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Nicole Schaefer

Nicole Schaefer

Portland, Oregon

Nicole Schaefer graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2014 with Certificates in Animal Law and Criminal Law. After volunteering at various public service agencies around Portland, she discovered she enjoyed Family Law. Nicole began to practice Family Law at her first firm in Lincoln City. She has now been practicing Family Law since 2015 and still enjoys helping families navigate the legal system and arrive at solutions that are favorable for everyone involved. Nicole has worked on divorces, custody issues, guardianships, legal separations, prenups, cohabitation agreements, adoptions, and child support cases. Every case is different and every client is unique. Animal Law is a multi-faceted area encompassing many different types of animals and the situations that may arise from the ownership and care of animals. Issues may include abuse and neglect of animals, veterinary malpractice, personal injury or death to a companion animal, and custody of animals in a divorce. Other issues include breed specific legislation, puppy mills, hoarding, theft of pets, dog bites, etc. Animal law affects almost every aspect of human lives and that of their animals. A lawyer can help you navigate this complex field of law and determine what can be done in your individual case. Animal owners have rights and can fight for justice on behalf of their beloved pets. Victims of dog bites or attacks also have rights. Come in for a consultation today and learn more!

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2015
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon, 2017
  • Washington, planned for 2018


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D.-2014
  • Scripps College, Claremont, California
    • B.A.- 2008
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards:

  • Essay Winner, Mary Leonard Legal Society, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Animal Law Section, Family Law Section, Criminal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar Association
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund


  • Standup Comedy
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Improvisational Comedy
  • Knitting
  • Dog Training
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