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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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Tax Fraud: 20%

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Hoevet Olson Howes, PC

1000 SW Broadway Ste 1500
Portland, OR, 97205


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedBest Lawyers in America2015
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2015
Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense-White CollarBest Lawyers in America2014
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense-Non-White CollarBest Lawyers in America2012
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2012
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2011
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2010
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2009
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2008
ListedOregon Super Lawyers2007
Listed 2000-2009Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Listed 1990-1999Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Listed 1987-1989Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHoevet Olson Howes, PC1981 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1978 - 1981
Trial AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Section, Tax Division1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Willamette University College of LawEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968