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Eric M. Kearney


Email: ekearney@fitzwatermeyer.com
Phone:(503) 786-8191
Fax: (503) 786-3785
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I am an attorney with the law firm of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP. My practice emphasizes guardianships and conservatorships (including temporary "emergency" guardianships and conservatorships), Medicaid planning, special needs trusts and probate administration.

Prior to working at FMHM, I ran my own private law practice, serving the needs of elders and their families from my office in Southeast Portland. I also worked at a Portland professional fiduciary firm focusing extensively on guardianship, conservatorship, and estate administration matters.

I consider myself a trusted confidant for my clients. I want them to feel peace of mind and know they are in good hands after meeting with me. I am very detail-oriented while also being able to make complicated matters understandable. I pride myself on being able to understand the needs and issues of my clients and address them in a prompt and approachable manner.

I have presented on a variety of topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars, and community events. Examples of recent presentations are the following: How Public Benefits Could Affect Your Probate Case, Oregon Law Institute CLE: "ABC´s of Decedents´ Estate Administration"; Estate Planning by Protected Persons, Oregon Law Institute CLE: "Estate Planning for Protected Persons and People with Disabilities."

Raised in San Rafael, California, I hold a B.A. in Physical Anthropology from University of California Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

“FMHM has great people who really care about our clients and each other.”

  • University of San Francisco School of Law - J.D.
  • Oregon State Bar (OSB)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (MBA)
  • Clackamas County Bar Association (CCBA)
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning Section
  • Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS)
  • Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award – Multnomah County Bar Association (2008).