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Richard L McBreen III

Federal crime Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   25 reviews

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Assault, DUII, Drug Crimes - Delivery, Possession, Manufacture - Domestic Violence, Probation Violations & Warrants, Theft & Property Crimes, Expungement, Sex Crimes, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful possession of firearms, reckless endangerment, encouraging child sex abuse, homicide, murder, aggravated murder, criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    DUII, Reckless driving, Criminal mischief, Reckless endangerment, Assault, License suspension, Breath test refusal, Breath test failure, Marijuana DUII, Controlled Substances DUII

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Assault, Harassment, Strangulation, Coercion, Menacing, Criminal mistreatment

  4. Federal crime
    20%
    Extortion, White collar crime, Fraud, Unlawful possession/distribution of firearms, Conspiracy, Drug charges, Child pornography

  5. Sex crime
    20%
    Rape, Sodomy, Child Pornography, Sexual Assault, Unlawful Sexual Penetration, Using a child in a display of sexual conduct, Encouraging child sex abuse, Sexual Harassment, Luring a minor, Online sexual corruption of a minor

For more than a decade, Mr. McBreen has committed himself to aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients and their rights. He understands what being charged with a criminal offense can mean for his clients and their families. For that reason, Mr. McBreen considers every case to be a serious one and strives to provide his clients with the personalized attention and tenacious defense they deserve. He has successfully represented clients against a range of criminal charges in both state and federal court.

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Licensed for 12 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Richard

Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
1500 SW First Ave
Suite 1150
Portland, OR, 97201

