|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Arthrur H. Bryant Pubic Justice Award||Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||1995|
|Shareholder||Law Office of Steven J. Sherlag, PC||2001 - Present|
|Staff Attorney, Sr. Felony Attorney||Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc.||1994 - 2001|
|Litigation Associate||Morgan Lewis||1991 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Lifetime Member||1993 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Notebook||Effective Opening Statements||2013|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Notebook||Closing Argument||2013|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes Manual||Robbery Chapter||2010|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DUII Trial Notebook||Effective Opening Statements||2007|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes Manual||Robbery Chapter||2004|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Russian and Eastern Euro Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Monthly Meeting Gus Solomon American Inns of Court||“To Have and To Hold” LGBTQ Rights (PPT Coordinator)||2013|
|Monthly Meeting of Gus Solomon Inns of Court||Due Process||2011|
|Handling the Police Liability Claim||Internal Affairs Complaints||2011|
|Handling the Police Liability Claim||Federal Law Overview||2011|
|New Lawyers' Seminar||Defense Lawyers' Ethics||2010|
|Monthly Meeting of the Gus Solomon American Inns of Court||Acme Corporation: Ethics in IP||2010|
|“Anatomy of a Murder”||Interview of the Criminal Client||2009|
|Winter Conference||The Evidence Code, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Evidentiary Ethics||2009|
|Winter Conference||Experts, Ethics and Ethics: Picking, Directing, Preparing and Attacking Experts||2006|
|The Criminal Trial from Start to Finish||Effective Opening Statements||2006|
|Monthly Chapter Meeting, Ch 31, Intern'l Assoc of Arson Investigators||Arson Through the Eyes of a Trial Lawyer||2005|
Posted by Dain
Steve's a real guy who understands the real world and the way cops, DHS and the judicial system abuse power and civil rights. He was recommended to me and I recommend him to you. He's my guardian angel and I Iove him like a brother. He's totally human and can relate to the feelings of others. He's not a shrink, but he's not above heartfelt and healing words and "just talking." He's very funny too. He does his best to help you keep perspective when the world seems like it's falling down.
I owe Steve a debt which may be un-repayable in this lifetime. This was a near death experience for me and I now know just how interwoven and connected we are. Did Steve owe me karmically before or did we begin something this time around? He represented me when I was framed by Albany, Oregon police detective Glen Fairall for abusing my own children when he had actually abused them through going into their school, bullying and intimidating the administrator into letting him question (i.e. interrogate) my 6 year old daughter and subsequently ordering all three of my daughters (1,3 and 6 yrs) "examined" (state sanctioned child sex abuse) at ABC House because he couldn't find any evidence. He had wasted his time and probably realized he was looking bad so he blew his stack and went berzerk when I got an attorney and charged me with 3 counts of child sex abuse and a topper of RAPE to make things stick. The Grand Jury dismissed the rape charge but undoubtedly the DA George Eder easily pushed over the foggy and nebulous charges of sex abuse to get an indictment. After all that's what a Grand Jury is for: producing indictments. It's not hard when there's no judge and no defense representation! It's a trial in a vacuum...
Bathing your child, changing where they might see you, potty training them and comforting them when they're scared at night are readily spinnable as sex-crimes. He didn't charge my wife for doing these things, only me, the father. As detective Fairall said it's his "business".
Steve stayed with me through the whole thing and regularly came to Albany when needed (75 miles) during the 2+ years of horror, 4 preparations for trials (3 blocked by DA/courthouse shenanigans), DA calling an illegal mistrial and ultimately, 6 months later a 7 day trial and extremely fast exoneration. I hope you never have to hire Steve to defend you and you probably won't as long as you know that it's a bad idea to "talk to cops" and teach your loved ones likewise. "Anything you say can be used against you" IS FOR REAL. It's not just movies. If the cop feels like it your words will be spun, manipulated, taken out of context and even misquoted. All exculpatory evidence will be ignored. That's how the pros make probable cause." Don't be naieve. It could cost your life or that of someone you care for. Cops and DAs are allowed to lie and they do it a lot. They're rewarded for it. They'll lie to your kids too. The courts do not hold anyone of "the system" accountable. That means fraud, perjury, and forgery by cops are not seen as crimes in these kinds of cases. Only we can change the system and that is by exposing these guys, making them and their employers look bad and always demanding trials. But if you are getting railroaded, Steve may be able to help you. To say he saved my family and my life is an understatement. I recommend him with all my heart. --Dain S. A, Oregon
Posted by Linda
I highly recommend Steven Sherlag. He is trustworthy, and really cares about people. He and his Assistant Kristine San Fillipo, were very professional handling my case. Through this stressful time in my life, I was really surprised that they took time to check in on me, (phone call, email) to see how I was doing. To me, that is a rarity for such a busy firm. He really fights hard for you and defends you to the end!
Posted by anonymous
When my case happened , I was truly innocent and needed the very best lawyer to proove it. I am a avid outdoorsman & a firearm collector & love hunting with my children. I reviewed many of the Portland area lawyers & Steven J Sherlags website caught my attention. Something just felt wright about it & so i made the call , and im glad i did. Steven & I talked about my case & the 3different charges & he told me about the different possible outcomes & so I made the decision he was my lawyer. I met with Steven & Kristine San Filippo who is Stevens Legal Assistant @ there office , where we reviewed the case and costs & planned my defense . Kristine was top rate & thorough on the investigation & keeping me updated on my case. Through my whole process Steven kept me positive & they both made me feel more like a friend , i want to thank both of you for that. Well 10months later my case was over & i couldnt of been more pleased with the outcome! O, i also received a check back i wasn' t expecting . Steven J Sherlag is a 1st class lawyer all the way!