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Stefanie Leighter



Stefanie’s practice focuses on trusts and estates, probate, and litigation. With experience reporting directly to the President for a global nonprofit, pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, and participating in various volunteer activities, Stefanie's eclectic background allows her to relate to clients on many levels. She began her legal career as a litigator for an insurance defense firm in Portland but quickly made the switch to a more client-focused area of law where she can help clients plan for the future, and assist those who are facing the unexpected.

Outside the office, you can find Stefanie laughing with her husband, catching the newest Hollywood hit at the theater, or partaking in a great outdoor adventure.


Prior to law school, Stefanie served for seven years as the Director of the Office of the President for Young Life in Colorado Springs. Alongside her family, she started a small tech business with a focus on VoIP connectivity in 2011. She also holds an Oregon real estate broker license.

During law school, Stefanie clerked for then-Presiding, now Chief Justice Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court. Additionally, she was a member of Lewis and Clark's Environmental Law Review, and served as an inaugural Fellow for Christian Legal Society.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Litigation


  • Lewis and Clark Law School, Juris Doctor
  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Professional Activities

  • Christian Legal Society, Member

Civic Activities

  • Southwest Portland Young Life, Committee Member
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Walk MS Team Leader

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