Joel Geelan is excited to announce he has joined the law firm of Hurley Re P.C., effective May 1, 2021. This transition allows Joel to continue providing legal services in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas, while adding services to Bend and the Central Oregon region. Effective May 1, 2021, Mr. Geelan will no longer be a member of KG Law Group. Mr. Geelan may be contacted at Hurley Re P.C.’s Portland and Bend offices:
Hurley Re P.C. – Portland Location
One Main Place Building
101 SW Main St. St. 290
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (541) 317-5505
Hurley Re, P.C. – Bend Location
747 SW Mill View Way
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (541) 317-5505
Joel relies on his extensive experience representing clients in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, parenting time, child and spousal support, high asset division, move-away cases, grandparent and co-parent third party rights, and DHS-involved cases. He has litigated and settled numerous matters in each area. He specializes in resolving cases involving children and complex financial issues, such as valuing and dividing businesses, real estate, investments and retirement accounts.
Joel is known as an intelligent and diligent advocate for his clients. When necessary, Joel is an experienced litigator and strongly defends his clients’ interest in court. However, Joel understands the benefits of settlement and, when possible, strives to resolve his clients’ cases to their advantage through mediation, settlement conferences, and detailed written proposals. From the very beginning of each case, Joel prepares for both settlement and trial, offering his clients different strategies tailored to their unique situation and goals. He prides himself in anticipating the arguments and settlement strategies of the other side, and openly communicates with clients the practical and legal pros and cons of their case so they can ultimately decide how best to proceed. In this way, Joel empowers his clients to take control of their lives. Those who have worked with Joel describe him as caring, organized, and a zealous advocate.
In addition to his work for adult clients, Joel is regularly appointed by local judges to represent children in complex matters. He is devoted to advocating for children that lack a voice in the legal process. When he is not working for his clients, you will find Joel spending time with his wife and two children, on the golf course, riding his road bike, playing basketball, or enjoying all the great northwest has to offer. An optimist at heart, Joel’s personal motto is: “Every day is a gift, don’t waste it.”