Jody L. Stahancyk
PRESIDENT, SENIOR SHAREHOLDER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
JODY L. STAHANCYKEmail: email@example.com
Phone: (503) 222-9115
Practice Emphasis: Family Law and Complex Asset Divorces.
Professional Experience: Jody Stahancyk has earned her reputation as a strong woman with a generous heart, a formidable opponent in the courtroom, and a pillar of her community. She began her legal practice in 1973 as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, where she successfully prosecuted for 6 years. In 1979 she was appointed as the Referee (Pro-tem Judge) for the Multnomah County Juvenile Court where she sat until 1982. After this appointment she spent a year as an Assistant Oregon Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. From 1983 until she began private practice in 1986, Jody was a full-time mother and wife. In 1986, Jody founded this firm and has continued making innovative and creative advances in the area of family law to this day. She prides herself on creative solutions to difficult problems in every area of her work. Stahancyk, Kent & Hook has grown to have offices in Portland, Bend, Prineville and Astoria, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. SK&H is one of the leading family law firms in the Northwest.
- Crook County High School Prineville, OR. Graduated 1966
- Linfield College McMinnville, OR. B.A. in Political Science. Graduated 1970
- Institute for American University Alx-en-Provence, France. Attended 1968-69
- University of Oregon School of Law Eugene, OR. Juris Doctorate. Graduated 1973
Professional Activities: Jody is a member of the Oregon State Bar as well as a member of multiple local bars where she has served on various committees. Jody regularly lectures at continuing legal education seminars as well as being a guest lecturer at various Oregon colleges and law schools.
Community Activities: Jody is currently the President of the Board of Directors at Child Centered Solutions, a non-profit organization she founded, and has previously served on the boards of Children’s Relief Nursery, the Perry Center, Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Charity Ball, Lutheran Family Services and as a Trustee of Linfield College.
Jody particularly enjoys feeding the Lincoln High School Football Team pre-game macaroni and cheese at the Portland Office and working with the SK&H High School Intern Program, which provides real-world work experience to twenty-five high school students. The SK&H Student Interns polish their skills in work ethic, presentation, etiquette, problem solving and creative business thinking. They also spearhead a variety of community projects including volunteering at the Children’s Relief Nursery.
Awards: In 2011, Jody was awarded with DJC's Leadership in Law Award. Jody was honored in 2008 by the American Marketing Association's MAX Award for Best Single Medium Print Advertising as the Creative Director of SK&H, and that same year was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as an Orchid Award Winner. In 2007, Commerce Magazine selected her as the Ultimate Rainmaker of the Year. Jody received special recognition from her peers in 2006 and 2008-2011 as one of the top 50 Superlawyers in Oregon, and as one of the top 25 women. She has been voted by her peers to the annual Superlawyers list in every year from 2006-2011. In 2005, SK&H was the first firm to win the prestigious Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year Award for overall excellence in Integrity, Community Service, Community Involvement, and Innovative Business Practices. Jody was also recognized as a Top Contributor of The Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice in 2005. In 2003, Jody was selected to receive The Alumni Service Award from Linfield College for her efforts in bettering her alma mater. Jody was recognized as the program sponsor for Protecting the Rights of the Child by the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and the Oregon Law Institute. Jody was awarded the White Rose Award in the March of Dimes Salute to Women of Excellence in 2001. In 2000, The Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice recognized Jody for achieving Ten Years of Championing Access to Justice. Jody has also received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating from the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in 2001 through 2010.
In June 2010, the Willamette Week Finder named Jody as one of the 15 most influential people in Portland.
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Jody and her husband, John Crawford, and their children Seth and Kate, attend Trinity Episcopal Church.
