Mindy S. Stannard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Elizabeth Christy Law Firm PLLC
 | 1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 203
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-847-2900
Fax: 971-703-4108
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Mindy Stannard is an attorney at the Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, in Portland, Oregon. Mindy dedicates her practice to family law and represents individuals in areas throughout Oregon including areas throughout Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Columbia County and Clatsop County.

Mindy is experienced in matters of divorce, child custody, child support modifications, domestic violence, international family law, LGBT family law, parenting plan modifications, uncontested adoptions, 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, Mindy has spoken at conferences and workshops for various groups throughout the Oregon. 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, Mindy 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 Washington County Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association, 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, Multnomah Bar Association and Washington County Bar Association.

*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

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 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Mindy Stannard

Admitted: 2004, Oregon

Professional Webpage: https://elizabethchristy.com/


  • 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:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Pro Tem Judge in Washington County, Oregon , 2018
  • Legal Representation of Children
  • Washington County Behavioral Health Council Community Member, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Divorce Workshop for Women, YWCA, 2013
  • Speaker, "Post-Divorce Issues," Eve's Daughter's Meeting, 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
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Office Location for Mindy S. Stannard

1211 NW Glisan Street
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-847-2900

Fax: 971-703-4108

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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