About Us

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 Pyle
Associate Attorney

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.

Kara Brooks

Kara is an experienced trial attorney, devoting nearly 10 years to working as a prosecutor at both the Coos and Clackamas County District Attorney’s Offices, before transitioning to family law. As a prosecutor, she handled every type of criminal case and took more than 100 cases to trial, including sexual assaults, major person crimes, and murder, with over a 95% success rate. She specialized in domestic violence cases and has given presentations at national conferences and training on prosecuting these offenses. She now brings her zealous advocacy to her family law practice, leveraging her negotiation and courtroom skills to help clients navigate through some of their most difficult times.

Kara is originally from Northern California but moved across the country at 17 to attend Barnard College of Columbia University in Manhattan. She moved back to the West Coast to attend law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching old movies, spending time with her pets, and knitting.