Jill E. Brittle

Jill E. Brittle

Partner, Owner / Shareholder
 

Meet Jill E. Brittle

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I attended Portland State University, where I received a bachelors degree in psychology, graduating with high honors.

In 2002, I began law school at Lewis & Clark Law School, where I met my husband, Adam. 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.

I spent my last year of law school clerking at the Department of Justice in the Family Law Section. I appeared in court on behalf of the State of Oregon in cases involving the termination of parental rights, child support enforcement, and mental health issues. This allowed me to gain a unique insight on the challenges faced by Oregon families in the family law arena.

After law school, I joined my husband Adam Brittle, and his father, Tim Brittle, to create West Valley Law Group PC in Corvallis, Oregon. There I focused primarily on family law and elder law. Upon Tim’s retirement, we returned to Portland to continue the firm under its new name, Brittle & Brittle, PC. Our goal is to continue to provide assistance to families and individuals as they navigate the legal system.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, crafts, and spending time with Adam and our daughters Ella and Shea. I am also passionate about protecting children and providing access to the legal system for women and minorities.

 

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Oregon, 2006
 

Legal Education:

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2006 (J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence)
  • Dispute Resolution Training, Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
  • Formal Mediator Training
 

Undergraduate Education:

  • Portland State University, 2002 ( B.S., Psychology, With High Honors)
 

Professional Associations:

 

Community Involvement:

  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board President (2012-2013)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board (OWL, 2008 – present)
  • Lewis and Clark Law School student mentor (2008-present)
  • Young Lawyers Section Imprint Program volunteer (2009)
  • Benton County CASA volunteer (2007-2008)
  • Member, OSB Public Service Advisory Committee (2010 – 2012)
  • Jill E. Brittle was chosen by the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors to serve on the Public Service Advisory Committee, effective January 1, 2010, for a two-year term. The committee provides volunteer opportunities to increase understanding and respect of the justice system by adult Oregonians.