Mr. Friedman was admitted to Oregon State Bar over two decades ago. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Friedman focuses on the representation of small businesses in incorporation, licensing, and litigation, as well as real property and real estate matters. In his general practice he has also focused on personal injury cases. He has an extensive background in probate, elder law, and trust and estate matters, as well as criminal defense cases. He is a member of the Federal CJA Panel (federal indigent defense) and has participated in several Capital defense cases. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Friedman has helped others explore how to do so while acting as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.
Mr. Friedman enjoys numerous outdoor activities and world travel. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Izzy (who is also Access the Law’s official office mate and mascot).
Amanda S. Husted grew up in a small town in southern Ohio and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. There she was a varsity athlete in track and cross country and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. She then packed up her car and drove 2500 miles to Eugene, Oregon to attend the University of Oregon School of Law. Ms. Husted’s focus quickly turned to areas of public interest law and she worked for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, clerked for a State Senator in Salem and helped students with disciplinary actions through the Office of Student Advocacy at the UO. After falling in love with the Northwest and passing the Oregon bar in 2010, she immediately began working for Access the Law. Amanda’s practice areas at Access include family law, landlord/tenant disputes, and criminal defense.Hobbies:
Ms. Husted enjoys running the trails around town, attending UO sporting events (specifically football and track) and bird hunting with her husband and her English pointer, Payton.
Mr. Chamberlain was born and raised in Eugene where he graduated from South Eugene High School in 1999. A brief desire for sunnier skies landed him in Claremont, California, where he earned his undergraduate degree in psychology. Studies focusing on the intersection of psychology and the law motivated Mr. Chamberlain to return to Oregon and attend the University of Oregon School of Law. While attending the U of O, Mr. Chamberlain earned joint degrees in Law and a Masters in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. Mr. Chamberlain focuses his practice on helping people manage landlord/tenant disputes, bankruptcy, estate planning, and elder law issues.
In his free time, Mr. Chamberlain enjoys adventures with his family, reading, glass blowing, and martial arts training.
Michaela Kerns grew up outside of Chicago, IL. and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Asheville in Health and Women’s Studies. While in Asheville, Michaela helped to form a women’s health collective offering direct healthcare services and information to women. After graduation, Michaela moved to Madison, WI, to pursue her graduate degree in Women’s Studies, focusing on the history of medicine and childbirth in the United States. After surviving two midwestern winters, Michaela packed up the car and drove from Wisconsin to Eugene to attend law school at the University of Oregon. During law school, Michaela worked for Legal Aid, appearing in court on behalf of survivors of domestic violence seeking to obtain protective orders, custody of their children, and divorces. Michaela also worked for the Lane County Public Defender’s Office, representing clients on a variety of matters and working to find resolutions that served both her clients and the community. Following law school, Michaela clerked Judge Jay A. McAlpin at the Lane County Circuit Court before coming to Access the Law in the fall of 2013. Michaela’s practice areas include family law, landlord tenant disputes, criminal defense, and consumer law.
In her free time, Michaela enjoys spending time with her family, long road trips, and enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Tina Hanna was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area where she worked for attorneys in the real estate, tax law, probate and family law fields. She was certified as a paralegal in 1987, and in 1992 moved to Eugene, Oregon to start a new life with her newborn daughter. After six years as a stay-at-home mom, Tina went to work at a local collection agency where she gained more experience in the legal field.
Tina has made and sold jewelry for the Eugene Saturday Market for two years, and still enjoys jewelry making as a hobby. In her free time, Tina enjoys music, cooking, reading, and spending time with her daughter and two cats.