TIM BREWER

Principal and Lead Attorney

Attorney Tim Brewer graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He started his legal career in Eugene, Oregon, in 1985, as a litigator and insurance defense attorney. From there he developed experience and understanding in a broad range of legal settings including insurance, business litigation, contracts and real property, wills, trusts and probate, and nonprofit law. Since 1995, Tim has focused his law practice on adoption and family formation law. He is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington and California and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Affiliations

Tim Brewer is a member of several state, local, and national bar associations and organizations, including the Oregon State Bar Standing Committee on Adoption. He is a fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, an invitation-only organization of attorneys worldwide who have distinguished themselves in the field of family formation law.

Family Formation Law

Mr. Brewer is one of the few Oregon attorneys whose practice is largely limited to ART and adoption law. He provides caring and knowledgeable legal representation and guidance to adopting parents, birth parents, intended parents, surrogates, donors and gestational carriers in a wide array of adoption and assisted reproduction settings. He works collaboratively with other attorneys and ART and adoption professionals throughout the U.S. to help create families, and to guide clients through the legal thicket that can accompany adoption and third party reproduction. In the ART setting, Tim has helped pioneer Oregon parentage procedures that provide a low-cost legal alternative to a full adoption. He has organized, chaired, and presented at adoption- and surrogacy-related seminars for lawyers, hospitals, adoption service providers, social workers, and surrogates. He was a co-chair of the 2009 annual conference for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, held in Portland, Oregon.

Adoption Agency Representation

In 1999, Mr. Brewer formed Adoption Agency Legal Group, an entity dedicated to advising and assisting adoption agencies throughout the United States. In this capacity, Tim has written and published a multi-volume Hague Accreditation Assistance Manual designed to assist adoption agencies in complying with sweeping new federal legislation pertaining to intercountry adoption.