Navigate Law Group

Serving Vancouver, Portland, and the Surrounding Areas
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Protecting You Is Our Mission

Navigate attorneys are strong legal advocates and wise counselors. We have knowledgeable and skilled attorneys who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, civil litigation, employment, business, land use, hospitality law, and more. Whatever your needs are, we try to make sure you understand every step of the legal process. Our attorneys work with you to chart the best course forward for your unique situation.

Our Practice Areas


Navigate Law Group has attorneys that practice a broad range of legal areas. Our clients receive holistic legal care from our attorneys. 

Family Law

Our experienced family law attorneys are skilled in divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, paternity and all other legal issues pertaining to your family or personal relationships. We serve as strong and zealous advocates for our family law clients in the courtroom. We also serve as confidants and counselors to provide guidance to each of our clients throughout the legal process and in delicate situations. For example, it is very common for a person to seek the services of a family law attorney if they are thinking about separating from their spouse or significant other to discuss legal rights to property, debts, children, spousal support, etc.

Estate Planning

With our extensive knowledge, we can effectively create a tailored estate plan to match our clients’ estate planning goals. Estate planning often involves a delicate balancing of interests of family members. We assist clients in achieving fairness among all those interested in an estate. Identifying who will make important decisions regarding healthcare and finances during incapacity and after death is essential to planning an estate. We can guide clients through this process. Additionally, we help clients in safeguarding assets and creating tax efficient plans to help minimize various taxes to which estates are subject. 

Estate & Trust Administration

Our attorneys have the special knowledge and skill required to represent a personal representative in the probate of an estate or a trustee in the administration of a living trust. Estate and trust administration often involve several complex areas of law and we can navigate our clients through this multi-step process. There are often opportunities for estate and income tax savings during the administration of an estate, and we help our clients capitalize on these opportunities.

Civil Litigation

Life happens and things don’t always go according to plan, which is why hiring a civil litigation attorney is your best plan of action to settle disputes between you and another party. Whether you have a product liability lawsuit, landlord/tenant dispute, or any type of civil litigation, our attorneys can help you settle peacefully.

Civil Rights

At Navigate Law Group, our civil rights attorneys have a track record of achieving results against some very large and frightening entities including private employers, state agencies and local governments.  We have represented clients whose rights have been violated on the based of race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion.

Personal Injury Law

Navigate Law Group is an experienced plaintiff-side personal injury attorney in Southwest Washington. If you or someone you know has been injured in car accidents, products liability, premise liability, and other personal injuries, reach out to us today! We can help formalize a plan to help you recover and deal with your healthcare providers, the insurance companies, and the third party.

Employment Law

Here at Navigate, we are unique in that we practice employment law as both employment defense attorneys and employment plaintiff attorneys. We represent both employees and employers regarding matters such as severance negotiations, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, contracts, unlawful terminations and more.

Business & Commercial

We cater to a wide variety of business clients of all sizes to help with business-to-business contracts, company formation, mergers and acquisitions, leases, administrative compliance, and more. Our business and commercial attorneys know how to provide the professional legal guidance and representation your business needs. 

Cannabis Law

Recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp are subject to a number of local, state, and federal rules, some of which are in direct conflict with one another. Our cannabis attorneys can explain these conflicts and help you structure your business to comply with applicable regulations. 

Alcohol Law

The production, distribution, and sale of alcohol is subject to unique and strict regulations such that breweries, distilleries, restaurants, liquor stores, and other such businesses carry special liabilities. Having a knowledgeable attorney to assist with administrative compliance is paramount to mitigating unnecessary business risk. 

Entertainment Law

Have you been accused of a copyright violation? Are you interested in selling the rights to your song in exchange for royalties? Has a promoter, manager, or record label sent you a contract to sign? Call us today. The entertainment world is fast-paced and loaded with legal landmines. Let the attorneys at Navigate Law Group clear the path so you can focus on what you do best.

Consumer Bankruptcy

Feeling overwhelmed by debt? Unable to concentrate on work and your family obligations? Are you in need of a fresh start in your financial life?  Bankruptcy may be an option to help you regain control over your day-to-day finances. If you fee like you are drowning in debt and do not see a light at the end of the tunnel, reach out to us and see if bankruptcy is an option for you.  

