Hayes-Klein Law

Expert Legal and Counseling Services in Family Law, Maternal Health and Childbirth Law, and Advocacy for Midwives and Doulas

Providing supportive and professional representation and advice that you can rely on

For Parents

Family Law

We represent clients in legal matters involving separation, divorce, custody, and visitation and offer mediation services to couples and families.

We assist parties to establish pre- and post-nuptial agreements to reflect their intentions and empower them to articulate their personal marriage contract.

Labor and Birth Injury

We provide counsel, representation, and advocacy on matters involving birth injury, obstetric violence, discriminatory treatment, and the violation of informed consent. 

Maternal Health and Childbirth Advocacy

We consult with and advocate for parents in matters concerning the treatment and rights of women throughout pregnancy and childbirth. We can represent you in civil, regulatory, and criminal settings, including negotiations in non-legal environments, such as discussions with care providers.

Legal Consulting Services for Parents and Families

We are available to consult with families, parents, and attorneys on legal matters outside Oregon and the US on matters related to birth rights and maternal healthcare. Hermine has consulted on cases in many US states and in nations across three continents. 

For Professionals

Advocacy for Midwives

We offer expert legal support and advocacy to maternal health professionals in legal matters, including civil litigation and proceedings before state agencies. We also offer counsel and document preparation to proactively minimize your risks.

Advocacy for Doulas

We work with doulas to help minimize legal risks while providing high-quality support to their doula clients. We are also available to consult with doulas and doula groups on clients’ rights and how doulas can support those rights in a way that is safe for all involved.

Maternal Health Consulting

We consult with OB and midwifery practices, hospitals, and birth centers to uphold the human rights of pregnant patients while protecting themselves from legal risk. We also consult with organizations looking to better understand obstetric violence, informed consent vis-a-vis liability, and how human rights violations impact racial mortality disparities in the US and elsewhere. 

Legal Consulting Services for Medical Professionals

Hermine is available to consult with medical professionals on legal matters outside the state of Oregon and the US, supporting clients and their local attorneys with her expertise in birth rights and maternal healthcare. She has consulted on numerous cases in other states and countries.