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Gresham Lawyers

Comfort & Security in Life’s Toughest Legal Challenges

At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, we know how far-reaching legal issues can become and we recognize the serious impact that these cases can have on your life. Our team has decades of combined experience representing clients in a variety of issues, including divorce, child custody, wills, probate, and bankruptcy. Founded in 2001 by Attorney Lillian Suelzle Watson, GFBL comprises four attorneys who are highly skilled in their areas of practice and well-versed in the many legal matters that affect families and their futures. Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law serves clients throughout the suburbs and small towns outside of Portland.

Meet Your Legal Team

Work Directly With Your Attorney Throughout Your Case
  • Lillian S. Watson
  • Kathryn Bourn
  • Chamber Dorheim
  • Lillian S. Watson Lillian S. Watson

    Owner, Attorney

    Lillian Suelzle Watson is the owner/manager of Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law. Lillian’s primary focus has always been to ...
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  • Kathryn Bourn Kathryn Bourn


    Attorney Kathryn Bourn joined Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law in February 2016. She is passionate about helping people ...
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  • Chamber Dorheim Chamber Dorheim


    Attorney Chamber Dorheim firmly believes that people are still family – though in a different form – after a relationship ...
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  • Better Business Bureau
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Collaborative Law Practice
  • Expertise 2020

We Are Passionate About Helping Our Clients

When the time comes to deal with family law issues – such as divorce, child custody, personal bankruptcy, restraining orders, or probate and estate planning – you need a Gresham family lawyer who is compassionate about your situation but tough in seeking a favorable resolution. At GFBL, our attorneys work tirelessly to achieve favorable outcomes in every case.

For nearly 20 years, our firm has been guiding people forward. Our attorneys understand the complexities of bankruptcy, divorce and estate planning, ranging from the subjectivity of emotions to the realities of the legal process. GFBL is the one-stop legal shop that you can count on in your family’s time of need.

  • Very Professional and Understanding

    “Lillian and Stephanie were great to work with. They helped me navigate through the Chapter 13 process and were very understanding and accommodating.”

    - DC
  • When anyone asks what firm I went through, I will always mention Lillian.

    “Lillian was an angel in disguise. She helped my children and I when I felt like no one could help. I had a very messy and sad custody case and she was the rock we needed to get through it, very ...”

    - Toni
  • Kathryn was a calm and rational focal point for me during a very turbulent time in my life.

    “I would recommend Kathryn for divorce, child support and custody legal services to anyone needing them. Kathryn was a calm and rational focal point for me during a very turbulent time in my life. Her ...”

    - Kristin
  • She was very helpful on explaining what to expect and how I should represent myself.

    “I was served divorce papers after 10 years of separation. We both can not afford a lawyer and I was lost on what to expect on the court date. I retained Lillian on a hourly rate to help me prepare for ...”

    - Former Client
  • Professional and personable.

    “Kathryn is very personable. I appreciate the care she took with my case. From both a professional and personal standpoint, I'd highly recommend her.”

    - Emilie

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