Reviews

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Posted by Rylan | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, approachable, and down-to-earth
Richard helped me and my family through an incredibly stressful legal case involving computer crime and online activism. Essentially facing retaliation from law enforcement, I was in crucial need of courageous legal support. Richard was the right attorney for this case and I’m thankful he represented me into a favorable outcome. Specifically, Richard was attentive, compassionate, and professional when meeting with my family. He was super patient with my family members who asked a ton of questions about the whole legal process, and always factual and up-to-date on the latest info in Oregon’s criminal justice system. He was able to put to rest many of their (and my) fears with a calm and approachable demeanor. Richard did an excellent job while negotiating my plea deal. I always felt comfortable with him representing me in the courtroom or judge’s chamber if I wasn’t present. I credit that to his listening skills in the lead up to the plea deal, when he made sure to give me a voice and the time tell my story. Richard is an all-around great guy and confident attorney: Knowledgeable, approachable, and down-to-earth.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long distance legal help
After an consultation I hired Mark and his team to help me with my legal problem. Richard and Mark where professional throughout the whole process, even with the long distance everything was handled in a very timely manner. Emails where answered promptly and I was kept informed when progress was made on my case. I would not hesitate to hire Richard and the team again.
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Posted by Meri | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Richard is a very intelligent and compassionate person. He and his team helped my family through a legal ordeal that was completely overwhelming. We had no idea how to navigate the system. The final outcome was better than we had thought possible. Thank you so much, Richard.
Posted by Joshua | June 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer you can trust!
Richard was a fantastic Lawyer. I got into a bit of trouble with the Oregon AG. Richard worked hard to get me the best outcome for my case, and communicated every step of the way. I appreciate how on top of everything Richard and the firm where even during covid. I highly recommend Richard and his services.
Posted by Mike | June 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful consultation
Richard McBreen gave me a phone consultation regarding a recent misdemeanor charge. He gladly took time form his day to talk through possible outcomes and explore the best course of action for me, including whether or not I may ultimately need his services. He seemed much more interested in helping me than in securing my business. Richard provided me with a lot of great information and put my mind at ease. Whatever course I decide to take, I am very glad I made this phone call!
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Posted by Robert | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUII
Richard helped me through the intricacies of a DUII charge and diversion. He went to court with me, we talked with the judge by phone twice and he was well informed of the various details of the requirements for a successful diversion completion. I am very appreciative.
Posted by Eric | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work
I have worked with Richard for almost a year. In that time we have had a good victory. He has helped me convert my felony to a misdemeanor. This seems small but it will make a huge impact. My doors are much more open now. He has been diligent, knowledgeable and professional along every step of our process. I a have enjoyed working with him and I look forward to what else we are able to achieve.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
look no further
This guy was amazing I work a 9-to-5 job Monday through Friday I told him I had limited time to make court appearances I need to wrap everything up in a hasty Manor And he did just that Judge said never resolved so Speedy and efficiently
Posted by Emery | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and available
Ricky was able to help me during a very stressful time while I was in Germany and was available even giving me his home phone number. He researched my case and in no time at all I was celebrating my appeal judicated in my favor.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard McBreen - Excellent Service
Richard helped me to expunge two very old, very complex cases on my record. This required considerable persistence and creative thinking to find a solution. He handled everything smoothly and was proactive in his approach with me. I couldn’t have asked for better service.
Posted by Gomez family | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very understanding and supportive!
Richard is an excellent lawyer. He truly made me feel like my voice and my families voice was being heard. He listens, understands, and believes on what you have to say. With out a doubt one of the best lawyers I've ever had. Thank you Richard for everything you've done for me and my family!
Posted by Alan | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUII Four Criminal Counts
After hiring Richard McBreen he took an e mediate interest in my case. His attention to detail and willingness to win the case even prior to trial was of great comfort to me. His experts and staff are happy to accommodate his needs for success in the court room. My case was difficult and complicated in so many ways. But by the end of the trial i was Not Guilty on all four counts of DUII. Thank you for your hard work Richard McBreen.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
i could not be happier with the legal services I received from Richard! He helped me get my DUII dismissed!
Posted by Virginia | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good attorney!!
Richard had very good communication with me at all times about my charges. I was never required to go to court. The best of all he was able to get all 3 of my charges dropped. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that means business!
Posted by Zack | March 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer, won my DUI case
For a little background, I was arrested for a DUI after the police had been called by a drunk and irrational ex-girlfriend, and after I had a few drinks. I retained Richard McBreen for my defense as he came highly recommended by another lawyer I had spoke with. To make a long story short, DUI's are extraordinarily difficult to win, but, due to an equally extraordinary defense, I was able to get acquitted at my trial. Throughout the case Richard had been very informative, honest and easy to get in contact with. He helped me to retain a free private investigator and free testing that was beneficial to the case; this saved me thousands of dollars. I am pleased to write this review and would strongly endorse retaining Richard McBreen for your defense.
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Posted by David | June 20, 2014
The guy that OSP "gamewarden" tried to throw under he bus
Richard Mcbreen is a great lawyer. When I showed him my charges he opened up the law book and immediately went right to work for me. I was always kept in the loop, and it seemed like we were always a couple steps ahead of the district atourney, and his dirt tricks. Richard was very cool and collected during trial. I was very impressed in how he guided me through this ordeal, and even more impressed when he won this case for me . I highly recommend Richard Mcbreen to assist you in any legal matters. You will be glad you did. I sure am.
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Posted by Patrick | March 28, 2014
Richard L McBreen III LLP of McClendon, Owens, Lane & McBreen
Richard helped me avoid a year's suspension of my drivers license for driving uninsured by petitioning DMV with my insurance records showing that the lapse in my insurance was unintentional. He pursued this matter diligently and quickly resolving the issue prior to an administrative hearing, saving me both time and money. Under budget, ahead of schedule, pleasant and competent. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Mike | February 16, 2014
An overall great experience
Mr. McBreen took my case to trial where I was acquitted on one count and the other two counts were dropped based on a motion we filed.
Posted by Chris | March 20, 2013
Greatly reduced my stress level!
Mr. McBreen's firm took my civil disobedience case pro bono, and yet I felt treated as well as a wealthy client paying top dollar for his services. He was quick to answer every question I had, and went the extra mile to explain multiple scenarios that might possibly happen in court. By the time I got there, I was prepared for anything! As it turned out, the DA issued a 'no complaint' for my case, but has the right to charge me at any time within the next two years. There is no doubt that I will ask Mr. McBreen to handle any additional work that may be necessary regarding this case, including clearing my arrest record (which will not be pro bono, but whatever he charges will be cheap for the peace of mind I will have while he handles the details). If you're arrested, this is THE guy to call!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2012
Multiple felonies dismissed!
Richard is the fourth lawyer that I've had the opportunity to work with, and is by far the best of them all. He was supportive, kind, and a very competent attorney. I was facing multiple felony charges and prison time, and Richard was able to get all the charges dismissed. Throughout my case, I remained confident in his legal abilities, and I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge in Oregon.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner/President
  • Owens & McBreen, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the City Attorney, Portland, OR
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Koho & Beatty, Attorneys at Law
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Catholic Charities Immigration Services
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Portland State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State v. U.G.
  • Client acquitted on all counts.
  • State v. A.A.
  • Client acquitted on all counts
  • State v. Z.D.
  • Client acquitted on all counts.
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Associations

