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Posted by Jeff R., a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Hands down the best attorney I have ever encountered! His knowledge is only surpassed by his diligence and willingness to help his clients to the fullest extent. One would hope to never need an attorney but if you find yourself in a position to need one, Troy is your man. He has most certainly earned a client for life. -JR
Posted by Greg & Carolyn, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
We applaud Troy Pickard and give him our highest recommendation. From the moment we started talking with him, we knew we were in highly capable hands. In helping us, as tenants, clarify an issue to be resolved with our landlord, he was friendly, intelligent, and focused. He quickly assessed our situation and gave us clear, excellent advice. If we ever have a landlord-tenant legal problem again, he is the one we will call. Thanks, Troy!
Posted by J, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Mr. Pickard is an excellent choice for an attorney and I would highly recommend him. I enlisted Mr. Pickard's help in dealing with an evil landlord. He politely and quickly assisted me with top notch representation and has likely helped me avoid sleepless nights and migraine headaches stemming from the situation. Not to mention, I think it's strategically advantageous to have an attorney with a fancy office on 5th Ave. I have a few degrees in Consumer Science and like to think that I'm somewhat of a savvy consumer. With that in mind, believe me when I say that Troy Pickard is the attorney for you.
Posted by Marissa, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
I hired Troy after waiting over a month and a half for my old landlords to return my security deposit. Two weeks after I hired troy, I received a check in the mail. Troy is an excellent lawyer, and very easy to talk to. I would definitely hire Troy again.
Posted by David, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
I had a recent incident with my landlords and was pushed to the limit. I decided it was time that they learned a valuable lesson about treating their tenants with respect for breaking the law. I hired Troy and was very happy with the overall outcome of the situation. He was very professional and respected me and my partner. He was very clear with us how everything would happen and worked extremely hard to conquer what needed to be taken care of. He was diligent every step of the way and never stopped updating us. In the end he made us feel dignified and well taken care of. I would highly recommend Troy for any landlord disputes you find yourself in.
Posted by starkey.ja, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy is very good. My former landlord lived in an alternate reality where he felt entitled take our money and threaten us, and Troy took him to town. I appreciate how personable and professional he is. I trust his advice and practice. He gave us realistic expectations and got results. I'd definitely work with him again.
Posted by Sandro, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy successfully represented me against the house manager and landlord of the space where I used to rent a room. I'm italian and obviously the language barrier and the differences with the laws from my country encouraged the landlord to take advantage of the situation. They were holding my security deposit, claiming damage in the house that I didn't make and exaggerating the bills from the last month.
My case wasn't really lucrative for Troy, but he took it, asking just a small fee to cover the expensive of the case. That doesn't means that he was negligent . He always took the time to listen to my concerns, and we met several times outside of his office in a location more accessible for me, and he did a good job of explaining each step of the process.
I highly recommend Troy Pickard to anyone that wants a knowledgeable and honest attorney.
Posted by Jon, a Employment client, Flag
Troy works harder than expected to get fantastic results. I was being stiff armed by a former employer on some wage issues and Troy stepped in and handed them a convincing argument, complete with legal precedence to back up my claim. His communication skills on the progress of my case was always clear, constant, and precise. In the end, I walked away getting everything that I went into the case expecting plus some extra that I would have missed without his expert help. Highly recommend Portland Defender and Troy!
Posted by Lori, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy was awesome! Made meeting easy, charged a very normal fee, acted fast and got immediate results! Kept me well informed! I would recommend him to anyone that wants a good honest attorney!
Posted by Azita, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
I contacted Troy last year when my landlord wouldn't return my deposit. I met with Troy once and discussed the issue with him. After our meeting I was confident that he was going to take care of everything in a timely manner.
I was very pleased with his work ethics. He kept me informed of all the steps he was taking in the process. My landlord decided to settle out of court. I got my deposite back within a few weeks of hiring Troy.
This year, a friend of mine is having landlord/tenant issues and I refered my friend to Tory with confidence.
Posted by ava.noteva, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy represented me and my mother against a landlord who was withholding our security deposit, my mom is on SSI and I am a student with very little money, he took our case with no money upfront and kept us informed, I never had to wonder where he was or what he was doing, like some attorney's I've worked with. He gave our case the proper attention and I attribute that to the successful outcome of our case. I misunderstood the fee agreement and once the case settled he agreed to take less than he should have received to do the work for our case because he wanted to be fair. That act of decency left me and my mom speechless, Troy gives me faith that all the bad stuff you hear about lawyers isn't true. I highly recommend this attorney, he really does care about his clients.
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Mr. Pickard to represent me in on a serious assault charge. If I was convicted, I would have lost my job, not to mention I was looking at potentially years in jail. Mr. Pickard really took the time this case needed, fighting this out, and I got a great result! I was so happy he could resolve the case in a way that saved my life from crashing down around me. He was just plain excellent and effective.
