Matthew McKean

Matthew McKean
Of Counsel

Matthew McKean acts as of counsel to Harris Law Firm for Estate Planning and Probate matters. While he is not a member of Harris Law Firm, he has had a long relationship with the firm before opening his own practice recently. Mr. McKean still works closely wth our firm assisting clients in preparation of estate plans, probate, guardianship and conservatorships. Contact Harris Law Firm to schedule a meeting with Mr. McKean.

Professional Experience

Matthew McKean is a family law attorney in PortlandNothing makes me happier than to help clients through a complicated legal issue and have them come out the other side ready to move on with their life. Whether you are going through a divorce, probate, guardianship, adoption, or need an estate plan, I can help you through the process.

I began my career by serving this country as a soldier in the U.S. Army. I then worked for many years in the aviation industry, first for several airlines and then with the Boeing Aircraft Company. Working for large corporations was challenging and rewarding, but I prefer guiding individuals through what can be some of the most difficult times in a person's life. Whether you are going through a divorce, adopting a child or caring for your elderly parents, I can help you navigate the unfamiliar and sometimes unfriendly legal system.

Community Activities

In addition to helping the lives of my clients, I also want to improve my community. I am currently on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee. Our job is to ensure that bond funds are spent wisely. Additionally, hoping to improve the practice of law in our state, I have been elected as a delegate to the Oregon State Bar. I am also a former member of the Unlawful Practice of Law Committee of the Oregon State Bar. I currently sit on the Elder Abuse Subcommittee of the Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Personal

My wife and I have lived in Washington County for many years with our two boys and enjoy many of the outdoor opportunities that Oregon has to offer. We love to find a great new camping spot where we can enjoy boating, fishing and hiking. I also enjoy skiing and the occasional game of golf, and I like to help out with my son's scout troop.

Work Experience

  • Associate with Nachtigal, Eisenstein & Associates
  • Attorney at Law, Harris Law Firm

Bar Admissions

  • State of Oregon
  • Oregon Federal Court

Education

  • J.D., Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, 2003. Honors: Dean's Fellowship
  • B.S., Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado. Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Colorado Scholar Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar Estate Planning Section
  • Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section - Member of the Elder Abuse Subcommittee