Michael Hallas


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  • OR
  • https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Vancouver.aspx_Vancouver
  • WA

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It is not my job to judge or assume. I'm here to listen to my clients, understand what is important to them, and work hard to protect their rights and interests.
Michael Hallas

Family law attorney Michael Hallas has been practicing family law exclusively since 2007. His goal is not only to help clients achieve a successful resolution to their legal matter, but to navigate them through their situation to a place where they can positively move forward in their lives.

"I enjoy connecting personally with my clients," says Michael. "In family law, the decisions that are made will affect the rest of my client's life. I can think of no better reason to fight to get the best possible result."

Michael is known for his ability to provide pragmatic advice while still respecting his clients' dignity regarding personal and sensitive matters.

"It is not my job to judge or assume. I'm here to listen to my clients, understand what is important to them, and work hard to protect their rights and interests."

Michael previously practiced in general civil litigation, which provided him with a great deal of experience not only in the courtroom, but working with opposing parties to identify and secure reasonable resolutions whenever possible. He believes that is often the best way to minimize the emotional and financial toll of a divorce or other family law matter.

Michael is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington. He represents family law clients throughout the region at McKinley Irvin's Portland and Vancouver law offices. Outside of the office, Michael can often be found in a thick wetsuit , surfing the Oregon coast.


  • Multnomah County Circuit Court Child's Attorney Representation Panel


  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter
  • Settlement Negotiation Group
  • California State Bar
  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Michael regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Benton County
  • Oregon
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Lewis County
  • Washington
  • Multnomah County
  • Oregon
  • Washington County
  • Oregon
  • Columbia County
  • Oregon
  • Hood River County
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
  • Oregon
  • Clatsop County
  • Oregon
  • Tillamook County
  • Oregon
  • Marion County
  • Oregon
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington

While Michael practices primarily in these counties, he represents clients throughout Oregon, Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Oregon or Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with.

Practice Areas

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  • /Practice-Areas/Child-Support.aspx_Child Support
  • /Practice-Areas/Divorce.aspx_Divorce
  • /Practice-Areas/Domestic-Violence.aspx_Domestic Violence
  • /Practice-Areas/Same-Sex-Family-Law.aspx_LGBT Family Law
  • /Practice-Areas/Divorce/Military-Divorce.aspx_Military Family Law
  • /Practice-Areas/Relocation.aspx_Relocation
  • /Practice-Areas/Unmarried-Couples.aspx_Unmarried Couples