Collin C. McKean

Collin C. McKean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

McKean Smith LLC
 | 1140 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-567-7967
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Collin C. McKean is a partner at McKean Smith LLC. His family law practice includes divorce matters, child custody and support, domestic violence, parental relocation, LGBT issues, Alternative Reproductive Technology agreements, and matters related to military families. Mr. McKean provides trust and estate planning services and also counsel to business clients relating to transactional and choice of entity matters.  Mr. McKean background in business and accounting has proven valuable when assiting clients with their complex divorce matters, estate planning matters, and business transactions.

Mr. McKean earned his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2005 after receiving both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in 2000 from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Admitted to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Mr. McKean has been an active participant in several professional organizations since becoming a practicing attorney including being an active member of both the Oregon sState Bar and Washington State Bar Association Family Law Sections, the American Bar Association Family Law Section, the Multnomah Bar Assocaition and the Clark County Bar Association. He serves as treasurer of the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and is a member of the WSBA Law Clerk Program. 

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. McKean is a Rising Star with Super Lawyers and has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. In 2007, the Oregon New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar honored Mr. McKean with its Public Service Award, and in 2010 he received the Award of Merit from the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Freely sharing his knowledge with others, he has delivered presentations on family law topics at continuing legal education programs for the American Bar Association and for the Oregon State Bar. He has also written articles for Multnomah Lawyer as well as The Young Lawyer, the publication of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.

About Collin McKean

Admitted 2006, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://mckeansmithlaw.com/aboutus/

Honors and Awards:

  • Award of Merit, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010
  • Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association New Lawyers Division, 2007
  • Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association, New Lawyers Division 2007
  • Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association, New Lawyers Division 2007
  • Avvo.com 10.0 "Superb" rating
  • Washington Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2014
  • Oregon Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate Environmental and Natural Resource Law, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, WSBA Law Clerk Board, 2014 - 2016
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Board Member, 2013 - 2014
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, House of Delegates (Region 5 OSB Delegate 2010 - 2012)
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections
  • Treasurer, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Civic Education Awareness Project, 2009 - 2010
  • Co-Chair, ONLD Pro Bono Subcommittee, 2008-2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • ABA Presentation for Family Law Section discussing issues arising for divorce lawyers during property division when parties have moved from a community property state to an equitable distribution state or vice versa, including character of property, management of property, property title, property agreements, and distribtution at time of separation or divorce.  , Presenter, Property Division: Community Property versus Equitable Distribution, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015
  • Presenter of CLE on Modifications in Family Law, Presenter, Modifications in Family Law, Oregon State Bar, 2014
  • Panelist for Paths to Family Law Careers, Speaker, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2014
  • Author, Hot Practice Areas in 2013 of The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association YLD, 2013
  • Author, What to do if Child or Spousal Support is Not being Paid, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Information for the Public, 2012
  • Author, You Can Get There From Here: YLD Provides Tips for Your Job Search Vol. 16 No. 10 of The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association YLD, Http://www.americanbar.org/publications/young_lawyer/2011-12/september_2012_vol_16_no_10/yld_provide, 2012
  • Speaker/Presenter, Dissolutions and Mediated Divorces, Multnomah Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon Bar Association, Oregon Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Legal Considerations Contributor, IVF: A Patient's Guide, Author: Rebecca Matthews, PhD / Publisher: You Get It Right, Inc, 2011
  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Representing Children in Domestic Relations Cases, Oregon State Bar Association, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, Planning for Incapacity, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010
  • Speaker/Presenter, Elder Abuse Protection, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010
  • Speaker/Presenter, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon State Bar Association, 2010
  •  , Author, Collaborative Law: A Structured Resolution Out of Court, Multnomah Bar Association, The Multnomah Lawyer, 2009
  •  , Author, Sustainability at the Office, Multnomah Bar Association, The Multnomah Lawyer, 2008

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Warner Pacific College
  • B.A., Warner Pacific College
Office Location for Collin C. McKean

1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205

 

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Last Updated: 6/22/2016

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