JENNIFER P. BALLARD
At Anderson Ballard LLC, Jennifer works in the firm’s adoption and general counsel practices. Jennifer guides adoptive parents, birth parents, and children through the adoption process. She enjoys educating her clients about the complex legal and practical considerations involved in an adoption. Jennifer loves helping people navigate the momentous life event of adoption from all sides.
Jennifer also enjoys serving as general counsel to community associations. Jennifer drafts amendments, resolutions, rules, and policies, and also assists associations in resolving legal disputes and challenges.
Before attending law school, Jennifer worked at a family law firm and represented foster children in their court proceedings as a CASA volunteer. During law school, she participated in her law school's Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic and externed at Youth, Rights & Justice.
After law school, Jennifer worked at a large Portland law firm where she represented community associations in construction defect litigation and general counsel matters. Prior to forming Anderson Ballard LLC, Jennifer also worked for several years as general counsel at a closely-held Oregon corporation.
While in private practice, Jennifer briefed and argued a pro bono case before the Oregon Court of Appeals in conjunction with Youth, Rights & Justice, and served for two years on the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Pro Bono Committee.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, sewing, and spending time with her husband, child, extended family, and her dogs. Jennifer is a member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2008
UW Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic
Willamette University, cum laude 2002
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
American Bar Association Adoption Committee
American Bar Association Assisted Reproduction Committee
Oregon Bar Association Family Law Section
Oregon Women Lawyers
Junior League of Portland
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