Patricia A. Clements

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Lake Oswego, OR

Essential Estate Planning LLC
4949 Meadows Road, Suite 600
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 971-678-6670
Fax: 503-455-8881
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (80%), Business/Corporate (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice primarily on estate planning and administration but with experience in business matters as well, Patricia A. Clements is the founder of Essential Estate Planning. From the firm's offices in Lake Oswego, Oregon, she provides representation to clients throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area. Ms. Clements has been admitted to practice before all Oregon state courts since 2011.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Clements regularly prepares and reviews wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. She tailors each plan to meet the specific needs and goals of each of her clients, and she helps to ensure that each document is periodically reviewed and updated to reflect any financial and family changes in her clients' lives.

Ms. Clements also guides fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries through what can often be a confusing and lengthy probate process after the death of a testator, and she works with trustees to ensure that the trusts that they have been named in are administered properly and with a minimum of delays. In her business law practice, Ms. Clements advises entrepreneurs who are contemplating starting a new venture. She helps them determine what form of legal entity would be most advantageous, and once the company is up and running, she provides advice and counsel on succession planning and regulatory compliance.

Majoring in business administration, Ms. Clements attended Western Oregon University and received a bachelor's degree in 2005. She subsequently decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law School. While she was there, she participated in the school's Small Business Legal Clinic before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011.

Estate administration goes hand in hand with the planning and Patricia strives to provide clear guidance and efficient service for clients during their difficult time.  When Patricia is not helping clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, experiencing new restaurants, golfing and travelling to new places.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Patricia A. Clements

Admitted: 2011, Oregon

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member - Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, Current
  • Member- Multnomah Bar Association, YLS Membership Committee, 2013-2014  
  • Member- Multnomah Bar Association, Golf Committee, 2013-2014
  • Board Secretary, Oregon Networking Professionals, 2013-Present
  • Member of Oregon State Bar, 2011 - present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014
  • Volunteer, Oregon Humane Society
  • Patricia volunteers every month at various non-profits, primarily through the Hands On Portland project

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science - Western Oregon University, 2005


  • Selected by colleagues as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Selected by colleagues as a 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
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Office Location for Patricia A. Clements

4949 Meadows Road
Suite 600
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Phone: 971-678-6670

Fax: 503-455-8881

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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