Practice Emphases

Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning

Professional Experience

Fred has worked for Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in central Oregon since 2010. Since joining the firm, he has successfully helped numerous clients navigate divorces and disputes over custody and parenting time, both in court and through mediation. He has also helped numerous clients prepare for the future by managing their estate planning. In 2013, Fred became the managing attorney for Stahancyk, Kent & Hook’s Prineville office. Fred became a shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in 2019.

Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Fred clerked for Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Robert Herndon. As a judicial clerk, he observed numerous trials (criminal, civil, and domestic relations) and gained invaluable, practical experience in how the courts work. While in law school, he clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Family Law section.


Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR · J.D.

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY · B.A. Geology & History

Sewickley Academy
Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Activities

Fred is an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Central Oregon Matrimonial Attorneys, the Inns of CourtDeschutes County Bar Association, Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Jefferson/Crook County Bar Association, and Jefferson Crook County Local Family Law Advisory Committee.

Community Involvement

Fred is part of the Prineville Kiwanis chapter. He also volunteers with his local parks and recreation department as a youth soccer coach and serves as a Scoutmaster for his son’s boy scout troop.


Fred is a lifelong sports fan. He also enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, cycling, and hiking. But most of his free time is spent with his family as he re-experiences the joys of childhood vicariously through his kids.