Frederick N. Schroeder

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Frederick N. Schroeder

Frederick N. Schroeder

Family Law

Practice Emphases

Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate

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 clients prepare for the future by managing their estate planning or by navigating probate and trust administration after the death of a loved one.  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 AssociationDeschutes 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 the Boy Scouts of America, as a leader in his son’s troop and as a volunteer for the local council.


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.


“Brought my case to Frederick on very short notice about my child custody case. He listened to me and was very knowledgeable and professional. He did his homework and helped us so much. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.” -D.

“Thank you for all your hard work with my case, I really appreciate all that you are both doing for me and my family. I feel confident with both of you on my side that I will be represented well. Thank you.” — T.

“Thank you so much for representing me so well today. I really appreciate what both of you have done and are still doing for me and my family… I am not looking forward to continued litigation yet am hopeful the outcome will be positive. I hope you both have a wonderful holiday season with your families. Thank you.” — T.

“Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to my case. You did an excellent job- you were organized, you didn’t let anything slip by you … great job!”

“Thank you!- to both you and Joel and to your team. I am so grateful to have such strong lawyers working on my behalf. I appreciate all you have done for my family and I.”

Any result achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

“Good morning Fred I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us!  You and your firm and all the people that work with you are wonderful and caring.  It was a true blessing to meet you.” —Elizabeth Alexander, nka Barber 3/17/21