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Ruben Medina Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Oregon City, OR

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ruben

Learn Ruben’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I'm an criminal defense attorney representing persons accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in the State of Oregon. We represent client from the initial arraignment all the way to trial and finally disposition.

    21 years

  2. Immigration

    11 years

Ruben has been practicing law for nearly 18 years in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Medina prides himself in his ability to relate to people from different walks of life. He is a talented trial attorney and has appeared in court in thousands of cases and hearings. His law firm offers low cost legal services without sacrificing professionalism and quality. His main area of practice is Criminal Defense.

Apart from his law practice, Mr. Medina is an avid world traveler, hiker and coffee drinker. Mr. Medina also enjoys hiking, rafting and other outdoor activities.

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Law Office of Ruben Medina, L.L.C.
421 High Street, Suite 211
Oregon City, OR, 97045

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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2014
Helped with a DUI
Ruben was very helpful, he made going through my first DUI a lot easier. He was able to explain everything that could happen and what most likely would happen. He was dedicated to my case and was able to let me know it would be a difficult year ahead of me. He was very knowledgable in these types of cases. I liked his honesty and the fact that he was able to explain all the legal terms.
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Posted by Lois | December 27, 2013
Personal Injury case review
I hired Ruben to help with a personal injury case, auto accident. He was recommended to me by another attorney I work with doing interpretation. The opposing party's insurance did not want to pay after my PIP ran out. He did an excellent job of representing me and my daughter, and won the case. I would recommend him to anyone. He always responded quickly to my emails, texts and calls, even when he was on vacation. The case took over a year to resolve and we just finished. He was very good and I recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2009
Highly reccomended
Ruben is a smart and dedicated attorney. He has helped me with many small legal projects and has always demonstrated a good understanding of the law. Perhaps most impressive, he always responds promptly and efficiently.
Posted by Alex | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely rude and doesn't seem to care about his clients.
He was always very short with me the times I could actually get a hold of him. When deciding what to do with my case and explaining the plea offer he neglected to tell me multiple things that were in the offer including restitution payments. I asked him multiple times if I was loosing my licence and he told me no even though in the deal I was loosing it for 1 year. He neglected to tell me about A WHOLE charge that I was being charged with. I asked him if he would counter offer the deal asking for the DA to drop the felony to a misdemeanor, he came back saying they said not at this time but that once I successfully completed probation it would drop to a misdemeanor. He told me it was a good deal because it was a package and so I was only paying fines on one charge and there was only probation on one charge. Only after I plead in court and the judge was reading me back the details of the deal did I find out about there being fines and probation on both charges, restitution and the extra charge. When I brought it up to him he was extremely rude to me saying that the only reason I was saying anything was because I was about to get sentenced, admitting that he had neglected to tell me about the restitution fees but he wasn't sure about the rest and what did I want him to do. A year later when I am about to get off probation I find out that the crime being lowered to a misdemeanor is not in the judgement I call him and he tells me he never said that to me and he has no notes of that. I explain to him that, that was the only reason I took the deal and how we had, had issues before about his negligence of properly informing me of the details he just kept asking what I wanted him to do. He did not care about me or what happened to me and admitted to his negligence but what did I want him to do??
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Response from Ruben Medina February 12, 2020
I represent this person nearly one year ago when I was appointed to her two cases. When I represented her she met with me several times. She was fully aware of the plea she was entering into. When she appear in Court for her plea she was asked by the Judge whether she understood the plea agreement and the rights she was giving up. She said "yes". She was not confused about the plea agreement nor did she ask the Judge any further questions. She received a copy of the judgment and also had no questions. I never heard from her again until a few days ago. The allegations she makes are confusing. Additionally, the hearing itself is recorded and does not support her allegations.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Ruben Medina, L.L.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Squires & Barnett, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Skidmore College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Gallego
  • Criminal History Expunged, record cleared.
  • Lois Garcia v. Michael K. Student
  • Plaintiff won all her all medical costs and a significant non-economic award.
  • Armenta v. Farmer's Insurance Company of America
  • Settled


  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Miracle Theater Group
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of Dedicated Service
  • Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • CCBA CLE Conference
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2017
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap
  • 2016
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap
  • 2015
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap
  • 2014
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap
  • 2013
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Ruben
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ruben is a fantastic attorney. He has many years of experience and truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ruben. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ruben is a very smart and hard working attorney. Client's are in good hands when they retain Ruben; he goes the extra mile. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ruben at a legal education seminar. I've referred clients to him and he's an honest and hard working attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I refer a friend or client to a fellow attorney, it is important that I have confidence in the attorney. For me, a referral is my representation to the person that I understand the gravity of their situation, and that the attorney I am referring them to will uphold the standards of practice they would expect from me. I have never hesitated to refer friends or clients to Ruben Medina. I know Mr. Medina to be a through and determined advocate for his clients. In addition, Mr. Medina is an engaged member of the Portland community, and he has a commitment to, and understanding of, individuals from varies cultures, backgrounds and orientations. I endorse Mr. Medina as a talented attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Ruben now primarily does personal injury, I met him when he was working as a criminal defender. He struck me as having a good rapport with his clients and understanding their needs. He was easy to work with, and perhaps more importantly, he was realistic. An honest lawyer with good advice can often be difficult to come by, but Ruben definitely fits that description. He knows the law well, and is an effective advocate for his clients."
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