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Meghan Bishop

Meghan Bishop

I reluctantly began practicing juvenile law in March of 2009 when I was hired on at a firm in Hillsboro. It was part of our contract with the state. I had experience with exactly one Multnomah County juvenile dependency case when I was hired on and, though I didn’t admit it at the time, I was in over my head. However, by the end of that year, I knew that juvenile law was what I wanted to practice. Part lawyering and part social work – I believe that this is an area of law that is desperately under-served by competent attorneys and run by a system that has very little checks over decisions. This is a practice where we can really make a difference in families – and, really, that is why I decided to become a lawyer in the first place.

Currently, I am the “Bishop” of Nitcher & Bishop Law Group

As a native Oregonian, I intimately understand the concerns and needs of my clients. I believe in the compassionate and individualized practice of law. Focusing on each client’s particular case, I work hard to provide a logical and reasonable resolution of the matter. My practice includes juvenile law, adoptions, criminal defense and family law.

I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and Humanities. I subsequently obtained my J.D. from Willamette University in 2008. While at Willamette, I was the Research Editor of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution. I previously worked for a firm in Hillsboro, Oregon practicing juvenile law, criminal defense and family law. Prior to that, I was an associate for a firm in Salem, Oregon and primarily practiced family law.

I am a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Juvenile Law Section and the Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and the Marion County Bar Association.

In my spare time, I enjoy working in my garden, photography and spending time with my incorrigible golden retriever, Hayley.

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