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Graham C Fisher

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   32 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Graham

Learn Graham’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    18 years, 500 cases

  2. Sex crime
    30%

    18 years, 55 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

EXPERIENCED, TOP-RATED TRIAL LAWYER CAN HELP YOU COMBAT YOUR CRIMINAL CHARGES

If you’re in trouble, or someone you care about is in trouble, I’m here to help.

 

The government has an enormous amount of power.   Our criminal justice system is designed to overwhelm the individual and produce guilty pleas.  The United States has just 5% of the world’s population but we incarcerate almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.

 

I can help balance the scales.  I believe in individual rights, compassion, and putting people in a position to be their best selves.  I will listen carefully to your priorities, and will always be honest with you.  I am committed to giving each client complete and clear counsel, every step of the way.  I am an experienced trial lawyer, use creative strategies, and fight to get the best possible result for each and every client.

 

I also work to make the criminal justice system more fair and humane.  I'm proud to serve on the Oregon State Bar's Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Legislative Committee, Oregon Justice Resource Center's Amicus Committee, and ACLU's cooperating attorney panel.  

 

I look forward to talking with you.

 

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Location

Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, LLC
1549 SE Ladd Ave
Suite 100
Portland, OR, 97214-4700

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great man and better attorney.
I could not recommend Graham more; my case was a hard one to defend and he managed to get me the best of all realistic outcomes. Also, when you hear the judge say that the legal brief your attorney has submitted is one the best, she has ever read gives you a good feeling. Graham also was there every step, listing to my questions and ideas, even the unrealistic ones. I would recommend him for anyone needing his legal advice.
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Posted by Jordan | October 12, 2022
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Highly recommend.
He kept me very well informed on what was going on with my case, he listened to my concerns and opinions, and he was excellent at conveying them to the opposing side. No complaints.
Posted by Yuki | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A professional and considerate attorney!
I would recommend Graham to anyone who needs help for criminal defense. Graham is professional, considerate, he not only knows how to handle cases to get the best results for us, but also listens and understands the needs of clients besides just getting a better results for the legal case. He is so considerate that he works to get the best results to achieve a better long-term results for the clients, but not rushing with finishing the case. I had depression when met Graham, he recommended a psychologist to me, it’s an amazing psychologist and it literally saved my life. His warm words also supported me through those hard times, and his expertise in law achieved the best results we can ever be thinking of. Having Graham as our attorney is our best choice!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2020
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Graham is the best......period.
I am a medical doctor who sought the help of Graham Fisher, Esq for help in a matter involving the Oregon Medical Board, and health insurance billing. Mr. Fisher is an amazing intellect, as well as being a really wonderful guy. He knows and understands criminal law, provides wise counsel, and is a powerful advocate for professionals who are under investigation. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of his work on my behalf. Graham is the best….period.
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Posted by Jennifer De Luz | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Outcome!
In 2012 I found myself in jail and the police blotter for the first time in my life. Faced with 4 charges including felony drug possession and a measure 11 along with a few misdemeanors I had outed myself to my family and friends of the double life I had been living for over a decade. I won’t lie this was a scary time in my life as I was looking at a 7 year minimum mandatory sentence for the measure 11. The moment I met Graham his calm and cool demeanor helped to calm my anxieties. I put in my work and got myself into a faith based treatment days after I got out of jail while waiting for trial. This was a wake up call and I truly wanted a life change. Communication with Graham was fluid in every aspect in dealing with my case. Graham negotiated a suspended sentence for the felony drug possession meaning if I kept my nose clean for 2 years, completed probation with zero violations, and completed intensive outpatient through DOC then it would be dismissed. The measure 11 along with the 7 year minimum mandatory sentence was pled down to a theft in the 3rd with minimal jail time (and I do mean minimal for what it should’ve and could’ve been). Fast forward to 2020 I met with Graham once more but this time it was to complete the necessary paperwork to move forward with sealing and expunging the 2012 incident from my life. There is a lot of shame and guilt when going through something like this especially if it’s your first time, I never felt judged by or looked down on by Graham and that is something I truly appreciate. A felony or charge doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Thank You Graham for all the you’ve put into my case! I doubt I would’ve had the same outcome with a different defense attorney. I would absolutely recommend Graham Fisher!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
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Honest and Professional
I was very happy with the representation I received from Graham. I got honest answers and someone who cared about my well being. He saw me through the whole process and will continue to be there if needed.
Posted by Nancy | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Graham Fisher
Let me start out by saying Graham was dealt a poor hand of cards with my Brother's case. My Brother was convicted of a measure 11 crime and sentenced to 8 years 4 months. Without Grahams diligent work, the sentence could have been double the amount of time. What I appreciated about Graham was his straight forward approach. He was honest from the beginning regarding the odds and realities of our outcome. Through it all, Graham remained positive, working hard to explore any and all possibilities and opportunities. With my Brother's permission, Graham communicated freely about the case as it progressed through the legal system. He worked hard and diligently with the facts of the case to ensure the very best outcome possible. Graham was able to communicate with our family in a positive way while still being realistic without giving us false hope. I would not hesitate to recommend Graham Fisher to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
This was my first time having to hire a lawyer for anything and I could not have made a better choice than Graham. He was extremely intelligent, professional and dedicated. Graham made himself available at all hours and was consistent and transparent in his communication with me throughout the process. It really helped put me at ease and makes you feel lIke someone is on your side. I called several other attorneys before finding Graham and most not only gave a very grim outlook on my case, but also quoted significantly higher pricing. Graham not only gave me a fair price but he achieved the best possible result on my case. Would highly recommend hiring him if you need any type of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, great communicator
Needed a defense attorney for a small misdemeanor charge. Every other attorney I reached out to either didn’t call me back, gave me incorrect information, or was just generally less professional. Graham was helpful from the beginning, professional, friendly, kept me informed, and is great at timely communication. Because of him my charge was dismissed and he just helped me process the expungement.
