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Andy Simrin

Andy Simrin

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About Me

My career has focused on Oregon's appeals system.  I worked as a research attorney in the Oregon Court of Appeals, as a senior deputy for the State Public Defender, and in private practice since 2002.  I've represented clients in over 1200 cases in Oregon's Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, including criminal appeals, parole appeals, appeals in stalking cases, domestic relations appeals and appeals in other civil cases.  If you have an Oregon case that needs to be appealed, I have the experience your case deserves.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Appeals: 100%
    24 years, 1.26 thousand cases



Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Ryan Scott

    Mr. Simrin is one of the most highly regarded appellate lawyers in the Pacific Northwest. He would be my first recommendation to anyone seeking an appeal in Oregon, especially in criminal matters.


    Ryan Scott Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell S Barnett

    As an experienced trial lawyer, I know that verdicts are not always favorable. When an adverse verdict is returned, the only appellate lawyer that I recommend is Andy Simrin. Mr. Simrin has the knowledge and experience necessary to evaluate a trial record and identify the issues that are pertinent to an individual case on appeal. Mr. Simrin is a recognized authority on appellate law in Oregon, and one of the best appellate lawyers in Oregon. Mr. Simrin is thorough in his evaluation of a case. His frankness with trial counsel is a reminder that the client comes first. After an adverse verdict, clients are often confused by the reasoning, or bitter about the process. That is why I refer my clients to Mr. Simrin--I know he will work diligently for the client to remedy errors that occurred at the trial court level. His efforts have restored faith in the legal system to so many over the years. If you need an appellate attorney you can do no better than ANdy Simrin.


    Russell Barnett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Andy Simrin PC

405 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97209



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
JD Cum LaudeLewis and Clark Northwestern Law School1991
Outstanding Achievement in Criminal LawLewis and Clark Northwestern Law School1990
Moot Court Best OralistLewis and Clark Northwestern Law School1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAndy Simrin PC2002 - Present
Senior Deputy Public DefenderOregon Public Defender1993 - 2002
Judicial ClerkOregon Court of Appeals1991 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court Bar for OregonN/A2006 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A2000 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Davisconviction for murder reversed
Bollinger v. Board of Paroleparole board order reversed
Engweiler v. CookDepartment of Corrections order clarified

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Publication NameTitleDate
Criminal LawPost-Conviction Proceedings2005
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association NewsletterAppellate Review1996
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association NewsletterAppellate Review1995
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association NewsletterAppellate Review1994
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association NewsletterAppellate Review1993
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association NewsletterAppellate Review1992
Environmental LawUnravelling the Parity Promise1991

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - BerkeleyZoologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OCDLA Winter ConferenceMaking the Record for Review1999
OCDLA Annual ConferenceChallenging the Court's Jurisdiction1995