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David N Lesh

David N Lesh

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

About Me

I'm an Oregon attorney emphasizing criminal and DUII defense in the Portland metropolitan area.  I have worked in criminal law for most of my 23 years as a lawyer including five years as a Mulnomah County prosecutor and three years as the lead lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau.  I have spent the past 11 years representing men and women facing criminal charges in Oregon.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. DUI & DWI: 48%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    18 years, 400 cases
  3. Sex Crime: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

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Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Male Volunteer of the YearNational Association of Police Athletic Leagues2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of David Lesh2002 - Present
Deputy City AttorneyOffice Of The City Attorney, Portland, Or1998 - 2002
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County District Attorney's Office1993 - 1998
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court1990 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Portland Police Retirement CommitteeChair2011 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Ben RDismissed shortly before trial.
State v. Nicole MDismissed pursuant to civil compromise.
State v. Forrest M.Defendant allowed to plead to a possession charge which is eligible for expungement in three years.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Sheriff MagazineReducing Civil Liability Related to High Speed Pursuits2003
The Law Enforcement TrainerThe Duty to Warn2003
Public Risk MagazineReducing Liability from Pursuit-Related Collisions2002

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of OregonFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Enforcement TrainingUse of Force including Deadly Force and Less Lethal2004