|Partner||Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Peterson Law Offices||2005 - 2005|
|Attorney||Mitchell, Lang & Smith||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Alaska State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Ohio University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
Posted by Carlos
I reside out of state so it was critical for me to work with someone who could work this case through without my being available in person at all after my initial appearance.
He explained the case and all the potential outcomes by both severity and likelihood. Once we agreed on the approach, he verified all of the milestones and kept me informed of each future date.
Correspondence was challenging, frequent and critical to this case. Looking over the history of the case, there was never more than 1-2 business days required over the mailing time involved and most was able to be done electronically.
There were unique challenges as a result of working between two different states with differing laws and regulations but thanks to his awareness of this, all of the paperwork properly reflected the common milestones that needed to be reached in a way that was clear to everyone.
The one significant issue that came up was due to an outside agency failing to file routine reports correctly which led to a Motion to Show Cause. I got a call from him about the pending motion 2 days before I had a copy in the mail. By that point I'd already gathered my copies of all of the relevant information and it was on its way. It allowed him to get the case successfully dismissed at that the same hearing instead of waiting for the original court date the following month.
Ultimately, I always felt that I was well taken care of and, especially, that none of the myriad moving parts in the case were ever in danger of falling through the cracks or being missed.
I hope that any future attorneys with whom I work will meet the same level of care and competence.
Posted by Alex smith
Jason took my case very deep into the judicial period of time in which the case was at. Even still managed to not only help me get the treatment I deserved but also stoping the state from taking advantage of the fact that I had a public defender.
Posted by Lyubov
Mr. Steen pointed out a legal issue, immediately filed a motion which led to my case being dismissed a week later, Mr. Steen was well versed in the law and the DA reviewed his motion and conceded the point. I needed quick action due to a potential employment opportunity and Mr. Steen was quick, concise and gave me quick relief.
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