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David N Eder

David N Eder

also known as David Eder

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Wrongful Death

About Me

David Eder is partner at Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder.  David and his partners are widely regarded as some of the most talented, hardest advocating and most effective trial lawyers in the State of Oregon.  David will handle all types of litigation but focus primariy on D.U.I.I./criminal defense and personal injury cases. 


Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder has tried over 2,000 jury trials.  David has been a featured speaker on Prostecuting and Defending D.U.I.I.s, Deposition/Adminstrative hearings, Cross Examination and Advanced Litigation techniques.  David has spent time working with the crash reconstruction teams, major crime divisions, D.U.I.I. units and the lead attorney on various civil litigation matters.  His experience as a prosecutor and civil litigator adds a tremendous asset to any criminal or personal injury case.  David has extensive knowlege of the vehicle code, medical record review, case negotiation, deposition and trial skills.  


David has been named nationally as one of the Top 1% of Lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  David is the only lawyer in the State to be named one of the top 25 lawyers under the age of 40 for the three years the Daily Journal of Commerce ranked the 5,000 lawyers in the State of Oregon.  He has also been listed as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016 as one of two D.U.I.I. lawyers.  In 2010, David attended the National Advocacy Center jury selection training for lawyers that tried over 50 jury trials and recieved the top score from this national trial college and an invitation to return as an instructor. 



David grauted from the University of Oregon School of Law and was the school's mock trial and negotiation moot court competion winner.  David has served as the Chair of the Oregon New Lawyers Division and spearheaded a project to help underemployed or unemployed lawyers receive practical skill building job opportunities.  This program was named the National Outstanding Young Lawyer Project for the entire country by the American Bar Association in 2010. 




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 47%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 47%
    10 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    10 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 1%
    10 years, 2 cases



Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Ann L Fisher

    David is a bright and capable a lawyer - smart on the law, smart on the process, and works effectively with divergent groups of people. He will get the job done often finding solutions that others overlook. He is definitely a 10!


    Ann Fisher Energy & Utilities Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Laura Renee Salerno

    David is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with him, and have found his work ethic and legal skills top notch. I highly recommend him.


    Laura Salerno Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder

1300 SW 5th Ave. Ste. 2135
Portland, OR, 97201



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Member Services AwardOregon State Bar2013
Top 25 lawyer under age 40 (out of 5,000)Daily Journal of Commerce2012
Top 25 lawyer under age 40Daily Journal of Commerce2011
Up & Coming Lawyer 2010 (1 of 25 listed of 5,000 eligible)Daily Journal of Commerce2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Prosecuting the Drugged Driver Course CompletionOregon Department of Justice Program Training2009
Jury Selection SeminarNational Association of District Attorney's Trial College2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerThuemmel, Uhle & Eder2014 - Present
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Beaverton2007 - 2014
AttorneyGearing, Rackner & Engel2006 - 2007
Contract AttorneyThuemmel & Uhle2005 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ONLDChair2013 - 2014
Oregon New Lawyers DivisionExecutive Board Member2008 - 2010
American Bar AssociationRepresentative for the State of Oregon2008 - Present
Oregon New Lawyer's DivisionContinuing Legal Education Chair2006 - 2007

Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationD.U.I.I. From the prosecutor2014
D.U.I.I. penalties and regulationsThe law surrounding D.U.I.I.s in Oregon2010
Oregon New Lawyers DivisionTrial Preparation Tips2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonPolitical Science and CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Oregon State BarTrial Techniques2014
Prosecution and Defense TacticsDUII2011
Federal Bar AssociationModerator for FBA panel2011
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers DivisionEffective Cross Examination2010
Continuing Legal EducationDeposition Preparation2010
Continuing Legal EducationProsecuting and Defending D.U.I.I.s2010
CLE conference @ the Oregon Bar CenterCross Examination Techniques2010
Oregon State Bar ONLD CLE SpeakerTrial Preparation2009
Continuing Legal EducationD.U.I.I. Defense and Prosecution2008