Gregory P. Oliveros

Greg Oliveros

Greg Oliveros’ working style can be summed up in two words: energy and vision. If you have ever met with Greg, you already understand the energy part of the equation. He overflows with enthusiasm and ideas, and believes that no matter what, things cannot happen without the big push. His can-do attitude reflects his philosophy that goals, objectives, and outcomes cannot possibly take place without a belief that he can get his clients to that end point. From an outsider’s perspective, Greg’s vision seems impossible. Greg is constantly thinking about how to serve his clients better and solve his clients’ big headaches.

Greg graduated from Western Oregon College in 1973, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He worked in the Portland Public School District from 1973 to 1987. In the last five years of his career with the Portland Public School District, he was an assistant principal at Humboldt Elementary. Greg also holds two Master’s Degrees from Portland State University, also in Education. For over ten years, Greg was employed as a part time salesperson at Nordstrom at Lloyd Center. Greg graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1990 and began practicing law in 1991.

Greg has been actively working as a criminal defense lawyer for over twelve years. His criminal defense practice has emerged as a primary practice area for the firm. Over the same time period, Greg has developed an active civil litigation practice. He and his practice group continue their work in the family law area. Greg is on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Greg’s commitment to the community has involved board memberships and ongoing use of his time and money to support miscellaneous community groups.

Greg is married and has three children and three granddaughters. His daughter, Louren Oliveros, is an accomplished lawyer in New Mexico. Greg and his wife, Gina, are empty nesters and are enjoying the luxury of doing whatever they want, whenever they want.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1991


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. 1990
  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    • M.S. 1982
    • Major: Education
  • Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, Oregon
    • B.S. 1973


  • Dissolution / BK CLE, Clark Co., 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OCDLA, Member, 2007–2009
  • Debtor Creditor Section, Member, 1991–2007
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Bar, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2009–present

Past Employment Positions

  • Portland Public Schools, Member/Assistant Principal, 1973–1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bankruptcy Clinic, 1991–present


Ancillary Businesses

  • Domestic Relations
  • Civil

William C. Knox III


William Clarence Knox, III (Bill) was born and raised in the Hampton Rhodes area of the great southern state of Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1985, Mr. Knox moved to Washington, DC where he took a position with a large engineering company in their Contracts Administration Department. After several years of toiling away just inside the DCs nightmarish beltway, Mr. Knox finagled a transfer back home to the company’s Virginia Beach, VA office.

Mr. Knox’s interests are quite diverse. While in high school he was actively involved with the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After returning home to Virginia Beach, Mr. Knox continued serving his community by joining and becoming a sworn auxiliary police officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department. As a police officer Mr. Knox primarily worked out of the department’s resort oceanfront precinct, with a concentration in basic law and traffic enforcement.

In 1993, Mr. Knox decided to move Portland, Oregon in order to be closer to his family. In 1995 Mr. Knox was married to Lee Anne and later adopted her daughter April. In 1997 Mr. Knox decided to follow a lifelong dream, and he entered law school at Willamette University’s College of Law. While in law school Mr. Knox earned awards for his trial skills and was a member of the school’s law review. Mr. Knox was admitted to practice law in Oregon and Washington in 2000, and he now concentrates his practice in domestic relations and other general business litigation matters.

Clackamas County Court Judge

Mr. Knox serves as Clackamas County Circuit Court pro tem judge.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2000
  • Oregon, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2001


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D. 2000
    • Law Review: Willamette University College of Law, Member, 1999–2000
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
    • B.A. 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Draper Rose & Knox, Partner, 2001–2004

Louren G. Oliveros

Lauren Oliveros
Gorence & Oliveros Of Counsel

Louren Oliveros is a board certified civil trial lawyer and member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA accredited) and holds an associate member rank with the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Louren has the highest rating for legal and ethical excellence by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. Louren also graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She was recently honored to accept an appointment to serve on the New Mexico Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee (2015) and she served on the New Mexico Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee (2014/2015). Louren is a member of the American Association for Justice, ABA Women Rainmakers Committee, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Louren’s philosophy is to put hard work and heart in all that she does. She is known to take on tough cases and fight for her clients. She has taken over 20 cases to trial before juries in criminal and civil courts in her 14 years of practice and she has aggressively litigated numerous bench trials and hundreds of contested matters. Louren’s promise to her clients is that she will do everything in her power to bring them justice. Her record shows her success in carrying out that promise. Louren has successfully represented clients accused of felonies, including first degree murder, criminal sexual penetration, and crimes of violence and dishonesty. In the civil realm, Louren’s experience includes civil rights, torts, contracts, gender and race discrimination, wrongful termination, police misconduct, personal injury, catastrophic injury and trauma, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

Louren is a leader in the legal community and she uses her strong voice to advocate for the advancement of women in the law. Louren is one of nine NBTA board certified civil trial lawyers in the state of New Mexico and one of four in the state of Oregon. Louren is the first and only female NBTA board certified civil trial advocate in New Mexico and Oregon. She is the Past President of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association and she has served on the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors for several years. In line with her deep commitment to stand up for women’s rights, Louren also serves on the advisory board of an innovative program designed to provide legal resources to women in need in the State of New Mexico entitled One Woman, One Case, Once a Year.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Louren joined the Oregon State Bar in the fall of 2015. She is excited to use her legal talents to serve the community in her home state. Louren Oliveros of Gorence & Oliveros, P.C. is practicing in an of counsel capacity to the Oliveros Law Group where her father, Gregory Oliveros, practices law in Clackamas County, Oregon. Louren attended Sabin Elementary School and graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in Portland, Oregon. She is proud to be a Grant High School Alum, Class of 1990. Louren graduated from the University of Oregon in 1994, moved to New Mexico in 1997, and graduated from UNM Law School in 2001. Louren joined the New Mexico Law Review in the winter of 1999 and served as Notes and Comments Editor. She received the Dean’s Award for leadership and clinical honors for her work in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. As a part of her legal education she also worked as an extern in the United States District Court for The Honorable Bruce D. Black.

Louren Oliveros is the only attorney at Gorence & Oliveros, P.C. that is licensed in Oregon.

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