Kathryn S. Root

Kathryn S. Root

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Gevurtz Menashe
 | 115 NW First Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-227-1515
Fax: 503-243-2038
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Kathy is a leading authority on interstate and international custody disputes and provides legal advice and representation in cases involving international family law issues. A powerful litigator and tireless advocate for the interests of families and children, she has a special interest in contested child custody and parenting time disputes. Kathy has substantial experience representing clients in divorce and legal separation cases, including those involving child custody, child and spousal support, and complex property division issues. Kathy has a strong commitment to helping clients through turbulent times by providing reliable legal information and advice focused on each client's needs and desire to find a better future. She has focused her practice on family law for 31 years. A member of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section, she served for three years on its Executive Committee. She previously served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar's Procedure And Practice Committee and is a former President of the Oregon Academy Of Family Law Practitioners. Kathy is now Chair of the International Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Family Law Section. Kathy is a past Board member of Oregon Women Lawyers and Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation and is a current member of the Foundation's Advisory Board.  

When she's not working, you will often find Kathy on a golf course. She loves the challenge of discovering the nuances of each course she plays.

About Kathryn Root

Admitted: 1985, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.gevurtzmenashe.com/family-law-attorneys/kathryn-s...

Honors/Awards:

  • The award recognizes years of sustained service to local, state or national women's bar associations. , Katherine H. O'Neil Volunteer Service Award, Oregon Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Awarded for exceptional efforts in support of the legal assistance program from August 2001-October 2015, Public Services Commendation, United States Coast Guard, 2015
  • Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Oregon State Bar (Member: Family Law Section; Chairman, 1991-1992; Executive Committee, 1990-1991; Procedure and Practice Committee, 1987-1990)
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners (Secretary/Treasurer, 1994-1998; President, 1998-1999)
  • Multnomah County Bar Association (Chairman, Membership Committee, 1987-1989; Committee on the Status of Women in the Practice of Law, 1987-1991; Member)
  • Chair, International Law Committee of American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2014-present, 2014
  • American Bar Association (Chair, International Law Committee, 2004-2007; Member, Family Law Section)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Vice President, 1990-1991)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation (Board of Directors, 2003-2008; Advisory Board 2008-present)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Oregon Family Law Practice for Paralegals - Assisting with Child Custody Issues and Parenting Time Disputes, Presenter, Half Moon LLC, 2006
  • "Legal Issues Relating to Litigation Under The Hague Abduction Convention", Presenter, American Bar Association Spring Conference, 2005
  • "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act", Presenter, Oregon State Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Conference, 2001

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law
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Office Location for Kathryn S. Root

115 NW First Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97209

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Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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