Firm Overview:

Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.

Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.
  • Established in 1929
  • Firm Size 20
  • Our clients rely on Kell, Alterman & Runstein to deliver effective, cost-efficient, and pragmatic legal solutions to their business, environmental, creditors' rights, litigation, estate, trademark, tax, and family law challenges.
  • Peer Reviews 4.8/5.0 39 Reviews
    Peer Reviews (39 Reviews)
    4.8/5.0
    Client Reviews < 50% Recommended 3 Reviews

About this firm

Since 1929, Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. has provided regional and national clients with premier representation in a range of legal work, including all aspects of business law, environmental law, family issues, and litigation. After more than 80 years, we still follow the same principles on which our firm was founded: vigorous advocacy, the highest levels of client service, and active community involvement. We represent clients throughout the Pacific Northwest from our offices in Portland and Vancouver.

We build the value and the strength of our client relationships on a strong foundation: understanding and advancing our clients' goals. Kell, Alterman & Runstein has earned a reputation as a professional and welcoming firm that provides timely, effective, and thoughtful legal representation and services to individuals, families, and businesses of all sizes.

We draw on over two centuries of collective experience to provide each Kell, Alterman & Runstein client consistently excellent legal services. Martindale-Hubbell, a national directory of attorneys, has awarded several of our attorneys its prestigious AV Preeminent rating, a recognition of their high ethical standards and legal ability. Attorneys from our firm have also been selected as Best Lawyers in America.

Attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein contribute to our local communities through service on the boards of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, Portland State University Foundation, American Red Cross, Oregon Association of Children with Learning Disabilities, Oregon Advocacy Center (now known as Disability Rights Oregon), American Cancer Society, and Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. They also support community partners like New Avenues for Youth, Oregon Lawyers against Hunger, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and the MacDonald Center.

Location (2)

Areas of Practice (27)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Commercial Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Creditors Rights
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Immigration Law
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Employment
  • International Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Utility Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use

People (20)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 39 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 3.3/5.0 3 reviews
  • 33% client recommended 1 recommendation
  • Communication

    3.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.3/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.3/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.0/5.0
  • Robert E. Kabacy Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 02/04/11

    Bob is excellent in the estate planning arena as well. He is extremely thorough and thoughtful. Read more

    Bob is excellent in the estate planning arena as well. He is extremely thorough and thoughtful.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Dennis Steinman Read 1 review

    1.8/5.0 on 08/28/15

    Dennis totally overbilled me for his services. I lost more money by having him as an attorney than I stood to win in the first place. He never warne... Read more

    Dennis totally overbilled me for his services. I lost more money by having him as an attorney than I stood to win in the first place. He never warned me that he was going to charge so much. He did not give an explanation for the excess fees except for "Reviewing the case". I plan to contact the Better Business Bureau to file a claim against him and his firm.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      2.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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