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Kathryn Bourn

Of Counsel

Kathryn’s practice focuses on probate and probate litigation, such as will contests. She also handles guardianships, conservatorships, and estate planning.

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More about Kathryn Bourn

  • Kathryn helps people deal with financial issues after the death of a loved one through probate and other options. She also helps people navigate legal issues when someone has become too incapacitated to live independently and manage their money by helping them establish guardianships and conservatorships. Kathryn also helps people create estate plans.

    Where applicable, Kathryn draws on her experience in family law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, and juvenile dependency to creatively solve her clients’ problems.

    Kathryn has been an attorney for more than 25 years. She built litigation experience as a prosecutor in Clatsop County and then opened her own law practice in Astoria. From 2010 to 2013, Kathryn ran the Columbia County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Since 2013, she has practiced with various law firms in the metro area.

    Before she began her legal career, Kathryn worked as a journalist, including covering Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court for a trade newsletter in Washington, D.C.

    • Cornell Law School, J.D.
    • University of Oregon, B.S. in Journalism, Minor in French, Women’s Studies Certificate
    • Oregon State Bar
    • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
    • Multnomah Bar Association
    • Oregon Women Lawyers (former board member)
    • OGALLA
  • In her free time, Kathryn enjoys hiking and snowshoeing with her dogs, travel, and gardening. She volunteers with the Multnomah County Animal Shelter and the Multnomah Bar Association Imprint Project.

About

Kathryn helps people deal with financial issues after the death of a loved one through probate and other options. She also helps people navigate legal issues when someone has become too incapacitated to live independently and manage their money by helping them establish guardianships and conservatorships. Kathryn also helps people create estate plans.

Where applicable, Kathryn draws on her experience in family law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, and juvenile dependency to creatively solve her clients’ problems.

Kathryn has been an attorney for more than 25 years. She built litigation experience as a prosecutor in Clatsop County and then opened her own law practice in Astoria. From 2010 to 2013, Kathryn ran the Columbia County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Since 2013, she has practiced with various law firms in the metro area.

Before she began her legal career, Kathryn worked as a journalist, including covering Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court for a trade newsletter in Washington, D.C.

Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, B.S. in Journalism, Minor in French, Women’s Studies Certificate
Admissions
  • Oregon State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Associations
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (former board member)
  • OGALLA
Personal

In her free time, Kathryn enjoys hiking and snowshoeing with her dogs, travel, and gardening. She volunteers with the Multnomah County Animal Shelter and the Multnomah Bar Association Imprint Project.

Support Staff

Joseph Stevens
503-412-6706

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