a seasoned family lawyer in practice for over thirty (30) years. During that time she was also a Hearing Officer where she adjudicated child and spousal support claims.
Chasta is a Pacific Northwest native. Born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge, Chasta decided a change of scenery was necessary after high school. Chasta attended Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire, where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in sport management and marketing management while working in an NCAA DIII athletics office and with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Paralegal / Office Manager
Allyssa comes to Jill Brittle Family Law Group with a strong legal background. A lawyer herself, licensed in Illinois, she returned to Oregon (where she grew up) with the goal of working in a firm that focuses on conflict resolution. With a post-JD certificate in alternative dispute resolution and a certification as a mediator from the Center for Conflict Resolution, Allyssa brings her strong background of collaboration to the firm. She has also worked as a Case Manager for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Child Support Division, which gives her important insight into our client’s child support needs. Allyssa works with the attorneys in the firm to support client needs and helps the whole office run smoothly.