Hilary Newcomb - HAN Legal

Hilary Newcomb

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 503-224-0499

Attorney, Hilary A. Newcomb has worked in the estate and trust field her entire career, which began as a law clerk for the Santa Clara County, California Probate Judge in the year 2000. Hilary earned her J.D. at Santa Clara University's School of Law and her B.A. from Santa Clara University. Hilary is actively licensed to practice law in Oregon and inactively licensed in California.

Hilary practices fiduciary litigation, probate and trust administration, estate planning, and guardianships and conservatorships. She brings prior experience in the areas of taxable estate planning, charitable foundations, business formation, trust and estate dispute resolution, and trial practice. Hilary was a volunteer prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in 2011, gaining further valuable jury trial experience.

Hilary is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Portland and a member of the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning and Administration section of the Oregon State Bar.

Speaking Engagements

• “Defensive Trustee Reporting”, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council Luncheon, sponsored by Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, joint talk with attorney John Draneas, May 2015.
• “Oregon Legislative Updates”, sponsored by Eugene Estate Planning Council and Eugene/Springfield Tax Association, May 2015.
• “Oregon Legislative Updates”, sponsored by Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council, February 2015.
• “Oregon Updates”, 44th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, sponsored by Portland Estate Planning Council, joint talk with attorney Christopher Cline, January 2015.
• “Defensive Trustee Reporting”, Advanced Estate Planning and Administrative CLE seminar, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar, joint talk with attorney John Draneas, May 2014.
• “Changes to the Oregon Trust Code: A Practical Approach”, Beginning Estate Planning and Administration CLE seminar, sponsored by the Oregon State Bar, joint talk with attorney Eric Wieland, November 2013.
• “Tips to Hopefully Avoid, or if not, Handle Probate Litigation”, Estate Planning, Protective Proceedings and Probate Court CLE seminar, sponsored by the Multnomah County Bar Association, joint talk with attorney Steve Owen, June 2012.
• “Removing Occupants in Probate Court”, Estate Planning Practitioner’s Group, June 2012.
• “Protecting the Trustee”, Monthly Estate Planning Council Meeting, sponsored by the Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, January 2012.
• “Notable Recent Case Law”, Probate Litigation: Key Issues for Lawyers Who Work with Wills and Trusts CLE seminar, sponsored by the Oregon Law Institute of Lewis and Clark Law School, December 2010.

Publications

• “The Slayer Statutes”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, December 2014.
• “Notice of Proposed Action by Trustee”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, October 2013.
• “New Uniform Trust Code Legislation Highlights: What to Expect”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, April 2013.
• “The Duty to Communicate: Mitigating Trust Disputes While Satisfying Fiduciary Duties”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter April 2012.
• “What’s New”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, June 2010.
• “Why Every Estate Planner Should Know More About Probate Litigation”, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, October 2008.
• “Keeping a Primary Residence in Trust Can Be Tricky”, Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section Newsletter, joint article with attorney Amy Davidson, April 2008.
• “Surviving Probate Litigation; The Particularities of Probate Proceedings”, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2006.

Memberships/Affiliations

• Estate Planning Council of Portland Member, 2008 – Present.
• Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Executive Committee Member, 2012 – Present.
• Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Member, 2006 – Present.
• Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians (“SAVO”), Fundraising Committee Member, 2012 – 2014.
• Oregon Law Commission, Uniform Trust Code Revisions Work Group Member, 2012 – 2013.
• Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Member, 2006 – 2013.
• Multnomah County Bar Association Member, 2008 – 2010.

Santa Clara UniversityBA 1997Santa Clara UniversityJ.D. 2001
Estate Planning Council of PortlandOregon State Bar Estate Planning & Administration SectionOregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration SectionSpecial Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians ("SAVO")Oregon Law Commission, Uniform Trust Code RevisionsOregon State Bar Litigation SectionMultnomah County Bar Association

Office Location

5100 Southwest Macadam Avenue, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97239
United States


Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates