Deidra Cherzan


Thank you for your interest in the services I provide. My practice focuses on estate planning and complex divorces involving businesses, complex assets, real property, military members and pensions.

Top Divorce Attorney in Bend Oregon | Deidra Cherzan


  • Oregon State University, Honors at Entrance, Bachelor of Arts 1978
  • University of Southern California, Graduate School of Engineering, Master of Science 1983
  • University of Washington, Juris Doctorate 1993
  • Stanford University, Advanced Project Management, 2011
  • Officer Training School, United States Air Force, top 10%
  • US Department of Defense, Computer Systems, top 10%

Professional Experience, Affiliations, Honors and Civic Activities:

  • “Lawyers of Distinction” 2016
  • “10 Best ” Client Satisfaction Estate Planning 2016
  • “10 Best” Client Satisfaction, Family and Divorce law 2016
  • Arbitrator Jefferson and Crook Counties
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Accounting, reserve status
  • Hospice volunteer 2015-2016
  • Past Member Oregon State Bar Liaison committee: Attorney/CPA
  • Former Bend Budget Committee chairperson
  • Federal Litigation practice: US District Court of Oregon
  • Federal Bankruptcy practice: US District Court of Oregon

Prior Business Experience:

  • RBA International, Vancouver Washington, Acting In-house counsel
  • Rainier Bank, Seattle Washington, Electronic Banking Associate
  • Arthur Young, Ernst & Young, Little Rock, AR & Costa Mesa, CA Management
  • Consultant and Auditor
  • Household International, Salinas CA, Financial division, Project Manager
  • Fairchild SemiConductor, Purchasing Agent
  • Air Force Reserves, Intelligence and Combat Communications Officer 1989-1993
  • Honorable Discharge, Captain, United States Air Force 1983


  • Mandarin Chinese: written and spoken
  • Spanish: written and spoken
  • French: written

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