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Who is Clarity Law

Patrick G. Ward is an Mediator and Attorney committed to helping families in crisis and conflict find emotionally healthy and peaceful resolutions.


  • Owner and Founder, Clarity Law LLC
  • Senior Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2002
  • University of Portland, Bachelor of Arts


  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Oregon Mediation Association, Standards and Practices Committee
  • Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Treasurer
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Clackamas Collaborative Divorce
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar


  • Portland Rescue Mission, Shepherd's Door and The Harbor, Volunteer Mediator
  • Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator
  • Multnomah County Small Claims Program, Volunteer Mediator

Prior to starting a peaceful resolution practice, Patrick litigated hundreds of cases involving parental custodial rights. He witnessed the trauma that children and parents suffered during and after litigation. He is now committed to helping families resolve conflict and minimize emotional trauma.

Patrick is committed to ongoing education in the fields of Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and Separation. He spends hundreds of hours a year as an active participant in ongoing trainings and practice groups to ensure ongoing best practices to help find streamlined resolutions for clients and families.

Patrick is the proud father of a daughter and the proud husband of his wife of 26 years. When not helping his clients, he can be found hanging out with his family, trail running, skiing, or bouldering.


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

Call, email, or use the website to schedule a half-hour consultation with Clarity Law LLC today.