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
Vancouver law offices. Outside of the office, Michael can often be found in a thick
wetsuit , surfing the Oregon coast.