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Benjamin R Scissors

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   46 reviews

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The best part of my job is working closely with clients and advocating fiercely on their behalf. I'm a student of human nature and I both enjoy and excel at building relationships. I leverage my interpersonal and oratory skills to win over judges and juries to achieve advantageous outcomes for my clients. 

 

 

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Licensed for 2 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
1500 SW 1ST AVE. SUITE 780
Portland, OR, 97201

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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Mr.Scissors was the lawyer primarily in charge of my case and did a wonderful job from start to finish. I was facing a presumptive sentence of 10-12 months, he was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and I will only serve 30 days home detention with work permissions. This was a tough case dynamics wise, but with his incredible work and compassion I am able to stay home with my family. Mr.Scissors was quick to answer any questions I had through the legal process, explain documents to me, and was overall an amazing guide through something I’ve never experienced.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Ben and his firm did a great job of representing a family member successfully. He is down to earth and well prepared. Ben was phenomenal to work with and has seen us through some trying times. Great communication throughout the process and was always accessible.
Posted by Guillermo | August 9, 2022
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Excelente
Estoy muy satisfecho con el servicio de Benjamin, es una persona joven pero con mucha hambre de salir exitoso en sus casos. fue claro y muy attento. se los recomiendo.
Posted by David | July 20, 2022
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Great Attorney
Mr. Scissors is an amazing attorney. Down to earth straight forward, and honest. He's the type of lawyer who will give you the facts and be realistic about the situation. He helped me get my traffic ticket reduced. He saved me a lot of stress and money.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2022
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Tactical strategist
Ben put together, communicated, and executed a plan so well, the other side forfeited before game day.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2022
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No nonsense approach. Outstanding attorney!
Ben and his team provide top-tier quality legal service and strategies. He was my mother's saving grace in a very stressful situation. Because of his expertise, hard work and compassionate support, Ben was able to guide my mother through an overwhelming law enforcement/DHS system and get her case dismissed. I feel confident in referring family and friends to Ben and Mark Cogan's Law firm should the need arise. We can't thank you enough, Ben!
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Posted by Michael | May 25, 2022
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I am Very satisfied client
My lawyer Mr Scissors and the Cogan law firm did a excellent job with my case. I was facing multiple felony charges and a lengthy prison sentence but with the excellent work of Mr Scissors I walked away with the best possible outcome also without having to do any jail / prison time !
Posted by Ross | March 21, 2022
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Speeding Ticket
Ben helped me with a speeding ticket. They were very prompt, responsive, and effective. Highly recommend them!
Posted by Ryan | March 20, 2022
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Persistence paid off!
Obtaining an attorney is a big deal. For most people that are hiring an attorney there is something that they are looking to solve. I found myself in that exact situation. I was searching for an attorney to help solve an old legal matter that was going to take some tenacity to get results. I found Benjamin and he was the right guy for the job! He stayed the path and was persistent in his approach and follow through. Benjamin is an intelligent, down to earth individual that knows his job well. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to get results! I am super grateful!
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Posted by Lenny | March 11, 2022
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Gentle Ben
5 months ago when I received the subpoena drone court. Suddenly I feel every day was spent I fear and worry. Every time I asked questions over and over again. Benjamin was very patient and gentle told me his thoughts. Each time I have a strong feeling that he was there for me at moment with his wisdom and experience to help me . I the end my case got the best possible result ! Ben is the best ! Most patient and very smart lawyer ! I am so glad I hired him . I recommend it to everyone who needs help!
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Posted by Michael | March 2, 2022
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Plaudits for Benjamin R. Scissors
Ben was very patient and responsive with my wife and I as we prepared for our court dates. He promptly answered our phone calls and emails and never showed any exasperation even when we asked the same questions over and over, In the end we got a result that was even better than we had expected. We are relieved and happy to move on with our lives. Thank you Ben!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
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If you need strong representation, pick Ben
I had an individual file a false restraining order against me, the order was littered with inaccuracies. In actuality it did not meet the law of an order, yet the judge still granted it. When a person is experiencing this, it comes with a ton of emotions as well as some embarrassment. During each interaction I appreciate how open and non-judgmental you where, in addition I appreciate when I needed to "see the forest through the trees" you helped me see the bigger picture. I hope I never need to retain legal services again, yet if I do, I will call Ben and his firm first!
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Posted by Uk | February 4, 2022
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SAPO Order
I hired Mark C Cogan Firm for my SAPO order and potential criminal charges. They have assigned me Benzamin Scissors, from day 1 of talking to him over the phone, meeting him in person. He answered any and all questions I had. His preparation for the hearing was simply outstanding with the cross examinations and very quick at making decisions in pressure. He is a keen listener, detail oriented and a master at oral advocacy. His efforts resulted in dismissal of SAPO order and key testimonials from the petitioner which will help us in the future potential charges if there are any .
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
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A Lawyer of Great Promise
Ben was wonderful to work with on an unexpected civil matter, providing responsive service and aggressively representing our interests. Ben strategically used knowledge of case law and experience with the legal system to secure a favorable outcome. He offered guidance and support to us as clients with incredible responsiveness, providing leadership in a difficult (or better word) situation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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Recommend
Got arrested and looked for lawyers with good reviews and Ben was very helpful explained everything very well.
Posted by Jeff | January 19, 2022
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"Class A" Misdemeanor soliciting charge
Ben handled all correspondence with professionalism, timeliness, and discernment. With his prompting, I was proactive with the initial requests of the prosecuting DA and was able to settle my case before going to court. The very fact that Ben encouraged me to get involved with taking responsibility for my action through involvement with community service, reached far in my understanding of what will be required of me and the impact that I had on others in committing this act. Ben's assurances and expertise, along with those of the team at the Cogan Law Firm, are amongst the highest level of professionalism. Thank you so very much!
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
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If You Want a Clean Record, Hire Benjamin!
Benjamin listened to the specific outcome that I wanted, and worked with me from start to finish to achieve it. Whereas other lawyers might have stopped at an earlier settlement, he kept going until he got me the best one possible. Because of Benjamin, I not only have a spotless record, but also a definite idea of whom I’ll hire again if the need arises. I couldn’t recommend him more.
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Posted by Rebekah | January 11, 2022
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MIP Case
I recently got charged with an MIP ( Minor In Possession ) & quickly had to find a lawyer so my License would not be taken away as my job depends on it. I called Mark Cogan’s office, we went over the details of what had happened & they had quickly accepted to help me. Benjamin Scissors was my assigned attorney. We went over what I was looking to get out of this & my one & only reason was I did not want my license to get suspended & He did just that. He was very good on communicating with me & letting me know how things are looking/how Hes going to attempt on achieving what was now our goal. I greatly appreciate Benjamin for me what He has done for me & couldn’t be more thankful with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
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Well Served
Attorney Scissors was very patient and sensitive in dealing with a very difficult client.
Posted by Nuttapong(Paul) | January 3, 2022
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Ben helped me fought the case of 3 traffic citations
Ben gave me some good and indepth explanation of how each steps and process of the case should be. He explained of multiple strategies of how we should defend against the state and which strategy could potentially provide the best outcome of the case as well as provided multiple back up strategies in case the previous strategies didn't work out.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Chenoweth Law Group
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Ungar Law Office
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Policy Associate
  • Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • 2015 - 2017

