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Law Works is a full service law firm in historical downtown Portland. Lake Perriguey works to bring the best representation to the client.


Lake Perriguey represents clients in a variety of practice areas. Rates vary depending on the case. House calls and alternative meeting environments can also be accommodated when applicable.


Whatever your legal interest, personal or business, Lake Perriguey will work toward offering you the best representation possible within the scope of our practice, or, if necessary, will refer you to an associated specialist to meet your needs.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 25%
    18 years
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years
  3. Business: 15%
    18 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    18 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Colin Rockey Hackett

    James is obviously an outstanding lawyer. I would absolutely recommend him.


    Colin Hackett Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Randy Collins

    James Perriguey has proven to be an especially efficient ally in the courtroom. When clients come to us in search of experienced representation in Oregon, we refer them to James.


    Randy Collins Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

1906 SW Madison Street
Portland, OR, 97205


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spirit of Solomon AwardAmerican Inn of Court - Gus J. Solomon2014
Fighting Spirit AwardBasic Rights Oregon2014
Award of MeritOregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association2014
President's Public Service AwardOregon State Bar2014
Oregon Excellence AwardSmall Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce2013
Peer Rating of BV--Very High LegalMartindale-Hubbell2011
Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice AwardOregon Trial Lawyers Association2011
Cornelius Honor SocietyNorthwestern School of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Works LLC2008 - Present
AttorneyBradley J. Woodworth & Associates2000 - 2007
ClerkLaw Office of Mary D. Dorman1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssoicationGuardian2012 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Oregon Lawyer chapter)Member2011 - Present
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of CourtExecutive Committee2008 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Business Litigation SectionMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1998 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
p:earChairman Resource Council2010 - 2010
Basic Rights OregonPolicy Group2010 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MERIDIAN TRANSP. RESOURCES v. MAGIC CARRIER RES.Defendant not req'd to pay attorney fees.
Andrew Hangerud v. The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation and D. Paul StanfordSettled with substantial payment to our client
Fleming v. MilesClient prevailed, attorney fees awarded to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
CNNArmy veteran legally not male or female, judge rules2016
Willamette WeekMen Need Not Apply2016
New York TimesOregon Court Allows Person to Choose Neither Sex2016
The New York Times2 Dancers Sue Oregon Strip Club for Unpaid Wages2015
Vice NewsPortland’s Vegan Strip Club Is Being Sued for Allegedly Mistreating Its Dancers2015
The Globe and MailGay rights experiences an unusually progressive week in the U.S.2014
PQ MonthlyHe Treated Marriage Like Pancakes2014
The OregonianHow gay attorney who wasn't wild about marriage helped bring same-sex marriage to Oregon2014
Willamette WeekWinning by Default2014
The Washington PostOregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court2014
Washington BladeJudge to Hear Oregon Marriage Case, But No Support for Ban2014
The OregonianGay marriage: Judge Michael McShane provides little clue in how he will rule on Oregon case2014
The Wall Street JournalJudge Hears Oregon Bid to End Voter-Approved Same-Sex Marriage Ban2014
Bend BulletinTransgender applicant files complaint against Bend’s New Vision Wilderness2014
Portland MonthlyThe Road to Gay Marriage2014
Willamette WeekGay Couples File Federal Suit To Overturn Oregon Ban on Same-Sex Marriage2013
Willamette WeekMarriage Duel2013
Portland MercuryGender Bender: Does Portland's Only Gay Strip Club Discriminate Against Women?2012
Willamette WeekMan in Turban Claims Assault2011
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)TOP SECRET: Resisting Confidentiality Clauses2011
Portland MercuryFighting Dirty2011
Willamette WeekLost in Transition2011
OregonianSchool District Pays $75,000 to Settle Discrimination Case2011
Willamette WeekBlunt Accusations2011
Oregon Trail Lawyers publication (OTLA)Lake Perriguey's Fight Against Discrimination2011
Willamette WeekMurmers: $40,000 Settlement2010
Portland TribuneUpdate on Most Read Web Stories of 20102010
Portland MercuryHow Gay Teacher Won His Job Back - And District Reform2010
The MercuryDON'T ASK DON'T TELL: Beaverton, OR School Discriminates2010
Oregon Public BroadcastingEqual Protection for Sexual Minorities2010
Oregon Public BroadcastingSchool Discriminates Against Speech of Gay People2010
OregonianArtist finds her design on a competing brand2008
OregonianLegally male, five-months pregnant Bend resident is Oprah's guest on Thursday2008
Willamette WeekBands Uh-Live/Barfight2003
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationCopyright and the Internet1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
St John's College-AnnapolisPhilosophy and MathBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
St John's College-Santa FePhilosophy and MathBA1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, CLE CommitteeWinning Marriage Equaility: The Mechanics and Politics2014
Oregon State Bar, Diversity Section : Marriage EqualityMarriage Equality: Looking Back Looking Forward2014
Gus J. Solomon American Inn of CourtHobby Lobby2014
Right To Privacy: Oregon / Federal ConstitutionsRight To Privacy: Oregon / Federal Constitutions2011
American Inns of Court - THE SECOND AMENDMENT'S INDIVIDUAL RIGHTSSecond Amendment - DC v. Heller2010
American Inns of Court - Gus J. Solomon ChapterMinority Respect in the Courtroom2008