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Barbara J. Aaby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lake Oswego, OR

Aaby Family Law, P.C.
201 B Avenue, Suite 220
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503-646-2501
Fax: 503-646-2503
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Oregon Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Barbara J. Aaby is the founder and owner of Aaby Family Law, PC, in Beaverton, Oregon. Serving individuals and families throughout Portland and beyond, Ms. Aaby has more than 26 years of legal experience, and she focuses her practice exclusively on family law and divorce.

As a family law attorney, Ms. Aaby has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients as well as her aggressive approach to helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Highly versed in mediation and collaborative law, she prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming litigation; however, she will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary.

Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Aaby maintains an unwavering focus on protecting her clients' rights and best interests, as well as those of their children, and she delivers invaluable advice to help her clients make the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support, alimony, property division, and all other related issues. Honored for her success, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1973 summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, Ms. Aaby received her master's degree in social science administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. Upon deciding to pursue her legal career, she attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1993.

A leader in her field, Ms. Aaby has contributed to continuing legal education texts, and she has conducted lectures and seminars throughout her region on a variety of legal topics related to child custody, visitation and other family law subjects. She has also served as chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Child Custody, and she is an active member of the Oregon State Bar, the Multnomah Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers and Oregon Family Law Practitioners, among her other professional affiliations.

Outside her legal practice, Ms. Aaby volunteers as an attorney with several Oregon State Bar programs as well as with the Volunteer Lawyer Project. She also coaches her local high school's Mock Trial Team.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Barbara J. Aaby

First Admitted: 1993, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Trustees for the Washington County NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness)
  • Oregon Family Law Practitioners
  • American Bar Association, Chair, Committee on Child Custody  
  • Oregon, 1993
  • Oregon Woman Lawyers
  • The Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar, Member, 1993 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Lawyer Project
  • High School Mock Trial Program  
  • Volunteer, Several Oregon State Bar Programs

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Contributing Author, Custody and Visitation and Temporary and Final Relief for the Oregon State Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Book
  • Spoken, American Bar Association on Matters Related to Child Custody  

Educational Background

  • Ohio State University, summa cum laude
  • Case Western Reserve University, Master's Degree in Social Science Administration, , 1977
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Office Location for Barbara J. Aaby

201 B Avenue
Suite 220
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-646-2501

Fax: 503-646-2503

Last Updated: 6/29/2022

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