Mark Ropp is smart, concise, knowledgeable and trustworthy.  After working with many attorneys for a variety of different matters, I can say that Mark, and the SW Portland Law Group is a rare find.  Mark helped guide me through a contested probate and was a pleasure to work with amid a very stressful situation.  I also consulted with Whitney Morrissey for a probate matter and a guardianship matter.  She was knowledgeable and can sum up a complex situation in a matter of minutes.  Both Mark and Whitney made me feel that they cared about me and the issues I brought to their attention.  I highly recommend this firm and am grateful that there are good attorneys out there!


Started my search for an attorney on Yelp and it brought me to Jeremy. He was the best decision my family and I have ever made. Not only is he attentive and a good listener but he’s also witty and pleasant to work with. We feel in the loop at all times; his communication is A+. He does a great job of considering all sides and is strategic in his interactions with involved parties. The associate attorney, Whitney, is also very knowledgeable. They make a great team.

Jenna D.

My wife and I worked with Whitney Morrissey on a comprehensive Estate Plan that included a trust, will, power of attorney and advanced directive. Whitney impressed us
with her efficiency, communication skills, and attention to detail. The final product was top of the line professional. Highly recommended.

Richard H.

We had an excellent experience working with Whitney Morrissey and the team at SW PDX Law Group on our estate plan. The communication, professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail we experienced at SW PDX Law Group were all top notch. We highly recommend both Whitney Morrissey and SW PDX Law Group.

Ian D.

I contacted SW Portland Law Group, LLC with an urgent time-sensitive request for legal support in a souring real estate transaction. Jesse Cowell and Jeremy James provided prompt and thorough legal input and support in untangling this faulty real estate transaction at the last minute. They were professional and realistic about risks as we navigated working with a difficult, unethical real estate agent. I hope I never encounter this type of situation again, but I am glad I know who to call if I do!

Evelyn W.

I had the pleasure of working with Jesse, to help me with an HOA problem. He was so professional and pleasant to work with, and my problem was resolved in no time. If I should ever need any legal advise in the future, I will definitely call Southwest Portland Law Group.

Diana B.

On working with Jesse Cowell – Having gone through a fair share of “litigiousness” – this experience has been very different, on the positive side. You were kind – and your firm was the only firm that seemed to care (Jennifer big part of this). Your consult was meaningful and helpful – beyond running a checklist, you listened and guided without telling me I was seeing
things the wrong way or brought this on myself. Your consult offered practical guidance and reined me in/grounded my path. You exhibit integrity at every point in any process.

Michelle L.

We hired Jesse from this law group to help out with an eviction case. The tenants in my rental property had been smoking and disrupting the neighbors with their noise, but denied all accusations and became very unresponsive. With Jesse’s help, we were lucky enough to get them out in a timely manner that avoided further damages and costs. Jesse is very experienced with the landlord tenant law! He responded to all of our questions and concerns very quickly. He also cared about his clients on a personal level. We really appreciate all his help and recommend to anyone who need help on landlord tenant issues!

John K.

I needed assistance with a Land Sale Contract that was behind on payments. Jesse was able to help me resolve without default.

Don S.

Whitney is professional, knowledgeable, competent, friendly and thorough.  She always responded promptly to phone calls and emails.  She made the process painless, all the way through signing of the documents.  I recommend Whitney Morrissey without qualification.  She is a very good lawyer!

Daniel E.

We had a great experience working with Whitney Morrissey on setting up a will and trust for our family. The process was efficient, straightforward and transparent and
everyone we engaged with at the office was welcoming. Highly recommend.

Tory F.

Whitney really made the whole estate planning process a breeze. She has a very easy-going style and took the time to educate us and promptly answered our questions
throughout the process. We now are comforted knowing we finally have a solid estate plan and the ongoing support of Whitney and SW Portland Law Group.

Scott S.

I went to Southwest Portland Law Group for an Estate Plan and worked with Whitney Morrissey. Whitney made me feel comfortable about asking questions and she gave
answers that were easy to understand. She was efficient, personable and professional. Southwest Portland Law Group is now my go-to firm for future legal needs.

Deanna J.

Contacted Southwest Portland Law Group to update our estate plan and to set up a trust. We were working under a somewhat tight timeframe for completion which was
somewhat of a challenge. Whitney was extremely good at keeping the process moving forward while answering all of our questions along the way. We are highly satisfied with the end product and highly recommend this firm.

Dave S.

My mother passed away recently and left a very small estate that I was sure I could manage on my own but found that I did need a lawyer’s advice.  I reached out to Southwest Portland Law Group and spoke with Jeremy.  He was extremely helpful and kind.  I can’t recommend them enough and if I manage to mess up this simple estate, I’ll be calling them back for more help.  They will also be my first call for any other legal help I might need.  Big Thumb’s Up!  THANK YOU Jeremy!!! 🙂

Kristi L.

I called Mark Ropp in a state of panic over a Tenant issue.  He was very calm and helped resolve my issue over the phone.  Thank you so much and I appreciate your knowledge and you taking the time to assist me.  Best wishes to you!

Robin F.

Based on Yelp reviews I contacted Southwest Portland Law Group to discuss changes I need to my Living Trust after moving to Oregon. I’m very happy I did! A few days later, I met with Mark and in just one meeting (I did email my paperwork to him prior to the meeting) he was able to provide all the changes needed to bring my Living Trust up to date. He carefully explained each of the changes and made sure that I understood them completely. The services provided were professional, complete and reasonable. [Note: Other law firms I contacted did not provide free consultation and required multiple meetings (translation: higher billing!) to provide the same services.] I would highly recommend Southwest Portland Law Group!

