Restraining Orders

Restraining Order Attorney Oregon

Portland Restraining Order Attorney / Lawyer
Jennie L. Clark
Restraining Orders, a.k.a. Family Abuse Protection Act (FAPA)
Domestic Violence Attorney Representing either Petitioners or Respondents
(Victims or the Accused but I cannot represent both.)

 Experienced contested restraining order representation
for Oregon residents
(Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties, including the cities of Portland, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego and Gresham)

Survivors/”Victims | The Accused

Jennie Clark, Attorney at Law, is a domestic violence attorney experienced in representing both petitioners and respondents in restraining order cases.  Thus, she has experience representing both the victims and those accused of domestic violence.  She is also an experienced criminal defense trial attorney and civil plaintiff’s attorney.  Her goal is to secure the best resolution possible under the circumstances.  It is important to have a lawyer that understands the difficult emotional and legal issues you are facing who will work with you to explore your options, objectively evaluate the evidence and develop the best strategy based upon the law, the evidence and client needs.

Ms. Clark analyzes each case on its individual merits from both the perspective of the client and the perspective from which the situation would be viewed by the court.  She then forms a strategy based upon her prediction of how the situation will likely play out in the legal justice system.  Of course, it helps when her clients are truthful and forthright with her so that she can avoid surprises at trial!  If you are looking for an attorney who will do her best to understand your actual situation and give realistic advice, then you are in the right place.

Undoubtedly, some cases need to go to trial.  In other cases, both parties benefit from crafting a settlement agreement through their attorneys that minimizes risk for both parties and ultimately serves the needs of both parties better than a “solution” imposed from the court.  Both victims and those accused should seek legal counsel sooner, rather than later, because these cases are often on an “expedited” trial schedule, which means that trial may occur within a couple of weeks.  Even an experienced attorney needs adequate preparation time.

Whether you are the survivor/victim or the accused, Ms. Clark recommends that you explore both of the links: Survivors/”Victims | The Accused  to gain a general understanding of the stakes involved with your domestic violence matter.

Jennie Clark, Esq. can only represent one party in relation to a restraining order case, not both.  Thus, she cannot represent both the petitioner and the respondent.

Rates:  Jennie Clark, Esq. works at either an hourly rate or on a flat fee basis. She will be happy to give you a quote based upon the complexity of your case.

What if Ms. Clark quotes me a rate I cannot afford?  She may be able to refer to another attorney under her supervision.  Below are options for those with limited financial resources:

Oregon State Bar Modest Means Application

Legal Aid Directory

St. Andrew Legal Clinic