Practice Emphases

Custody and Parenting Time, Complex Divorce, Asset Division

Professional Experience

Abby joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in May of 2019 just after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, Abby clerked with a family law firm in Lane County for two years before moving to Portland. While in Portland, she interned with the Honorable Amy Holmes Hehn, a family law judge in Multnomah County. She also served as a clerk with Youth, Rights and Justice, a public defense firm for juveniles. Additionally, she gained experience in business matters while externing with Vacasa, a Portland based vacation rental property where she focused on contract drafting and dispute resolution.

Prior to law school, Abby was a licensed medical social worker at Riverbend hospital in Eugene. She worked directly with medically fragile families in crisis. It was her experience with complex planning that led her to a legal career in family law.

 

Education

University of Oregon, Bachelors of Education, Family and Human Services 2012

Tulane University, Masters of Social Work, 2013

University of Oregon, Juris Doctorate, 2019

 

Professional Activities

Abby is an active member in the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah County Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Abby is a member of the Northwest District Neighborhood Association for the city of Portland.

Interests

On the weekends Abby can be found anywhere but home. As an avid traveler, she has a goal of visiting as many Major League Baseball stadiums as she can (mostly for the snacks). Additionally, she is particularly fond of New Orleans where she spent two years as a graduate student and visits every chance she gets.