Rosa A.

We worked with Whitney Morrissey on our estate planning here. The process was seamless. She listened to our concerns and asked all the right questions. I highly recommend the southwest Portland law group.

Jennifer M.

After a difficult issue with a property management company, I reached out to Southwest Portland Law among a number of other firms. This firm was very responsive and helpful, especially considering this was my time working with an attorney and was unsure of what to expect.

I worked with Jesse Cowell, who provided very valuable information in the consultation meeting alone, some of which I will certainly be using in the future. We proceeded smoothly and as planned. He respected my concerns and values and tailored our approach appropriately. I felt confident the entire way and in the end, am grateful we found Jesse and team.

Matt V.

I had the pleasure of working with Jesse, to help me with an HOA problem. He was so professional and pleasant to work with, and my problem was resolved in no time. If I should ever need any legal advise in the future, I will definitely call Southwest Portland Law Group.

Diana B.

Mark Ropp did a great job for me setting up my trust to comply with Oregon law and we made new changes  that would lighten future tax burdens for my children.  I felt Mark really had my best interests as a top priority because he spent the time getting to know about our family dynamics and special circumstances.  As a result of my positive experience, my son is going to have his estate updated as well through Mark.

Gail T.

Mark listened to our goals and reviewed our plan to achieve them. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Mix of business law and estate planning is excellent.

Joseph M.

One quick phone call with Mark helped so much! He called me back within 20 minutes of my Yelp message – and he answered every question I had without hesitation. What a huge relief – I am so grateful, and I will call Mark again the next time I have a legal issue.

John T.

These guys went above and beyond to HELP me! Answered all my questions and wrote a letter for me at no charge! Very kind people that are actually trying to help you -I appreciate the help so much and I will definitely use these guys again in the future. Hopefully I won’t need to but they are the first ones that will receive a phone call from me! Highly recommend!


“The associates at SW Portland Law Group made sure to be available whenever I needed, and, without the support of a loving family to turn to, I needed them all the time! And, although many things I had to deal with weren’t necessarily even legal matters, Whitney and Mark always made sure to be there and to listen regardless. They were always readily available whenever I called. And, they treated me with the utmost of respect and understanding and they handled the ugly family details with the utmost of care, of compassion, of sensitivity and of professionalism that which I had never before otherwise seen from third parties being involved in family matters…Throughout the ordeal, they were communicative in what I could expect to happen next, they were swift in their actions when action was necessary, and, they were proficient in their craft. I could go on and on about the associates at SW Portland Law Group, but what it comes down to is that after once having discovered the benefits and the confidence that comes from having trustworthy, determined and hardworking legal representation such as I did with Mark and Whitney, who were so dedicated to achieving nothing short of success, I have since walked away wishing I could hire them to help me handle everything else that I’m not sure about in my life!!! If only!!!”

Tanya L.

“We worked with Mark and Whitney on an estate plan and they made the process nice and straightforward and pain-free. They walked us through the advanced directive, power of attorney, and will and explained everything in layman’s terms. Their rate was honest and transparent from the start and quite reasonable. Would definitely work with them again!”

Joel M.

“I’ve worked with this group for contract review and negotiation, estate planning, and to establish LLCs. They did great work for my family and my company and we’ll certainly use them again as needs arise. I’ve primarily worked with Mark Ropp, but I’ve also worked with his partners when I had a time sensitive issue that I needed an answer for. Everyone has been professional, quickly responsive to my questions, and friendly. Very professional and great experience all around!”

David R.

“My husband and I recently worked with Whitney McMurdie to set up a will and estate plan, something we had procrastinated about doing for years. After a consult the office sent us home with a work sheet that was well organized and easy to complete. The process was very straight forward, the cost was reasonable and all the partners and staff we dealt with were very knowledgeable and friendly. We felt very comfortable asking sensitive questions and feel we were well counselled in setting up a plan that fits our needs.”

Elizabeth W.

“Once my spouse and I started a family, we realized that we needed to get serious about estate planning. We worked with Mark to put together a Will, an Advance Medical Directive/Healthcare POA, and a General Durable POA. Mark did a great job of explaining why each document type was necessary and walking us through the issues we should consider, including ensuring that our insurance policies matched the directives in our Will.”

Jere H.

“As an older woman, tired of reams of paper work, forms, tedious meetings, incomprehensible lingo, (and yes! lawyers!) my experience at the Portland Law Group, i.e. Jeremy, Whitney, Olga and Shana was sheer joy! They made everything easy, pleasant, but above all – efficient!! I revel in efficiency – that is the mark of an intelligent and organized business. Two meetings, and I was done! My estate planning, preparation for children and family is very satisfactory, everything made clear. I am so relieved to have it all done – thank you to all the staff.”

Carolyn F.

“We were so satisfied & happy with our results that we now consider SWPDXLaw Group our family legal counsel and will most definitely call on them again should the need arise. We have already referred them to friends in need bc we trust them that much.”

Toni M.

“I’ve had the chance to work with two of the lawyers in this group to help set up my business (setting up LLC, parternship contracts, etc.) and address family needs (wills, establishing a trust, etc.). They are both very professional and prompt. I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future!”

David R.

“Great service, reasonably priced and in my neighborhood. What more could a person want! I needed a simple will. It was done in a week. Highly recommend.”

Phil C.

“I highly recommend Southwest Portland Law Group. The attorneys were responsive, efficient, and a pleasure to work with. The process of preparing and signing some basic planning documents was much easier that I imagined.”

Kristen M.

“Mark and Whitney were awesome and professional. Got my estate plan put together. I would visit them again for my legal needs.”

Jonathan H.






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