Family Law, Adoption, Guardianship, and Estate Planning
Shareholder Arthur Saito manages our Astoria office. He has practiced law in Oregon for twenty years. Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Arthur worked at a private law firm in Hillsboro, Oregon, and then for St. Andrew Legal Clinic’s Washington County branch office, where he provided legal representation in the areas of domestic relations, adoption, and estate planning.
Salem, OR · J.D.
Long Beach, CA · Coursework toward M.A. History
Claremont, CA · B.A. History
San Dieguito, CA; Vista High School · Vista, CA
Arthur is a former Director and Secretary for the Washington County Bar Association.
Awards and Achievements
- 2010-2019 ·Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
- 2016-2017 · Washington County Bar Association, President’s Award,
- 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 · Pro Bono Honor Roll, Oregon State Bar
- 2009 –Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
- 2009 –St. Andrew Legal Clinic – Race for Justice – Largest Team Award – Coordinator
- 2008 –St. Andrew Legal Clinic – Race for Justice Largest – Team Award – Coordinator
- 2007 · Pro Bono Honor Roll, Oregon State Bar
- 2002 · Pro Bono Challenge, Oregon State Bar
- 2000 · St. Matthew Legal Clinic, Night Clinic Volunteer of the Year
- 1995 · Multnomah County Volunteer Lawyers Project, Outstanding Service Award,
In 2009 and 2008 Arthur inspired members of the SK&H community to turn out for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic Race for Justice. Arthur’s efforts garnered SK&H the Largest Team Award two years in a row. He also received the Night Clinic Volunteer of the Year Award from St. Matthew Legal Clinic in 2000 and was awarded an Outstanding Service Award from the Multnomah County Volunteer Lawyer’s Project in 1995.
Arthur’s interests include U.S. history and collecting Asian antiques. See Antiques Home Show (How Arthur Saito came to steward an Asian art collection), Super Lawyers Oregon 2019 article.
“I couldn’t recommend Brad more. He is kind, thoughtful, and insightful. It was such a relief to have him by my side. The knowledge that if the mediation became too confrontational or threatening I could turn everything over to Brad, allowed me to not feel trapped or cornered. I am sure this peace of mind enabled my ex-spouse and I to finish things in a cordial manner. I feel that Brad has a strong ethical code, and for that I was very thankful.” — C.
“Brad was very helpful in a process that can be very uncomfortable. He suggested to me many different ways of putting a marriage agreement together. He is an outstanding attorney and wouldn’t recommend anyone else for a marriage agreement.” — Anonymous
“Brad is an outstanding attorney and wouldn’t recommend anyone else when it comes to marriage planning.” — Anonymous
“As painful as a divorce is for anyone to go through I don’t wish this on anyone – but this was about as painless a process as I could have envisioned. With the reputation that Brad and the Stahancyk firm have, I expected the process to be long and drawn out and potentially break the bank accounts with the process. My spouse and I had previously used a collaborative process which had come to a standstill, at which point I hired Jody and Brad. Soon afterwards it became apparent that we were really in agreement overall and had an avenue to settle. Brad and Jody really listened to what I wanted which was to resolve and get it done and did it very quickly and efficiently and I was amazed at the short amount of time it took to get the necessary documents, draw up the business documents, and file the paperwork. As amazing as it may seem, I found them fun to work with during this process. They are of the highest intelligence and obviously experience if you know anything about their general reputation, and combine it with a streetwise intelligence that is invaluable.” — Patrick Lamb
“I retained Brad and his team for my divorce when they were recommended by numerous friends and colleagues. Brad supported me immensely both professionally and psychologically during a very difficult time in my life. He was always readily available for conversations and to answer questions and if courtroom duties would delay his response a member of the team would contact me in the meantime. I could never have anticipated the many stresses involved with divorce, and I knew nothing of this aspect of the legal system. Brad explained things in detail and I was involved in every decision. His firm’s office became a place of solace for me as I was always welcome to spend time with the ever friendly partners and staff. Now with time to reflect on the process of my divorce, I realize that Brad did everything he could to make it as fast, simple, just, and painless as possible.” — Anonymous
