Michael McGrath received his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2001 and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Linfield College.
He practices all areas of family law in Oregon and Washington, with special emphasis in the drafting and review of pre-marital and cohabitation agreements, interstate custody disputes, business valuations, third-party custody rights, and complicated property and spousal support matters. Judges and attorneys regularly request Michael’s assistance to advocate for children in contested custody matters. Michael was also appointed to serve as a pro tem judge in Washington County in 2020.
Michael is a long-time member of the Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clatsop County Bar Associations; several Oregon State Bar select committees; SuperLawyers; and the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. He was chosen as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2017. Michael has been a mentor through the Oregon State Bar and guest speaker at several CLEs and the Portland State University graduate program.
Drawing on over 20 years of experience as an advocate and impartial neutral, Mr. McGrath is also available to consult on trial and negotiation strategies, case analysis, and to serve as parent coordinator. These services are available to clients and attorneys alike, upon request, and are billed at Mr. McGrath's normal or reduced hourly rates.
Originally born in Florida, and after various locations in a military family, Michael has lived in Oregon for the past 25 years. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities and volunteering with his family and local community, including scouting organizations and youth sports.