Nicole L. Deering

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

DBMA Family Law Group
 | 1140 SW 11th Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-488-5696
Fax: 971-256-4184
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Nicole L. Deering works as a family law attorney at DBMA Family Law Group, the Portland, Oregon, law firm of which she is an owner and founding partner.

    After earning her Juris Doctor at Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, Ms. Deering began her legal career as a legal aid attorney. Her special passion was providing access to justice for poverty-stricken domestic violence survivors. 25 years later, she puts her extensive family law experience to work for her family law clients.

    Ms. Deering firmly believes in the “least harm” approach to the practice of family law. By this, she means that her focus always consists of putting the children’s needs and best interests first, followed closely by understanding and seeking to maximize the emotional and financial security of all the concerned parties. Consequently, she uses mediation and collaboration whenever appropriate and feasible. When an amicable divorce cannot be achieved, however, she serves her clients as an aggressive trial advocate during litigation.

    A respected member of the legal community, Ms. Deering maintains membership in the Oregon Women Lawyers Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners and the Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. She also cherishes the time she spends with the Portland Women’s Foundation, an organization focusing on the humanity behind the statistics and the women behind the numbers.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    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


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    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Nicole Deering

    Admitted: 1994, Oregon

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Oregon Academy of Collaborative professionals
    • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners
    • Oregon, 1994
    • Oregon State Bar, pro bono committee - three year term, 2000
    • Advisory Board, Portland State University, Student Legal Services, 8 year term, 2008
    • Judicial Screening Committee, Multnomah County Bar Association - three year term, 2008
    • Oregon State Bar, co-editor Family Law Bar Book, 2004
    • Washington County, Bench Bar Committee, 1995
    • Legal Aid Services of Oregon, pro se assistance project volunteer, since 2000, 2020
    • Legal Aid Board Member, three year term, 1996
    • Attorney for the child, Clackamas and Multnomah counties since 2000, 2020
    • Oregon State Bar, Legislative Work Group, Collaborative Law, 2020
    • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Bar Book, co-author Collaborative Law, 2019
    • Professional Liability Fund, presenter Learning the Ropes (Family Law) since 2016, 2019
    • Portland Collaborative Divorce, founding member, 2020
    • Oregon and International Association of Collaborative Practitioners, member, 2020
    • Multnomah Bar Association, member, 2020
    • Oregon Women's Lawyers, member, 2020
    • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section member since 1995, 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Portland Women's Foundation, board member - three year term, 2014
    • Attorney for the child, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, 20 years, 2000
    • Legal Aid Services of Oregon , pro se assistance project volunteer, 20 years, 2000
    • Portland State University, Student Mediation and Legal Services Advisory Board, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelors of Arts, Philosophy, Portland State University, Honors College, 1991
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    Office Location for Nicole L. Deering

    1140 SW 11th Ave
    Suite 100
    Portland, OR 97205

    Phone: 503-488-5696

    Fax: 971-256-4184

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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