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Daniel S. Margolin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Margolin Family Law
4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Suite 302
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: 503-546-6374
Fax: 503-546-6376
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed in Oregon Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice exclusively on family law matters, Daniel S. Margolin was a founding partner at Stephens & Margolin LLP and now is the founder of Margolin Family Law PC. From the firm’s offices in his native city of Portland, Oregon, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Margolin has been admitted to practice before all Oregon state courts since 2002, and he was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in the following year.

The primary portion of Mr. Margolin’s practice involves his representation of people who are facing the end of their marriages. At the outset, he explains the provisions of Oregon law that cover child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of marital assets and debts. Because of his training and experience in mediation and collaborative law, Mr. Margolin is often able to help his clients come to an accord on these matters through those less-adversarial methods of alternative dispute resolution. However, where that is not possible, he advocates forcefully on their behalf before family court judges.

In addition to his divorce litigation practice, Mr. Margolin has prepared and reviewed prenuptial and postmarital agreements, filed and argued appeals at the Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, works in the Collaborative Divorce model and he has assisted clients whose marriages have previously been legally dissolved and who want to have existing support or parenting court orders modified or enforced. His successful track record has earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and other positive recognition from his fellow attorneys.

Mr. Margolin is frequently asked to deliver presentations on family law topics to continuing legal education attendees and other groups, and he has had several articles published. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the New York University School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

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


10 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012

About Daniel S. Margolin

First Admitted: 2002, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Deborah Leigh Lampkins v. Sarah Littell, A140561

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Panel Member, CLE for pro bono Law fair Regarding Representing Children, 2011
  • Volunteer for Legal Aid representing clients in Restraining Order Proceedings.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Family Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • MBA CLE Committee, 2013
  • Member, Family Law Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association


  • A routinely updated blog explaining family law issues in Oregon, including recent appellate cases., The Oregon Divorce Blog

Educational Background

  • University of California Berkeley - Philosophy, 1997

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented update on Oregon Appellate cases and rule updates regarding family law., CLE Presenter, Annual Appellate Update, Oregon Law Foundation, 2010
  • Divorce and Separations Can Send Pets Into Legal Limbo, September 21, 2009
  • Moderator, Family Law Judicial Panel, 2011
  • CLE chapters for the Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Bar Association's, Family Law Newsletter in December of 2009
  • Kaine Horman Asks Court to Have Estranged Wife Pay Half of His Attorney Fees - July 28, 2010
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Office Location for Daniel S. Margolin

4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Suite 302
Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 503-546-6374

Fax: 503-546-6376

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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