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Emily Elison graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law
School in Portland, Oregon. During law school, she concentrated on
criminal law and successfully earned the Certificate in Criminal Law and
Procedure. In her first year of law school, Emily was awarded the honor
of Best Appellate Brief in a writing competition amongst first-year law
students. She took several classes focusing on appellate advocacy and
represented the law school in competition as a member of the Appellate
Moot Court team. She also served as the Editor in Chief of the Animal
Law Review. Emily was selected as a member of Lewis & Clark Law
School’s prestigious Cornelius Honor Society on the basis of superior
scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the law school community.

While in law school, Emily worked as a law clerk for the Oregon
Federal Public Defender’s Office in Portland, where she worked on a
variety of federal criminal matters. Emily excelled at trial
preparation, motion drafting, and writing appellate briefs.

Emily lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys playing tennis, reading, and being outdoors.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Christopher M Trotter

    Emily is kind, compassionate, smart, and very knowledgeable. She is truly dedicated to her clients and to her craft. I endorse her without reservation.


    Christopher Trotter Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Graham C Fisher

    Emily Elison is one of the smartest, hardest working lawyers anywhere – dedicated to her clients and improving the justice system. I enthusiastically endorse Emily!


    Graham Fisher DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

815 SW Second Avenue
Suite 500
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cornelius Honor SocietyLewis and Clark Law School2010
Certificate in Criminal Law and ProcedureLewis and Clark Law School2010
Best Appellate BriefLewis and Clark Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCastleberry & Elison, P.C.2010 - Present
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2010 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
OCDLA Trial NotebookMistrials2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Boston College Law SchoolCommunications and Middle Eastern and Islamic StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Current Issues in Post-Conviction Relief Procedure & PracticePost Conviction Relief2013