Austin B. Batalden

Top rated Family Law attorney in Portland, Oregon

Stannard and Batalden Family Law, P.C.
Austin B. Batalden
Stannard and Batalden Family Law, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 2015

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023
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Stannard and Batalden Family Law, P.C.

1211 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 Visit website


Austin B. Batalden is a partner at Stannard Batalden Family Law PC. She serves clients throughout the greater Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Recognized for her empathetic nature and relentless determination, her background in family law attests to her aptitude for formulating creative strategies and resolutions when confronting the intricate and continuously changing issues in family law cases. Her exceptional skill in maneuvering through the intricacies of family law is anchored in an engaging, pragmatic and thorough litigation method.

A significant portion of Ms. Batalden’s current caseload is devoted to divorce and related legal issues of alimony, child support, property division, and child custody and visitation. She assists her clients whose marriages are ending and encourages them to reach a mutually agreeable settlement on those matters whenever possible; she also represents them in court when litigation is necessary. She additionally handles same-sex family law matters, and her experience has extended to order modifications and grandparents’ custody and visitation rights.

Ms. Batalden has been practicing law across all state jurisdictions in Oregon since 2015. She is also licensed to practice in Minnesota (2008), Nebraska (2010) and Massachusetts (2013). Besides her professional practice, she actively participates in several professional organizations, including the Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section; the Oregon Women Lawyers; the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Women's Foundation of Oregon. She is also on the board of the Multnomah Bar Association and has a reputation as a proficient speaker and writer.

Upon completing her bachelor’s degree with a major in political science and a minor in Japanese language studies from the University of Minnesota in 2005, Ms. Batalden progressed to Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul. Here, she demonstrated a strong commitment to her academic pursuits and was awarded the Presidential Scholar honor. Alongside her academic responsibilities, she fulfilled the role of mediator in Ramsey County and held the distinguished position of president of the school's Jewish Law Students Association. She obtained her J.D. in 2007.

Following law school graduation, Ms. Batalden worked for law firms in Massachusetts and Oregon and had her own practice before associating with Stannard Batalden Family Law PC. Throughout her career, she embodies zeal, innovation and steadfast support, guaranteeing that her clientele benefits from the most excellent standard of legal counsel in dealing with family law issues. Moreover, she maintains a “Superb” rating on Avvo, along with many endorsements from peers on the site.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

  • Rising Star, 2017-2022, Super Lawyers Magazine
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Big Buddy, YMCA, 2002 – 2004
  • Board Member, Sexual Assault Resource Center, Mar 2016 – Aug 2018
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., Political Science, minor in Japanese, 2005

Office location for Austin B. Batalden

1211 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-461-0244


1 Year Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

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