“Brad Miller is an outstanding attorney and a great guy. Going through divorce is a painful ordeal. There are all of the challenges you can imagine and many, many more. Brad guided me through custody issues, support issues, investment issues, property issues and business issues. More importantly he guided me through the emotional ups and downs that are inherent in a divorce. I cannot tell you how important understanding and emotional support can be. What I found is that the things I did (and didn’t do) during the divorce paved the way for how I would emerge from the divorce. Yes, Brad ensured I was treated fairly in the division of assets, but most importantly he ensured that I walked away with the best situation for my children and my future. I was referred to Jody Stahancyk by a friend. Jody has built a great team with top notch attorneys. I have, and will continue to recommend SK&H to anyone that needs a divorce attorney.” — Anonymous
“Brad Miller and Jody Stahancyk negotiated me through a very tough time, probably the toughest time in my life. The dissolution of my marriage, with three teenage kids, and a large asset base could have been a real disaster for me. Brad, through vision, legal expertise, the backing of the Firm, and finesse was able to understand and clarify the issues, and efficiently help arrive at a fair judgment that my kids and I can work with. He’s a pro, and tough when he needs to be, but most of the time, is a genuinely very pleasant, compassionate guy. I was so pleased with Brad’s work that I have chosen their firm to help me with other routine legal issues. You won’t be disappointed!” – Anonymous
“Brad Miller and Deanna Rusch were top notch in helping me through a less than ideal situation. They were constantly available providing personal thoughtful guidance and even just a friendly shoulder to lean and cry on. They will work hard to turn a difficult decision and process into the best possible situation. I recommend Brad Miller and the entire council available at Stahancyk, Kent, and Hook. Call Brad for anything and everything because he will work his tail off to get it done and get it done right the first time!” — D.
“The law firm of SK&H holds true to their reputation of excellence. I worked with the team Brad and Jennifer in my recent divorce and felt completely and thoroughly well represented by them. They were efficient and well directed to complete things as they needed to be done. They were patient with me regarding the challenges of my circumstance. In the end, having them represent me made all the difference in the outcome of my settlement. I am so grateful for them and the job they did for me.” — L.N.
“Brad Miller and Stahancyk, Kent & Hook guided me in the right direction through a very painful divorce and I highly recommend them to anyone that finds themself in need of legal council. Brad Miller has been exceptional to work with. Im so grateful to have had this team on my side!” — Anonymous
“Thank you for referring me to Brad. He was fantastic. At first, I was a little concerned because he is so young but he did a great job. He was professional, really funny and held his own. I think he earned his keep.”— J.
“Brad helped me through a difficult transition. It was much more than lawyering, but the lawyering was top notch.” – S.
“Brad picked up every one of my phone calls, told me the truth even if it was terrible to hear and worked hard on my case constantly for 9 months. Even after the birth of his child he was responsive and present. He is very intelligent and emotionally aware. And more, he loves his job. Brad is one of the best humans I have ever met and a fabulous lawyer.” — Anonymous
“I received 3 references to Stahancyk, Kent & Hook when I was considering divorce. I was in an emotional and financial crisis, but Brad Miller listened to my story, gave me a box of Kleenex and validated my fears and concerns. While Brad was sensitive to my emotions, he was strong, thorough, and extremely competent. I am grateful for the way you and your office handled my case.” – M.J.O.
“Jody, Brad & Sarah did a great job of handling my divorce case. Although divorce is an unpleasant experience they made me feel confident in the way it was handled. I would recommend Stahancyk, Kent & Hook to work for you.” – M.C.
“Brad Miller and team were wonderful during my recent divorce. During the most difficult time of my life, they were professional, ethical, and kind. During our first meeting, I asked for efficiency and fairness in regards to the divorce and that’s exactly what was provided. Brad and team were responsive and straightforward to all of my questions along the way.” – A.G.
“Brad Miller and Andy Newsom at the Stahancyk firm may have reputations as great litigators, but they are also great strategizers, who will find creative ways to save you money! It was hard to believe they were able to put my case together so fast and get it through so efficiently and effectively (less than a month). They were able to quickly and efficiently resolve my case and achieve a result 10x better than anything I would have gotten if I had gone to court.” — A.
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