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John E. Schlosser is an associate with the Dickison Law, LLC. He grew up on his family's farm in Spiritwood, North Dakota, and graduated from Kindred High School in Kindred, North Dakota. He then immediately fled the abysmal winters of the Bison State for the sunny climes of Hawaii. There, he attended Hawaii Pacific University, and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology.


After graduation, he and his future wife, Jaimie, moved back to the mainland, with the intention of attending graduate school. A strange series of events led him to manage a pest control company in Portland, Oregon. From there, a car accident and a stroke of luck landed him in an attorney’s office, who eventually suggested he look into the law as a career change.


John decided to attend Lewis & Clark Law School, in Portland. During his first year of law school, he was a Pro Bono Award recipient, and received a prestigious Public Interest Law Project scholarship. He used his scholarship to work for WaterWatch of Oregon, which allowed him to protect Oregon’s water rights and to work on drafting legislation. In his second year, he was selected to join Lewis & Clark’s Jessup International Moot Court team, which won Best Brief at their regional competition and fourth place in the international rounds (the highest placing U.S. team). He also began a clerkship at Kahn & Ifversen Attorneys, LLP, where he served as a Certified Law Student and handled various criminal cases. Upon graduating he was awarded, in addition to his Juris Doctorate, a certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure.


To John, helping people through one of their most harrowing experiences gives him a great feeling of pride.  The combination of his love of helping people and his love of trial practice, which he focused on in his course work, makes him an effective advocate for his clients.


In his spare time he enjoys cooking, fishing and learning to play the ukulele.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    7 years
  2. Family: 25%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    5 years
  4. Business: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($200-275/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shawn Alfred Kollie

    John has always been a wealth of knowledge in Criminal Defense, often times coming up with new and novel ways to defend his clients. I fully endorse him.


    Shawn Kollie Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Christopher M Trotter

    I have had the opportunity to consult and collaborate with Mr. Schlosser on multiple occasions. He is very smart and knowledgeable, particularly when it comes to the practice of criminal law in Multnomah County.


    Christopher Trotter Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Dickison Law, LLC
522 SW Fith Avenue, Suite 705
Portland, OR, 97204


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Major Felony CertificationOregon Public Defense Services2015
Best Memorial - Mid-Atlanic RegionInternational Law Students Association2009
PILP ScholarshipPublic Interest Law Project2008
Pro Bono Honors CertificateLewis & Clark Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyDickison Law, LLC2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe VanderMay Law Firm2011 - 2013
OwnerJohn E Schlosser, Attorney at Law2010 - 2011
Court Certified Law Student/Law ClerkKahn & Ifversen Attorneys2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2010 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wynne and TremainTRO dismissed
Jaramillo v. Angeles, FloresJudgment for Plaintiff
State v. SmithNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolCertificate in Criminal Law & ProcedureJD - Juris Doctor2010
Hawaii Pacific UniversityMarine BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002