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Per C Olson

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   4 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 20 years
    Oregon - OR 30 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Per

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DEFENDING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS FACING A BROAD RANGE OF CRIMINAL CHARGES.

Per Olson practices exclusively criminal defense in state and federal court. He takes on a wide variety of cases from misdemeanors to major felonies, including DUII, fraud and theft, violent crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, and other interstate and transnational crimes. Per has obtained multiple acquittals for his clients in state and federal court.

 

Per is listed in Best Lawyers of America in the categories of white collar and non-white collar criminal defense. He also appears in Oregon's Super Lawyers in the category of criminal defense.

 

Per graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University in Salem, and then attended Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland where he graduated cum laude in 1993. Per served as the law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Redding (1994-1995) and then for Oregon Supreme Court Justice George A. Van Hoomissen (1995-1997). Per joined the firm in 1998, and became a shareholder in 2005.

 

Per is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar Association. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Per is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Multnomah Bar Association. He has sat on the Pro Bono Committee of the Oregon State Bar's New Lawyer Division and the Group Insurance Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. He has written an amicus brief for the ACLU of Oregon, and he is a past board member of Hands On Portland, a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteering in the community.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Hoevet Olson, PC
1000 SW Broadway Ste 1740
Portland, OR, 97205

Reviews

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Posted by Timothy | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Per was hired a year-and-a-half into my case and two failed trials. He immediately jumped in with both feet and did such great research that he had the case dropped within three months of taking the case. The charge was sex abuse in the first degree, a very serious charge that could have given me 75 months in prison. Through His Brilliant legal prowse, he was able to find out that the woman accusing me had falsely accused others, been arrested for striking a police officer and never charged, and was just plain psychologically unstable. I thank Mr Olson very much for being the best attorney I could have ever asked for. I suggest him to anyone who needs a real fighting attorney.
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Response from Per Olson April 19, 2022
Thank you for your recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
My experience in working with Mr. Olson was excellent. I needed his help with a rather sensitive matter and I felt that he listened to my concerns and gave me very good legal advice without being judgmental. He always returned my phone calls/emails quickly and was great about keeping me posted on any new information with my case. He ended up getting a great result for me. I found him to be an excellent lawyer and while I hope I will never need his services again, I would not hesitate to hire him.
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Response from Per Olson April 19, 2022
Thank you for your comments!
Posted by David Fry | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply outstanding lawyer
It has been an absolute pleasure having Per Olson defend me in court. At first I was skeptical of having a court appointed attorney, but he really pulled through. He has always been honest and really put on his best show and did a great job. I was acquitted in a federal court and beat the odds. I can't say enough good things about him. He has not only true knowledge of the law, he is a very nice man. Absolute honor to get to know him and be represented by him! A+++
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Response from Per Olson April 19, 2022
It was a pleasure representing you David!
Posted by Scott | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Experience with Genuine Concern
Attorney Olson represented me in a federal case. His negotiating skills, knowledge of the law and internal workings of the judicial system resulted in a best-case scenario for myself and my family. His ability to support me through the process with care and yet, firm counsel left me feeling that I could not have chosen a better prepared legal representative. I would highly recommend Per Olson to anyone in need of legal intervention and support!
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Response from Per Olson April 19, 2022
Thank you Scott!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hoevet Olson Howes, PC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Law Clerk for Justice George A. Van Hoomissen
  • Oregon Supreme Court
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Clerk for Judge Robert W. Redding
  • Multnomah County Circuit
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Willamette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. David Fry
  • Not Guilty verdict
  • State v. Daniel Keith
  • Not guilty of assault following jury trial
  • State v. Williams
  • Not guilty verdict
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year: Criminal Defense-General Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mission Impossible: Defending Sex Crimes
  • Challenging Search Warrants in Child Pornography Cases
  • 2017
  • OCDLA Winter Conference
  • Malheur Refuge Trial
  • 2016
  • Evidentiary Issues
  • Rules of Evidence
  • 2013
  • PDX Fusion
  • Fight Or Flight: Defense of Self, Others and Property
  • 2012
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Per Olson is a superb lawyer. He really knows the law and takes the time to fully understand each client's case. Mr. Olson is well respected by Oregon judges, prosecutors and defenders. Juries like him, too!"
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