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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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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  3. Sex Crime: 15%
    10 years, 50 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    10 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Scott

    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.

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    Ryan Scott Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edie Rogoway

    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!

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    Edie Rogoway Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1549 SE Ladd Ave.
Portland, OR, 97214-4700

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200608/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Outstanding Oral AdvocacyLewis & Clark Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyLaw Office of Graham C Fisher2007 - Present
AttorneyMetropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.2006 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions CommitteeAttorney Member2016 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionCooperating Attorney2015 - Present
Oregon Justice Resource CenterAmicus Brief Lawyers' Committee2015 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationOCDLA Legislative Committee Member2015 - Present
United States District Court of OregonAttorney2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Oregon State BarAttorney2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. D.M.Dismissal
State v. I.Z.Acquittal by jury
State v. O.C.Dismissal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Willamette WeekRat Tale2015
Willamette WeekRevelations About a Portland Police Snitch Lead to Drug Offenders Being Sprung from Prison2015
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes & Defenses ManualContributing Chapter Author: Felon in Possession2010
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Major Crimes & Defenses ManualContributing Chapter Author: Destructive Devices2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense College, Summer Trial Practice Institute, Macon, GeorgiaN/AN/A2008
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Reed CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OCDLA 2015 Winter Conference - Daring Defenses that WorkModerator2015
Hearing Conducted by the Oregon Senate Judiciary CommitteeTestimony in Support of Bail Seizure Reform Bill - SB 391A2015
Hearing Conducted by the Oregon House Judiciary CommitteeTestimony in Support of Bail Seizure Reform Bill - SB 391A2015