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Donna R. Meyer

Retired Partner


Donna Meyer is a retired partner at Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP. Her practice included estate planning (including estate and gift taxation), estate and trust administration of taxable estates, and elder law. Her practice also emphasized planning that benefits people with disabilities, including special needs trusts to preserve government benefits and planning to assist individuals who are receiving court settlements.

Donna was a frequent author and lecturer on special needs and estate planning topics to attorneys, financial planners, CPAs, and the public.  Her presentations were sponsored by a wide variety of organizations, including the Academy of Special Needs Planners; Aspen Publishing; Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants; the Financial Planning Association; the Oregon State Bar (for the Elder Law Section and the Estate Planning and Administration Section); and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to professional writing in connection with her lectures, Donna authored chapters on Special Needs Trusts, the Oregon reference book on Elder Law, and Administering Trusts in Oregon, published by the Oregon State Bar, and has written articles published in The Business Journal and the Academy of Special Needs Planners national newsletter.

Donna was a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a national organization that recognizes distinguished service in the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law.  She had an AV Preeminent peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

  • University of Oregon School of Law – J.D. (1976)
  • Oregon State Bar (OSB) (inactive)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (MBA)
  • Estate Planning Council of Portland
  • Past Member - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Past Member - Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP)
  • Past Member - Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section: Executive Committee
  • Past Member & Past Chair - Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Past Member & Past Chair - Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section: Agency and Professional Relations Committee