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               A skilled and experienced attorney, Jill Petty has over twenty-five years as a courtroom advocate.  Her legal career began at the Multnomah County Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office where she defended clients charged with crimes ranging from Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants to Murder.  She went on to work as an Assistant City Attorney in Vancouver, Washington where she served as both the Criminal Unit Coordinator and the Clark County Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit Coordinator.

Her passion for defending the accused brought her back to criminal defense in 2006 when she established her own firm. As a successful litigator who has conducted over a hundred jury trials, Jill Petty now represents clients charged with all types of criminal offenses.


               A member of the state bars in Oregon, Washington and Colorado, Jill Petty is also admitted to practice in the federal courts for the Districts of Oregon and Western Washington.  She is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%



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  • John W Neidig

    I have known Jill Petty professionally for many years. We have worked on a few cases together and I often seek her advise on legal issues. She is also on of the few lawyers that are licensed to practice in both Washington and Oregon. I often refer Washington cases to her because of her skill, tenacity and professionalism. Jill is a great lawyer.


    John Neidig Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jill Petty, Attorney at Law

Congress Center
1001 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR, 97204


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJill Pety1990 - Present
Assistant AttorneyClark County Courts2003 - 2006
Unit LeaderClark County District Court - Domestic Violence Unit2003 - 2006
Public DefenderMultnomah County Court1986 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Colorado CollegeBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1980