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.
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.
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.
Shule Washburn practices in the areas of Family Law and Estate planning. His family law experience includes all types of divorce and custody cases, as well as restraining order enforcement and defense. When working with clients on their Estate plans, he helps clients navigate complex estate planning issues, by providing the knowledge needed to help each individual client avoid estate planning pitfalls and ensure their loved ones are provided for in the manner they desire.
Since joining the Oregon State Bar in 2016 Shule has used his legal knowledge along with his life experiences to focus his practice on helping clients navigate the difficult legal situations they are faced with throughout their lives. Being the father of five and having watched loved ones face major life changes without being prepared, has given Shule the ability and insight to relate to clients faced with tough life choices. His family and life experience have provided a base to ground him with an understanding of what is important in life.
By focusing on the individual needs of his clients Shule strives to provide the personalized effective representation his clients need and desire.
An avid sports fan, Shule can be found critiquing a football game with anyone who will listen. When football is not on, Shule enjoys watching the Blazers play and listening to sports talk radio.
While Bree is an east coast native, she decided to make Oregon her home. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but she completed her undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University. In 2017 she relocated to attend the University of Oregon School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree.
Bree started her career representing clients in extremely contentious family law cases at Lane County’s domestic violence clinic. While there, she learned how to be a trauma-informed advocate and how to deal with the complex interpersonal dynamics that often accompany cases where there is a lot of conflict between those involved.
Bree then worked for a big family law firm in Corvallis, representing clients in divorce, custody, restraining orders, and other family law matters. She also had the opportunity to shadow several of the firm’s most experienced family law attorneys, and she strives to incorporate the best parts of their practice into her own.
Bree recently moved to the Portland area, and she is looking forward to exploring the community and getting involved with local organizations. When she is not in the office working, she is usually out in nature hiking and kayaking, or at home cozied up with a book and her two dogs.
Jeff is a litigation attorney licensed and working in Washington and Oregon. His goal is to make the legal process as understandable, clear, and comfortable for the client as possible. As an experienced litigator, he is confident and at ease in court.
His approach is to reach an acceptable and reasonable resolution through negotiation or mediation, and if that is not possible, then to use court action, including trial; although, certain cases require the reverse.
Jeff is a proactive attorney regularly handling complex family law cases including those involving domestic violence, divisions of LLCs and businesses, and involving Child Protective Services. Along with other family law matters he regularly handles Dependency and Minor Guardianship issues. He is an active criminal defense attorney defending those charged with misdemeanors and felonies.
Jeff is known throughout the legal community as the attorney who takes on the messy, complex cases and achieves good results. His general advice is “Once a case or charge is known or anticipated, do not talk to anyone about it, unless it is your attorney.”
In his free time, he is a devoted parent and enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hiking, fishing, or just playing in the woods. Jeff is a lifelong Oregonian and loves all that this region has to offer.