Mindy S. Stannard

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 Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Mindy S. Stannard is an attorney at McKean Smith, LLC, in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Stannard dedicates her practice to family law and represents individuals in areas, including Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon, as well as Vancouver and Moses Lake, Washington.

Ms. Stannard is experienced in matters of divorce, child custody, child support modifications, domestic violence, international family law, LGBT family law, parenting plan modifications, relocation, third-party custody and more. She is an experienced litigator and practices collaborative divorce methods such as mediation.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, Ms. Stannard obtained her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in Oregon since 2004 and Washington since 2009.

Passionate about sharing her legal knowledge with others, Ms. Stannard has spoken at conferences and workshops for various groups throughout the Oregon and Washington regions. Articles she has authored have appeared in publications such as Exceptional Parent and Portland Lifestyle & Family magazines.

As recognition for her accomplishments in the legal profession, Ms. Stannard has attained a rating of AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating given by the organization.

Ms. Stannard is active in her legal community. Over the course of her career, she has participated on a variety of committees for different organizations. She belongs to the Clackamas County Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners, Oregon Women Lawyers, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and has served in various roles for the Oregon State Bar.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Mindy Stannard

Admitted: 2004, Oregon

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

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Distinguished as an Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Multnomah Bar Association Events Committee Member, 2017
  • Washington County Bar Association Board Member, 2017
  • Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee, 2014
  • Oregon State Bar, Quality of Life Committee, Member, 2012
  • Washington State Bar, 2009
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, Member, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2005
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS), Member
  • Oregon Association of Family Law Practicioners

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Washington County Behavioral Health Council Community Member, 2017
  • The City Club of Portland, Member, 2011
  • Legal Representation of Children

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, "Post-Divorce Issues," Eve's Daughter's Meeting, 2013
  • Speaker, Divorce Workshop for Women, YWCA, 2013
  • Speaker, "Financial Planning and Legal Tips for Women Going Through Divorce", 2012
  • Speaker, "Preparing Parenting Time Plans," Family Law Seminar for Legal Assistants, 2009
  • Presenter, Clear Transitions, Divorce Workshop for Women, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Portland State University, B.S., Psychology
Office Location for Mindy S. Stannard

1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-567-7967


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Last Updated: 2/7/2018

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