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Jacob D Braunstein

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Portland, OR

4.4   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 3 years
    Oregon - OR 17 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    18 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    18 years

  3. DUI and DWI

    18 years

  4. Consumer protection

    9 years

  5. Criminal defense
    Experienced trial attorney handling misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. Have defended clients facing charges that range from DUII to aggravated murder.

    18 years


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2225 NE Alberta
Suite A
Portland, OR, 97211
Jacob D Braunstein
39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 201
Sandy, OR, 97055
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jake is simply the best
Where do I start? From the moment I contacted Jake I felt at ease. Facing criminal charges is no joke and to say I was stressed out would be an understatement. Jake listened to my side of the story and spent nearly an hour with me. He went over several different ways he could approach my case, including ones that didn't involve hiring him. I decided to have him represent me and it was the best decision I could have made. Jake's knowledge of the legal system was amazing. Through the whole process he was easy to get a hold of and worked around my schedule. Even at 9 pm he was working on my behalf. He was able to get the charge dismissed and kept me out of the system, protected my family and saved my career. He's a fantastic person who works off the facts, passes no judgement and does his level best to get you the most desirable outcome. Thank you a thousand times, Jake!
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Posted by Max | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, caring, compassionate - I can't say enough good things
Jacob Braunstein is the only attorney I'll ever work with if I can help it. He has represented both me and one of my adult children on different issues and I couldn't be happier with his services. I sought help from Mr. Braunstein when I needed to file bankruptcy. He and his staff function like a well oiled machine and I recommend him to everyone I know. Mr. Braunstein is very patient and obviously cares about his clients. I had a ton of questions but he didn't treat me like I was a bother and he took a lot of time to answer all of my questions. He was also able to work with my schedule, which meant meeting me on the weekend. He's a great attorney who really seems to care about his clients.
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Posted by John | January 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I was referred to Jake by one of my good buddies who'd gotten into some legal trouble before. He said, "Call Jake. The dude's awesome!" So I called on the weekend expecting to get a voicemail and he actually picked up the phone. I explained my situation and he said he could meet with me that afternoon since I work long hours all week. First off, my friend was right. Jake is really laid back and easy to talk to. He didn't judge, he just wanted to hear my side of the story. He didn't try to push a contract at me or pressure me into hiring him to help me with my case. He was straightforward, honest, and told me about all of my options, not just the ones that involved hiring him. I ended up choosing Jake to represent me that day. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. He knew the process inside and out and he helped me every step of the way. It was obvious the judge knew him. She told me right there that Jake had gotten me the deal of the century and normally the prosecutor doesn't agree to things like that. Thanks to Jake and all the work he did on my case, I was able to get the most serious charges dismissed and one of them converted from a felony to a misdemeanor. I was able to stay out of jail and keep my job thanks to Jake. If you need an awesome attorney, call him. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Posted by Monte | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Jacob Braunstein is a highly skilled and very professional attorney that I would recommend to anyone. I have worked with several attorneys in the Portland area but Jacob stands above them all.
Posted by Natalie | February 13, 2015
Amazing... so helpful and so compassionate
I don't even know where to begin. I was really nervous about hiring a lawyer. There are so many to choose from and I had never needed a lawyer before. But I found myself in way over my head trying to get caught back up with my debts after losing my job. I had been recommended to Jacob by a friend who had also filed bankruptcy, and I am so lucky I called. He answered his own phone, answered all my questions and never once tried to hurry me off the phone. Then we scheduled an appointment and there was no fee for meeting him. I knew once I met him in person I had chosen the best person for me. He is really laid back, but professional at the same time. He helped me understand all of my options, answered all of my questions throughout the process, and was a great support. My bankruptcy went through quickly and the meeting of creditors was a breeze because he prepared me for everything ahead of time. And his fees were really inexpensive compared to some of the other attorneys I spoke with. He really helped me get my life back on track.
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Posted by Brandon | December 19, 2014
If you need a great criminal defense lawyer, Jake Braunstein is the guy to call
Jake is a really down to earth guy. He didn't treat me like I was a bother and not worth his time. Thumbs up for an honest Lawyer. He was able to work with my schedule, which meant meeting me on the weekend. Even though he's pretty laid back, he was all business in the court room. You could tell the judge knew him really well. In the end, he convinced the judge to drop all $2000 of fines the prosecutor was asking for and to give me community service. I couldn't believe it! I was able to get out of there with no jail and no fines, just community service. I recommend him to anyone who gets in trouble.
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Posted by Jennie | December 3, 2014
Excellent attorney, highly recommend his services!
Jacob was an incredible help from start to finish. My case was fairly complex, and he was able to help me navigate the issues with his expert knowledge and experience. All of the paperwork and filings were completed quickly and any questions I had regarding the case/paperwork were answered promptly. His fee was more than fair, I didn't feel like he was taking advantage of me when I was in a tight spot. The consultation was free, and he spent an hour with me answering questions and advising me on my options. When I had to appear in court he was there, and guided me through the process as I had never been in court before. He was confident and prepared with the facts of my case. I thought he was personable, while remaining professional and always a phone call or email away if I needed him. 10/10, I will use his services again if needed and highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2013
