I focus on criminal defense and traffic cases. I know that times are tough - my goal is to provide high quality legal representation at reasonable prices to the people of the Portland Metro Area including Clark County.Example cases
State v. B - DUI - The officer saw client stopped at a stoplight holding a cell phone to her ear. She took the phone away from her ear before moving again. The officer stopped her because of her cell phone use and ended up arresting her for DUI. Washington law only prohibits holding a cell phone to your ear in a moving vehicle. We challenged the stop and the case was dismissed.
State v. G - DUI - The officer said he saw my client cross over the fog line once and through the gore point (the area triangular area at the end of an exit ramp). He pulled my client over and charged him with DUI. We challenged the stop and, because nothing our client did caused a danger to anyone else, all evidence was suppressed and the prosecutor dismissed the case.
6637 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland OR 97202
Yes, the first half hour consultation is free.
I believe flat-fee pricing is a benefit to everyone. Clients have a clear expectation of the costs in their case and we can avoid delivering unpleasant surprises later. The flat fee will vary depending on the type of case, the complexity of the case and the number of counts. Traffic infractions are usually around $500; misdemeanors are $1,500-$2,000; felonies are start at $3,000. Our flat fees are negotiable to a certain extent and I give discounts for multiple count cases. We're happy to discuss payment plans.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I speak Spanish.
Yes. Clients set the goals and we do our best to help them reach those goals. If a client only wants our help in part of their case, we're happy to limit the scope of our representation as they see fit.
We're a two-attorney office. We keep our work cost-effective for our clients by working quickly, efficiently and charging more reasonable rates than other attorneys.
We use mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative law to resolve cases whenever it will be in the best interest of our clients.
We participate in the Oregon State Bar's Modest Means program to help low-income get legal help.
Our primary goal is to help our clients reach their goals. We listen to my clients and care about what happens to them.
We like to have a client that is knowledgeable about the legal issues in his or her case. A client often comes to the law with fresh eyes and can come up with creative legal arguments. We've won cases based on clients' ideas!
Absolutely. We're happy to help clients access the legal system any way we can.
I have years and more than 70 jury trials worth of experience that I can bring to your case. Let me help you find the best outcome for your problem. Everyone needs a good attorney - let me be yours.
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