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Posted by Jason | September 18, 2019
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Excellent Representation
I am very pleased with Graham Fisher's commitment, professionalism, and dedication in his representation of my case. I was reluctant to hire an attorney for this case as I felt I was railroaded by my previous attorney who milked my family and I for well over $10,000 dollars and delivered the same treatment as a public defender would have. Heaven forbid I need to ever hire another attorney - but if I do, I know just the man to call. Thanks Graham....
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Posted by Pam | September 16, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Would highly recommend Graham Fisher as a criminal defense attorney. At all times was very professional, explained everything in clear detail and took as much time as necessary to make sure everyone was on the same page. He went above and beyond to defend our case.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate & Committed
I (thankfully) don't have a lot of experience with criminal defense lawyers, but did a little shopping around before I chose Graham. His compassion, calm demeanor, and willingness to learn about my case before getting hired were greatly appreciated. Although my case did not result in a total win, I do think the outcome was better than it might have been with a different attorney, and I was able to avoid going to jail... A fact that I am very grateful for. Graham's continued assistance, and interest in helping me turn my mistakes into spaces of healing, has been truly incredible, and give the sense that he is not just chasing money, but truly feels like he understands that no one should be judged solely by their worst mistakes. While I hope i don't need to hire Graham for his criminal defense services again, he has been an active part of my work to reclaim a productive life, and that is a rare gift.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2019
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Controlled Substance
Graham was super patient, friendly, and honest throughout the process. I always felt reassured that he was taking the best approach to achieve the best possible outcome in a timely manner. I appreciate how he never made false promises, but still kept an optimistic outlook and actively kept me informed of any and all updates. He helped me prevent a record from what would have been misdemeanor charges. Overall an intelligent and down-to-earth lawyer and would 100% recommend him if he is able to take your case.
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Posted by Anna | May 2, 2019
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Graham Fisher
Graham Fisher is an excellent and talented attorney. Graham handled my case with great care and priority he went above and beyond for my family.
Posted by Maria | April 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, brilliant and compassionate
Graham is kind, caring, and responsive. Not only does he have a brilliant mind, he takes the time to listen and explain things every step of the way. His genuine concern for our case assured us that we were in good hands. Graham personally contacted us with information as soon as it was available. He made us feel that we were his priority throughout the entire case. He worked tirelessly to push for results. We ended up with the best possible outcome because we had Graham as our attorney.
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Posted by Gilberto Morales | February 22, 2019
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Graham C. Fisher representation review.
Very happy and impressed with all the work done by Graham C. Fisher in my case. Professional, honest, and trustworthy. During the time that Mr. Fisher represented me I found that he was very informative, and helpful. Making sure I understood every little detail and answering every question I had made me feel very heard and that my case was in good hands. Coming from a place where English is not my first language I felt extremely pleased with how Mr. Fisher noticed this and made sure that I thoroughly comprehend my case and what my options were. My overall experience working with Mr. Fisher was great considering the outcome of my case (which I am very pleased with) and all the hard work he put in to represent me the best possible way he could.
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Posted by Brooke Kratz | June 20, 2018
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Graham Fisher—Excellent Attorney
Graham, to start off, is a very personable guy, easy to talk with and makes things easy to understand. This was important in working with my grandfather for his DUI charges. Graham did a lot of work to lower the consequences for my Gpa and was very sussessful at doing so. It was emotional and discouraging to be in position my Gpa was in, but Graham kept encouraging us and kept us on track. He is very easy to get ahaold of and communicates back very quickly. He does a lot of the leg work for the case as expected but even tiny details like looking up phone numbers and such, which is very helpful. He is very professional in the way he handles his office, his cases and court. We both enjoyed working with him and would easily recommend him.
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Posted by Kim | June 13, 2018
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Excellent, Exemplary, Honorable, Commendable, Caring, Available!!
As a mother of a 19-year-old son in very serious trouble and looking at a minimum 5- to 15-year prison sentence, I was extremely distraught. I researched and talked with several attorneys before I decided to meet with Graham for a consultation. I connected with him instantly, feeling heard and understood, and he remained caring like that from beginning to end. Graham stayed in constant contact with me over the many months it took for a resolution of my son’s case. He is extremely knowledgeable and navigated my son’s case strategically and brilliantly. He even found quality resources to help my son and knew how to get the State to pay for them. In the end, I feel 100% satisfied with Graham and the work he did for the money I paid. In fact, he has gone above and beyond. My son ended up getting a five-year probation sentence (unheard of with the charges against him) instead of any jail/prison time. There is nothing negative whatsoever to say about Graham Fisher. I highly recommend Graham; he really is the best!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2018
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Sex abuse case
Graham Fisher is the best attorney i have ever know in my life! He is respectul, honest and responsible. He won a felony sex abuse trial for my husband. These cases are very hard to win and he demonstrated that my husband was innocent! Thanks to him we are together again and we are happy with our family. I really recommend Graham Fisher to be your attorney, i only can say that he is the best!! God bless you Graham Fisher!
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Posted by Derek | March 16, 2018
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Excellent and responsible lawyer
Graham C Fisher was nothing short of professinal and very easy to work with during a time when emotions are running high and it’s always helpful to have someone in your corner, guiding the ship and making sure that cooler heads prevail. I was charged with a felony and a DV assault 4 and Fisher was able to work it out and they only charged me with DV assault and dropped the felony charge! I really recommend Graham Fisher as an attorney he is the right guy to work with! Thank you very much!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Metropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • National Criminal Defense College, Summer Trial Practice Institute, Macon, Georgia
  • N/A
  • 2008
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. D.M.
  • Dismissal
  • State v. I.Z.
  • Acquittal by jury
  • State v. O.C.
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Cooperating Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Amicus Brief Lawyers' Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • OCDLA Legislative Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court of Oregon
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Oral Advocacy
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2005

Publications

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes & Defenses Manual
  • Contributing Chapter Author: Destructive Devices
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • OCDLA 2015 Winter Conference - Daring Defenses that Work
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • Hearing Conducted by the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Testimony in Support of Bail Seizure Reform Bill - SB 391A
  • 2015
  • Hearing Conducted by the Oregon House Judiciary Committee
  • Testimony in Support of Bail Seizure Reform Bill - SB 391A
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (24)
Endorse Graham
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know a lot of great lawyers, and I've endorsed many of them. What makes Graham different is that I don't know any defense lawyers who have pulled off as many miracles as he has. What's a miracle? It's when the result -- compared to what the defendant was originally charged with -- is so good that I'm genuinely amazed. He has accomplished things for his clients that I am truly envious of. And he has done so quietly, without fanfare."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Graham is a brilliant attorney who possesses that rare combination of legal intellect and genuine concern for his clients. He's the real deal and I learn a lot from him. He's crazy smart!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time with the District Attorney's office I found Graham to be an excellent attorney for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Graham is a dedicated, aggressive, and highly intelligent attorney who is able to effectively and compassionately advocate for the needs of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Graham is experienced, hardworking, and brilliant. As a result, he gets amazing results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Graham is a fantastic lawyer, a hard worker and a compassionate and caring advocate for his clients. I would send any potential clients his way without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Graham is a great lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, diligent, and tireless, Graham is an outstanding advocate. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Graham Fisher as an opponent and as a colleague. In both settings he displayed a high level of integrity and dedication to his clients. He's a fine lawyer and a good man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Graham Fisher prepares his cases thoughtfully and with great attention to detail. He is a very experienced trial litigator. And he is well connected and highly respected in the legal community. I strongly endorse him"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Graham for 7 or 8 years and know him to be a fearless advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fisher and I worked together at the public defenders office for several years. He proved himself to be an excellent advocate and I continue to refer cases to him. Mr. Fisher possesses a great ability to sort through a complex case and successfully represent his clients."
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Portland Criminal defense Lawyer Graham C Fisher
Graham C Fisher
Criminal defense Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 17 years
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