Mark Kramer, Attorney, specializes in family law and civil litigation including personal injury, civil rights, and employment cases. He has more than 35 years of trial experience and extensive experience in family law issues ranging from adoption and contested custody to grandparent and psychological parent rights. Mark has served as a pro-tem judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court. As co-counsel for the Oregon State Judiciary Committee and in private practice, Mark drafted family law legislation that is now Oregon law. Mark is the author of several articles about family law and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of grandparent and psychological parent rights.
Mark graduated with honors from Cornell University and then received his law degree from Northeastern University. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law. Mark is married to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has two adult sons. When not in the courtroom, Mark is an avid cyclist and a yoga enthusiast. He is also a member of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (pjce.org), whose emission is to spur the commission and performance of original jazz works in Portland and beyond.
Hansary Laforest is a trial attorney with over six years of courtroom experience on both the state and federal levels. He is an admitted attorney in multiple states, including Texas, New York, and New Jersey. He brings to Kramer and Associates a unique courtroom expertise gained from multiple jurisdictions.
After beginning his career in New York in the public sector as a prosecutor, he moved to Texas where he transitioned to the private sector by starting his own litigation practice. As a solo practitioner, he engaged in all facets of family law litigation, including contested divorces, child custody disputes, modifications, and enforcements, in addition to civil, criminal, and commercial litigation. He also works to educate his clients on the specifics of family law litigation, having created a podcast and an instructional tutorial video series to educate the public on common family law issues.
Hansary Laforest graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2011. He served as a coach and competitor on the school's arbitration team. Upon graduation, he was honored for his community service with the 2011 Student Leadership Award and the 2011 Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
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