Taylor L. M. Murdoch


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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 practiced family law at Hohbach Law Firm in Lake Oswego. Before coming to Lake Oswego, he practiced at a firm in Springfield, Oregon 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 enjoys spending time with his wife and young children, supporting the Portland Timbers and the U.S. national soccer teams, reading, and volunteering with his church and in the Lake Oswego community.


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Primary Areas of Practice:

  • 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
  • Will and trust litigation
  • Premarital agreements

Professional Recognition
Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree (2018)
American Institute of Legal Counsel, 10 Best-Oregon, Family Law (2018)

Professional & 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
Member, Lane County Bar Association
President, Rotary Club of Kruse Way
Trustee, Kruse Way Rotary Foundation
Member, Oregon Historical Society
Member, Portland Art Museum
Member, Young Professionals of Lake Oswego
Member, Art Institute of Chicago
Member, Board of Directors, Hunger Fighters Oregon
Volunteer, Lake Oswego Public Schools Art Literacy Program

Articles & Presentations
Presenter, Useful Discovery for Trial, Trial Preparation from Start to Finish seminar (2014)
Presenter, Contesting a Traffic Ticket, Oregon Networking Exchange (2012)
Presenter, The Life of a Lawsuit, Oregon Networking Exchange (2011)

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon

University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctorate degree
Universita per Stranieri di Siena, Siena, Italy
Portland State University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Oregon Laurels Scholar