Steven J. Sherlag, P.C. - criminal defense
Do you have a serious legal problem? I can help.
Call now 503-208-9188
Do you have a serious legal problem? I can help.Call now503-208-9188

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

He who does not hope to win has already lost - Jose Joaquin Olmedo

If you are searching for a lawyer to help you solve a serious problem, you have choices to make. Make sure you select an advocate you trust. Make sure you have the help of an attorney who will protect your legal rights in a powerful way.

At Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., in Portland, I concentrate my energy on criminal defense and civil litigation. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Oregon, or if you have another critical legal need, I invite you to consider my firm right now.

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

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.

    Client Testimonial:

    " Steve is a superb criminal defense attorney and among the best trial lawyers anywhere..."
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Delaying the hiring of a lawyer is often the biggest mistake people make when they desperately need legal counsel. Contact me today to discuss your case in confidence. I can answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights.

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