Don’t let her high heels fool you. Annalise used to throw elbows on the basketball court. An avid sports fan, she played college basketball and most of her activities revolve around competition and sports. Always willing to fight for others, her assertive nature makes her someone that you want on your side. Annalise also appreciates the more relaxing side of life. While doing piano performance in college, she developed an attachment to Bach, which she still listens to on her commute to work. She regularly visits Oregon’s vineyards and has an affinity for Willamette Valley pinot noirs.
Annalise joined Schantz Law as an attorney in 2012. She loves her job and enjoys life the most when she is working hard. She was even found arguing in court while nine months pregnant. Annalise uses her energy to aggressively represent her clients. She practices family law because it provides her with the opportunity to guide and counsel her clients through every aspect of a difficult period of life. She cares about people and becomes familiar with her clients on a personal level. Annalise understands and acknowledges the sensitive nature of family law issues while advocating for her clients’ interests.
Annalise practices juvenile law because she feels strongly about advocating for parents’ rights. She believes that defending parents’ rights is advocating for their children. Parents often need assistance, care and guidance to become the best parents they can be for their children.
When Annalise is not working, she spends time with her husband and two sons, exploring Portland’s many great restaurants, exercising, cooking and cheering on the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trailblazers.
- Oregon State Bar, Member
- Oregon New Lawyer’s Division, Member
- Pro Bono Attorney for Children