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Taylor L. M. Murdoch



Taylor Murdoch focuses his practice on family law litigation. He has helped clients from the beginning to the end of complex family law and civil litigation matters, including divorce, custody disputes, modification of support, move-away cases, and restraining and protective orders.

Prior to joining Buckley Law, Taylor Murdoch practiced family law in Lake Oswego. Before coming to Lake Oswego, he practiced at a firm where he was a city prosecutor for the cities of Eugene and Springfield and where he managed his own family law practice. During law school, he clerked in the Attorney General’s office of the Oregon Department of Justice, and prosecuted criminal cases as a court-certified law student. Before law school, he spent a year volunteering in New Orleans at a law office that represents indigent clients charged with capital crimes.

When not at work, Taylor Murdoch enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and volunteering with his church and in the Lake Oswego community.

Areas of Focus

  • Divorce, including division and allocation of closely held businesses, accounts, and real property
  • Spousal support
  • Custody of minor children, parenting time, move-away cases
  • Hague Convention International Child Abduction cases
  • Child support
  • Modification of child support, spousal support and other prior orders
  • Military Divorce
  • Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining orders
  • Elder Abuse restraining orders
  • Stalking protective orders
  • Emergency danger orders
  • Legal separation
  • Premarital agreements

Professional Recognition

  • Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel, 10 Best-Oregon, Family Law (2017-2019)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) Top 10 Under 40 (2018)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Family Law and Litigation sections
  • Member, Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Former President, Kruse Way Rotary Club
  • Trustee, Kruse Way Rotary Foundation
  • Member, Oregon Historical Society
  • Member, Portland Art Museum
  • Volunteer, Lake Oswego Public Schools Art Literacy Program
  • Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America
  • Former Member, Young Professionals of Lake Oswego
  • Former Member, Former Vice President Board of Directors, Hunger Fighters Oregon

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, Useful Discovery for Trial, Trial Preparation from Start to Finish seminar (2014)
  • Presenter, The Life of a Lawsuit, Oregon Networking Exchange (2011)

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Universita per Stranieri di Siena, Siena, Italy
  • Portland State University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Oregon Laurels Scholar

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