The superstar of Bankruptcy lawyers
Jake worked hard to make sure I understood the whole process in filing my bankruptcy. As nervous as I was in the beginning, he put me at ease with his knowledge and compassion. Its hard to find a lawyer who doesn't treat you like just another client. Jake kept me informed all the way and I never had to chase him down to see what was going on. I would recommend him to anyone looking to ease the nervousness and hard choice of filing bankruptcy.
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Posted by Nicole | February 15, 2013
Dedicated, compassionate, a real life-saver in bankruptcy
We needed a bankruptcy attorney who could help us quickly, but who could also make sure we understood what was going on with our case at all times. Mr. Braunstein always made sure we understood what was needed during the process and what would happen during the bankruptcy. We never felt like we were being talked down to and he made the whole process about as painless as possible. He even made time to meet with us on the weekend! We would recommend him to anyone in need of a great but inexpensive bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2012
Best criminal defense attorney in Oregon!
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney that shows integrity and respect and who will work to find the best deal for you, look no further! Jacob has saved my family. I was looking to going to Jail for a felony and Mr. Braunstein went this distance. He researched, negotiated and executed a plan to keep me out of the system. Jacob does not judge you based off of your past. He showed respect and eagerness to work with me. Jacob- you have a gift. I thank you and so do my kids. You are a blessing. Thanks for all you do sir!
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Posted by Tom | September 30, 2010
Best Attorney I've Ever Used
Choosing Mr. Braunstein to represent me on a DUII was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. He kept me well informed and was very knowledgeable. He helped me through a very stressful situation and wanted to take my case to trial where other attorneys told me I should just plead out. We took it to trial and won! Anyone who needs a great defense attorney this is your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
Worst experience
First of all, it's my fault for not going with my gut feeling and stood my ground with my husband . That being said my husband went to see him about bankruptcy , we were less then 20,000, in debt. He didn't recommend consumer credit counseling or consolidation as an alternative which he also helps people with. On top of that my mother was terimal. From what I have read you should never file if you intend to inherit. My husband said he told him about my mother and he still didn't advise him to a different avenue. So yes my mother past. Once you you can't go back. I had to surrender my inheritance this all started in August, it now almost January and still don't have what was left over back., my credit it screwed even though i paid it all off. On top of the bad advise he has only replied to me a few times and that's when I said I would go to the trustee to find out. I have never had to deal with lawyers so this would be my first experience and it has been miserable.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Worst experience Ive ever had
So I hired Braunstien for a criminal case, and he told me had done cases like it before, but when it came down to it, I knew the laws better than him. I am not trying to smear his name, but simply stating what happened to me. He asked about money before he ever asked about the case, which I should have seen as a red flag. So after I showed up to my first court case, I was really anxious to know what would happen next. I told Braunstein this and he took about 20 days to respond back to me. He then got the papers from the police, which I was anxious to find out if there was anything in the reports that could help my case. He stated there was none, and he acted as though he had never even looked at them. He just seemed very unwilling to help, and I had paid him good money. So here is the kicker. I had a final court appearance, and Braunstein had never once told me that he wouldnt be there, and I had assumed he would be there given the way he spoke to me about preparing for it. It never crossed my mind, that he wouldnt just not show up. But of course what does he do? Doesnt show up, no explanation, and here I am waiting for him. The judge even felt bad and had the court call him, as the judge couldnt believe that my lawyer would just not show up. So based on what has happened to me, and my experience, I certainly cannot recommend anyone use Jacob Braunstein.
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Response from Jacob Braunstein December 3, 2014
We're very sorry you may have had a negative experience with our firm. This matter does not sound even remotely familiar, but since this is an anonymous comment, we are unable to verify our representation. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case, even if the end results of the case are not what we had hoped for. The facts of each case are unique to that individual's case, and in some cases there are simply few options available. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Braunstein Law, PC
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Des Connall PC
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts x2
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Yarber
  • Debtor's exemption upheld over objection of trustee


  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2015
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2013
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2011
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy Clinic Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Fellow
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, Jacob is an experienced, savvy attorney who advocates for and cares about his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jake is a knowledgeable attorney and strong litigator. He advocates for his clients fiercely and knows the court system well so that he can give his clients every advantage."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jake works hard to provide solid, thoughtful legal defenses for his clients. With his knowledge of criminal law, he provides consistently good results."
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Portland Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Jacob D Braunstein
Jacob D Braunstein
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 17 years
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