Sean E. Armstrong
Area of practice: Civil Litigation, Divorce & Family Law, Mediation & Arbitration, Personal Injury
I will guide you and your family through this difficult time of transition and empower you to enjoy your future.
Regardless of where you start, your future is the focus of my advocacy. Whether your goal is to transition from married to single, welcome a new addition to your family, or simply update your support plan to meet your current needs, I am committed to guiding you and your family through every step of the legal process.
Education and Admissions:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2001
The College of William and Mary, B.A., 1992
Oregon State Bar, 2001
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2002
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2003
Professional Distinctions and Affiliations:
Marion County Bar Association, former President
Oregon State Bar - Family Law Section, Executive Committee
Willamette Valley American Inns of Court
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Profile
Oregon Super Lawyers' Rising Star, 2011, 2009
Willamette University Mock Trial and Moot Court, Judge
Teen Court, Judge
Custody: Sean represented a father who was wrongly accused of sexual abuse by his ex-wife, who then took the parties’ child to another state and obtained a restraining order prohibiting the father to have any contact with his daughter. Sean worked with out-of-state counsel to have the restraining order dismissed, discredited mother on the witness stand, and convinced the court to award custody to father on the basis that mother’s false allegations were a form of child abuse directed at the daughter.
Relocation: Sean represented a mother who wanted to relocate to another state where she could get the only full-time position available in her specialized field. He persuaded the court that the move was in the best interests of the children because mother could only provide for the children if she could accept the position, and because father consistently expressed negative opinions about mother to the children.
Spousal Support: Sean represented a wife who was receiving spousal support under an agreement with her ex-husband. When the ex-husband moved to terminate the spousal support obligation, Sean persuaded the court that the ex-husband’s agreement to continue paying should be enforced, and that husband brought his motion in bad faith.