Posted by Martin, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I got in some serious trouble that wasn't really my fault. I was looking at prison and the prosecutor seemed like he wanted my blood.
Troy Pickard had my back - he did a hell of a job at trial and at the end, I got to hear the words I was hoping for - "not guilty!"
I hope I never get accused again, but if I do, Troy Pickard is the lawyer I would hire. Excellent.
Posted by Ashly, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
I hired Troy to help me with some ongoing issues I was having with the landlord at my apartment complex. Since the management played games with me for literally around 4-5 months, they didn't actually post an official eviction notice until my lease was one month away from expiring anyway. I had been keeping in touch with Troy prior to receiving the eviction notice, and he was available as soon as I needed his help in court. He managed to negotiate with my landlord and the property owners and in the end I got nearly an entire month of free rent, almost all of my legal fees were reimbursed and the eviction case was dropped on the condition that I leave a month earlier than my lease specified. I was extremely happy with Troy's level of expertise and would gladly recommend him to anyone who is being wrongly accused of violating their lease.
Posted by Kirstin, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
He is amazing. Very patient lawyer who had me to deal with as a client. He took control of the case -- great knowledge of the law. Worked well with opposing counsel. Overall result of the case was exactly what we were suing for. He took an interest in getting things set right and made me feel at ease that he was handling the case. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Louis, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy was very nice and attentive. He kept me imformed on the case at all times. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and with the effort he put into my case.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Troy helped us win our settlement and we greatly appreciated his help!
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
There are no words that can properly express my family's gratitude for this hardworking attorney. Our case wasn't big nor worth a whole lot of money but he took this on based on defending the principals of Tenant Rights, stopping large residential management companies from thinking that they can bully whomever they want, cover-up whatever they can to be able to throw families out on the street without hesitation or remorse so they may rent out the unit at a higher rate. His knowledge of the law enabled us to file properly again one of these companies and win. His honesty and straightforwardness won our absolute trust and became a very positive experience. He is not one to be pushed around so I never had to worry about him throwing in the towel and the due dilligence on this case proved to be just another winning factor. We feel incredibly fortunate that he willingly took on the case, found a way for us to afford to hire him, and continuously kept us apprised of the situtaion when there were any changes being made or communication from the defendant. He advised us clear and concisely and had always handled himself in a professional manner at all times. He will be the lawyer that I will always recommend and go to if the need arises again.
Posted by Angelea, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Pickard is very eager to understand and comapassionate by making a point to understand the things that were of revelence to me even tho those issues were not of revelance to the case. I was being accused of assault by an ex best friend who obviuosly tried to bully me around by using the legal system. She accused me of killing her unborn child and blew up the situtation out of jealousy and vendictive rage. Troy proved that she lied and consumed drugs and alcohol while suposedly being pregnant. Proved that their was NO evidence, no records of a pregnancy or a miscarriage. While working aggressively and confidently, Troy is also affordable. I heard comments of the officers who were at the hearing, making jokes about how young and "green" Mr Pickard is and some may feel discouraged about that, yet I have found that to be a reason to chose Mr. Pickard becasue it just shows how eager he is to defend. I am glad I got in contact with Troy Pickard at Portland Defender.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I consulted with several lawyers before I hired Troy to handle my issues. He was very adept at clearly articulating my potential legal situation, my options and next steps. He was very creative in his approach and guidance.He followed through on everything I requested of him in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by a Litigation client, Flag
I called Troy and he recommended that I sue a company that damaged my property. He was thorough and aggressive. I received all of the money I was owed . Normally I would have just let the case go, but I'm so happy I called Troy.
Posted by Raul, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Troy really helped me with a case that I was sure I would lose. I did not want to go to jail or have a conviction on my record, and Troy got my case dismissed!
If I ever get in trouble in the future, I will hire him again.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I don't fit in, in my small town. When I got accused of something pretty serious, and got the public defender, I was worried about who my lawyer might be. I was worried I would get someone who would just plead me guilty.
But I got Mr. Troy Pickard, who cared about my case and helped me win my case at trial. After Troy took my case to a jury, he did such a good job that the judge dismissed the case outright and I can not be put on trial for that again. I guess some public defenders are pretty awesome!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Troy Pickard believed me, and our jury believed him!
I was accused of burglary and shoplifting, crimes that I would never commit. Troy Pickard listened to me, totally investigated my case, and found important witnesses and videotape. He did a great job of questioning the police witnesses and made the prosecutor's argument look silly to the judge and jury.
I was found completely not guilty, and I am so happy! I have never been in any trouble, and did not want this on my record. There were times when I felt scared, but Troy always took the time to listen to my concerns, and did a good job of explaining each step of the process.