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Creative Criminal Defense Starts Here

Because I have been a criminal defense attorney in the Portland area for more than 20 years, I have learned that there is almost always a creative solution for any criminal issue. My strength is in finding that solution.

I have taken cases that other lawyers wouldn't take because the issues were unfamiliar and complicated, and subsequently arrived at ideal resolutions for my clients.

When I became an Oregon attorney in 1995, I decided to focus on criminal defense to do everything possible to vindicate the innocent, seek justice for the accused, and protect people's rights in the criminal justice system. This includes helping clients seek post-conviction relief in appropriate cases.

Much of my work comes from client referrals. This is because they know that I really cared about their cases and protected their rights with skill and integrity.

My criminal defense law firm emphasizes:

  • Personalized service: I never hand clients off to assistants or paralegals. You will work with me, your attorney, throughout your case.
  • A creative approach: I take complex cases that other lawyers are afraid to handle because I am confident in my ability to find creative solutions.
  • Experience: 15-plus years of practicing criminal law give me the experience and knowledge to defend clients effectively, particularly in complicated law that is unique to Oregon.

Competitive Costs, Free Consultation

I work hard to keep my costs competitive, and offer a free initial consultation for my criminal defense clients.

My office is located at 12th and Jefferson in Southwest Portland and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. You can send me an email or call anytime at 503-388-4325. If you call after hours, the voice mail will give you my cell phone number for legal emergency situations.