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Legislative Council Representative of the Year
  • Associated Students of Mount Hood Community College
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Ready, Aim, Fire: Envisioning the Open Carry Debate Inside the Beltway
  • 2016
  • OTLA Family Law Section CLE
  • Criminal Law for the Family Law Attorney
  • 2016
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Legalization of Marijuana
  • 2015
  • New Lawyer Power Hour
  • Paperless Office: Cloud vs. Local Case Management Systems
  • 2014
  • Client Counseling Competition
  • 2013-2014 Regional Client Counseling Competition
  • 2014
  • Going Solo: Opening Your Own Small Firm Law Practice
  • Opening a Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Building a Law Practice
  • 2011
  • Classroom Law Project Courthouse Experience
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (30)
Endorse Richard
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a very capable lawyer. I am very impressed with his pro-bono work, defending the Occupy Portland protesters. He is one of the driving forces behind getting these folks their constitutionally guaranteed jury trials. The amount of analysis and work that went into that process is impressive. I would have no reservations about him handling a criminal matter."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot sing enough praise for this lawyer. Being an attorney isn't just about knowledge, though his knowledge of the law is vast. It is also about skill in the courtroom, management of cases and case loads, client care, vigilance in one's watchcare over the community and the powers that be and many things more. What separates the average attorney from the great one's is the ability to do all these things well. If that is the case, your search for a great attorney is over. Richard is that great attorney. If you want the whole package, give him a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richard is an outstanding attorney with a keen sense for navigating the various personalities and pitfalls of the courtroom. His substantive command of the law is eclipsed only by his understanding of human nature and he uses that skill to negotiate excellent outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want an attorney with experience, a confident courtroom presence, and an understanding of the ins and outs of criminal law courts -- and you should want these things if you're a criminal defendant -- then you'd be well-served by hiring Richard."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am extremely confident in Mr. McBreen's talent and abilities in the field of criminal defense. For this reason I frequently suggest his name to individuals requesting a referral to an attorney handling cases in his area of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ricky is extremely knowledgeable in DUII, Criminal Defense, and Traffic Matters. I have personally witnessed him obtain a fantastic result for a client in a difficult case. Ricky is also a nice guy who is easy to get along with. I fully endorse Ricky."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ricky is a superb lawyer with a tremendous talent for advocacy and attention to detail. He is highly skilled in the field of Criminal Defense and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to my own clients, family, and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Shortly after passing the bar, I worked for Richard and witnessed firsthand his skill and creativity defending clients facing criminal prosecution. He is a gifted advocate and is relentless in obtaining the best outcome possible for his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred several clients over to Ricky and have heard nothing but positive reports. Ricky is diligent, fearless, and an honest person. I have no hesitation continuing to refer clients to Ricky."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Ricky on multiple cases, I respect and admire his diligence and thoroughness---he leaves no stone unturned to help his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a bright and enthusiastic attorney. He seems to receive real pleasure in using his legal skills to help others. I’m pleased to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a strong attorney for difficult times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McBreen is a very dedicated and resourceful criminal defense attorney. He has shown his ability to handle both simple and complex cases for a wide variety of criminal offenses. I fully endorse Mr. McBreen and highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard McBreen is an excellent attorney and great at what he does. Clients should feel confident entrusting him with their legal matters."
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