Madras, Oregon Criminal Lawyers

Sean M Trimble
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Madras, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(541) 359-2228 34 South East D Street
Madras, OR 97741
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Oak Brook College of Law
If you are feeling lost, I can help. I have helped clients with family, criminal, estate, and contract needs and would honored to have the opportunity to help you.
Madras, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 546-8608 449 Hood Ave
Madras, OR 97741
Criminal
Madras, OR Criminal Law Attorney
(541) 475-2272 205 SW 5th St
Madras, OR 97741
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Casey R Baxter
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(541) 306-2060 404 SW Columbia Street
Suite 150
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Denver
At Baxter Harder, LLC, our founder is devoted to seeing that his clients receive the high standards of professional representation that they need after an arrest or accusation. His experience in criminal litigation includes being a former Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney and prior Treasurer and President of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Association.

His extensive experience in the courtroom has greatly benefitted those facing a variety of charges ranging from DUIIs to murder.
John P. Gilroy
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(541) 306-2150 1000 NW Wall St.
Suite #280
Bend, OR 97703
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Prior to co-founding Gilroy & Napoli, LLC, John Gilroy was a Deputy District Attorney for several years at the Washington County District Attorney's Office, one of Oregon's largest district attorney's offices. There, John prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters - from misdemeanors, to felonies. His experience at the D.A.'s office provided a smooth transition for his DUII / drunk driving defense practice, criminal defense practice, and personal injury practice.

