Collin C. McKean

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Portland, OR

McKean Smith
 | 1140 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-567-7967
Fax: 503-765-7443
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Collin C. McKean is the owner of McKean Smith, LLC, in Portland, Oregon. Mr. McKean practices business and employment law.

    Mr. McKean has been licensed to practice law in Oregon since 2006 and in Washington since 2010. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Warner Pacific College and attained his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.

    In addition to his family law practice, Mr. McKean has authored articles that have appeared in Multnomah Lawyer, the American Bar Association’s “The Young Lawyer” magazine and other Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar publications. He has lectured at seminars for continuing legal education and conferences for organizations including the Multnomah Athletic Club.

    Mr. McKean maintains active membership in several professional organizations, including the Clark County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar and Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He is a former fellow of the Oregon State Bar Leadership College and has sat on the board of directors for the Washington State Bar Association’s Law Clerk Board and the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice.

    Mr. McKean serves his community by serving as an accredited claim representative for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and treasurer of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Oregon Chapter. 

    Practice Areas
    • 10%Bankruptcy: Consumer
    • 40%Family Law
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Employment Law - Employer


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    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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    Admitted: 2006, Oregon

    Professional Webpage:


    • , 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Portland Business Journal, 2020
    • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 , Top 10 Under 40 , National Academy of Family Law Attorneys , 2016
    • Ranked #13 , Portland Business Journal's Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies , 2019
    • #10 in the 2-99 employee category , Portland Business Journal's Healthiest Employers in Oregon , 2019
    • Oregon Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017
    • Top Attorneys: Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2014
    • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Oregon, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2013
    • Award of Merit, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010
    • Washington Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2014 - 2015
    • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Washington, Seattle Met Magazine, 2014
    • Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association New Lawyers Division, 2007
    • 10.0 "Superb" rating
    • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Orego, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ambassador Sub-Committee Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee , 2019
    • Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 2018
    • Oregon Surrogacy Professionals Association, 2019
    • MBA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Board Member, 2019
    • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections
    • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, House of Delegates (Region 5 OSB Delegate 2010 - 2012)
    • Treasurer, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter
    • Member, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-Chair, ONLD Pro Bono Subcommittee, 2008-2011
    • Campaign for Equal Justice, Board Member, 2013 - 2014
    • Civic Education Awareness Project, 2009 - 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Hot Practice Areas in 2013 of The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association YLD, 2013
    • Major provisions of Oregon’s new equal pay law are taking effect beginning January 1, 2019, including a prohibition on employers from discriminating in the payment of wages and other compensation against or between employees on the basis of any protected class., Author , Enforcement of Equal Pay Law for Oregon Employers ,, 2019
    • 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, 2012
    • Author, What to do if Child or Spousal Support is Not being Paid, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Information for the Public, 2012
    • Legal Considerations Contributor, IVF: A Patient's Guide, Author: Rebecca Matthews, PhD / Publisher: You Get It Right, Inc, 2011
    • 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 
    • Panelist for Paths to Family Law Careers, Speaker, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2014
    • Presenter of CLE on Modifications in Family Law, Presenter, Modifications in Family Law, Oregon State Bar, 2014
    • Presenter, Property Division: Community Property versus Equitable Distribution, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015
    • Speaker/Presenter, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon State Bar Association, 2010
    • Speaker, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon Bar Association, Oregon Continuing Legal Education, 2012
    • Speaker/Presenter, Dissolutions and Mediated Divorces, Multnomah Bar Association, 2012
    • Speaker, Fundamentals of Representing Children in Domestic Relations Cases, Oregon State Bar Association, 2011
    • Speaker/Presenter, Elder Abuse Protection, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010
    • Speaker/Presenter, Planning for Incapacity, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010

    Educational Background:

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

    1140 SW 11th Avenue
    Suite 400
    Portland, OR 97205

    Phone: 503-567-7967

    Fax: 503-765-7443

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    Last Updated: 1/7/2020

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