Jonathan has practiced law in Oregon since 2004. In that time, he has been mentored by several of the best Family Law attorneys and litigators in the state. As a result, he delivers a high level of experience, savvy and wisdom to each of his clients. In 2014, he was recognized as a “Top 10 under 40” by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. In 2015, he was named part of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Jonathan’s client-focused approach drives him to find the right balance between strong advocacy, effective representation, and overall guidance on the transition that takes place during a family law matter. Jonathan believes that every client’s needs are different; he strives to determine those needs and meet them in the most-efficient way possible.
In addition to his client-focused approach, Jonathan also enjoys serving his community and charitable causes. He is most proud of his pro bono representation of children in high-conflict custody proceedings – where Multnomah County Judges rely on Jonathan’s input to help resolve parental conflicts that are often injurious to innocent children. “Representing children in high-conflict cases makes you understand the real impact that a family law proceeding has on the many lives it touches. It’s a great service to the community and also a source of wisdom that I pass on to my adult clients throughout their case.”
Also, as chairman of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Golf Committee, Jonathan is instrumental in raising thousands of dollars every year for the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project – a program designed to provide critical legal services for low-income people. Jonathan also volunteers for the Portland chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind and loves raising his rescue dog.
When he is not hard at work, Jonathan enjoys playing in a Portland Basketball league to keep his mind sharp. An avid sports fan, Jonathan will freely admit that he is happiest during football season.
Mary has been a dedicated ally for her family law clients for the past decade because she enjoys helping people with issues that affect their daily lives. She practices exclusively in the area of family law – having handled countless dissolutions, custody cases, restraining order challenges, and grandparent rights cases.
Mary is also a leader in the Portland family law community. She is currently serving as the President of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. She has previously served as an Oregon State Bar mentor, volunteered for the Imprint Program and worked as a judge for college mock trial competitions. Mary also previously served as a member of the Multnomah Bar Foundation CourtCare Committee and the coordinator for the Multnomah County Family Law Group.
Mary graduated from University of Washington in 2004, earned her law degree from Willamette University College of Law and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2007. Mary began her career on the central Oregon Coast in Newport before relocating to Portland in 2011. Mary has been mentored by very highly respected family law attorneys in Portland.
In her spare time, Mary is actively involved with the Junior League of Portland and enjoys spending time volunteering at local non-profit organizations. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and cheering on her University of Washington Husky football team. Mary is also mom to a young son, who keeps her very busy and grounded in the true purpose behind her work.
Throughout his legal career, Oliver has devoted his skill and experience to helping my clients find peace of mind where family interests and finances intersect. Oliver deals in a variety of legal issues ranging from collection defense with the IRS to important family law issues such as Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support. In his work, Oliver strives to give his clients and their cases the personal attention they deserve.
Oliver began his career as an attorney for one of Portland’s most respected commercial litigation firms. There he honed his skills on complex litigation, and obtained excellent skills in strategy, negotiation, complex procedure, and research. He now focuses his skills on serving individuals facing family law and tax issues.
Oliver is an avid soccer fanatic and can typically be spotted roving the sidelines of any Timbers home match or catching a spot of Premier League action at one of the marvelous soccer pubs in town.
As a Lawyer and a Parent, Alex personally understands the intersection of family and the law. He is always vigilant to his client’s individual needs and desires – and advocates strongly in service of his client. He is adept at helping navigate the legal and emotional complexities of a family law matter.
Alex also fights for justice and equity in his community. He volunteers with the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, serves on the Oregon State Bar Executive Non-profit Committee, provides pro bono representation of children in domestic relations cases, and mentors new lawyers.
Alex graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2012. After law school, Alex worked as a contractor for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., returning home to Oregon in 2014 to practice non-profit law and family law. Alex worked for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic before transitioning to private practice.
When not in the office, Alex is usually hiking, cooking, or changing diapers.
Mr. Ball primarily practices personal injury litigation and family law.
He helps those injured in auto accidents, physical assaults and by harmful consumer products to get fair compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and future treatment.
Michael brings a decade of experience in estate planning and administration to Corey Law Group. As an estate planner he advises clients about how to preserve their legacies and protect themselves and their loved ones. He also routinely guides executors, trustees, and guardians in carrying out their fiduciary duties. Estate and trust beneficiaries rely on his advocacy for their interests as well.
