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Attorney Rebecca Whitney-Smith — Insurance Claim in Klamath Falls, OR
MS. REBECCA WHITNEY-SMITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Rebecca Whitney-Smith began practicing law in 1995 graduating from University of Oregon. She is a skilled litigator who has handled cases in a wide range of areas including personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, and criminal law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Whitney-Smith was a licensed and board certified critical care nurse. She combines her unique background in nursing with her knowledge as an attorney to provide a unique and common sense approach to difficult legal matters.

Early in her legal career, Ms. Whitney-Smith began working on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Her knowledge of healthcare issues helps her understand the complexities of evaluating medical and nursing negligence issues. She is interested in assisting potential clients of all ages, including our aging population that are unfortunately at high risk of facing a long-term facility care issue.

Ms. Whitney-Smith continues to assist families and individuals in their efforts to establish custody and parenting time rights. She is a strong advocate for her clients but also believes that in many circumstances parents and spouses are able to reach their own resolutions with the assistance of an attorney who is able to guide their decisions in order to maximize their results. When those efforts fail, Ms. Whitney-Smith is able to provide her clients with a strong voice in the courtroom.
 
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Ms. Whitney-Smith practiced for many years in the criminal law arena. She continues to accept criminal cases on a case by case basis. Over the years she has worked with clients who are alcohol and drug addicted, and who suffer from mental illness and believes that helping clients face their own problems in these areas is a first step to avoiding future criminal problems. However, she also understands that people are wrongly accused and will work diligently for her client in advocating the right result.
 
Graduated from Cal State Hayward
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1984
Graduated Cum Laude
Class Valedictorian
 
Graduated from University of Oregon
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1995
Member of Oregon State Bar
Admitted to Practice in the US District Court for Oregon
Oregon Trial Lawyer Association, Guardian Member
 
 
DIANA BETTLES, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Diana joined the Law Office of Rebecca Whitney-Smith after graduating from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark, in June of 2013. Diana is a local resident from Klamath County and was raised in Chiloquin, Oregon. With a vast background in family and child advocacy, Diana is excited to be practicing Family Law.

During law school, Diana worked as a Certified Law Clerk at Youth, Rights and Justice (YRJ). While clerking with YRJ, Diana handled juvenile delinquency cases and worked with senior attorneys on child dependency cases in the Portland area. In this role, she advocated for the rights of the youth and families, participated in many child and family team planning meetings, and
assisted with the Multnomah County Parenting Time Committee in creative ways of increasing parenting time with children in the Juvenile Court system. Diana also clerked for the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) where she assisted indigent clients in expunging their criminal records.
 
Meet Attorney Diana Bettles at Law Offices of Rebecca Whitney-Smith - Insurance Claim in Klamath Falls, OR
 
Prior to Law School, Diana worked for the Klamath Tribes as the Court Administrator for the Tribal Courts. Being part of a Native Community and Family, Diana took part in many of the cultural customs and traditions while growing up. While working as the Court Administrator, Diana advocated for upholding tribal member rights and worked with the Chief Justice and the Tribes' Judicial Commission to develop Tribal Codes and build programs in order to provide a broader range of services to the Tribal Community. While attending law school Diana enjoyed several Indian Law courses and participated in the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) Moot Court competition.

Diana holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Oregon University. Diana is the proud mother of three daughters and one son. A true local, Diana enjoys being outdoors and all of the local recreational activities that Southern Oregon offers.
 
GRETCHEN IVERSEN
Legal Assistant
 
Meet Gretchen Iversen at Law Offices of Rebecca Whitney Smith -  Insurance Claim in Klamath Falls, OR
 
Professional Experience: Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education and Communication, with Minors in Agribusiness and Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. In 2002, Gretchen left the biotechnology and education fields to be a stay at home mom to her 3 children. Gretchen returned to the work force as a Legal Assistant with the Law Office of Rebecca Whitney-Smith three years ago, specializing in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Social Security areas of law. Gretchen works closely and personally with our clients, helping them to navigate through the legal process.
 
Interests: Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, crafts, and traveling. She has been married for 15 years to her wonderful husband, and they raise a daughter and twin sons together. Gretchen also enjoys sharing her animal science and livestock expertise as a volunteer 4-H leader with the Stateline Sheep Club.
RACHELLE CANADAY
Legal Assistant
 
Meet Rachelle Canaday at Law Offices of Rebecca Whitney-Smith -   Insurance Claim in Klamath Falls, OR
 
Professional Experience: After high school, Rachelle entered into the legal field. Realizing that she had a passion for families and children she has spent the last eleven years of her career as a legal assistant specializing in family law. Rachelle is motivated by the opportunity to help others. She has worked for the Law Office of Rebecca Whitney-Smith for many years and has made a lasting and positive impression on staff and clients. Rachelle works closely with our clients and attorneys and keeps the office running smoothly.

Interests: Rachelle enjoys being outdoors and likes to camp and ride her dirt bike. She enjoys crafts, baking, attending church, and most of all doing anything that involves spending time with her good friends and family.
 
We are always happy to hear from you. Feel free to contact our office with any questions or to schedule a consultation. 541-885-9669