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C. Sean Stephens was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian.

He attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. He is married with three children.

Mr. Stephens attended Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and graduated in 1994. Out of law school, Mr. Stephens began his own private practice, and formed Stephens & Russell in 1998. Mr. Stephens left Stephens & Russell in 2004 to found C. Sean Stephens, P.C., a firm focusing on the practice of family law. He co-founded Stephens & Margolin LLP in 2008, where he continues to exclusively practice family law.

Mr. Stephens handles cases in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties, and the State of Oregon at large. A substantial portion of his practice involves helping out of state parents defend and prosecute family law cases filed in Oregon.


Daniel S. Margolin is a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP and a Portland, Oregon native. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law litigation. In addition, Mr. Margolin practices in the areas of Family Law Appeals and Collaborative Divorce. He received his law degree from the nationally acclaimed New York University School of Law. After graduating Mr. Margolin worked at the Oregon Court of Appeals for the Honorable Rex Armstrong. He then worked as an associate attorney at a local law firm. In 2005, Mr. Margolin formed the Law Office of Daniel Margolin, which, like Stephens & Margolin LLP, focused on family law representation. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and American Bar Association Family Law Sections. Navigate here He also belongs to the family law section of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Margolin is trained in Collaborative Divorce representation.