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Richard L McBreen III

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   28 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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

EXPERIENCED AND SUCCESSFUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY. AGGRESSIVE, CREATIVE, AND EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE. CALL 503-850-0096 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

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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Location

Mark C. Cogan, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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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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Cost

Rates
  • 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

Sample of 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

  • OTLA Family Law Section CLE
  • Criminal Law for the Family Law Attorney
  • 2016
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Ready, Aim, Fire: Envisioning the Open Carry Debate Inside the Beltway
  • 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 (30)
Given (31)
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 | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McBreen is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and driven attorney who cares about his clients just as much as he cares about results. While at the Cogan law firm, I saw firsthand the type of lawyer he is and I am grateful to have learned from him. I highly recommend Mr. McBreen. He is the lawyer you want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richard's unwavering commitment to justice, coupled with a deep understanding of criminal law, consistently positions him as a standout advocate for our clients. He approaches each case with meticulous attention to detail and a strategic mindset, ensuring the best possible outcomes. Clients appreciate Richard's empathetic approach and effective communication throughout the legal process. Whether it is trial or a complex plea negotiation, Richard knows exactly what he is doing at all times."
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."
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