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Richard L McBreen III

About me

Richard moved to Portland from Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 2003. He is originally from Southern California, but grew up primarily in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. While attending Portland State University, Richard was a member of the Pre-Law Society, and he studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain in 2006. Richard is passionate about defending and preserving the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, and as a partner at Owens & McBreen, P.C., he focuses exclusively on defending the rights of those accused of crimes by the state and federal government.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Identity Theft: 20%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
  5. Sex Crime: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward A Kroll

    Richard is a very capable lawyer. I am very impressed with his pro-bono work, defending the Occupy Portland protesters. He is one of the driving forces behind getting these folks their constitutionally guaranteed jury trials. The amount of analysis and work that went into that process is impressive. I would have no reservations about him handling a criminal matter.


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  • Joshua Pond

    I cannot sing enough praise for this lawyer. Being an attorney isn't just about knowledge, though his knowledge of the law is vast. It is also about skill in the courtroom, management of cases and case loads, client care, vigilance in one's watchcare over the community and the powers that be and many things more. What separates the average attorney from the great one's is the ability to do all these things well. If that is the case, your search for a great attorney is over. Richard is that great attorney. If you want the whole package, give him a call.


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Contact info

Owens & McBreen, P.C.

319 SW Washington St.
Suite 614
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Outstanding Legislative Council Representative of the YearAssociated Students of Mount Hood Community College2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOwens & McBreen, P.C.2010 - Present
Law ClerkOffice of the City Attorney, Portland, OR2009 - 2010
Law ClerkKoho & Beatty, Attorneys at Law2009 - 2009
Law ClerkCatholic Charities Immigration Services2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Lawyers GuildAttorney Member2016 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2014 - Present
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2014 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. M.H.Client acquitted on all counts
State v. D.V.Controlled Substances DUII dismissed on the day of trial
State v. Z.D.Acquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Portland State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OTLA Family Law Section CLECriminal Law for the Family Law Attorney2016
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of CourtReady, Aim, Fire: Envisioning the Open Carry Debate Inside the Beltway2016
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of CourtLegalization of Marijuana2015
New Lawyer Power HourPaperless Office: Cloud vs. Local Case Management Systems2014
Client Counseling Competition2013-2014 Regional Client Counseling Competition2014
Going Solo: Opening Your Own Small Firm Law PracticeOpening a Law Practice2012
Willamette University College of LawBuilding a Law Practice2011
Classroom Law Project Courthouse ExperienceThe Criminal Justice System2011