Our Team

Meet Our Team

Scott Howard Founding Partner

Scott Howard and his wife Lucy Kivel are the founding members of Kivel & Howard LLP, a Portland-based law firm. Kivel & Howard provide legal services to closely held businesses. Scott’s primary role involves guiding the overall direction of the firm and consulting with the firm’s clients. He works primarily in...

Lucy Kivel Retired Founding Partner

While Lucy has retired from the practice of law, current time at the office is focused largely on client relations, human resources and general administration needs of a mid-sized law firm.

Devin Flynn Partner

Devin Flynn’s practice focuses on personal injury, civil litigation and business matters. Devin is a strong believer that customer service is a huge part of the practice of law. Devin cares about his clients and strives to make sure that they understand the path toward a resolution. Devin’s personal...

Michael McCaslin Partner

Michael’s practice emphasizes litigation, family law and personal injury. Michael will continue to be active in the Oregon non-profit community.

Charles W. Carnese Of Counsel

Chuck’s practice focuses on business litigation and acquisitions, estate planning and probate. Chuck will continue to be active in the Oregon non-profit community.

Laura Larson Supervising Attorney

Laura Larson is a supervising attorney with 23 years of practice experience.  She is a member of Kivel & Howard’s Personal Injury team, but her practice also focuses on Family Law and Landlord/Tenant law. Laura strives to find creative solutions that lead to good results for her clients consistent with...

Cynthia Croft Attorney

Early in her career, Cynthia Croft represented the city of Lincoln City, Oregon regarding various matters including civil and criminal litigation. Thereafter, for a period of 11 years, Cynthia concentrated on civil practice and insurance defense litigation. Ms. Croft represented major insurance companies in both Oregon and Washington in...

Matthew Maline Attorney

Matt practices a wide range of law, with an emphasis on landlord-tenant, real estate, and business matters. He also manages the firm’s small business program. Originally licensed in New York, Matt developed extensive appellate experience as an Honors Associate at the New York City Housing Authority. He carried this...

Don Stait Attorney

Don Stait has focused his practice on advising clients regarding employment law issues, including policies and procedures, charges of discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage claims in both class actions and single plaintiff litigation.
Before joining Kivel & Howard, Don spent ten years practicing law for the nation’s largest...

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