Joy Chiaki Doane
Areas of Practice
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College
J.D. - 2023
University of Oregon
B.A. - 2018
B.S. - 2018
Joy (she/her) is passionate about accessibility to legal services – she believes everyone has the right to be heard. Seeing the challenges her mother faced as an immigrant from Japan, she never wants anyone to feel like they are hopeless in seeking help, whether it be due to a language barrier, fear, or general intimidation by the American legal system. Joy loves using creativity and visuals to bring her client’s cases to life.
Joy graduated cum laude from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College where she received the Best Oral Advocate award and served on the Lewis and Clark Animal Law Review as an Associate Editor. She was also nominated as a candidate for Advocate of the Year by Honorable Judge Benjamin Souede in her Trial Advocacy course at the Multnomah County Courthouse. While earning her law degree, and prior to becoming a Law Clerk for Kristen and Megan, Joy worked at a non-profit family law firm helping low-income families, individuals, and survivors of domestic violence have access to legal services.
Joy graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. She is fluent in Japanese.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Oregon State Bar
OGALLA LGBTQI+ Bar Association of Oregon
While having lived in Los Angeles and Tokyo briefly, Joy’s heart rests in Portland where she was born and raised. She spends her free time cheering on the Portland Thorns or Portland Trailblazers, going to the gym, and playing tennis and basketball. There is nothing that brings her more joy than discovering a new favorite song or traveling to a new destination and taking in all the culture and food.