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Mr. McHenry graduated cum laude from the University of
Michigan in 1997 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. In
2004, he graduated second in his class, magna cum laude, from
Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where his studies
concentrated heavily on criminal defense. While in law school, Mr.
McHenry was a law review associate editor, and worked as a research
clerk for the Federal Public Defender office in Portland, Oregon.


McHenry first joined the Law Office of Michael Levine (now Levine &
McHenry LLC) as an associate attorney in 2004. In 2006, he left private
practice to work as a staff attorney in the Portland office of
Metropolitan Public Defenders, Inc. While there, Mr. McHenry defended
hundreds of individuals charged by the State of Oregon with both
misdemeanor and felony crimes.


Mr. McHenry returned to
private practice with Mr. Levine in August of 2007, and they formed a
partnership, Levine & McHenry LLC, in 2010. Mr. McHenry continues
to focus his practice on all aspects of criminal defense as well as
civil rights litigation.


Mr. McHenry has been a featured
speaker at the Annual Conference of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association on multiple occasions, and is the author of a chapter in Major Crimes and Defenses,
a publication of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is
a member of the Oregon State Bar and is admitted to practice in the
Federal District Court for the District of Oregon as well as the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Criminal Justice
Act Panel, a group of attorneys in private practice that have been
selected by the Oregon Federal District Court as qualified to handle
federal indigent criminal defense cases.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Civil Rights: 5%



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  • Graham C Fisher

    Matt McHenry has a brilliant legal mind, and genuinely cares for his clients. Matt is the whole package: legal and emotional intelligence, tireless work ethic, and equally comfortable arguing before judges and juries. Matt's a lawyer that other lawyers turn to for wisdom and guidance -- myself included. If I were charged with a crime, I’d want Matt McHenry in my corner.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Levine & McHenry LLC

1001 SW 5th Ave Ste 1414
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Appellate PracticeU.S. News & World Report2014
Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Criminal Defense: Non-White-CollarU.S. News & World Report2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerLevine & McHenry LLC2007 - Present
Staff AttorneyMetropolitan Public Defender2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Michael Levine2004 - 2006
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Laywers AssociationEducation Committee2013 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Logan StormNot Guilty on all counts after jury trial
Holbrook v. BlacketterReversed and remanded for new post-conviction trial
B.A. v. WebbReversed and remanded for new trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Major Crimes and Defenses (OCDLA)Unlawful Use of a Weapon2010
Environmental LawThe Worst of Times: A Tale of Two Fishes in the Klamath Basin2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MichiganBusinessOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OCDLA Annual Conference 2014Criminal Forfeiture2014
OCDLA Annual Conference 2010Identity Theft Defenses2010
ODCLA Annual Conference 2008Identity Theft Defenses2008