In 2014, John was selected to join the "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers," an invitation-only national organization composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended solely to...
Michael Romano
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(541) 382-4404 3052 NW Merchant Way
Suite 106
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Romano attended Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College) in Ashland, Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor degree in Philosophy. He then received his Juris Doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in law school, Mr. Romano clerked for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and developed a taste for trial work. He was then admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2000 and began his career as a prosecutor working in Klamath, Coos, and Deschutes Counties. In early 2006, he then opened his private...
Michael R. Hughes
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(541) 667-9567 747 SW Mill View Way
Bend, OR 97702
Criminal, Agricultural, Cannabis Law and DUI
Drake University Law School
As founder of the law practice Hughes Law, Bend lawyer Michael R. Hughes offers Oregonians accused of crimes or injured in accidents committed legal representation. He has been practicing as a lawyer since 1999, and he has handled thousands of cases. Attorney Hughes is an aggressive and confident litigator with years of trial of experience, and he has completed the extremely selective Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College program for trial skills. Contact his firm today for a consultation.
Shawn A Kollie
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(541) 388-1660 40 NW Greenwood Ave. #100
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Oregon School of Law
Shawn Kollie focuses on Criminal Defense and Second Amendment Rights across the State of Oregon. Shawn has practiced in almost every county in Oregon and the Federal Courts. Owning his own firm, Kollie Law Group, in Bend, Oregon Shawn represents clients with major felony and firearm cases. With a team of talented attorneys and an in-house investigator every case is a ‘team effort’. Shawn was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduation from Oregon State University, Shawn attended the University of Oregon School of Law. As a third year law student, Shawn interned...
Jason Glenn Short
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(541) 306-2150 1000 NW Wall St.
Suite #280
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Willamette University College of Law
Jason Short is an experienced trial lawyer who can help anyone feeling like they are buried in legal problems. Jason is proud to provide quality legal representation to his clients facing both criminal and non-criminal matters throughout Oregon. Prior to starting the Short Law Group, P.C., Jason worked for nearly 8 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Oregon. As a former prosecutor, he gained extensive trial experience trying over 160 cases to juries and judges and handling over 6,000 cases. These cases ranged from DUIIs, traffic crimes, misdemeanors, felonies and serious Measure 11 cases. He has even represented attorneys...
Alycia M. Herriott
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(541) 306-2150 1000 NW Wall
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Willamette University
Alycia Herriott is an experienced Oregon trial attorney working primarily out of the firm’s Bend office. Alycia’s practice focuses on DUII Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Victim’s Rights in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, and Klamath Counties. Prior to working with Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group, Alycia had ten successful years as a Deputy District Attorney in both Deschutes County and Clackamas County, including time as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Portland US Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, Alycia handled over 100 jury trials, including Homicide, Vehiclular Manslaughter, Measure 11 offenses and DUII’s. Alycia’s extensive knowledge of...
Nicolas Patterson
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(458) 202-9256 965 SW Emkay Drive
#200
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I have been successfully trying cases for over ten years. I started my career as prosecutor in a district attorney's office, and stayed there for seven years. In that time I handled cases from misdemeanors including DUI and DWS, to felonies like burglary and Measure 11 assaults.
After leaving that job, I started my own practice focusing on helping individuals with the kinds of problems we all have. I represent people accused of crimes, people in divorces or who have custody disputes and other "regular people"...
Mario F. Riquelme
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(541) 323-2013 1558 Southwest Nancy Way
#101
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
I am passionate about the law and how to use it to help you. Since I was a child I was fascinated by the law and its unique ability to solve people's problems. I pride myself in constant learning and practice. I know that regardless of the legal question or situation you may find yourself in, it is likely the most important issue in your life. My goal is to answer your questions and resolve your issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, so that you can get back to your life with as little hassle...
Bryan M. Donahue
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 241-6657 1123 NW Bond St
#101
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Lewis & Clark Law School
Bryan is dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused and personal injury victims. Beginning his legal career as a public defender, Bryan gained considerable criminal trial experience even before leaving law school. As an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, Bryan believes in fighting for civil justice and insurer accountability.
Erica Strader
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 306-2060 404 SW Columbia Street
Suite 150
Bend, OR 97702
Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Prior to joining Baxter Harder, Erica was an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in Bend and Prineville. During her time there, Erica handled a variety of family law cases, including high-conflict custody and parenting time disputes, divorces, and restraining orders. Erica has also worked in the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she appeared in court on behalf of the State for a number of criminal matters. While in law school, Erica worked as a judicial extern for the Lane County Circuit Court, where she gained additional valuable courtroom experience. Before moving to Oregon, Erica worked...
Timothy Elliott
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(541) 647-1408 1558 SW Nancy Way, Ste 101
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Willamette University College of Law
Tim has over 21 years of uninterrupted practice of law. He is an experienced trial lawyer, with a background in Personal Injury, Wrongful death and Business, Real Estate and Transactional law, Criminal Defense, etc.. The hallmark of his practice is proven results at competitive rates.
L. Todd Wilson
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(541) 323-2013 1558 Southwest Nancy Way
#101
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
L. Todd Wilson was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. Wilson graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1990. He then attended Santa Clara University and graduated with honors with a history degree in 1994. Mr. Wilson graduated from Willamette University School of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1997 and is admitted to practice before all circuit and appellate courts in the state of Oregon, and the United States District Court for the District Oregon. Mr. Wilson concentrates his practice area to cover a broad spectrum of litigation and courtroom work. He regularly...
Christine Marie Bennett
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(541) 668-3541 750 NW Charbonneau
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
After growing up in Oregon, I moved to the East Coast where I attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Latin American Studies and Spanish Language. After college, I spent six months in South America and studied the language and had an internship with Habitat For Humanity in La Paz, Bolivia. Upon returning home, I graduated from University of Richmond School of Law with cum laude distinction. Upon moving to Washington I had an internship with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in the...
Jeremy Dickman
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Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney
937 NW Newport Ave
Suite 210
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal
Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 382-3011 1201 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 322-0920 17 NW Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Redmond, OR Criminal Law Attorney
(541) 548-2151 888 SW Evergreen Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Criminal, Business, Consumer and DUI
Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer
(541) 382-2925 360 NW Vermont St
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal and Personal Injury
Bend, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(541) 389-7100 974 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Bend, OR Criminal Law Attorney
(541) 647-1639 888 NW Hill St.
Suite 6
Bend, OR 97701
Criminal, Agricultural, Business and DUI
Kenneth Kahn II
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(503) 241-4105 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Your initial telephone conference is free. (503) 241-4105.

I've defended the rights of the accused for over 26 years and handled over 6,000 cases. Rated 10 Best, Client Satisfaction (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys). Rated as one of the Top Lawyers in Oregon for Ethical Standards (2015 and 2016, The Legal Network). Rated as one of the Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in America (2016, The National Trial Lawyers). Ranked in the top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oregon (2016, American Society of Legal Advocates).

