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Scott J. Horenstein

Scott J. Horenstein

Of Counsel
Scott practiced family law in Vancouver, Washington for over 40 years. He is a past member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was its first co-recipient of the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year award. He was an adjunct professor of community property law at Willamette Law School and Law of Lewis and Clark College—and has written materials for and spoken at numerous continuing legal education programs. He is a past chair of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee and a recipient of that Section's Outstanding Lawyer of the Year award and Outstanding Professional of the Year award. He is a past President of the Clark County Bar Association, a former Chairperson of the Family Law Section, and a recipient of the Ken Weber Community Service award and Lifetime Achievement award. He has also been designated as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics for many years. While remaining retired from practicing family law, Scott continues his independent mediation practice through Scott Horenstein Law, LLC.  

Beyond his legal community contributions, Scott has also had a lifetime of involvement in Vancouver civic affairs. He has been involved in the Vancouver Public Schools levy efforts since his high school days, having chaired its levy committee. He also co-founded and is a board member of the Hudson’s Bay High School Foundation. In 2004 Scott was named Clark County Washington’s First Citizen. For fun, Scott enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, exercising, gardening, woodworking and working on stained glass.
 

Washington
Vancouver
(360) 823-0410

"I consider it a privilege to have been able to practice law in the community I grew up in. "

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Lewis & Clark Law School, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, 1973

Publications

  • Editor and Author, the Washington Practice, Volumes 19-22, Family and Community Property Law (Thompson Reuters Publishing Co).
  • Former editor, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Desk Book Supplement and an author for that book. 
  • Written materials for and spoken at numerous continuing legal education programs

Activities

  • Forty three year Member, Washington State Bar Association(past chair of the Family Law Executive Committee & recipient of the ‘Outstanding Lawyer of the Year’ award and ‘Outstanding Professional of the Year’ award
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association (past President, former chairperson of the Association's Family Law Section and recipient of its Ken Weber Community Service  and Lifetime Achievement awards)
  • Former Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Chairperson of the Washington Chapter 2004-2005 and was its first co-recipient of the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year award)
  • Adjunct professor, Community Property Law at Willamette Law School & Lewis and Clark College

Civic

  • Former Chair, Vancouver Public Schools Committee for Good Schools and Vancouver Public Schools Levy Committee
  • Co-founder & Board Member, the Hudson’s Bay High School Foundation
  • Former Board Member, City of Vancouver Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment
  • Former Co-Chair, City of Vancouver Parks Committee (which coordinated a successful effort to pass a massive City of Vancouver parks bond issue)
  • Former City of Vancouver youth baseball and basketball coach
  • Current Board Member & former Chairperson of the Board of Identity Clark County
  • Former member, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Long Range Planning Committee
  • Board Member, Clark County Fair Board (For over 25 years and having served three terms as President of the Board)
  • Founding member, Friends of the Fair (former Chairperson)
  • Founding member, Fair Sight Management Committee

Honors

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, first co-recipient of the ‘Outstanding Lawyer of the Year’ award, 2015
  • Washington State Bar, Family Law Section, ‘Outstanding Lawyer of the Year’ award, 1994
  • Washington State Bar, Family Law Section, ‘Outstanding Professional of the Year’ award, 2015
  • Clark County Bar Association, recipient of its ‘Ken Weber Community Service award, 1991 and Lifetime Achievement’ award, 2019
  • Designated as a Super Lawyer® by Washington Law and Politics for many years

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