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About Me

I am honored to represent clients facing some of the most difficult battles of their lives.  Often times, clients cases are rushed through court, something that works to their disadvantage.  I believe in a client-centric approach, making sure I understand my client's needs, background, and goals before suggesting approaches to their case.  A thoughrough investigation, as well as exhaustive legal research is necessary to make sure no stone goes unturned in the pursuit of protecting your rights.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Russell S Barnett III

    Laurie Shertz is gifted and talented lawyer. In the community of lawyers who handle only the most serious of cases, Laurie stands out because of her exceptional skill, understanding and professionalism.


    Russell Barnett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lisa A Maxfield

    Laurie Shertz is a superb attorney. In a courtroom, she is poised, passionate and always prepared. Judges and jurors find her convincing. Prosecutors respect her. Everyone accused of a crime deserves a zealous defense; Laurie Shertz delivers it.


    Lisa Maxfield Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Laurie Shertz LLC

121 SW Salmon 11th Flr
Portland, OR, 97204-2921


WAVoluntarily Resigned199507/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMarquis Who's Who in American Law2006
MemberMarquis Who's Who in American Law2005
MemberMarquis Who's Who in American Women2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaurie Shertz LLC2001 - Present
Senior Felony AttorneyMetropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.1996 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Girl Scouts of AmericaTroop Leader2008 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2001 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Reid InstitutueMember2001 - 2010
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Education CommitteeN/A1998 - 2006
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Contributing Author, Supervising EditorOregon Major Crimes Notebook2004
Sentencing & Other Post-Trial ProceduresOCDLA Criminal Law Formbook, Chapter Editor1999
Quick Citations for Defense AttorneysQuick Citations for Defense Attorneys1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD1995
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationWinning Car Crash Cases Through Investigations2008
Association of Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssocAccident Reconstruction2006
New Lawyers SeminarPlea Negotiations & Sentencing for New Laywers2005
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersReading Read: Identifying & Challenging Coercive Police Interrogations2005
Missouri State Public DefendersInside the Interrogation Room: Reading the Read Technique2005
Major Felony Unit BrownbagDefending Car Crash Cases2005
Iowa Federal Defender Criminal Justice Act PanelPolice Interrogations & Tactics2005
Sexual Assault Task ForceCourtroom Aspects of the Sexual Assault Case2002