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.

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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 live up to our core values of inclusion, equality, and respect for people of all backgrounds. As lawyers, we fully support all efforts to address inequities and create positive changes in our society.

While the words we express here are important, we should not lose sight of how our individual actions, each and every day, can contribute to lifting up members of our community when they are most in need. We commit to individually and collectively take action in support of our values and welcome your feedback and ideas so that we can move forward, together, to build a more inclusive community.