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Ron Hoevet is a shareholder and founding member of the firm of Hoevet Olson Howes, PC. For more than 30 years, Ron has defended individuals and organizations under criminal investigation or charged with crimes throughout Oregon in both state and federal court. He has defended Oregonians charged with federal offenses in Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada, Wyoming and Montana. After graduating cum laude from Duke Law School in 1975, Ron began his legal career as a federal prosecutor – first, as a trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the Tax Division in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., and then as an Assistant United States Attorney in Portland, Oregon, his hometown.
Ron is listed in Best Lawyers of America under both White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, and has been in Best Lawyers for more than 25 years. Best known for defending fraud cases, Ron, nevertheless, was named the Non-White Collar Criminal Defense 'Lawyer of the Year' in Portland for 2012. Ron also has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for both ability and professional standing in the legal community, and has been named as a 'Super Lawyer.'
For 30 years, Ron has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Halfway House, now the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center, a 125 bed facility housing federal offenders in Portland, Oregon.
Ron is a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1969-1972.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2015|
|Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense-White Collar||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2013|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense-Non-White Collar||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2012|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2011|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2010|
|Listed||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2009|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2008|
|Listed||Oregon Super Lawyers||2007|
|Listed 2000-2009||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Listed 1990-1999||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Listed 1987-1989||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Hoevet Olson Howes, PC||1981 - Present|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorney's Office||1978 - 1981|
|Trial Attorney||U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Section, Tax Division||1975 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Willamette University College of Law||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|