Practice Emphases

Family Law, Complex Divorce, Asset Division

Professional Experience

Anna first joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook as a law clerk in the summer of 2012. Before working at Stahancyk, Anna interned at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office in the Neighborhood Unit. She spent time in each neighborhood sector working with DAs on issues ranging from gang violence to TriMet violations. While at Oregon Law, Anna served on the leadership for the Moot Court Board and held the position of Senior Editor on the Oregon Review of International Law. She spent her last semester in law school as a client advocate in the Domestic Violence Clinic where she represented victims of abuse and made court appearances in Lane County Circuit Court. Prior to law school, Anna interned in the public sector and for local non-profit organizations. She spent a semester working for Senator Ron Wyden in Washington, DC, a summer at the Democratic Party of Oregon, and another summer with Focus the Nation.

Education

University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, OR – J.D. – 2013

Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA · B.A. Political Science & Public Relations, magna cum laude – 2010

St. Mary’s Academy
Portland, OR –  2006

Professional Activities

Anna is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and Oregon Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Oregon New Lawyers Division.

Community Involvement

Anna is a native Portlander and a parishioner at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown. As of July 2017, she joined the University Club of Portland Membership Committee. In April 2017, she was elected as a Board Member of the South Portland Neighborhood Association.  Anna is particularly bonded to South Portland as she both lives and works in the neighborhood. The goal of neighborhood involvement is to build inclusive, safe, and livable communities.

Anna is currently a member of the Gonzaga University Young Alumni President’s Council and a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club’s 20s/30s Committee. She also stays involved with the mentorship program at St. Mary’s Academy.

In 2015, Anna eagerly joined the Italian Business Club as one of its first female members. She was honored to accept the invitation from a fellow Italian lawyer in town. This Club began in 1952 in Portland as the all-male Italian Businessmen’s Club with the objective of charity, friendship, building business contacts, and promoting Italian heritage. In 2016, Anna was elected to the IBC Foundation Board.  As a board member, she is responsible for the annual IBC Foundation Scholarship which provides funds to college students of Italian heritage who are advancing in a degree related to Italian study.

In April of 2014 Anna, along with Shareholder Laurel Hook, gave an innovative presentation to students at Ainsworth Elementary School’s Career Fair in which they used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to illustrate how courts make decisions and the role attorneys play in the process.

In the fall of 2012, Anna volunteered with the Portia Project by helping female inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility complete their divorce paperwork. During her second year in law school, she volunteered as a community mediator in Lane County Circuit Court.

 

Download the presentation materials here.

 

Interests

Anna played four years of Division I golf for Gonzaga University and she is the former two-time club champion at Riverside Golf and Country Club. Anna still enjoys a competitive golf match. She also believes that she has the best of both worlds when its comes to cheering for her alma mater’s sports teams: Gonzaga basketball and Oregon football.

Awards and Achievements

Anna was recently named to the Top 10 Under 40 list by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She was a Wayne Morse Fellow for Law and Politics and received a scholarship to the University of Oregon School of Law as part of her fellowship. In her third year of law school, Anna was awarded the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Scholarship as a student who excelled in civil procedure and conflict of laws.

Publications

In the Fall of 2013, Anna was published in the Oregon Review of International Law for a scholarly article she wrote entitled: “Bras and Ballots: Comparing Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”

Credentials




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