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Meet Dakota Collins

Legal Administrative Assistant

Dakota joined the team at Caress Law, P.C. as our Office Assistant while attending Portland State University. After graduating with a BS in Human Resources Management in 2021, Dakota was eager to take on more responsibility at the Firm and accepted a promotion to Legal Administrative Assistant. As our Legal Assistant, Dakota’s support of our legal team with administrative tasks and document drafting is critical to our ability to deliver the high-quality work and level of service we strive for.

Dakota was born and raised in Portland. Before COVID-19 changed the landscape of our social lives, he never missed a new release at his favorite theatre. For now, he enjoys reading and camping with his family.



  • “Tax Practitioner’s Guide to Estate Planning and Probate & Trust Administration,” Oregon Association of Tax Consultants. 2020 & 2017
  • “Planning for Special Needs” Morgan Stanley. 2017
  • “What Happens When a Client Dies? An overview of trust and probate administration, timing, taxation and fiduciary responsibilities”, NAPFA. 2017
  • “How Probate Can Affect your Real Estate Transaction,” Ticor Title. 2015, 2016, 2019
  • “Estate Planning Basics and How to Avoid Probate,” Golden Years Real Estate Solutions. 2016
  • “Closing the Probate Estate,” National Business Institute. 2015
  • “What Seniors (& Those Who Help Them) Should Know About Financial Professionals,” Senior Social Services Network. 2015
  • “Probate Pitfalls.” Hewins Financial Service. 2012
  • “Estate Planning for Young Adults,” United Way Worldwide. 2010
  • “Estate Planning Basics,” National Business Institute. 2010
  • “Planning for Real Property in Estate Planning & Administration,” National Business Institute. 2008
  • “Estate Planning, Emphasizing Antique Automobiles,” Tumbleweed V-8 Club. 2008
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