Tate F. Justesen

Associate Attorney

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Email: tate@stahancyk.com
Phone: (503) 222-9115
OSB#: 083741

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Janese Leatherbury
Legal Assistant to Tate F. Justesen

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Associate Attorney

Practice Emphasis: Family Law, Divorce, Legal Separation, Registered and Unregistered Domestic Partnerships, Custody, Modifications (including custody, parenting time and support modifications), and Prenuptial Agreements

Professional Experience: Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Tate worked for a small family law firm in Multnomah County, where he gained valuable experience in the practice of family law and clients needs. Tate also gained valuable courtroom experience working as an intern at the Troutdale City Attorney's office, as well as an established general practice firm in The Dalles, Oregon. Tate also has experience in environmental law issues from his work on federal grazing rights issues for the Western Resources Legal Center


Professional Activities: Tate belongs to the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah County Bar associations. He has formerly served as a member of the Multnomah County Bar Association Service to the Public Committee, which focuses on educating the public about the legal profession. Tate has also volunteered as an attorney with the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides valuable family law services to the community. Tate participates in pro bono representation of children through the Multnomah Circuit Court child attorney program, giving children a voice during highly contentious family law cases.

Community Involvement: Originally from rural Central Oregon (near the rafting & fishing town of Maupin), Tate has a great appreciation for the outdoors. Tate has participated in the Clackamas River Clean-Up (Down the River Clean-up), an activity that gives back to the community through trash clean-up on a stretch of river heavily used by the Portland-Metro community. Tate is a graduate of the Ford Foundation community leadership program and was involved in restoration efforts at the Sherman County, Oregon fairgrounds, in addition to community leadership training. Tate has found a way to combine his devotion to community service with his love of the outdoors by participating as a volunteer whitewater raft guide during the Splash For Pink breast cancer fundraiser in Maupin, Oregon (held annually in June).  Tate has participated in the Hood to Coast race and looks forward to continuing his involvement in other community running events, such as the Gorgeous Relay.

Awards and Achievements: Tate was nominated by his peers for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition for four consecutive years, from 2010-2013.

Interests: Tate enjoys many activities, including: hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, reading, and watching movies (with a penchant for bad horror). Tate often gets roped into ranch work when he returns home to Central Oregon. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

News about Tate

Attorney Tate Justesen recognized for continued homeless advocacy. February 14, 2008 Read More >>