Austin Batalden is a Portland family law attorney who excels in providing
empathetic, efficient, and results-oriented representation to her clients.
She believes it is important to represent all clients – traditional
and nontraditional families – with kindness and thoughtfulness.
Austin’s clients value her ability to guide them through the often
difficult terrain of a divorce or custody case with genuine support and
a clear plan to move forward.
“I make it clear to my clients that, from the time they start working
with me until the matter is over, my job is to carry the burden of worrying
about their case,” says Austin.
Austin began her legal career in 2008 focusing on civil litigation, where
she honed her understanding of procedure, strategy, and negotiation. She
has since refocused her energy on family law, after discovering that she
was more fulfilled serving families instead of corporations.
In order to provide exceptional service with compassion, Austin ensures
that her clients are informed on the legal process and competently guided
“It is my goal to know my client's main concerns about the process.
I want to be able to educate my clients as to how the process works, what
to expect, and what options they have,” says Austin.
Having worked as a mediator, Austin’s background and certification
in dispute resolution affords her clients more options in resolving their
family law issues.
When not practicing law, Austin loves to cook – a talent enjoyed
by her wife and friends. She also keeps active with hot yoga, kayaking,