Abby Cettel is a native Oregonian who was drawn to family law because of her aptitude for helping those in times of crisis. As a former Orthopedic Medical Social Worker, Abby is no stranger to meeting individuals in difficult and complex seasons, and helping to create solutions for progress towards a better life.
Abby graduated from the University of Oregon with her B.Ed for social work, where she then moved to New Orleans and received her master’s degree in social work. Abby moved to Portland during her third year of law school in order to attend the University of Oregon Law School Program, and has remained here since.
Abby’s background with social work taught her the groundwork of how to engage and encourage people who find themselves at the worst unplanned moment of their lives. Through creating complex case plans for her patients that often involved the need for an attorney, she soon recognized that she wanted to pursue law as a means of providing that final step for her clients. Abby implements candid and honest perspectives, as well as clever solutions to difficult scenarios, into every client’s case. She resonates with the quote by Michelle Obama in which she states, “When they go low, we go high.”
When Abby isn’t working, she enjoys exploring the beautiful neighborhoods of Portland and admiring the historical homes and buildings with her partner, as well as traveling annually to new baseball stadiums in the US. An Oregonian at heart, Abby has a deep appreciation for New Orleans and the rich culture she experienced while living there.