Jill E. Brittle
Partner, Owner / Shareholder
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. 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.
My private practice has focused on helping families as they transition through divorce, or as they modify their agreements post-divorce or post-separation. My passion is helping clients make good decisions as they reform their families, or as they make adjustments to prior agreements that support their children’s best interests. I am also passionate about protecting children and providing access to the legal system for women and minorities. My pro bono work as a court-appointed attorney for children in high conflict cases allows me to support families in yet another way.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, riding horses, and spending time with my amazing daughters, Ella and Shea.
- State of Oregon, 2006
- Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2006 (J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence)
- Dispute Resolution Training, Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
- Formal Mediator Training
- Portland State University, 2002 ( B.S., Psychology, With High Honors)
- 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.