Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Welcome Catherine and C.J.

Gevurtz Menashe is pleased to welcome two new attorneys to the firm – Catherine Barker and C.J. Graves.

Catherine Barker has been practicing law for the last 11 years and has successfully resolved hundreds of marital dissolutions and family law battles using traditional litigation and collaborative law principles. Catherine recently relocated from Kansas where she's spent the past 7 years practicing law and raising her two children with her husband. If Catherine wasn't a family law attorney she would have gone to graduate school to get her PhD in ichthyology (branch of zoology that deals with fish) – which would have made her days at work a little different than they are now. Catherine's passions are her children, traveling and fixing old houses. If Catherine weren't living in Portland she'd prefer to be living on a warm beach – wouldn't we all?

C.J. Graves recently received his Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark, where he earned academic honors. Prior to that, C.J. received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Portland, with a double major in English and Psychology. C.J. clerked at Gevurtz Menashe during law school and is excited about starting his career in family law with the firm. When he's not working, you'll find C.J. running trails throughout Portland, working out at the gym or exploring new restaurants. If C.J. wasn't an attorney he would be writing travel guides, which might be a little more entertaining than the legal memos he's writing now.

Read more about Catherine Barker HERE and C.J. Graves HERE.