Katherine Goodman

Katherine Goodman

Stevens & Legal
  • Employment Law, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury
  • Oregon
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Biography

A native of Minnesota, she attended law school in Indiana where she held a clerkship with the Marshall Superior Court in Plymouth, Indiana. Heading west on the Oregon Trail, she earned a masters in law degree from Lewis & Clark College of Law in Portland before starting to practice law in Oregon.

Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
LL.M. (2018) | Animal Law
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Valparaiso University
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Bethel University & Seminary
B.S. (2011) | Biology
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Bethel University & Seminary
B.A. (2011) | Environmental Studies
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Stevens & Legal
- Current
Senior Associate Attorney
Senft Legal
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Paralegal
Epiq
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Governmental Relations Extern
ASPCA
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Judicial Clerk
Marshall County Courthouse
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 181303
Member
Current
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Oregon State Bar Association
- Current
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Multnomah Bar Assocation
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Legal Answers
Q. We are renting a house in Medford. Is our landlord required to mask before entering. We have at risk people. Thank you
A: Yes, you can ask that your landlord wear a mask to complete the inspection of the property. Please note that your landlord has a right to access the property as long as a landlord does not abuse the right of access or use it to harass you. Please note as a tenant you cannot unreasonably withhold consent from the landlord to enter the property as well. Please note that the at risk people and/ or yourself do not have to be on the property at the time your landlord inspects the property as well. However, if you unsure or have questions you can call a landlord tenant attorney for a consultation.
Q. Can my roommate just kick me out?
A: No your roommate cannot just "throw" you out. Your landlord only has the authority to give you a notice to vacate the premises and terminate your tenancy. Depending on the type of lease/ tenancy you have, what city you live, and why they are giving you a written notice to terminate your lease or evict you will determine the amount of time you have to vacate, leave, the premises. Additionally, there are other ordinances and other variables that need to be factored in related to the current COVID-19 pandemic and other variables such as whether your roommate is an agent of your landlord. Moreover, you do not say if you have a month to month, week to week, or a fixed term lease (e.g. 1-year lease) with your landlord. You should request a copy of the lease from your landlord. Once you get a copy of the lease and any copies of the written notices to terminate, vacate, or of eviction should be shown to a local landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your options. Good luck.
Q. Can a prospective landlord deny you as a tenet without giving reason?
A: If the landlord requires an applicant, a potential tenant, to pay an applicant screening charge and the application is denied or if an applicant makes a written request following the landlord's denial of the application, the landlord is required to promptly provide them with a written statement of one or more reasons for why they were denied. Thus, IF your daughter paid a screening charge, your daughter can make a written request to determine the reason for the denial. IF your daughter has not done this already, she should make a written request. IF the landlord fails to comply with Oregon Law in regards, your daughter may recover $100 from the landlord. Additionally, there are other facts that may apply, if your daughter is unsure on her next step she should contact a local landlord and tenant attorney for a consultation. Good Luck.
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