Why Hire Our Law Firm?

Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., is a premier Oregon criminal defense firm. Founded in 2003 by three experienced criminal defense attorneys, the firm continues to thrive today defending persons facing serious and complex criminal charges in state and federal court.

Spend some time on our site. Research each of our attorneys. Speak to as many other attorneys as you feel necessary before making the best choice for you. Our goal at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., is that you find the most appropriately qualified attorney with whom you are comfortable working with. Our clients have enough on their minds already. They do not need the additional concern of whether or not they hired the right lawyer to defend them.

Why Hire Us?

There are four main reasons why you should hire us to help protect your rights in a criminal case:

Focus: Almost exclusively, the lawyers at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., practice criminal defense. Rarely, we take on related case-types, but the overwhelming majority of our work is in criminal defense. Each lawyer in the firm has a particular area of focus. Mr. Kohlmetz handles primarily complex federal criminal defense. Mr. Steen handles mostly Oregon state drug and property offenses. Mr. Hanrahan focuses his practice on juvenile and adult Ballot Measure 11 criminal defense. Our associate, focuses on person -to-person and vehicular criminal cases, including DUI.

Experience: The lawyers at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., have all been in private practice for at least 10 years. There are no new admittees or law students handling your case. The experienced attorney you meet and hire is the attorney who will be handling your case from start to finish. In larger cases, and with the permission and foreknowledge of the client, we will hire third-party law clerks or document management specialists. However, case responsibility is never delegated.

Selection: At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., we do not accept every case that walks in our door. We are not a drunk driving or traffic court mill. We don't solicit new clients with embarrassing mass mailings. Instead, we offer highly individualized, discreet and thorough representation to individuals who find themselves charged in criminal court with serious, often life-changing criminal accusations. After our initial consultation(s), we make a mutual decision with each individual whether or not there is a good client/firm fit.

Resources: Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., avails itself of the latest in traditional hard copy and web-based legal research and writing tools. We have online access to the most up-to-date legal research materials from all 50 states and all federal circuits. We obtain current subscriptions on a variety of criminal law treatises in topic areas such as: federal and state search and seizure law, federal and state rules of evidence, federal and state firearms laws, federal and state forfeiture laws, federal immigration offenses, and federal and state criminal law and sentencing reporters. We strive to offer our clients the most up-to-date legal research capabilities in our efforts to leverage favorable outcomes.

Contact Our Portland State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

We are prepared to discuss how to begin protecting your rights and to help you build a strong criminal defense. Contact us online or call 1-888-311-2016 to schedule a free and confidential meeting to discuss your case.