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Jacob Wieselman

Federal crime Attorney at Portland, OR

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    Connecticut - CT 40 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 46 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1983
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1977
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    I defend individuals and businesses charged with federal offenses in courts throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. Charges may range from controlled substance conspiracies to international bank and securities fraud cases. Federal criminal defense is a complex area with laws, penalties and procedures distinct from those in state courts.

    44 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation
    I represent both individuals and businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the country. I have successfully represented clients in trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars. I best serve my litigation clients, however, by settling disputes early, favorably and confidentially.

    47 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    I represent individuals charged with crimes in courts throughout the State of Oregon.

    47 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Wieselman is no longer accepting clients as he has retired from the private practice of law.


The Wieselman Law Group
1001 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Suite 1414
Portland, OR, 97204

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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2013
Jack is worth every penny!
I had a very unique case that was dragged out for many years. "Not at Jacks fault" The government saw me as a hardened criminal for marketing fake sunglasses. Jack saw different. In the end Jack got me probation and home confinement so I could continue to work and raise my children. The Feds wanted me in prison for at least a year and a day" I have three friends that are attorneys so I'm very familiar with allot of law and how it works. I know the difference between a good and bad attorney. Jack is composed, controlled and when he strikes it's very decisive and distinct. I am very pleased with his performance and would gladly higher and refer him again.
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Posted by TR | February 22, 2013
Former employer nuisance lawsuit settled out of court
Jack Wieselman was professional and compassionate throughout this vindictive legal action taken by a wine industry employer on their exiting winemaker. Jack Wieselman's experience and dedication helped to bring this 18 month ordeal to a close without going to trial.
Posted by Kim | February 14, 2013
I have referred Jacob to a few friends and they are very pleased with his work.
Jack helped me with a last min. situation he was always very caring , quite knowledgeable , professional and had great communications skills. He always kept me in the loop as to what was happening with my case. I have also referred Jack to a few friends and they have been very please with his work and outcome. Not only was he representing me as my attorney I felt he was a friend. I would recommend him again to my friends and family but not my ex
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2010
we won! what else can one ask for?
Jack was my attorney for several years while dealing with a criminal matter in federal court... he is very professional and charismatic. He helped the court of appeals see the light and my sentence was vacated. Thank you jack!
Posted by Mike | June 10, 2015
Not worth it
Jack or Jacob just wanted his money. He acted surprised when he realized I was telling him the truth about a false accusation which landed me in court. Even when he knew the truth and had evidence, he wouldn't fight for me. If you don't believe your client, then maybe you shouldn't take the case.


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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Wieselman Law Group
  • 2003 - Present
  • Principal
  • Wieslman & Brady, LLP
  • 1992 - 2012


  • Georgetown University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Struckman, 603 F.3d 73 (9th Cir., 2010)
  • Following appeal, conviction vacated. Case dismissed following remand to District Court. Client released from custody of the Bureau of Prisons.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Membership Chair - Oregon
  • N/A
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When Jack practiced here in the East, I had the opportunity to collaborate with him several times. I am sorry that he is no longer as available a resource. I know few lawyers who are not smart, but Jack is exceptionally intelligent. In addition, in the cases we collaborated on, he worked very hard. His effort was consistent with a strong commitment to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Extremely intelligent, caring and compassionate. Provides excellent answers to legal questions on Avvo. As an attorney who has been practicing for 24 years as a judge, prosecutor, magistrate, criminal defense attorney, and law professor, I would refer anyone and everyone to Mr. Wieselman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a complicated criminal matter involving immigration issues/consequences. Mr. Wieselman was able to prevail in the case with a resolution minimizing the immigration impact on his client. I would not hesitate referring a criminal case to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob Wieselman is a seasoned and savvy attorney. He has had success in many different venues. Recently, Mr Wieselman won a stunning victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, vindicating the right of his client to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. When attorneys uphold the Constitutional rights of their clients, they advance the cause of freedom for all of us. I commend Mr Wieselman for his victory in this appeal. I will not hesitate to refer clients to Mr Wieselman in the future, for I know they will be in very good hands."
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