Collin C. McKean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

McKean Smith LLC
 | 1140 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-567-7967
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Collin C. McKean is the owner of McKean Smith, LLC, in Portland, Oregon. Mr. McKean practices family law and serves clients in the Vancouver, Washington, area. He handles matters involving divorce, child custody, child support modifications, domestic violence, international family law, LGBT family law, parenting plan modification, relocation, third party custody and more.

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. He is also on the Oregon State Bar’s Oregon New Lawyers Division’s executive committee.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (50%)
Business/Corporate (10%)
Personal Injury - General (10%)
Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Civil Litigation (10%)

Family Law (50%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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About Collin McKean

Admitted: 2006, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.mckeansmithlaw.com/aboutus/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Orego, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016
  • Top Attorneys: Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2014
  • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Washington, Seattle Met Magazine, 2014
  • Top Attorneys - Outstanding Young Lawyers In Oregon, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2013
  • Award of Merit, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010
  • Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association New Lawyers Division, 2007
  • Avvo.com 10.0 "Superb" rating
  • Washington Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2014 - 2015
  • Oregon Rising Star, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, WSBA Law Clerk Board, 2014 - 2017
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, House of Delegates (Region 5 OSB Delegate 2010 - 2012)
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections
  • Treasurer, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, Property Division: Community Property versus Equitable Distribution, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015
  • Presenter of CLE on Modifications in Family Law, Presenter, Modifications in Family Law, Oregon State Bar, 2014
  • Panelist for Paths to Family Law Careers, Speaker, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2014
  • Author, Hot Practice Areas in 2013 of The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association YLD, 2013
  • Author, What to do if Child or Spousal Support is Not being Paid, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Information for the Public, 2012
  • 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
  • Speaker/Presenter, Dissolutions and Mediated Divorces, Multnomah Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon Bar Association, Oregon Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Legal Considerations Contributor, IVF: A Patient's Guide, Author: Rebecca Matthews, PhD / Publisher: You Get It Right, Inc, 2011
  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Representing Children in Domestic Relations Cases, Oregon State Bar Association, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, Planning for Incapacity, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010
  • Speaker/Presenter, Elder Abuse Protection, Civic Education Awareness Project, 2010
  • Speaker/Presenter, Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon State Bar Association, 2010
  • Author, Sustainability at the Office, Multnomah Bar Association, The Multnomah Lawyer, 2008 
  • Author, Collaborative Law: A Structured Resolution Out of Court, Multnomah Bar Association, The Multnomah Lawyer, 2009 

Educational Background:

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

1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-567-7967

 

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Last Updated: 3/28/2018

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