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Clarke Balcom

also known as Clarke Balcom Law and Oregon Defenders

About me

EXPERIENCE: We are known and respected across the state for our experience and ability to solve tough problems. Not only do our clients refer new clients to us, Attorneys, CPA's, Judges, and elected officials refer new clients to us, as well.

HARD WORK: We have saved our clients many hundreds of thousands of dollars through the careful work we do. With our DUII and criminal clients we can often get charges reduced or dismissed.

DEDICATION: We have taken cases and resolved problems that were too complex for many other firms. How? Research, imagination, careful planning, and  attention to details.

Over the years we have helped hundreds of individuals recover from the stress and setbacks of bad situations. Let us help you get your life back! Call us right now to set up a consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 55%
    15 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    15 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    11 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Yunus M. Paisner

    I endorse Clarke Balcom. He is a leader in our local community as well as the state of Oregon in the areas of bankruptcy, Income tax, and consumer's rights. Clark is a superb attorney who always takes time from his schedule to help those in need of guidance.


    Yunus Paisner Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelly Kennedy Brown

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kelly Brown Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Clarke Balcom Law and Oregon Defenders

1312 SW 16th Ave
2nd Floor
Portland, OR, 97201


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerClarke Balcom Law2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionChair Elect2003 - Present
NACA (National Associaltion of Consumer Attorneys)N/AN/A
NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys)N/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionIssues and Strategies in Collection of Judgments2013
Oregon State BarReal Estate and Land Use: Looking Forward to New Opportunities2009

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