Myah Kehoe

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Myah Kehoe

Myah Kehoe is a true Oregonian at heart. After graduating from college at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Ms. Kehoe moved up to Oregon and began law school at Willamette University in Salem. Ms. Kehoe now lives in the Portland area with her husband and cannot imagine living anywhere else.

Prior to and during law school, Ms. Kehoe worked for various law practices. Throughout this work, she was afforded many opportunities to draft pleadings, including an appellate brief. During her last year of law school, Ms. Kehoe also worked for Willamette University’s Clinical Law Program, in which she tried real custody cases and argued successfully at the Court of Appeals for the State of Oregon.

Following law school, Ms. Kehoe worked at Multnomah County Courthouse for a year and a half. During the first year, she was a Family Law Facilitator and Clerk. This position allowed Ms. Kehoe to help unrepresented litigants prepare and file their own pleadings and advise them on court procedures. Her last six months working at the courthouse, she was promoted to the title of Judicial Clerk and worked in the courtroom with all ten of the family law judges in Multnomah County.

In January 2009, Ms. Kehoe opened the doors to her law firm and has been running a successful family law practice since. While the firm primarily focuses on full representation, it also offers expanded services such as collaborative law, mediation, document review and pro se assistance (for those who are unable to hire an attorney for full representation).

Organizations

– Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Board Member 2010-present
– OTLA Membership Committee, Co-Chair 2010-present
– OTLA Family Law Section, Co-Chair 2010-present
– Oregon State Bar Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section (SSFP), Chair 2012-2013
– SSFP Executive Committee, Member 2010-present
– Oregon State Bar Family Law Section, Member
– Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, Board Member 2010-2012
– Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS), Member
– International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

Education

B.A., Psychology and Legal Studies with Honors, U.C. Santa Cruz, 2003
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2007
Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2007
Collaborative Law Training, January 2010

Speaking Engagements

– October 2010/November 2011: New Lawyer CLE for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Topic: Family law portion of “What You Should Have Learned in Law School But Didn’t”

– November 2011: Learning the Ropes CLE for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
Topic: “Starting Your Own Practice”

– October 2011: Multnomah County Bar Association Pro Bono Fair
Topic: “Representing Children in Family Law Cases”

– August 2011: Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO) Orientation
Topic: “Employment in a Nutshell”

– May 2010: Going Solo Workshop for Willamette University, College of Law
Topic: Starting your own practice