Gevurtz Menashe

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Portland attorney and Gevurtz Menashe Associate Carolyn M. Drew

Carolyn M. Drew

Carolyn’s greatest strength is instantly connecting with people. She brings a genuine sense of compassion, reasoning and fearlessness to her practice, assuring her clients that with time and the right solutions, their situations will get better. For nearly 30 years, Carolyn has successfully resolved thousands of marital dissolutions and family law battles, using traditional litigation and collaborative law principles. She is the ultimate problem-solver, helping her clients understand the complex legal process and ultimately helping to bring peace of mind to each person, and family, she represents.
Additionally, as a parent of an adult with special needs, Carolyn is particularly passionate in assisting families with special needs children through their family law process. After experiencing the complexities first-hand, Carolyn has a keen understanding of the compassion and advocacy that are essential to these situations. For fun, Carolyn enjoys golf, kayaking, hiking with her dogs and reading. She is also an avid traveler and enjoys spending time in Bend Oregon. She is also a proud member of the Vancouver small business and non-profit community(s) and enjoys giving back with her time and mentorship. 

(360) 823-0410

"I lean on my experience and compassion to guide clients through a respectful and successful strategy for resolution."


  • Bachelor of Science, Portland State University
  • Juris Doctorate, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, 1995


  • Member, Washington State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Mock Court Client Counseling Competition, her team winning Region B First Place, and Carolyn personally winning “Best Brief and Outstanding Oral Argument
  • The Washington Women Lawyers
  • Former Board Member of the Human Services Counsel, 1998-2004
  • Volunteer, Clark County Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, Special Olympics and Columbia River Mental Health


  • Named a Washington Law & Politics “Rising Star”

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