Lead Attorney Andrew McLain
Andy is a native Oregonian. He was born and raised in the Portland area, graduated from Tigard High School, and studied English Literature at Reed College. After earning his degree, Andy worked for a decade in technology-- first as a network technician, then an onsite support rep, then eventually as a software developer. Andy left the computer industry and attended law school at Lewis & Clark’s Northwestern School of Law. After graduating law school, Andy worked for five and a half years in Washington County, starting out as a court-appointed criminal defender and juvenile dependency advocate. In 2008 he reduced his court-appointed caseload to focus on private cases, especially family law. In October of 2012, he moved his practice to Downtown Portland and founded McLain Legal. Andy is married, and has two daughters, ages 19 & 14. Andy’s family includes his wife’s first husband Brad, and his wife and sons. In the autumn every year Andy goes out hunting chanterelle mushrooms with his younger daughter, and in winter, practices his choral music for the Christmas Revels, a local arts organization for which he also serves as board secretary. He is active in local Reed College Alumni activities.
Associate Attorney Caitlin J. Easter
Though it was not a primary qualification, McLain Legal is proud that Caitlin is also a native Oregonian! She graduated from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, and attended college at the University of Oregon, earning a degree in Art History. While in college she sang with the University Gospel Singers and worked with the Family Programs through the Dean of Students’ office. She moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University, and did an externship with the Collaborative Law Conferencing Clinic. She moved back to the Portland area and joined the Oregon Bar Association, and she became McLain Legal’s first associate attorney at the end of May, 2016. Outside the office, Caitlin coaches a debate team at her former high school.
Paralegal Stephanie K. Mann
Stephanie is also a native Oregonian. She graduated from Tualatin High School and attended college at Oregon State University, graduating with a degree in English. She moved to Missoula to attend law school at the University of Montana, where she was a member of the Montana Law Review and Women’s Law Caucus, and a volunteer at the Missoula Family Law Self-Help Center. She joined the Montana State Bar Association in 2011, and worked as a public defender in the small town of Havre. She then returned to Missoula to work as an associate at a family law firm, before opening a solo practice to advocate for parents and children in Missoula’s juvenile courts. Missing her roots, Stephanie journeyed back to Oregon in 2014, and joined McLain Legal in April of 2016. She is the first point of contact for McLain Legal’s clients, and keeps office operations running efficiently. Stephanie drafts many of the initial pleadings, processes and maintains client discovery, and handles out-of-court tasks in juvenile matters. Outside of the office, Stephanie is likely to be found hiking, playing ice hockey, or participating in co-ed softball.