It is an honor when people bring their problems to me and entrust with me with vindicating their rights, being their voice in our nation's courts.
I enjoy what I do and treat every client as I would wish to be treated should I have the misfortune of facing their challenges. I approach my client's case as a partnership, with patient understanding, compassion, and the knowledge that I will be a better lawyer if I listen to my client's story and their needs, but also knowing that with my years of experience, I am prepared to carefully guide my client and my client's family through the rough and uncertain waters of the court system.
I also know that it is important to maintain a sense of humor in stressful times and an enuring sense of dignity so that my client will understand me and know that I will do my very best to accomplish their goals, their outcome, no matter how difficult and uncertain the path may be.
If you think I may be the right person for you, please do not hesitate to call on me to be your voice in our nation's courts.
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish
Licensed since 1991
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Arthrur H. Bryant Pubic Justice Award||Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||1995|
|Shareholder||Law Office of Steven J. Sherlag, PC||2001 - Present|
|Staff Attorney, Sr. Felony Attorney||Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc.||1994 - 2001|
|Litigation Associate||Morgan Lewis||1991 - 1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Lifetime Member||1993 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Notebook||Effective Opening Statements||2013|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Notebook||Closing Argument||2013|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes Manual||Robbery Chapter||2010|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DUII Trial Notebook||Effective Opening Statements||2007|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes Manual||Robbery Chapter||2004|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Russian and Eastern Euro Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Monthly Meeting Gus Solomon American Inns of Court||“To Have and To Hold” LGBTQ Rights (PPT Coordinator)||2013|
|Monthly Meeting of Gus Solomon Inns of Court||Due Process||2011|
|Handling the Police Liability Claim||Internal Affairs Complaints||2011|
|Handling the Police Liability Claim||Federal Law Overview||2011|
|New Lawyers' Seminar||Defense Lawyers' Ethics||2010|
|Monthly Meeting of the Gus Solomon American Inns of Court||Acme Corporation: Ethics in IP||2010|
|“Anatomy of a Murder”||Interview of the Criminal Client||2009|
|Winter Conference||The Evidence Code, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Evidentiary Ethics||2009|
|Winter Conference||Experts, Ethics and Ethics: Picking, Directing, Preparing and Attacking Experts||2006|
|The Criminal Trial from Start to Finish||Effective Opening Statements||2006|
|Monthly Chapter Meeting, Ch 31, Intern'l Assoc of Arson Investigators||Arson Through the Eyes of a Trial Lawyer||2005|