Ken's Practice Emphases is on Complex Divorce Litigation, LGBT Family Law, Custody, and Juvenile Law Ken believes that thorough case preparation is the key to winning or negotiating the best outcome for his clients, which is his number one goal. Ken meticulously and methodically prepares his clients’ cases, building a foundation for a winning legal argument integrated with carefully researched legal precedent. Hard work is the cornerstone of Ken’s practice. Ken is also deeply devoted to his clients and takes a personal interest in each case. “People going through a difficult divorce or custody battle can get frustrated with the ‘system.’ They need the assistance of an attorney who cares about what happens to them. Someone who can explain the process and keep things moving forward,” he says. “I work hard to move clients past their difficulties, so they can get on with their lives. It makes me feel good when I can lift that burden from their shoulders.” Ken has a proven ability to keenly assess each client’s situation and tailor an approach best suited to a successful outcome. Ken has successfully litigated divorces involving business interests and issues of business valuation. Because of the attention to detail involved in these cases, Ken enjoys and excels at resolving complex property division and large asset cases.
Ken worked his way through law school as a law clerk at the Eugene law firm of Jaqua & Wheatley, where he gained valuable hands-on experience managing complex insurance defense cases. Ken moved to Bend to work for the State of Oregon Employment Department as an Unemployment Insurance Adjudicator before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC in 2007, where he became a shareholder in 2015. In 2023, Ken became a partner with Phillips, Traylor, Myers & Goodin, LLP, where he has focused his practice on collaborative family law and mediation.