Kelly D. Noor


Area of practice: Employment & Labor Law, Human Resource Consultation, School & Public Entity Law


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I practice school law because I’ve always been a passionate proponent of public education.

Practicing law requires more than expertise in the law and knowledge of the issues affecting each client. It is about using the law and understanding the many variables that impact our clients in each situation. It is important to not only see the legal issues, but also the practical, real-life issues and to focus on the results that matter most to our clients.

Education and Admissions:
University of Utah, J.D., 1997
Eastern Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1987
Oregon State Bar, 1997
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2003
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2003
ACR Certified Family Law Mediation, 2007

Professional Distinctions and Affiliations:
Marion County Bar Association
Marion Polk Legal Aid Service, former attorney
West Salem High School’s Mock Trial Team, Coach

Representative Cases:
GR v. Dallas School District, 823 F. Supp. 1120 (October 4, 2011)

Kelly successfully defended a ten day administrative due process hearing against an Oregon school district under the IDEA. She was also part of the firm team that successfully defended this special education private placement case from challenge in federal court, resulting in two summary judgment decisions in favor of the school district on important special education issues in the Ninth Circuit.

GHR Response to COVID-19

In accordance with governmental guidelines and in deference to the health and safety of our clients, our team and our larger community, our attorneys and our full staff are now working together remotely to continue to provide seamless legal services. Due to our thorough business continuity planning we have long been prepared for such an event. Please be assured that we have the technological resources which guarantee the quality and continuity of our services without interruption. More importantly, our robust team of lawyers, paralegals and administrative assistants are available to continue to support you.

Perhaps most importantly, Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C. was founded on the belief that beyond the basic expectation of providing legal services at the highest level of the profession, we have a responsibility to care for our community. Now more than ever, our community needs us. We are, therefore, making a financial donation to the Salem Health Foundation to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community can continue to receive care.