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Domestic Violence Attorney
Representing either Petitioners / Victims / Survivors or Respondents / The Accused


Willing to travel to the following counties: Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties and anywhere else in Oregon if travel time is paid.

Some cases should 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 this site to gain a general understanding of the stakes involved with your domestic violence matter.

Jennie Clark, Esq. can only represent one party in this situation, not both. When a client calls the office she will need the names of the parties involved prior to obtaining any information in order to verify that she does not represent the opposing party. Thus, she will not be representing both the petitioner and the respondent. She zealously represents only her clients and the opposing party should not expect advice from her. First and foremost, she tries to obtain the best possible results for her client.



Portland, Oregon Restraining Order Attorney / Lawyer Jennie L. Clark

Jennie Clark, Attorney at Law, LLC is an experienced domestic violence attorney in representing either the petitioner or respondent 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 you explore your options, objectively evaluate the evidence and develop the best strategy based upon the law, the evidence and client needs.

After meeting with her clients and conducting a full interview, she forms a strategy based upon her prediction of how the case will likely play out in the legal justice system. When clients are forthcoming with her about the entire situation, this helps 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.


Note: Sometimes the Family Abuse Prevention Act is called the Family Abuse Protection Act.