Our Attorneys

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Jonathan Corey

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 Tollefson

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.


Oliver O’Brien

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.




Alex Sollars

Alex Sollars

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.




willballWilliam Ball

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.






tunercolorMichael Turner

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

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.