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Bruce Tarbox

Bruce Tarbox

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Administrative Law

About Me

Facing a criminal prosecution, however small, can be a daunting experience. My goal with each client is to ensure they understand the law related to their case, how it may impact their life, and what their options are in effectively defending the allegations or mitigating harmful results. In reaching this goal I am committed to zealous investigation and advocacy using all ethical options. Nothing is more satisfying to me, professionaly, than seeing my clients move forward in life with confidence that their legal history is  in the past and will not be an obstacle in the future.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    15 years, 700 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    15 years, 300 cases
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    13 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($125-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Andrew M Kohlmetz

    Bruce is one of the best DUII criminal defense litigators I know. He is extremely well versed in all aspects of DUII defense from representation at Administrative DMV hearings to the latest scientific attacks on the Intoxilyzer and field sobriety resting. I heartily endorse and recommend his services.


    Andrew Kohlmetz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Henry Hingson III

    Bruce Tarbox is a hard working, bright, conscientious and ethical lawyer who specializes in DUII defense. He is compassionate and truly cares about the well being of his clients. He is my friend as well as a colleague.


    John Hingson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bruce Tarbox, P.C.

616 B Main Street
Oregon City, OR, 97045

Bruce Tarbox, P.C.

6500 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR, 97239-3569





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro Tem JudgeCity of West Linn2013 - 2015
OwnerBruce Tarbox Attorney at Law2002 - Present
AttorneyRieke & Savage, PC2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DUII Trial NotebookOCDLA DUII Trial Notebook2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Defending the Modern DUIIIgnition Interlock & Treatment Requirements2014