Why We Are Different

You have a choice when it comes to selecting the right lawyer for your case. Many lawyers are generalists and practice several different types of law other than family law. The lawyers at Stephens & Margolin LLP exclusively practice divorce and family law.  Put simply, it’s all we do. Our mission statement, vision statement, and our core values capture the essence who we are, what we do, and why we are the right choice for you.

Mission Statement

The mission of Stephens & Margolin LLP is to serve as Oregon’s leader in the field of Marital and Family Law, enabling our clients to reach constructive long term outcomes.  We are committed to satisfying the unique objectives of each client by providing solutions customized to individual needs.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to assemble a client centric staff of legal professionals who provide advice and counsel in a result oriented environment.  We strive to be the standard for excellence in the field of dispute resolution.

Our Core Values

We will fulfill our MISSION and achieve our VISION by:

  • Earning the trust, respect, and loyalty of our clients;
  • Providing our clients with prompt, efficient and effective legal counseling and representation;
  • Always being accessible and responsive to clients;
  • Handling client needs with honesty, integrity, fairness, compassion, courtesy and diligence;
  • Offering cutting edge service in all aspects of Dispute Resolution from Collaborative Practice to Litigation and everything in between;
  • Providing appellate expertise; and
  • Establishing state of the art office technology to deliver cost-effective, quality representation.


We believe in and support the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s Civility Standards; the  Oregon State Bar’s Statement of Professionalism; and the Multnomah County Bar Association’s Statement of Professionalism.

Our Services

Stephens & Margolin LLP is one of Oregon’s largest law firms specializing in the practice of matrimonial and family law. We represent clients from across the income spectrum ranging from small estates to high net worth individuals. Our attorneys bring result oriented action to the resolution of family-centered disputes. We are knowledgeable in complex and diverse financial and property matters, understand the emotional needs of our clients, highly skilled in negotiation and litigation, and unrelenting in pursuing our clients’ objectives.

Attorneys at Stephens & Margolin LLP have extensive experience handling all types of dispute resolution matters with unusual expertise in the areas of contested divorce, complicated matrimonial and custody cases, collaborative divorce, agreement modification and appeals. Our firm offers legal services for all domestic relations matters, including prenuptial postnuptial and cohabition agreements, separation agreements, uncontested divorce, spousal support, child support, custody, visitation matters, domestic partnerships and domestic violence.

Our Record

The attorneys of Stephens & Margolin LLP are recognized and highly respected for their experience and success in creating favorable outcomes for clients. Our partners are authors and frequent speakers on matters of matrimonial and family law and are frequently called upon for commentary by the media. For nearly two decades, Sean Stephens and Daniel Margolin have successfully satisfied the matrimonial and family law needs of Oregonians.

Stephens & Margolin LLP has become a force in Oregon family law for leadership and innovation by pioneering work in collaborative law, delivering results for clients whose cases have required interaction with other states, community outreach offered through the firm’s OREGON DIVORCE BLOG and COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE BLOG and aggressive management of cost by application of office technology. Our firm has received many accolades from current and past clients for its proven ability keep sight of client goals while responding with sound advice, unwavering advocacy and timely follow through.