Lewis Farmer, Managing Attorney
Lewis has moved around the country, living in Texas, Georgia, Ohio, California and Oregon. After graduating from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, Lewis got his first job at a law firm as an Office Assistant. It was working there that he decided to go to law school and enrolled at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. After graduating there, he took some time as a Paralegal before sitting for the bar exam and passing on his first attempt, years out of law school, while working full time and planning his wedding.
Lewis is most experienced in family law matters, estate planning and administration, real estate transactions and disputes, landlord/tenant matters and DUII defense.
Kelsyn Lyons Bevins, Managing Attorney
Kelsyn hails from Missoula, Montana. She attended Pomona College in Claremont, California where she earned a degree in Economics, Philosophy and Politics. She spent the year after graduating Pomona living and working in South Korea on a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon arriving in Portland, she attended Lewis and Clark Law School, where she received a Certificate in Criminal Law along with her J.D.
Kelsyn has been a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association since 2010. She worked as a Public Defender for over five years, where she took numerous misdemeanor and felony cases to trial, and represented hundreds of Oregonians charged with crimes in Washington and Multnomah Counties. Her experience brings first-hand knowledge of Oregon Courthouses and juries to The Bridge Law Firm.
Kelsyn brings that same tenacity to litigation for her clients in Landlord and Tenant law. Kelsyn also works in Criminal Defense, Probate, Basic Estate Planning, and myriad areas of Civil Litigation practice.
As an avid athlete who loves Rugby and Soccer, Kelsyn knows the value of teamwork and has the drive to fiercely represent your interests in and out of the courtroom.
Riley O’Hara, Legal Assistant
Growing up in a rural small town in Ohio, Riley decided to bounce around the Midwest during her undergraduate degree. She started at Ohio University for Journalism her first year, and then transferred to Northern Kentucky University to major in Communications with a focus in Business. After working for 3 years as a senior deckhand on water taxis in Lake Michigan, during which she was awarded the Captain P. Dobbins Award for Excellence in Search and Rescue and graduating with her degree, she decided to pursue a career that felt more fulfilling.
She is now attending Portland Community College to achieve her Paralegal Certificate and hopes to eventually attend law school. Advocating for others in need is one of her biggest passions, and that is what drives her in this occupational direction. She is most interested in criminal and family law.
For fun, Riley enjoys playing soccer and going for long hikes with her husband. If she isn’t in the wilderness, she can usually be found spending time with family or relaxing with her two cats.