Mindy Stannard

Senior Attorney

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  • OR

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I work hard not only to carefully prepare myself for a client's case, but to prepare my client for what to expect in each step of the case. We're in it together.

Mindy Stannard

Portland family law attorney Mindy Stannard knows many different areas of law (business, real estate, employment, criminal), but she was ultimately drawn to practice exclusively family law. What drove her to this decision was the fact that, while no two family law cases are alike, she always gets to help her clients on a personal level.

“Family law allows me to help clients navigate through difficult situations,” says Mindy. She places special importance on the act of listening, in order to focus on what issues are most important to the client. This understanding makes her a keen strategist when it comes to representing her clients and striving to achieve outcomes in their best interest.

When clients are overwhelmed, she takes special care not only to manage their family law case, but also to help her clients access resources that can help them move forward, such as career counselors, financial planners, or psychologists.

Mindy’s experience in other areas of law (such as estate planning, business, real estate, and employment law) often comes into play in family law matters, giving her clients an advantage when other issues become a factor.

In addition, Mindy is highly skilled in cases involving contested child custody, child custody evaluations, relocation, and cases involving grandparent/step-parent/relative rights. Mindy serves clients from McKinley Irvin's Portland and Vancouver family law offices.

Mindy loves Portland, its quirky events, and trying many different kinds of food at the city’s eclectic restaurants and wineries. When she’s feeling outdoorsy, which is often, she camps with her husband and considers herself a great camp cook.


  • Delegate, Oregon State Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court Child's Attorney Representation Panel


  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • OGALLA, the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter
  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practicioners
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS)
  • The City Club of Portland

In the Community

  • Volunteer Coach, Colton High School Mock Trial Team
  • Presenter, Clear Transitions, YWCA
  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law
  • B.S., Psychology, Portland State University

Mindy regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Benton County
  • Oregon
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Lewis County
  • Washington
  • Multnomah County
  • Oregon
  • Washington County
  • Oregon
  • Columbia County
  • Oregon
  • Hood River County
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
  • Oregon
  • Clatsop County
  • Oregon
  • Tillamook County
  • Oregon
  • Marion County
  • Oregon
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington

While Mindy practices primarily in these counties, she represents clients throughout Oregon, Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Oregon or Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.


In the Media

  • Live television appearance, KGW-TV, Social Media and Divorce, 2015


  • "Marriage and Divorce in the Digital Age," CLE, West LegalEdcenter / Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Clear Transitions Divorce Workshop for Women, 2013-Present
  • "Post-Divorce Issues," Eve's Daughter's Meeting, 2013
  • "Financial Planning and Legal Tips for Women Going Through Divorce," 2012
  • "Preparing Parenting Time Plans," Family Law Seminar for Legal Assistants, 2009


Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell

Distinguished as an Oregon Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2015-2016

Distinguished as an Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014

Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

Practice Areas

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