Michael says, “Most clients come to an initial meeting because they are dealing with major changes and decisions in their life and are feeling overwhelmed. More often than not, at the end of the process they say they feel relief. It’s always great to see the smiles as those weights and anxieties melt away.”
Michael graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in the top tenth of his class. He believes lawyers have a duty to promote justice for all and he volunteers pro bono services for modest estates passing to minors. He currently serves on a bar committee for promotion of legal historical projects.
Outside the office Michael enjoys reading, cooking, and training for his next triathlon. He and his wife are faithful servants to two cats.
Scarlett Van Syoc
Prior to joining Corey Law Group, Scarlett spent over nine years practicing high conflict family law litigation in New York City, where she worked at some of the premier domestic relations firms in Manhattan. Scarlett handles cases in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody and parental access, support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and has significant experience handling cases involving complex business interests and intra-family financial transactions.
Scarlett brings not only excellent writing and researching skills to her practice, but also understands that in addition to an aggressive and zealous advocate, her clients require moral support and a calming influence who will assist them in navigating the complexities of divorce and separation. She understands that each client and case is unique and requires a specialized approach, whether it be through negotiation and settlement or litigation.
Scarlett received her bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University in 2004, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2010.
A native Oregonian, John has a strong connection to the people and families of Oregon. He understands for each individual case to be successful, it will require a combination of emotional intelligence and powerful advocacy.
John started his career as an attorney at a litigation firm in Roseburg where he gained experience in family law, personal injury, estate planning, criminal defense and landlord-tenant issues. Specifically, John has a wealth of experience in divorce, child custody, support (child and spousal), domestic violence, negligence, estate administration, FEDs, habitability issues and representing defendants in all manner of criminal matters.
A staunch supporter of improving access to justice, John has always volunteered to help underrepresented communities. Through these and other similar experiences, John has developed excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills, as well as a record of consistency when it comes to delivering success for his clients.
A graduate from the University of Oregon, John received his bachelor’s degree in 2012, and graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2019.
At home, John spends most of his time with his wife and two pets (Ziggy the dog and Penny the cat) and is a huge sports fan, especially when it comes to anything related to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Seasoned litigator Majie Dodge has been helping clients with legal troubles for over 25 years. Her experience and insight allows her to take good care of her clients and their legal matters.
She opened her practice in 1996 with a focus on criminal defense for the accused citizen. Later Majie added family law and personal injury law to her practice. She recognizes the common thread of client need – no matter the situation – and wants to help her clients solve their problems. Stress in any area of one’s life (family, health, or freedom) can affect all area of one’s life. Majie Dodge can ease the stress of dealing with legal matters.
Majie obtained her B.A. in Communications from the University of North Florida. She attended Lewis & Clark Law School and received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She also attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. As a teenager she knew she wanted to be an attorney because she was drawn to the challenge of solving problems, mysteries, conundrums.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and shopping with her daughter, and playing with her two “well-behaved” chihuahuas.
Xavier grew up on the sandy beaches of Long Island, New York. He studied English literature at Stony Brook University and split his summers between working odd jobs to save money and traveling throughout Central America in search of perfect, uncrowded waves.
After college he attended Harvard Law School. On a whim, he enrolled in Harvard’s esteemed trial advocacy workshop and fell in love with trial work. During the program, he got to learn directly from attorneys who had represented a number of high-profile clients including Aaron Hernandez, the family of Michael Brown, and Daniel Ellsberg, and he realized that he wanted to spend his career in the courtroom advocating zealously on behalf of his clients.
After graduating from law school Xavier went to work for a big law firm in New York City. Within a year he and his wife realized the big city life wasn’t for them and decided to move out west to lead a quieter life closer to the outdoors. His wife had spent a few summers growing up visiting family in Central Oregon, and they decided that Bend was the perfect place to settle down and eventually raise a family.
Xavier’s practice areas include family law, criminal defense and estate planning.
In his free time he enjoys climbing, backcountry skiing, surfing, and running long distances in the mountains with his wife and their beagle, Otis.