Lillian Quinn and Joel Overlund Family Law Attorneys

About Lillian

Lillian Quinn, is a Bend, Oregon, Family Law Attorney with a unique peaceful and constructive approach to separation and divorce.

Lillian, was born and raised in Helena Montana, graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in English and a BA in Theater and taught high school students before attending law school. She graduated from Northwestern School of Law/Lewis and Clark, in Portland, OR in 1992. She immediately passed the bar and has been certified to practice law by the State of Oregon since 1992.


More about Lillian

Lillian practiced traditional family law in Portland, Oregon, and saw first hand the devastation of litigation on families and individuals. She felt that there had to be a better way. When she moved to Bend and opened up her practice in the spring of 2003, she was determined to offer people the chance to avoid litigation. Lillian started Non Hostile Family Law with the intention of providing a low cost civil way to go through the divorce process. She empowers people with legal knowledge so that they can make their own decisions. She is a skilled negotiator and mediator. Lillian’s clients are able to make informed decisions as opposed to having a Judge make those same decisions. Clients tend to have a positive experience during a trying time in their life.

Lillian Quinn loves being a divorce attorney because she helps people in a very emotional and financially draining period of their lives. Many of her clients are in a state of shock as they have an unexpected breakup and they need to know their legal rights. Lillian strongly feels that Divorce is not an end to the family; it is the reorganization of the family. Studies have shown that children thrive when there is a non-hostile approach used by parents during the divorce process. People without children will benefit by going through the process in a non-hostile manner. People who want an economical savings and emotional well-being can benefit from the limited legal services she provides. Normally, the divorce process takes two to three months.  Lillian is passionate about the non hostile approach to family law and takes great satisfaction in helping people.

Benefit from Lillian’s peaceful and constructive separation or divorce advice by scheduling a low-cost consultation today!  Call (541) 318-8038


About Joel

Joel was born and raised in Minnesota and North Dakota, moving to Oregon to attend law school.  He has practiced family law here in Oregon for 31 years.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1981 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a major in Business Administration and minors in Political Science and Religion.  He earned his law degree in 1987 from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR.

From 1990-2013 Joel practiced family law with St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC), a low income legal service provider in the Portland, OR metropolitan area.  He was a staff attorney there for five years, then became Executive Director, a position which he held for 18 years.  As Executive Director, Joel was the firm’s managing partner, overseeing a staff of 18 lawyers at one point.  His job combined handling family law cases, (including trial work), working with a Board of Directors, and helping with outreach and fundraising.

Joel joined Zimmer Family Law in 2013.  He was a partner in the firm Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund from 2016 to 2019.  In 2019, Joel and his wife relocated to Bend.  He has joined Non Hostile Family Law to focus on the resolution of family law matters without traditional litigation, through the use of mediation, limited services and collaborative law.


More about Joel

Practice Emphasis:

Joel’s practice experience includes all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, unmarried custody and parenting time, third party custody, administrative child support, and custody/support modifications.

Joel is a skilled and experienced advocate for his clients.  He is a dedicated, compassionate, caring attorney focused on ensuring fair and just results for his clients.  He enjoys solving problems and working with families in crisis, helping them navigate a challenging legal system effectively, efficiently, and with integrity.

Joel has also been formally trained in Mediation and Collaborative Law, alternative ways to facilitate agreements in family law matters without going to court.  His mediation training allows him to resolve family law matters through “kitchen-table” mediation (working with two unrepresented parties), or working with parties both represented by attorneys to facilitate settlements without going to court.

Joel believes strongly that parties, and their children, do better, both short and long term, by taking a non-litigious, non-hostile approach to resolving family law matters.  He welcomes the opportunity to assist you in this process.

Personal:

Joel is married, has three children, five grandchildren, a dog, and two cats.  He enjoys cycling, backpacking, kayaking, traveling, reading, and good bottle of wine or beer.

J.D. (1987) Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR
B.A. (1981) Concordia College, Moorhead, MN


Sheri Mays - Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Sheri Mays

Sheri Mays comes to Non-Hostile Family Law with over 30 years of Title and Escrow experience! Her experience lends an attention to detail.  Sheri will welcome you as soon as you walk through the front door.  She is well versed in all the aspects of family law and how difficult emotionally the process can be.  She is always there to lend a sympathetic ear.  Sheri's experience isn't limited to the office.  A transplant from Arizona, Sheri’s great passion for animals has led her to acquire two horses, three cats and two dogs. She loves Central Oregon and assisting with the various stages of Family Law that Non Hostile Family Law presents her!

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