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My practice is 100% focused on employment law.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Richardson Craig Griswold

    I have worked with Joel for several years on different matters. We have worked together at the same firm and also called on each other for professional guidance in our own law practices. I would strongly recommend Joel to any Oregon individual or business seeking legal advice and counsel. He brings a not-so-common practical approach to the legal practice that produces efficient, cost-effective results.


    Richardson Griswold Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nicholas Patrick Merrill

    To all potential clients: you simply cannot go wrong with Joel Christiansen. He will tell you what he can do for you within the framework of the applicable law, honestly assess the merits of your case, and work intelligently and diligently to achieve your goals. I have learned a lot from him. I strongly endorse him.


    Nicholas Merrill Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vogele & Christiansen

812 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR, 97209


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
All-American MediatorAmerican Mock Trial Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerVogele & Christiansen2013 - Present
AttorneyJoel Christiansen2010 - 2013
AttorneyMitra Law Group2009 - 2010
Law ClerkNicholas & Butler, LLP2006 - 2007
Conflicts AnalystFoley & Lardner, LLP2005 - 2005
RIS DirectorMilwaukee Bar Association2003 - 2005
ParalegalUW-Milwaukee University Legal Clinic2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Portland State University Mock TrialHead Coach2008 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers SectionMember2008 - 2012
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Law Practice Management CommitteeCo-Chair2008 - 2009
Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Professional Development and Education CommitteeMember2008 - 2010
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Young Lawyers Division publicationSuccess and Sanity: Managing Your Way to a Rewarding Career2009
Employment Law BlogEmployment Law Blog2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial AcademyN/AN/AN/A
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePolitical PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Industry ConferenceA Practical Overview of Oregon Employment Lawsuits2012
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Staff SectionLitigation 1012012
Know Your Rights ForumWage and Hour 1012009
Portland State University - National Mock Trial TeamTrial AdvocacyN/A