Lake Oswego Office
5 Centerpointe Drive
Lake Oswego OR 97035
Most cases are handled by a flat fee. That limits your legal fees and avoids large monthly bills that can become too large to handle. You now exactly how much your legal fees will be. We go the extra mile to provide zealous and affordable representation.
I have had a passion for criminal defense ever since I interned at the Metropolitan Public Defenders Office in Portland Oregon. I saw defendants were people often times in trouble out of circumstance, bad choices or actually innocent. I have zealously represented hundreds of individuals charged in State and Federal court with a tremendous amount of success. I take great pride in my trial record but especially in helping people who need it the most. To me, the rights of the accused are paramount in order to check the power of the government and its ability to charge and incarcerate people. I firmly believe that excellent representation should also be affordable. I treat my clients with respect and dignity and remain friends with a great number of my clients.
I was a state prosecutor for almost ten years. In that time, I developed excellent trial skills, firm knowledge of the evidence code and search and seizure issues. That experience gives me an insight into my opponent's strengths and weaknesses know that I am on the other side of the aisle.
I have tried literally hundreds of cases with great success on both sides of the aisle. I have been retained to represent people who I formerly prosecuted because they were impressed with my skills. I have done sex offense, robberies, drug cases and homicides (including capital cases) on both sides of the aisle. This experience is invaluable in helping me evaluation, prepare and ultimately try a case.
Absolutely, the better a client is informed the more they can help me. I had one client who I successfully represented on three separate attempted murder indictments who became well versed in the law. He offered suggestions that I adopted and were successful in their use.
My style is that my client is absolutely not guilty unless and until a judge or jury says so or after careful consideration a client admits guilt in court. The important part is the "unless." I always bristle at TV shows that say "all persons are innocent until proven guilty" as if it is inevitable that person is found guilty.
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