Rated Excellent by Avvo.com. My experience in court will make your experience...
MacDaniel E. Reynolds
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(503) 223-3422 3220 SW 1st Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
We do one thing, and we do it very well – we represent good people facing Oregon DUI charges.

Who are the “good people” we represent?

Our clients are productive members of society. They are folks with integrity, who know right from wrong, and who generally respect the police. I relate pretty well with this kind of person, because this was me, twenty years ago when I was arrested for a DUI.

I’ve combined this personal experience with the years of professional experience I’ve had since as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and I’ve designed the Reynolds Defense Firm to be the firm...
Brian Patrick Conry
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(503) 274-4430 534 SW 3rd Ave Suite 711
Portland, OR 97204
Criminal, Appeals and Immigration
Lewis & Clark Law School
When criminal problems and immigration statuses intersect, Oregon and Washington residents all too frequently face deportation that requires immediate legal representation.

Brian Patrick Conry is among a limited group of attorneys nationwide who routinely practice in both the criminal defense area as well as in the deportation defense courtrooms. Brian's work has included litigation before the:

- State court, circuit court, and local Portland and Tacoma immigration courts.
- Appellate courts (State, Federal and Immigration).
- Federal, District (federal trial court level).

Brian has represented clients on criminal cases and/or post-conviction relief cases involving drug trafficking, homicide, sexual abuse, rape, assault, theft and burglary...
Erin Kirkwood
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 223-3422 3220 SW 1st Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
Criminal and DUI
University of Oregon School of Law
After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2002, Erin’s professional endeavors led to an unusual, yet brilliantly diverse background. After years of defending clients charged with crimes, Erin served as an Administrative Law Judge and Pro Tem Judge in Beaverton. She not only understands how attorneys approach law, but also has the first-hand experience of ruling over DUI cases and DMV Implied Consent license hearings. With Erin’s experience, personality, and great rapport with judges and prosecutors, she is an integral part of our RDF team.
Jeff Jorgensen
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Salem, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(503) 877-4873 675 Church St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Attorney Jeff Jorgensen is an enthusiastic, detail oriented lawyer and tenacious litigator who fights for his clients. While in law school, Mr. Jorgensen interned as a prosecutor for the City of Seattle, handling misdemeanor crimes. After law school Mr. Jorgensen worked for a premier Oregon insurance defense firm, where he honed his litigation skills. In 2016 he founded his firm, Jorgensen Legal, with the objective of assisting his clients in solving their legal problems.
Jennie Lynn Clark
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 238-1010 6501 SW Macadam Ave Suite E
Portland, OR 97239
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Member of the Oregon State Bar since 2000 Member of the Oregon Federal Bar since 2000 Member of Washington State Bar since 2010. I practice in a variety of areas of the law, which is useful when there are overlapping legal issues. We offer a free phone consultation for the following types of cases:
Personal Injury
Motor vehicle accidents
Dog bites
...
Damien Donnelly-Cole
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 664-3646 333 SW Taylor Street
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DUI
Washington University School of Law
Facing DUII or other criminal charges can be an embarrassing, terrifying, and intimidating experience. The arrest, the overwhelming legal process, and emotional drain can make you feel confused and abandoned without any help. At Stumptown Legal, we want you to know that you are not alone. We are on your side to protect your rights to the fullest. If you or a loved one is facing charges, you need an expert criminal defense lawyer in your corner who truly cares and will be an aggressive advocate. We will not judge you, honest and respectable people make mistakes and need...
Douglas Green
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 223-3422 3220 SW 1st Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
Criminal and DUI
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Doug loves working with our clients to achieve the best results, whether that means resolving a case through negotiations or taking the case to trial. Even before attending law school, Doug wanted to be a trial lawyer. Like many courtroom attorneys, his path as a lawyer began in a public defender’s office. He gained an immense amount of experience trying cases working for the state's largest criminal defense contractor for over four years. During that time, he handled an incredibly wide variety of cases from minor misdemeanors, and traffic offenses, including DUIIs, all the way up to the most serious...
Rhett L. Bernstein
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(888) 723-5566 219 7th St.
Oregon City, OR 97068
Oregon City, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Rhett L. Bernstein received his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a specialized certificate in criminal law and procedure. During law school he clerked for the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office and Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Thom. He prosecuted major felonies as a deputy district attorney in the Willamette Valley before founding his law firm in the Portland area in 2005. He developed his firm to offer specialties in criminal representation, estate planning and probate. Rhett L. Bernstein has provided prosecutorial services to...
Robert Jesse Harris
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(503) 648-4777 650 Northeast Holladay
Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Harris is founder and president of Harris Velazquez Gibbens, Law Firm. A medium sized law firm located in Hillsboro Oregon with a second office in Northeast Portland.