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2020
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • International Affairs, Sociology, Arabic, Jewish Studies
  • 2015

Legal Cases

  • H.D. v. A.J.
  • Dismissal.
  • State v. H.M.
  • Dismissal
  • A. A. v. U. K.
  • Dismissed at Motion to Dismiss stage.
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Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2020 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon
  • 2020 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

  • Best Oral Advocate Overall
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Honor Award
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2017
  • 1L Best Oral Advocate
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2017

Publications

  • OCDLA
  • The DUII Notebook: A Comprehensive Guide to Your DUII Case (Chapter 12 -- Violations and Related Charges)
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Learning Education
  • Defending Criminal Charges and Restraining Orders Simultaneously: Tactics and Tips
  • 2022
  • Film Screening of "Perception: From Prison to Purpose with Measure 11"
  • Measure 11
  • 2019
  • Measure 11 and Youth in Oregon
  • Measure 11 and Youth
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
Endorse Benjamin
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is driven, capable, and continually works to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. His friendly demeanor, confidence, and competence will put you at ease during a difficult time and work in your favor whether Ben is negotiating on your behalf or litigating your position."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scissors and all the lawyers at Cogan Law firm provide excellent representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the occasion to see Ben advocate for his clients in multiple counties in Oregon. I’m impressed by his confident demeanor and genuine humility. He’s a a real gentleman to boot. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Benjamin is a very smart and capable attorney. I've personally witnessed his dedication to his clients as he achieves great results for them through his thoughtfulness and tenacity. You can be certain that Mr. Scissors will go the extra mile to ensure your case is handled with the utmost precision and care."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing Ben throughout law school and now as a fellow attorney in the community I can confidently say that the skill set he possesses is unmatched. Ben is a quick-thinker with sharp comprehension skills which makes him an aggressive opponent in the courtroom. He cares deeply about his clients and will zealously advocate for their needs. I strongly endorse Ben as an attorney and he has my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is energetic, smart, and not one to back down from a fight. He's the type of person you want on your side in any dispute. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Scissors. Through aggressive advocacy, Mr. Scissors achieves outstanding results for his clients while demonstrating patience and compassion. No one fights harder for their clients than Mr. Scissors, I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Benjamin Scissors is a talented attorney who is devoted to accomplishing a successful outcome for every client. We enthusiastically welcomed Mr Scissors to join our law firm as an Associate Attorney, and we are very pleased with the progress he has made. Mr Scissors embraces his role as a counselor and advocate, and he quickly earns the trust of his clients. We are confident entrusting challenging situations to his care, knowing that the client will be well served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ben has my unqualified endorsement for criminal defense. He is insightful, thorough and has just the right balance of aggressiveness and restraint. Ben served as my Law Clerk for several years and did a superb job preparing me for all sorts of legal proceedings and negotiations. He possesses a skillset that I've seen in few young lawyers these days. Clients can have full confidence in his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Scissors is enthusiastic, dedicated, and resourceful; all qualities you would want as a steadfast defense attorney. I have watched Mr. Scissors grow professionally, and he is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. I give Mr. Scissors my highest endorsement and recommendation."
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