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I care deeply about my clients and my work as a lawyer.  I am so blessed to genuinely love my job and the people I get to represent.  In 2012 and 2013 I have been named a Top 40 trial attorney under the age of 40 years old, an Up and Coming Lawyer under the age of 40, Rising Star from Super Lawyers, last year I  was awarded the Membership Service Award from the Oregon State Bar.  


It has been a pleasure to be a featured presenter on DUII Defense, cross examination of police, DMV hearings and jury selection.  I have a passion for trial work and regularly have jury trials.  


I grew up in Portland and attended Oregon Episcopal School.  At the University of Washington I was named to the All Conference Team and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All American Team in 2001.  After graduating, I attended the University of Oregon School of Law.  During law school, I worked as a prosecutor before joining Thuemmel and Uhle as an Associate. In 2012, I became a partner at Thuemmel Uhle and Eder.  


I have successfully argued before the Court of Appeals on DUII cases and received not guilty verdicts afer jury trials on misdemeanor DUII and Felony DUII trials in multiple counties across the state.    


In my free time, I plays on a local and national kickball team, enjoy cooking, eating, traveling and discussing cases/trial strategies.  


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    11 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

33 total 

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  • James Scott Bruce

    Ben is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. I trust in him completely for all DUI and DWI matters.


    James Bruce Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher A Missiaen

    I've known Ben since 2002. Ben has dedicated his entire career to DUII defense. Ben always stays abreast of the latest developments in DUII defense and I am proud to endorse him.


    Christopher Missiaen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thuemmel Uhle and Eder

1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Ste 2135
Portland, OR, 97201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 Trial attorneyNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super Lawyers Rising StarRising Star in DUII Defense2013
Top Trial Attorney Under Age 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
President's Membership Service AwardOregon State Bar2012
Rising Star in DUII DefenseSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Up & Coming LawyerDaily Journal of Commerce2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Up and Coming LawyerDaily Journal of Commerce2011
Rising Star in DUII defense 2011Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Member Services AwardOregon State Bar New Lawyers Division2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThuemmel, Uhle and Eder2012 - Present
AssociateThuemmel & Uhle2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Civil Litigation SectionBoard Member2015 - Present
Oregon New Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Oregon State Bar Litigation SectionN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates2011 - 2014
Oregon State BarHouse of Delgates2011 - 2013
Oregon New Lawyers DivisionContinued Legal Education Co-Chair2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Smith, 252 Or App 518 (2012)Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
OCDLA DUII Trial NotebookDMV Hearings2014
OCDLA DUII Trial NotebookTrial Objections2014
Oregon State Bar Bar BooksOregon State Bar Criminal Law Section2013
DMV Chapter of the OCDLA DUII Trial NotebookDMV Hearings2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonPolitical Science and Communications double majorBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUII ConferenceObjections and Mistrials2016
Multnomah County Courthouse Brown BagThe art of cross examination2014
Legal Services ConferenceMcNeely case and other DUII Issues2014
DUII ConferenceDUII intensive training2014
Lewis and Clark PresentationJury Selection2013
Brown Bag Series CLECross Examination2013
Annual Defense ConferenceCross Examination and Demonstration of Field Sobriety Tests2013
Brown Bag SeriesCross Examination2012
Super SaturdayJury Selection2011
Handling Your First DUII CaseDUII Cases (half day CLE)2011
Cross ExaminationCross Examination2011
The Art of DUII Defense and the Prosecutor's CaseDUII defense and strategy2010
Super Saturday CLE EventCross Examination2010
From the Stop to Trial: DUII Defense on 3/13/10Seizures in DUIIs: 911 Calls, Home Arrests and Hit and Run Investigations2010
Building a Transcript from DMV HearingsDMV hearings and how to use the transcript at trial2010
The Art of DUII DefenseDUII Defense2009
Super Saturday CLEDUII2008
How to Defend DUII CasesDUII2008