Our law firm focuses on litigation, specializing in:
+ Personal Injury
+ Family law
+ Criminal Law and DUII.

Harris Velazquez Gibbens has earned the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell: Preeminent AV rated. Indicating excellence in the legal field and the highest ethical standards, as well as perfect 10.0 ratings from AVVO

Jared Justice
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(503) 722-3981 409 Center Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Oregon City, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Criminal Defense and DUII Defense in Clackamas County Circuit Court and the surrounding municipal courts (West Linn, Lake Oswego, Gladstone, Canby, and Oregon City) for nearly a decade. Serving my clients locally allows me to dedicate more time to my clients cases, rather than dedicating time for travel.

Year after year this law firm delivers accessible representation, extensive preparation, strong communication, and effective results.

The number one complaint about lawyers is not being able to get them on the phone. I pride myself on not making that mistake. If I am not able to take a call, I always...
Robert Glenn Crow
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PORTLAND, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 298-6713 1050 SW 6th Ave
Ste 1415
PORTLAND, OR 97204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Robert concentrates his practice on criminal law, some family law matters, and some general litigation. Robert's criminal practice ranges from DUII cases to domestic violence cases to property crimes, such as theft, ID theft, and forgery. Robert also enjoys working on cases involving family law matters such as restraining and stalking orders. Robert also represents clients in personal injury matters such as car accidents and slip and fall injuries.

Robert strives to follow the philosophy that everyone deserves a good, competent, and dedicated criminal defense attorney in the defense of their legal and constitutional rights. Robert also believes that a person...
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
101 SW Main Street, Ste. 805
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education, Employment and Personal Injury
Oregon State University
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg is a native Oregonian born and raised in the Portland area. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Linfield College in 2005 and earned his law degree from the University of Oregon in 2011. While working for the Lane County District Attorney as a third-year law student, Nathan tried and won five cases, including a seven count felony jury trial. Following his graduation from law school, Nathan worked as an associate in a general litigation firm, focusing his personal practice on the areas of Employment Law, Personal Injury, and criminal defense. He has handled a...
Jace D. Cook
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Lake Oswego, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 567-8191 5 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Lewis & Clark Law School and Friedrich Schiller University - School of Law
Jace D. Cook, Esq., is the founder, manager, and a shareholder of COOK LAW - There when you need it.® After spending several years gaining experience in multiple disciplines of the law, Mr. Cook envisioned a practice that would treat clients like family by providing a combination of personable legal advice and the strongest representation possible in every case. Having externed and worked for other general practice law firms, criminal defense lawyers, and former prosecutors, Mr. Cook got the inside track on criminal defense representation and trial law. On this experience and "real world" knowledge he built COOK LAW.

Our core...
Michelle Thomas
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Portland, OR Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 223-3422 3220 SW 1st Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
Criminal and DUI
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michelle Thomas is all about quality over quantity. While this generally gives her a straight-forward, no-nonsense communication style, her inner hipster is lying in wait, ready to spring an in-depth conversation about craft food and beverages, local art, and beachside adventures. As a former prosecutor with extensive experience and training in trial advocacy and criminal law, Michelle immediately knew RDF was a perfect fit. Being well versed in DUII law and how it is evolving in Oregon, she wanted a place where she could make a difference in the lives of good people ready to make positive changes. She truly...
Shanon Gray
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Lake Oswego, OR Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 902-9377 644 North State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Oklahoma City University School of Law
As the founder of Gray Law, LLC, Clackamas County attorney Shanon Grey offers legal representation to people accused of a crime. For more than 13 years, Attorney Grey has worked in the legal field. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Grey was a prosecutor in Multnomah County for several years. He is a received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. For a free consult, please contact his firm today.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.