Layla Kailani McLean was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. Layla moved to Oregon and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Global Marketing, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Business Advertising, before earning her law degree and dispute resolution certificates in mediation and arbitration from Willamette University College of Law. Layla also attended the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China where she lived for a summer while studying Chinese business law.
In 2013, Layla went to work for The Consul Group in Portland, Oregon as a summer intern, and then later as a contract attorney where she drafted various entertainment, product, trademark and general business agreements. After passing the Oregon state bar exam, Layla continued working for The Consul Group in their business litigation division, where she participated in an eleven day jury trial before receiving a favorable verdict and leaving The Consul Group to join Douglas, Conroyd, Gibb & Pacheco, P.C., as an associate attorney.
Since joining Douglas, Conroyd, Gibb & Pacheco, Layla’s practice has become more focused on business contracts, commercial real estate transactions, leases, trust and estate planning and administration, and elder law, particularly as it relates to long term care and Medicaid planning.
Layla is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers Association, Clackamas County Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association, and actively participates in the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Layla is a mentor to incoming law first year law students at Willamette, and continues to mentor her mentees beyond law school. When away from the office, Layla enjoys traveling abroad, traveling home to Hawaii, snowboarding, cooking, and loves spending time with her family and friends, particularly her niece Olivia and nephew Dylan.