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Annelisa D. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

McKean Smith
1140 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-567-7967
Fax: 503-765-7443
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed in Oregon Since: 2006
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Annelisa D. Smith is an attorney at McKean Smith, LLC, in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Smith practices family law and serves clients in Hillsboro and Portland, Oregon, as well as in Moses Lake and Vancouver, Washington. She has experience with divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, international family law matters, LGBT family law, parenting plans, relocation, third-party custody and more.

A native of the Portland area, Ms. Smith has been admitted to practice law since 2006 and is licensed in Oregon and Washington. She is experienced with both litigation and collaborative divorce methods.

Ms. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and earned her law degree from Vermont Law School. Her prior legal experience includes working in the area of public defense handling cases involving child abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights.

Outside of the office, Ms. Smith enjoys staying active in her legal and professional communities by serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations such as the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. She also serves on the advisory committee of the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and is secretary of the board of BRAVO Youth Orchestras.

Ms. Smith volunteers and provides pro bono representation when possible. She volunteers with Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar, Oregon Women Lawyers, the American Bar Association and The Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

About Annelisa D. Smith

First Admitted: 2006, Oregon

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Educational Background

  • M.S., Vermont Law School, Dean's Fellow
  • B.S., Oregon State University

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Ambassador Board Member
  • NW Second Saturday - Divorce Workshops for Women, Volunteer Attorney, 2013
  • Bravo Youth Orchestra, Founding Board Member and Secretary, 2014
  • Portland legal community
  • Legal Aid Services of Multnomah County, Volunteer Legal Assistant

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law and Juvenile Sections
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS), Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court Child's Attorney Representation Panel
  • Gus J. Soloman Inn of Court, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners (OAFLP), Member


  • Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2014
  • As a Portland divorce attorney at McKinley Irvin, Annelisa is recognized for her desire to maintain the highest level of ethics and professionalism in even the most contested cases
  • Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014
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Office Location for Annelisa D. Smith

1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-567-7967

Fax: 503-765-7443

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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