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Amy Tamara Margolis

Amy Tamara Margolis

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a criminal defense attorney and cannabis business attorney. 


These are some of the case we have been involved in:


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    14 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Matthew R Hoff

    Amy Margolis is one of the brightest criminal defense lawyers in Portland AND throughout Oregon. She champions her client's cases with hard-work, zealous advocacy, excellent inter-personal skills and savvy trial acumen. She isn't a rising star in the business for nothing. I referred Amy cases in the past. And was never surprised to hear the matters were resolved with favorable results. She's a real pro.


    Matthew Hoff Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew M Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Cohen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

111 SW 5th, Suite 2080
Portland, OR, 97204




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising starSuper Lawyers2013
rising starsPortland Monthly Magazine2012
Rising Star 2011Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Attorney/ Criminal DefenseLaw Office of Amy Margolis2007 - Present
LobbyistOregon Criminal Defense Association2006 - 2007
criminal defense attorneyCalhoun, Fishback and Engle2003 - 2005
Public DefenderMultnomah Defenenders2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Legislative CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Associationmember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gorge RobberPlea negotiation, no federal charges issued, no california or washington charges issued

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLaw with Criminal Defense FocusJuris Doctorate2001
University of Washington -SeattleEnglish and Comparative History of IdeasBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Oregon Cannabis Business AssociationHouse Bill 34602014
OCDLA Spring ConferenceLegislative Update2008
Lewis and Clark Law School DemocratsBallot Measure 57 Panel2008
Bus Project PanelBallot Measure 572008
Classroom Law Project Annual ConferenceHow To Stay out of Trouble as a Teenager2005