Joanna L. Posey

Top rated Family Law attorney in Portland, Oregon

Posey Legal, PC
Joanna L. Posey
Posey Legal, PC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 2010

Education: Lewis & Clark Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
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Posey Legal, PC

3115 NE Sandy Blvd
Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232 Visit website


Attorney Joanna L. Posey is the founder and owner of Posey Legal PC in Portland, Oregon. A top-rated lawyer with more than nine years of legal experience, Ms. Posey focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She strives to deliver the highest level of counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Portland metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Divorce and legal separation

·        Collaborative divorce and mediation

·        Independent adoptions

·        Family law litigation

Holding certifications in basic and advanced collaborative law training, Ms. Posey has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution techniques, and she strives to help her clients come to terms with matters pertaining to their divorces in the most efficient, cost-effective and amicable manner possible. A compassionate attorney, she seeks to reduce the overall level of stress and anxiety her clients experience throughout the divorce process as she works hard to help them achieve their goals with regard to child custody, property division, alimony and other related issues.

In recognition for her exemplary professionalism and unwavering commitment to those she serves, Ms. Posey has earned numerous awards and honors over the course of her career. Lawyers of Distinction selected her for inclusion into the list of Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA in 2016 and 2017, and she has received consistent selection by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys into the list of Top 10 Family Law Attorneys for Oregon over the past several years.

In addition, Ms. Posey has also earned a selection for inclusion into the Top 40 Under 40 list from The National Advocates as well as a listing in the Who's Who Heritage Registry of Top Attorneys in North America. She has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with many positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Memphis, Ms. Posey obtained her Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2009. While in law school, she won the Pro Bono Award and Volunteer Honors Award for her selfless service to those less fortunate. Additionally, she has served as a Pro Bono Attorney Mentor with The Commons Law Center since 2018 as well as a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Leadership Academy.

Among her other professional affiliations, Ms. Posey serves as chair for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Family Law Section and as president of the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals. She is a member of the Clackamas County and Multnomah bar associations, the American Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 50% Family Law
  • 50% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 2010, Oregon

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Overview of the differences between the collaborative divorce process model and traditional litigation and analysis of the benefits available for families who select the collaborative model., Speaker, Collaborative Practice - A Better Approach to Conflict Resolution, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Co-authored the Collaborative Law Chapter of the ADR in Oregon Bar Book, a nuts and bolts guide to mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and other dispute resoltiion options in specific practice areas., Author, ADR in Oregon - Oreong State Bar Legal Publications, Oregon State Bar Association, Oregon Lawyers. Attorneys, Family Law, Collaborative Law, Legal, 2020
  • Overview of the issues facing Oregon and the nation as driverless cars become more prevalent on our roadways.  Presented to members of the Gus. J. Solomon Inn of Court., Co-Presenter, Driverless Cars and the Laws that Guide Them, Law, 2019
  • Co-Trainer/presenter at two-day Collaborative Law Basic Training, Co-Trainer, Collaborative Law Basic Training, Legal, Mental Health, And Financial Professionals, 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training, 2018
  • Basic Collaborative Law Training, 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Leadership Academy Class of 2019, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Clackamas County Bar Association Member, 2019
  • Multnomah County Bar Association Member, 2019
  • American Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Member, 2019
  • President, Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2019
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association - Family Law Section Chair; Leadership Academy Participant, 2019
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section Co-Chair, 2018
  • Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2019
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Pro Bono Award, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2008
  • Volunteer Honors Award, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2008
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee Member, 2021
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section Chair, 2019
  • President, Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2018

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jo is a self-starter. She works hard for each and every client, helping them to find the solutions that best fit their circumstances and needs. She is able to adapt to the needs of each client--from a neutral mediator, to collaborator, to advocate in fully fought litigation. ”

“Jo is an excellent attorney and is a strong advocate for her clients. She embraces ADR process to help her clients reduce their bills and get the best possible outcome.”

Office location for Joanna L. Posey

3115 NE Sandy Blvd
Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-925-3139


2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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