Robert G. Crow, Attorney at Law

Portland, Oregon, Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Robert G. Crow focuses 100% of his practice on representing clients facing criminal charges.

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Portland, Oregon Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Robert G. Crow concentrates his practice on representing clients, in the Portland metro area, currently facing criminal charges. Robert dedicated himself to his clients and their cases and recognizes the importance of a trusting and working attorney-client relationship. Robert prides himself on being available to his clients and open to questions and concerns. Robert has represented hundreds of clients with criminal charges, including those facing allegations of DUI, assault, property crimes, sexual offenses (such as sex abuse, sodomy, and rape), and attempted murder.

Main Office

Main Office
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 130
Portland  OR  97201

Phone
  • (503) 298-6713
Criminal Defense
Robert G. Crow, PC is a Portland, OR law firm concentrating on criminal defense. Robert's criminal practice includes cases involving Measure 11 crimes, property and drug felonies as well as misdemeanor offenses.
Robert concentrates his practice on criminal law. Robert's criminal practice includes domestic violence cases, property crimes, such as theft, ID theft, and forgery and Measure 11 serious crimes such as sex crimes, assault, and robbery. Robert also works on cases involving family law matters such as restraining and stalking orders.

Robert contributed to a report by the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Project addressing the death penalty in the United States. Robert also has written comprehensive papers on the right to confrontation, the death penalty, and evidentiary rules regarding syndrome evidence, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Robert co-authored the 2012 Update to Chapter 8 Commencement of Prosecution and Waiver of the Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Book.

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'™s practice is based on developing a personal relationship with you and your case. Robert strives to keep his clients informed and is available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have in a timely manner. Criminal defense lawyer and Portland DUI attorney Robert Crow is committed to you and your case.
DUI and DWI
Much of Robert's practice involves clients charged with DUI and the related legal issues including DMV Implied Consent Law hearings involving blood alcohol testing, license suspensions, ignition interlock devices (IIDs).
Robert's DUI practice concentrates on the individual client and that individual's unique needs and goals. Robert makes himself available for client questions and concerns, including being available by phone when people are arrested and need legal advice, even when this is after regular work hours. Robert gets involved from the get-go and helps clients through the process of scheduling and conducting DMV Administrative Hearings dealing with blood alcohol testing and corresponding license suspensions when applicable. Robert personally attends and conducts all hearings involved in the case including arraignment, pretrial conferences, diversion hearings, case assignment and trial.

Robert believes an honest and trusting attorney-client relationship is necessary for a successful defense and works to foster a productive attorney-client relationship.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As cliche as it may seem, it was after reading a John Grisham book. I knew I wanted to be in the courtroom trying cases and believed, and still believe, everyone deserves a good defense. It really bothered me how it often seemed people with a lot of money to spend on a defense were more likely to win than someone with little to no money. I wanted to help people and make sure everyone gets a good a zealous defense no matter what their financial resources.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

I became interested and involved with the criminal law early on. I began work dealing with the death penalty when I was a freshman in high school. I also worked with a public defender for a semester while still in high school. In college, I wrote a thesis on the death penalty and corresponded with numerous attorneys and even went to the US Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on a death penalty case, Atkins v. Virginia, involving a mentally retarded defendant. After college, I volunteered at the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project working on a comprehensive report dealing with the death penalty throughout the US. In law school I worked alongside a criminal defense attorney for 2 and a half years writing motions and preparing arguments for trial. I also spent a semester working with the district attorney's office and a summer with a federal judge. I spent a lot of time in my coursework studying the rules of evidence, criminal law, and trial strategy. I wrote comprehensive papers on evidentiary issues and on the right to confrontation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I practice on my own and do all of my own work. I know many firms have legal assistants who do a lot of the work or legal writing. When you hire me, you know 100% of the work done on your case will have been completed by me. That said, I do consult with other attorneys and experts on most of my cases. I have a close working relationship with several investigators and experts (including psychiatrist, polygraph examiners, and interpreters).

I believe the key to a good defense, besides having a competent lawyer who understands the law and legal system, is a good working relationship. If you are not comfortable with the lawyer with whom you are working, it is difficult to trust that person and work with them. Thus, I make a concerted effort to foster a good relationship with my clients and to make myself as available as possible. I often have answered the phone after working hours, even at early hours in the morning, and responded to clients questions while outside of the office.

Robert Crow

Robert earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, concentrating his coursework on trial advocacy and constitutional law. Robert was the associate director for trial competitions on the Law School Trial Board. While in law school, Robert volunteered at a local middle school, interned with a federal judge, worked at the District Attorney's office in Family Court, and worked alongside a criminal defense attorney. Robert authored a comprehensive paper on the right to confrontation in criminal prosecutions. Robert completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Skills Program in February of 2008.

Robert received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in the Distinguished Major Program in Political and Social Thought. While at the University of Virginia, Robert authored a comprehensive thesis on the death penalty and it's use with juveniles and people suffering from mental disabilities. Robert also participated in the outdoor educator's course sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School where he spent 24 days hiking and rock climbing in the Beartooth Mountain Range in Montana.

Robert also enjoys staying active in his community and has volunteered as a judge for Oregon's Classroom Law Project, which gives high school students the opportunity to experience a mock trial competition. Robert also has participated in events aimed at aiding at risk youth and has spoken at the New Avenues for Youth school designed to help educate at risk and homeless youth.

Outside of the practice of law, Robert likes to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys hiking and enjoying the outdoors with friends and often is training for races of varying types. This summer he completed his second iron distance triathlon and this fall is taking up cyclocross racing.
License
  • Bar Number: 071123
    Oregon , 2007
  • Bar Number: 987843
    District of Columbia , 2009
Education
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
    JD , 2006
  • University of Virginia
    BA , 2002
    Distinguished Major Program: Political and Social Thought. Thesis on "The Death Penalty and Juveniles and Mentally Retarded Individuals"
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Outdoor Educator's Course , 2001
    24 day backpacking and rock climbing trip in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
    JD , 2006
  • University of Virginia
    BA , 2002
    Distinguished Major Program: Political and Social Thought. Thesis on "The Death Penalty and Juveniles and Mentally Retarded Individuals"
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Outdoor Educator's Course , 2001
    24 day backpacking and rock climbing trip in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
    JD , 2006
  • University of Virginia
    BA , 2002
    Distinguished Major Program: Political and Social Thought. Thesis on "The Death Penalty and Juveniles and Mentally Retarded Individuals"
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Outdoor Educator's Course , 2001
    24 day backpacking and rock climbing trip in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
    JD , 2006
  • University of Virginia
    BA , 2002
    Distinguished Major Program: Political and Social Thought. Thesis on "The Death Penalty and Juveniles and Mentally Retarded Individuals"
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Outdoor Educator's Course , 2001
    24 day backpacking and rock climbing trip in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana

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