Alicia Doling’s decision to pursue law stemmed from her desire to empower individuals by helping them navigate the complex legal system. Specifically, she was driven to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, who according to Alicia, are often on the receiving end of an unfriendly legal system that provides inadequate assistance for individuals in these situations.
Originally born in Japan, Alicia spent her first seven years moving around Ohio and California before her family settled in Oregon. Seeking a break from the Pacific Northwest, Alicia pursued law school in Louisiana at Loyola Law School, before returning to Oregon, where she realized she feels most at home.
Over the years, Alicia has served as a Judicial Clerk at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, an intern at family law firms in Los Angeles, and a clinical extern at the rights in Systems Enforced Legal Clinic, which was designed to provide legal assistance to victims of violent crimes.
Alicia is now a valued member of the Pacific Cascade Legal team, where she finds a deep sense of fulfillment from working directly with clients through difficult transitions, and seeing firsthand how her work makes an impact in their lives.
When not working, Alicia enjoys exploring Portland and other towns along the West Coast, especially when new restaurants are involved. She is an avid reader, movie theatergoer, and painter. She loves musical theater, traveling, listening to podcasts, and charging her extroverted social battery through community gatherings and quality time with friends.
When asked who she would credit as her biggest inspiration, Alicia references her mom, who is both an immigrant and a single mother, and to whom Alicia feels she owes everything.
If you would like to learn more about Alicia or how our firm can help you with your legal matter, you can contact our firm at (503) 227-0200 to set up your free consultation.