About Angela Laidlaw

Primarily Serving Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties

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Angela Laidlaw

Mediator Collaborative Attorney Arbitrator Managing Partner at Laidlaw & Laidlaw

“At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

– Sally Berger

Angela Laidlaw’s work helping families navigate legal trauma –while preserving important relationships– requires a different way of thinking. In the words of a former client, Angela “has the interpersonal skills that allow her to navigate through all sorts of challenges successfully. She’s an excellent listener, creative, intuitive, and has strong analytical skills that make for a great attorney.”

Angela understands that once a family’s legal case is over, the family’s relationship doesn’t end. She works tirelessly to help the family learn better communication skills to navigate their next stage as a restructured, binuclear family.

Personal Interests:

  • Mother of 4 kids. 
  • Three-time marathoner, four-time half-marathoner, and frequent 10k runner
  • Likes reading anything by Stephen King and Malcolm Gladwell
  • Studied archaeology in Israel while in college

Bar Admissions:

  • State of California (2004) *Inactive status as of 2019
  • State of Oregon (2008)
  • United States District Court, California (Northern, Central & Southern Districts)
  • United States District Court, Oregon

Education:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
  • College of William & Mary, Bachelor of Business Administration (2000)

Achievements and Community Recognition:

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star – 2018
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer – 2019 & 2020
  • San Diego Law Review, Executive Comments Editor (2002 – 2003)
  • San Diego Law Review, Member (2001 – 2003)

Publications and Presentations:

  • Basic Mediation for Family Law, 30+ hour Training, 2019 & 2020 & 2021
  • Untying the Money Knot, Divorce Alliance, September 24, 2020
  • Controversial Issues in Mediation, Oregon State Bar, March 13, 2020
  • Uniform Collaborative Law Act Legislative Proposal, 2015 & 2016 & 2017
  • The Power of Connection: OACP and the Collaborative Movement in Oregon, Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, November 11, 2015
  • The Business of Collaborative Work, Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, September 12, 2014 (Co-Presented with Tracia Larimer)
  • Untying the Money Knot, Women in Financial Services (WIFS), December 4, 2014
  • Comment, With Liberty and Domain Names for All: Restructuring Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, 40 San Diego L. Rev. 375 (2003)
  • Case Note, Carey v. Population Services International: Minors’ Rights to Access Contraceptives, 14 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 469 (2004)

Community Involvement:

  • Clackamas County Circuit Court, Judge Pro Tem (2018 – Present)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association, President (2017), Vice-President (2016), Secretary (2014 & 2015) (Member since 2010)
  • Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member (2017 – 2021), President (2015 – 2017), Vice-President (2014 – 2015) (Member since 2013)
  • Clackamas Collaborative Divorce, President (2019 – present)
  • Clackamas Women Lawyers, Treasurer (2015)