Land Use Law

Zoning changes, nonconforming uses, variances, land use applications, and adversarial land use violation hearings require careful application of local ordinances to specific properties and land uses. Navigate Law Group can review real property to determine which land use ordinances apply, prepare land use applications, and correspond with your county or municipality to ensure your legal needs are met. Land use law is complicated. We can help.

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Our Attorneys

Chelsie M. Elliott

Chelsie M. Elliott


Tanya M. Green

Tanya M. Green

Senior Attorney

Amber M. Rushbanks (Rush)

Amber M. Rushbanks (Rush)


Anna K. Russo

Anna K. Russo

Senior Attorney

Cathy S. Tappel

Cathy S. Tappel

Of Counsel Attorney

Anna Vujovic

Anna Vujovic

Senior Attorney

Chelsey A. Butchard

Chelsey A. Butchard

Senior Attorney

Why Choose Us

Great Communication

Efficient communication is key to Navigate Law Group. We take pride in making sure everyone is on the same page, so you can make informed and educated decisions about your legal matters. After all, we’re not just your lawyers; we’re your teammates.


We have knowledgeable and skilled attorneys who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, civil litigation, employment law, business law, personal injury, hospitality law, and more. Whatever your needs are, we want to make sure you understand every step of the legal process. 

Diligent Representation

We are zealous advocates for our clients’ position, in and out of the courtrooms. We make sure our clients understand their legal rights, obligations, and practical implications. Our attorneys are competent, prompt, diligent, and handle all legal matters with sensitivity and confidence.

Strong Advocacy

Our team has a client-centered approach to advocacy. We really listen to what the client wants and what a desired outcome looks like. We look at the legal matter and all contingencies, evaluate sensitive issues in and around the legal problems, and proceed with advocating zealously for the best outcome in our client’s matter.

Reasonable Costs

Navigate focuses on bringing value to our clients. We take a practical approach to the practice of law and solving legal issues. We have reasonable fees, and work with our clients to provide the scope of legal help they actually need and want. We listen and come up with creative and cost-effective solutions.

Navigate Law Group is great! Definitely would recommend for many different needs in the legal realm. Colin especially has helped us many times navigate through contracts, employment law, etc. They are quick, affordable, and have provided great services to our company!

– The Crystal Creative

Combined Years Experience

5-star Google Reviews


It was very hard and painful going through the court process. Feeling lost and defeated before the process even began. The peace of mind and confidence I gain after meeting with Amber Rush and the Navigate Law Group can’t be put into words. They mean business and they will fight for you.

I hope that if you’re going through the court process you give yourself a chance to gain the peace of mind I gain with Navigate Law Group.

– Aaron w.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal issues are stressful. Our attorneys are here to help!


How much is a consultation?

The cost of consultations vary depending on your issue and the attorney that you are meeting with.

How do I prepare for my consultation?

Depends on your matter, however generally you will want to do the following:

(1) make an outline of all the questions you have for the attorney,

(2) create bullet points on the most significant issues/facts that you want to make sure to tell the attorney about, and

(3) bring in any documentation that is related to your matter (i.e. completed questionnaire, timeline of events, list of witnesses, any written correspondence, etc.).

What are your hours?

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

excluding holidays

We can sometimes accommodate other times upon request.

Is there parking?

Yes, there are coin-operated meters for parking right out front. They are usually available for easy parking.

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Knowledge & Resources

At the Intersection of Divorce & Estate Planning

At the Intersection of Divorce & Estate Planning

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What Happens to My Intellectual Property When I Die?

What Happens to My Intellectual Property When I Die?

If you are a musician, writer, artist, or other content creator, you probably already know there are numerous legal issues surrounding your intellectual property rights. You may have read about copyrights, licensing, royalties, and the like. But do you know what...

Should I Avoid Probate in Washington? 

Should I Avoid Probate in Washington? 

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Military Spouses:  Support Prior to a Court Order

Military Spouses:  Support Prior to a Court Order

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Family Law Trial Tips: How to Write a Trial Memorandum

Family Law Trial Tips: How to Write a Trial Memorandum

Going through a family law matter can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you are going to trial. There are a lot of moving parts to a trial, and if you want more general information about those moving parts or the trial itself, please check out these blogs...

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