Chris Shaffner

Attorney at Law

The legal system can be quite complex. Unfortunately, many of the common legal issues — the end of a marriage, lack of parenting time, planning for the end of one’s life, and capacity issues caused by advancing age — have their own set of emotional complexities. Added together, it is no surprise that many people find the legal system and the processes overwhelming.

Chris Shaffner is a person with a passion to help others, and she believes that her work as an attorney is a great avenue for that passion.

Chris is a former Systems Analyst who left the computer industry to pursue a career in law. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law, Chris clerked for the Honorable Douglas Mitchell for a year, then went into private practice, focusing on family law, bankruptcy, criminal defense, probate and estate planning. Realizing that she needed experience with jury trials, Chris closed her office and spent several years practicing only criminal law, as either a Deputy District Attorney or Public Defender.

In 2017, Chris returned to private practice, focusing again on family law, probate and estate planning, as well as adding elder law to round out her practice. Her goal is to provide compassionate, effective and affordable legal counsel and representation to senior, disabled and working individuals, often on a sliding-scale or “modest means” fee basis.