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Our Practice

Our Mission


Our mission is to educate about the importance of estate planning, provide peace of mind through thoughtful  planning and alleviate stress during estate administration.  

We look forward to providing you with excellent service to manage your estate planning, estate administration or business needs.  Contact us now for your free initial consultation.

A Team in Your Corner



Patricia A. Clements is the owner and sole proprietor of Essential Estate Planning, LLC.  In addition to running her own practice, she also works as an independent contractor with Erik Schimmelbusch, of Schimmelbusch Law Group, PC.  

Patricia and Erik are based out of the Lake Oswego area, but often travel to clients' homes or other locations, depending on client needs. Patricia serves clients all over Oregon.  

Our approach



Patricia specializes in estate planning, estate administration and small business legal services.  She will help you prepare for the inevitable, preserve your legacy and alleviate stress on your loved ones.   

Patricia believes in the importance of client relationships, quality service and earning her client's trust, not just completing a transaction.



Patricia A. Clements


About Patricia:

Patricia is an Oregon native and graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School.   She helps clients with all sizes of estates because she believes everyone needs to plan for the inevitable. Estate planning has been Patricia's focus from the beginning.  It is something she strongly believes in and feels that she is truly helping her clients and their loved ones.  Estate administration goes hand in hand with the planning and Patricia strives to provide clear guidance and efficient service for clients during their difficult time.  When Patricia is not helping clients, she enjoys spending time with her fearless sidekick, Jack (pictured above), experiencing new restaurants, golfing and travelling to new places.

  • Selected as a 2019 Super Lawyer's Rising Star
  • Selected as a 2018 Super Lawyer's Rising Star
  • Juris Doctorate- Lewis & Clark Law School, focus on Estate Planning and Business Law, 2011
  • Member of Oregon State Bar, 2011 - present
  • Bachelor of Science - Western Oregon University, 2005
  • Internship, Small Business Legal Clinic, 2009
  • Internship, Vial Fotheringham, LLP 2010
  • Board Secretary, Oregon Networking Professionals, 2013-Present
  • Volunteer, Hands On Portland
  • Volunteer, Oregon Humane Society
  • Volunteer, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014
  • Member - Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, Current
  • Member- Multnomah Bar Association, Golf Committee, 2013-2014
  • Member- Multnomah Bar Association, YLS Membership Committee, 2013-2014


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