• AV Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability | Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell from LexisNexis
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Expertise | Best DUI Lawyers in Portland
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo | Clients' Choice 2014 | Criminal Defense
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Independent, Strong And Experienced Lawyer

Peers and former clients recommend me because I am an independent, objective lawyer with strong experience and several attributes that are vital to your case:

  • Compassion and respect: I care about my clients and their families. I understand the hardships many of them are experiencing. I work tirelessly to make sure they are set up to make good, informed choices and achieve their goals.
  • Communication and service: I communicate directly and honestly with every one of my clients. I handle their cases personally and go to court with them. I return my clients' phone calls and give them the attention they deserve.
  • Experience that matters: Experience is essential, but it must be relevant. As a passionate trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in state and federal court, I bring total commitment and deep knowledge to every case I handle. I bring a track record of success.
  • Willingness to fight: Even hard cases are winnable. My history of prevailing in the courtroom gives me great confidence. I cannot guarantee specific results, but I can guarantee that no one will fight harder and work smarter to win your case.
  • Guidance and openness: I am approachable, accessible and nonjudgmental toward all my clients. I provide practical guidance and personalized counsel — not just legal advice. My clients frequently tell me that I am very easy to talk to, that I am not what they "expected in a lawyer."
  • Responsibility and urgency: In many criminal and civil matters, proper timing and good leadership are critical. As your lawyer, I will stay on top of your case, and I will make sure you remain informed of developments, timelines and deadlines that matter.