Katharine L. West
Direct Dial: 503.517.8102
Direct Fax: 503.273.9135
Areas of Practice:
Trusts & Estates
Guardianships & Conservatorships
J.D., Stanford University, 1997
Admitted to Practice:
Katharine began her career in estate planning during her studies at Stanford Law School, preparing wills, trusts, and probate filings as a law clerk in a busy estate planning boutique. After graduating in 1997, Katharine accepted a position with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP (now Bingham McCutchen LLP), a large Silicon Valley law firm, where she specialized in commercial litigation, appeals, and hospital/medical staff law. Katharine remained with Bingham for eleven years before moving to Portland and joining the Oregon State Bar in 2008. Since that time, she has returned to her estate planning roots, focusing her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, protective proceedings (guardianships and conservatorships), and estate related litigation.
Katharine lives in northeast Portland with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her family, cooking, photography, and best of all, reading a good book.
Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning Section
Estate Planning Section CLE Planning Committee
State Bar of California, Trusts & Estates Section
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Law Foundation, Board of Directors
Past treasurer – Alameda Elementary School PTA