Andrew Kohlmetz


Portland Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Kohlmetz has been involved in criminal defense matters since graduating in 1995 from the University of Oregon School of Law. He currently practices in both federal and state courts, including handling complex felony cases such as homicide, sexual assault, drug trafficking charges, medical marijuana offenses, weapons crimes, white collar offenses, and Measure 11 crimes. Since 2003, he has appeared in complicated matters before the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew Kohlmetz’s experience includes writing a chapter on felony DUII offenses for the 2001 DUII Trial Notebook published by the OCDLA as well as authoring a chapter on sex crime defense in the OCDLA's Major Crimes Manual in 2004.

Mr. Kohlmetz is an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, having served for four years on the Board of Directors. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the Portland Defense Consortium, a local non-profit, as well as a four-year gubernatorial appointment on the Governor’s Asset Forfeiture Oversight Advisory Committee.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1995
  • Hobart College, Geneva, NY, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Political Science, 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney at Rieke & Savage PC, 2000 - 2003
  • Associate Attorney at Morris, Bofferding & Spinhirne PC, 1998 - 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • The Oregon State Bar Association
  • The Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (OCDLA)
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
  • The Multnomah County Bar Association
  • The Governor’s Asset Forfeiture Oversight Advisory Committee
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