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GILBERT B. FEIBLEMAN

Prolific and revered, see how much he has done for the law.

THE MAN

Gilbert B. Feibleman was born and raised in Oregon. Mr. Feibleman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oregon. He graduated from the McGeorge School of Law in 1976. Mr. Feibleman has practiced civil litigation since 1976 emphasizing Family Law. He has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2001, has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 1994, has been elected a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) since 2012, was a Fellow of the International American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) from 2005 through 2015, has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and was named one of the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in 2015. These organizations represent a select group of lawyers in the United States and Overseas recognized for their expertise in matrimonial law. 

Mr. Feibleman is also a national speaker and author on the latest legal issues and techniques in litigation and legal ethics. Mr. Feibleman has represented numerous individuals and businesses throughout Oregon in a wide area of civil litigation matters including winning and collecting one of the largest defamation verdicts in the State of Oregon. Mr. Feibleman has also been selected by the Oregon Supreme Court to serve as a Pro-Tem Circuit Judge and Reference Judge throughout the state of Oregon. In the past, he also served as a mediator and arbitrator in western Oregon and a Judge for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) on ethical matters and was the 2010 state chair of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board.

In 2014, Mr. Feibleman was elected as Oregon’s first diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, which is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities. Mr. Feibleman was also honored with the title of the 2014-2015 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law for Salem.

THE LIST

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Family Law (emphasizing complex assets & child custody)

EDUCATION
Wilson High School (Portland, Oregon) - Cum Laude 1969
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) - Phi Beta Kappa 1972  B.S. in economics
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, California) - 1976 J.D.

  • Best Appellate Brief Award, Moot Court Board, Traynor Honor Society 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Oregon - 1976
U.S. Federal District Court-Oregon - 1977
9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals - 1977
United States Supreme Court - 1996

 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Reference Judge (1989 - present) 

  • Approved by Supreme Court and Presiding Judges in Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Curry, Deschutes, Jefferson, Josephine, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington & Yamhill counties

Pro-Tem Judge

  • Circuit/District Court Judge Pro-tem  (1982 - present) 

    • Marion, Polk, Linn, Benton, Yamhill, Columbia, Clatsop and Lincoln Counties

  • Municipal Judge Pro-tem, City of Salem (1986-1990)

  • Juvenile Court Judge Pro-tem (1985-1994)

Arbitrator (1982 - present)

Mediator (1995 - present)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES & LISTINGS

NATIONAL RECOGNITIONS

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow since 1994)

American College of Family Trial Lawyers (Diplomate since 2012)

Best Lawyers in America - Family Law (Since 2001)

Best Lawyers in America - Appellate Law (Since 2014)

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Salem, Oregon (2014-2015)

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow from 2005 through 2015)

Martindale-Hubbel:  AV Rating

National Family Law Round Table (since 2000)

SuperLawyers (Super Lawyer since 2006)

 

FAMILY LAW POSITIONS

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • Served as National Governor, Oregon President, CLE Chair

  • Various Committees

Oregon Academy of  Family Law Practitioners

  • Founding Director (since 1993)

  • Various committees

Oregon State Bar Family and Juvenile Law Section

  • Served as Chair, Director & Secretary

Marion County Bar

  • Served as President and Vice President

COMMITTEES & LEGISLATION (Oregon)

  • Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel (1982-present)

  • Oregon State Bar CLE Tele-Law Revisions (1990)

  • Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board

    • State Chair (2010)

    • Region 6 Chair, Panel Chair and Prosecutor

  • Oregon State Bar Chiropractic Committee (1989-1992)

  • Oregon State Bar Mock Trial Judge (1992)

Oregon Supreme Court Committees:

  • Videotape Court Reporting (1988);

  • Gender Bias (1988)

Legislative Task Forces:

  • Reinstatement of Spousal Support Revision (Chair 2005 - 2007)

  • Family Abuse Prevention Act Revision (Chair 1994 -1995)   

  • Juvenile and Family Justice Project (1991)

  • Child Support Guidelines Committee

  • Uniform Parentage Act Work Group (2005-2007)

  • Uniform Child Visitation (1989-1991)

  • Marion County

    • Visitation Guidelines Committee (1989-2009)

    • Judicial Selection Committee (1986 - 2009)

