In 1986, Jody founded this firm and has continued making innovative and creative advances in the area of family law to this day. SK&H is one of the leading family law firms in the Northwest. Stahancyk, Kent & Hook has grown to have offices in Portland, Bend, Prineville and Astoria, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Jody began her legal practice in 1973 as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, where she successfully prosecuted for 6 years. Jody Stahancyk has earned her reputation as a strong woman with a generous heart, a formidable opponent in the courtroom, and a pillar of her community. Jody prides herself on creative solutions to difficult problems in every area of her work. In 1979 Jody was appointed as the Referee (Pro-tem Judge) for the Multnomah County Juvenile Court where she sat until 1982.