Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide individualized, exceptional representation to people charged in Oregon State and federal criminal court. We had, and continue to see, a criminal justice system that is both overburdened and underfunded. Too often people charged with crime were and are overwhelmed by failure of the system to treat people as individuals. All of our attorneys have over 20 years of practice in criminal defense and we focus on more serious and complex felony and misdemeanor cases in both state and federal courts. We do not accept every case that presents itself, and, as a result we have fewer cases and fewer clients. This approach allows us to build a meaningful relationship with our clients. We feel that this is essential to the effective representation of the client and to the presentation of their case to the jury, the judge or even the prosecutor.
Each client and every case gets the full attention of the firm. We strive to provide entirely individualized representation built on meaningful attorney-client relationships, as this is truly the foundation of every case.
Tell Us Your Goals and We Will Help You Achieve Them
We recognize that our clients are critical members of their own legal team. We do our best work when our clients contribute to their own case by clearly communicating their goals, not just in terms of avoiding a conviction or a prison sentence, but also in terms of goals that would not be apparent to us without our clients' input such as protecting a career, providing for a family, or guarding one's privacy.
Only when our clients are comfortable with us can they be truly effective members of their legal team; actively communicating their goals and trusting our assessment of their situation. Our Portland criminal defense attorneys and our professional office staff understand this.
We want to make sure you feel comfortable, welcomed, and ready to talk to us. For these reasons and more, our firm:
- Employs highly trained paralegals to assist us in meeting our clients' wishes.
- Is here to fight for you, not against you. We save the aggressive strategies for the courtroom.
- Offers upfront fees and costs tailored to each individual case, making sure you are always involved.
- Provides open communication and easy access to your lawyer.
- Focus on the attorney-client relationship, getting to know you and your unique situation.
Costs & Fees
One of the most frequent questions our Portland criminal defense attorneys hear is, how much will this cost? We are committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation at reasonable fees.
We offer all potential clients a free initial consultation for both parties to evaluate whether our firm would be a good fit. We will discuss attorney fees and other costs in depth at the initial consultation, working with our client to find a fee structure that is appropriate given the nature and complexity of the case. We can negotiate flat fees or hourly fees, depending again on the type of case.
In all cases, we make sure our clients understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services. Initial consultations are free.
To discuss your charges, or to learn more about how we can help you, call (503) 303-0771 to schedule a free initial case consultation.