Jeannie Lihs is a PACE® Registered Paralegal in the Bankruptcy Section of Stoel Rives’ Corporate Practice Group.

Jeannie has worked in the legal field for more than 20 years, both as a paralegal and as a legal assistant.

Jeannie enjoys working closely with clients and attorneys to provide the highest quality representation. She is a “go-getter” and is often praised by clients and attorneys alike for the timeliness and quality of her work.


  • Portland Community College, Paralegal Certificate, 2005
  • Mt. Hood Community College, A.A.S., Legal Administrative Assistant, 1998


  • Prepares motions for relief from stay, proof of claims, fee applications, demand letters, complaints, default pleadings, registering foreign judgments, and post-judgment collection documents such as writs of execution and writs of garnishment.
  • Manages all aspects of foreclosure files, subject to final review and approval by responsible attorney.
  • Prepares and files UCC-1 and UCC-3 filing statements in various jurisdictions.
  • Extensive knowledge and filing experience with ECF/CM and PACER.
  • Prepares and maintains claims registers for large bankruptcy and receivership cases.
  • Attends 341(a) meetings on behalf of clients.
  • Monitors bankruptcy and litigation case dockets to protect client’s interests.
  • Prepares and records deeds and other real property documents.
  • Conducts title review and analysis.
  • Reviews and analyzes land surveys.
  • Orders Phase II reports on behalf of clients.
  • Conducts client intake interviews.
  • Prepares expungement documents and assist clients through the process.


Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Land Surveys and Legal Descriptions for Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education, Webinar, January 2020
  • Presenter, “Portland Community College—Career Day,” Portland, OR, January 2015



  • PACE® Registered Paralegal
  • Oregon Paralegal Association, 2005–present; past President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Board Member, and various committee chairs
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 2005–present


  • CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington & Columbia Counties, former Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Columbia County, former Team Captain
  • Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, former Troop Leader and Volunteer
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