Daniel Margolin


Daniel Margolin is a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP and a Portland, Oregon native. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law litigation. Dan applies his litigation expertise to provide additional expertise when assisting clients with Family Law Appeals and Collaborative Divorce matters.

Dan received his law degree from the nationally acclaimed New York University School of Law. After graduating he worked at the Oregon Court of Appeals for the Honorable Rex Armstrong.  Dan then worked as an associate attorney at a local law firm. In 2005, Mr. Margolin formed the Law Office of Daniel Margolin, which, like Stephens & Margolin LLP, focused on family law representation.

He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and American Bar Association Family Law Sections. He also belongs to the family law section of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Dan has the ability to switch between a direct and aggressive litigation style or a reasonable interest driven problem solving approach.  Dan’s sole focus is the best possible outcome for his client.  He takes the time to listen to his client and understand what they really need in order to not only resolve their case in conformance with their goals but also to ensure that they can move forward after their case as self-sufficiently and confidently as possible.

Dan presents frequently at local and national Continuing Legal Education Seminars, including the OLI Family Law Annual seminar.  At that CLE, Daniel presented the Family Law Appellate Update.  Dan has also authored CLE chapters for the Oregon State Bar, including the Torts chapter, and authored the lead article for the Oregon Bar Association’s Family Law Newsletter in December of 2009 with an article on Collaborative Divorce, which can be found here.

In addition, Dan has been featured as an expert on family law in The Oregonian newspaper. Links to the articles can be found here:

Divorce and Separations Can Send Pets Into Legal Limbo – September 21, 2009

Kaine Horman Asks Court to Have Estranged Wife Pay Half of His Attorney Fees – July 28, 2010

KATU interview on Prenuptial Agreements

Representative Appeals:

Deborah Leigh Lampkins v. Sarah Littell, A140561

Successfully dismissed appeal on behalf of respondent on technical legal grounds.