    • Local Rules Committee

  • Benton County Local Rules Committee

THE LIST GOES ON

PUBLICATIONS, CLE & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

ALABAMA BAR ASSOCIATION - DIVORCE ON THE BEACH XXIV

  • “Attorney Fees and Client Relations: Tips from the trenches” (2010)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, OREGON CHAPTER

  • “Dissipation of Assets and Income: How to find it, how to prove it and how to keep it” (1997, 2002)

  • “Hot Tips on Attorney Fees” (2008)

  • “Trial Tips and Tactics” (2010)

  • “How to Draft, Enforce and Challenge Settlement Agreements - even if written in Klingon" (2016 with Justice Jack Landau)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, NATIONAL WEBINAR

  • “Let's Make a Deal - Negotiating the Divorce Settlement” (2013)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, ILLINOIS CHAPTER

  • “Attorney Fees and Client Relations: Tips from the trenches” (2010)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, KENTUCKY CHAPTER

  • “What Judges Need to Know to Decide Complex Financial Issues Cases" (May 2003)

  • Panel Moderator: "The Judges Perspective on Complex Financial Issues Cases" (May, 2003)

  • Panel: “Dirty Tricks/Ethics: The Bad, the Worse and The Ugly" (May 2003)

  • “Making Time Matter: Balancing your personal and professional life in an ethical manner" (April 2006)

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, OHIO CHAPTER

  • “Attorney Fees and Client Relations: Tips from the trenches” (2013)

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, FAMILY LAW SECTION

  • Panel: “Ethics at Trial In Spite of Your Client” (2003)

  • Marital Property in the 50 States Online Guide - Oregon Section (2008)

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY LAW

  • “The Art  of  Divorce Settlement Negotiations” (co-authored, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2000)

  • “Electronic Eavesdropping and Wiretapping in Divorce Cases (co-authored, Vo. 16, No.1, Spring 2002) 

ATLANTA FAMILY LAW  BAR ASSOCIATION

  • “Client Relations and Attorney Fees: Tips from the Trenches” (February 2007) 

CISI

  • “Oregon Family Law Practice for Para-legals” (1996) 

FAIR SHARE

  • “Dissipation of Marital Assets and Income: The Resurrection of Fault in a ‘No Fault’ Era” (Vol.  17, No.  10, October 1997) 

FEIBLEMAN & CASE P.C.

  • “Feibleman’s Short Sheets on Family Law - A Judicial Aid” (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) 

FAMILY LAWYER MAGAZINE

  • “The Art  of  Divorce Settlement Negotiations” (co-authored, November 2011) 

GEORGIA STATE BAR, FAMILY LAW REVIEW

  • “The Art of Divorce Settlement Negotiations” (co-authored, summer 2010) 

INNS OF COURT-WILLAMETTE CHAPTER

  • “Attorney Fees in Civil Litigation” (1998)

  • “Rebuttal Argument in Civil Litigation” (1999)

  • “Objections and Motions in Limine” (1999)

KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION (LOUISVILLE)

  • “What Judges Need to Know to Decide Complex Financial Issues Cases" (May 2003)

  • Panel Moderator: "The Judges Perspective on Complex Financial Issues Cases" (May, 2003)

  • Panel: “Dirty Tricks/Ethics: The Bad, the Worse and The Ugly" (May 2003)

  • “Making Time Matter: Balancing your personal and professional life in an ethical manner" (April 2006)

LAW EDUCATION INSTITUTE (Colorado)

  • “Use and Creation of Computer Generated Exhibits: How to make Judges see your point even when they are not listening” (1994)

  • “Ethics for the Matrimonial Lawyer:  The Bounds of Advocacy” (1995)

  • “Dissipation of Assets and Income: How to find it, how to prove it and how to keep it” (1997)

  • “The Psychology of Divorce Settlement Negotiations: How to get both sides to see the light”  (2000)

  • “How to Make Difficult Cases Simple for the Judge" (2003)

  • “Attorney Fees and Client Relations” (2008)

MANCHES (GREAT BRITAIN)

  • United States Law - Oregon (London website, 2009)

MARION COUNTY BAR

  • "The Attorney’s Perspective on Custody Evaluations" (November 2012)

MINNESOTA FAMILY LAW JOURNAL

  • “The Art of Divorce Settlement Negotiations” (co-authored Vol. 14, No. 2, Jan/Feb 2001)

MULTNOMAH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

  • “Attorney Fees and Client Relations” (2008)

NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE

  • “Child Custody & Visitation in Oregon” (1991)

OREGON ACADEMY OF FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONERS

  • “Use and Creation of Computer Generated Exhibits” (1996)

  • “Spousal Support: What’s changed since 1999" (2010) 

OREGON JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

  • "Family Law for new Judges" (2005)

  • "Feibleman’s Short Sheets on Family Law" (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

OREGON STATE BAR FAMILY LAW SECTION and PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY FUND

  • “Child custody in juvenile court-tactics for the maze” (1988)

  • “You are worth it:  Tips for getting paid” (1990)

  • “Enforcement of Judgments” (Chapter in Dissolution Practice 2-Volume Set, 1989)

  • “Tough issues in today’s practice” (1994)

  • “Dissipation of Marital Assets and Income: The Resurrection of Fault in a ‘No Fault’ Era” (Family Law Newsletter, November 1997)

  • “Child Support for Children Attending School” (1998)

  • “Defining Income for Calculating Spousal Support” (2000)

  • “Child Support for Adult Children (2002)

  • “Making Time Matter: Tips, Forms & Resources to Help Reduce Stress and Balance your Professional and Personal Life” (2005)

  • "Volunteer Justice: A Process with Integrity" (OSB Bar Bulletin, Aug/Sept. 2008)

  • “Domestic Relations Motion Practice: Early Detection“  (In Brief, 2011, Issue 109)

  • “Closing the File and Other Tips” (2010)

  • “When is a Divorce Settlement Binding?” (OSB Family Law Newsletter Vol. 30, No. 4, August, 2011)

  • “Tips, Cases, Rules & Statutes: Avoiding Malpractice & Ethical Mistakes in Family Law Cases” (2012)

  • “Learning the Ropes - Family Law” (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

  • “Advanced Family Law Discovery: Tips, cases, rules & statutes” (2012)

  • “FAPA’s from A to Z” (2016)

OREGON TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

  • “Getting Fathers Custody” (1982)

WILEY LAW PUBLICATIONS

  • “Dissipation of Assets and Income: How to find it, how to prove it and how to keep it” ( co-authored chapter in the 1999 Family Law Update)

TEACHING

Willamette University College of Law

  • Trial Practice: Opening Statement, Closing Statement, Moot Court Judge

  • Family Law:  Divorce Negotiations, Basics of Family Law  in Oregon, Client Relations

  • Pre-Trial Practice:   Attorney Fees and Client Relations (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

  • Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Relations (2008)

  • Family Law Practice; Instructor (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Oregon Judicial Department

  • “Family Law For New Judges” (Instructor 2005)

  • “Feibleman’s Short Sheets on Family Law” provided by the Judicial Dept. to all new Judges, materials posted on-line for all judges by the Supreme court (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

 

SAMPLING OF REPORTED APPELLATE CASES

1977 White v. White, Or.App., 567 P.2d 622

1977 Matter of Zander, Or.App., 566 P.2d 1225

1978 Matter of Marriage of Meier, Or.App., 581 P.2d 984

1981 Portland Elec. and Plumbing Co. v. Cooke, Or.App., 626 P.2d 397

1981 Matter of Marriage of Fowler, Or.App., 627 P.2d 1304

1987 Page v. Sparling, Or.App., 741 P.2d 535

1989 Matter of Marriage of Wyllie, Or.App., 767 P.2d 931

1992 Matter of Marriage of Coote, Or.App., 831 P.2d 32

1994 Matter of Marriage of Hearn, Or.App., 875 P.2d 508

1997 Matter of Marriage of Mannix, Or.App., 932 P.2d 70

2000 Howell & Hooyman, 171 Or App 545

2008 J.B.D. vs. Plan Loving Adoptions, 218 Or.App. 75 (Adoption)

2009 Talik and Talik, 226 Or. App. 67 (Support)

2009 Harris and Harris, 230 Or. App. 679 (Support)

2010 Hook and Hook, 238 Or App 172 (All three kinds of support)

2010 Harris and Harris, 349 Or 393 (Compensatory Support)

2011 Hanscam & Hanscam, 247 Or.App. 207 268 P.3d 715

2012 Hemingway & Mauer, 247 Or.App. 603 270 P.3d 375 (FAPA)

2013 Uhde & Uhde, 260 Or.App. 284 (Discovery Sanction and Attorney fees)