Jody Stahancyk Featured On The Lars Larson Radio Show. Dec. 20, 2011 Read More >>
Stahancyk, Kent & Hook Launches Divorce On Demand, Sept. 01, 2011 Read More >>
"Jody Stahancyk is an Inspiration," by Mercedes Rhoden-Feely, in the Central Oregonian. June 27, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk Featured on Briefly Legal PDX. June 24, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk Mentioned by Oregon Bar Bulletin for Award. June 20, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk, Distinguished Alumni and Guest Speaker at CCHS 2011 Graduation. June 8, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk Interviewed About New Trend: Silver Divorces. May 11, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Recognized for the 100 Best Award by the University of Oregon School of Law. Apr. 6, 2011 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk Featured on KATU's Valentine's Special Report. Feb. 17, 2011 Read More >>
DJC Names Jody Stahancyk a "Leadership in Law" Winner for 2011. Jan. 18, 2011 Read More >>
Seth Crawford Sworn in as Crook County Commissioner. Jan. 3, 2011 Read More >>
Senator Ron Wyden Presents Jody Stahancyk With ESGR "Patriot Award" and "Above and Beyond Award" Nov. 4, 2010 Read More>>
Jody on KGW, interviewed for a Terri Horman article about child custody. Nov. 1, 2010 Click to Watch >>
Jody on KOIN 6 News, interviewed for a feature on Steve Houze, attorney for Terri Horman. 9/23/10 Click to Watch>>
Jody's Crook County CLE Seminar Confirmed a Huge Success. 8/3/10 Read More>>
Jody supports Central Oregon Girls Volleyball. Article in The Central Oregonian. 8/16/10 Read More>>
Jody on KOIN 6 News to discuss the Kyron Horman Grand Jury process. Aug. 10, 2010 Click to Watch>>
Jody on KGW News to discuss the Kyron Horman case. July 28, 2010 Click to Watch >>
SK&H celebrates Jody's birthday! The staff created a poster detailing her accomplishments in her 61st year of life. July 26, 2010 Read More >>
Willamette Week names Jody Stahancyk one of the 15 most influential people in Portland. June 16, 2010 Read More >>
Jody on KGW News, interviewed about Kyron Horman's disappearance. June 29, 2010 Read More >>
Jody on the Today Show, interviewed about Kyron Horman's disappearance. June 29, 2010 Read More >>
Jody's Latest Victory. May 02, 2010 Read More >>
The annual Child Centered Solutions Spring Benefit Luncheon held March 4 at the Multnomah Athletic Club drew a crowd of 260 and raised $51,000. April 03, 2010 Read More >>
Jody interviewed by The Oregonian about the Askia Brown case. September 25, 2009 Read More >>
"... And if Congress doesn't act, '2010 probably is the year to die,' quips Jody Stahancyk, a Portland attorney..." -The Oregonian. August 08, 2009 Read More >>
"The Naked and The Dread" - Jody in the Willamette Week. December 03, 2008 Read More >>
Jody presents Daily Journal of Commerce Rainmaker Keynote speech. October 30, 2008 Read More >>
Jody wins an Orchid Award from the Portland Business Journal. December 19, 2008 Read More >>
Jody (on KINK FM) talks about getting your legal and financial health in order. April 28, 2007 Read More >>
Jody discusses tips for divorce on AM NW. April 24, 2007 Read More >>
Jody named the Daily Journal of Commerce 2007 Ultimate Rainmaker. April 23, 2007 Read More >>
Jody interviewed by The Portland Tribune about the future of doctor-patient relations. March 02, 2007 Read More >>
Jody mourns with the community. -The Portland Tribune. August 29, 2006 Read More >>
Jody on AM NW.January 24, 2006 Read More >>
Jody reorganizes her firm. -The Portland Tribune. July 12, 2006 Read More >>
Jody in The Portland Tribune. Febuary 04, 2005 Read More >>
Local lawyer gives Lincoln a lift. -The Portland Tribune. October 15, 2004 Read More >>
Jody Stahancyk spotted at the NBA Finals. -The Portland Tribune. June 15, 2004 Read More >>
Jody Honored by Linfield College. -The Daily Journal of Commerce. November 07, 2003 Read More >>
The Portland Tribune talks about why Jody Stahancyk is a powerful ally in a painful process. August 05, 2003 Read More >>
Lawyer smooths out divorce process, wins friends, says The Portland Business Journal. November 15, 2002 Read More >>