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  • Efficient and Private Conflict Resolution

    Clarity Law is Patrick G. Ward, a Mediator and Attorney who is committed to finding out-of-court, cooperative resolutions to family disputes. Patrick works with you and your family, through the Collaborative Divorce or Mediation Process, to empower you to make your own decisions for your future. Contact Patrick at 503-957-7491 0r [email protected] for more information.

  • Professional Mediation

    Mediation allows you to explore and find out-of-court, cooperative solutions to disputes with the assistance of an impartial third party. As a Professional Mediator, Patrick G. Ward will help you navigate difficult issues, such as divorce, child-custody, parenting-time, domestic partner dissolution, guardianships, and asset distribution. Mediation can also be used to identify potential family disputes and help you prepare a process to address those concerns in advance.

  • Collaborative Divorce and Dissolution

    Collaborative Divorce is an efficient, respectful, team-oriented approach to divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, and separation. Clarity Law LLC is committed to the out-of-court process of Collaborative Divorce to help you overcome difficult emotions, challenges, and anxieties.


Decisions about who will raise and care for your children and how to appropriately divide your property after a divorce or separation are complex and emotional. Families need a service that can help them make decisions objectively and thoughtfully and in a cost-effective manner. Clarity Law LLC is committed to empowering you to make decisions that are best for you and your family, out-of-court, through a more peaceful process like Mediation or Collaborative Divorce. Clarity Law LLC values you and your family's needs and time and will work with you to control costs associated with your divorce.


Patrick G. Ward is a Mediator and Attorney who opened Clarity Law LLC to focus on helping families avoid the emotional trauma and expense associated with litigating family disputes.  Patrick litigated child welfare custody matters for over a decade and saw firsthand the emotional pain and harm that the court process can have on families. He is dedicated to finding better solutions. Patrick is now committed to Collaborative Divorce and Mediation to empower families to make their own decisions about their future. Families require sensible solutions - which Patrick is prepared to explore in every case. 

When you need help with major, life-changing decisions, you deserve a professional who has who will genuinely listen to your needs and who is dedicated to helping you find the best possible solution for you and your family.


Preparation leads to professionalism, and professionalism enhances the depth of knowledge and competency. Patrick Ward proficiently and comprehensively understands the law, not only as it pertains to his client, but more importantly, as the law pertains to all litigants in the courtroom. This ability to avoid the narrow view allows him to offer well-rounded legal advice and options to the parties and the court. Patrick consistently exhibits these skills with a friendly, direct approach that is refreshing and is consistent with his demeanor in court.

     The Honorable Cathleen B. Callahan, Circuit Court Judge.


Patrick brings professionalism and compassion to his work. He is honest and will provide you information in a way that you can easily understand.  Patrick is reliable and follows through.  He understands each case and how complex that can feel to others and works towards resolution as quickly as possible.

     Julie N. Client.


Patrick Ward is a phenomenal attorney and professional. I worked along side Mr. Ward for close to two years and the passion he has for his job was present in every court hearing he attended. He is fierce and direct in the court room and he truly does an impeccable job representing his clients.

     Ally Z. Client.

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Divorce is going to be a stressful process anyway. The adversarial nature of the litigation process really only enhances that stress and creates pretty significant emotional responses to the divorce process. It's very unlikely that anyone who goes through a litigated process is going to be happy with their divorce process, because it is such an adversarial process focusing on really a I win, you lose scenario.

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Some clients for their needs may find that sitting at a kitchen table and working out the issues, works just fine for them. Some clients feel that they may need the litigated process. I focus on collaborative divorce and mediation because I find that the out of court process is a significant benefit to the clients in working towards a resolution that is acceptable to both parties. The clients are empowered both in mediation and in the collaborative divorce process to focus on a resolution that meets their needs.

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Clarity Law LLC is committed to answering your questions about family law issues in Portland and Northwest Oregon.

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