Thomas A. Bittner

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Schulte Anderson Downes Aronson & Bittner PC
 | 811 Southwest Naito Parkway, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-223-4131
Fax: 503-223-1346
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Thomas A. Bittner is a shareholder with Schulte Anderson Downes Aronson & Bittner P.C. law firm in Portland, Oregon. Nationally ranked as one of the preeminent lawyers in the country, Mr. Bittner focuses his practice solely on family law, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the state who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

    Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Bittner has achieved remarkable success guiding his clients through the emotional and complex divorce process while helping them make the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support, parenting time, spousal support and other related matters. He has extensive experience dealing with modifications of existing court orders, contempt and other issues, and he also assists domestic violence victims with obtaining the protections they need against their abusers.

    Well-versed in mediation and collaborative law, Mr. Bittner prefers to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming litigation. He has also successfully handled numerous appeals, and whether inside or outside the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests and helping them achieve their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Bittner has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He is also a fellow with the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he serves as president of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. He is also an active member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar's Family Law Section.

    A 1982 graduate of Lewis & Clark College, Mr. Bittner returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1986.

    *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
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Thomas Bittner

    Admitted: 1990, Oregon

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognized as one of Oregon’s Super Lawyers Top 50 Attorneys in the State of Oregon 2010; Tom is the current president of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners; Recognized as one of Oregon's "Super Lawyers" (Since 2006); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow (Since 2003); Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Oregon, 1990
    • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section Member; Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners, Multnomah County Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • Lewis & Clark College in Portland, B.S. in Psychology, 1982
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    Office Location for Thomas A. Bittner

    811 Southwest Naito Parkway
    Suite 500
    Portland, OR 97204

    Phone: 503-223-4131

    Fax: 503-223-1346

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    Last Updated: 3/24/2021

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