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Lisa Maxfield, a partner at Pacific Northwest Law LLP, represents individuals and businesses facing investigation or already charged with serious crimes. She has done so for nearly three decades. Ms. Maxfield practices in federal and state courts throughout Oregon, and appears regularly before professional licensing boards and regulatory agencies.


For nearly three decades, she has helped hundreds of clients facing criminal charges in Clackamas County, Deschutes County, Washington County, Multnomah County, Jackson County, Columbia County, Clatsop County, Hood River County, Wasco County, Umatilla County, Marion County, Lane County, Linn County, Benton County, Lincoln County, Coos County, Sherman County, Polk County and Yamhill County.

White collar criminal defense, federal crimes, sex crimes, computer crimes, drug crimes, healthcare fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank/mortgage fraud, tax fraud, environmental investigations and prosecutions, professional licensing matters, criminal appeals. 



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    36 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
  3. Appeals: 5%
  4. Juvenile: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven J Sherlag

    Lisa is the consummate lawyer's lawyer, one of the brightest stars in the community. She is passionate, intelligent, and willing to push the envelope to change the law, influence the trier of fact, and teach us all how to be better at our craft.


    Steven Sherlag Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Laurie Shertz

    Lisa is spectacularly talented. She is dogged in the pursuit of justice for her clients. When she walks into a courtroom, there is no doubt that she has the greatest mastery of both the facts of the case and the law that applies of anyone in the courtroom.


    Laurie Shertz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

121 SW Salmon St Ste 1420
Portland, OR, 97204


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013SuperLawyers2010
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPacific Northwest Law LLP2010 - Present
N/ALaw Office of Lisa A. Maxfield1997 - 2010
PartnerRansom Blackman & Maxfield1986 - 1997
N/AMetropolitan Public Defender1985 - 1986
N/ASalt Lake Legal Defender Association1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Major Crimes and Defenses (OCDLA)Editor2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Juvenile Law Seminar Protecting Clients, Finding Justice, Preventing Atrocities in Juvenile CourtOregon’s New 2012 Child Interviewing Guidelines2013
Sexual Behavior in Children and Teens: Zealous Advocacy in Dependency and Delinquency CasesCross Examination of Child Sex Abuse Complainants2011
Sex Cases: When A Child Is InvolvedKids Say the Darnedest Things: Crossing the Child2011
Investigation & Trial Preparation: Staying Ahead of the CurveInvestigating Sex Crimes: Separating Fact from Fiction2010
Sunny Climate SeminarJury Work2009
OCDLA Winter ConferenceDiagnosis of Sex Abuse: When there is physical evidence, when there isn't.2008
Family Law Seminar“How Does Crawford Apply in Domestic Relations Cases?”2004
Environmental Enforcement, Crimes & EthicsEnvironmental Crimes and Ethics2003