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Rachel Philips

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

4.5   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Rachel Philips
1549 SE Ladd Ave
Portland, OR, 97214

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fierce protector
I knew as soon as I met Rachel that she would fight for my case with everything she had. I felt like I could relax once I had her on my side. She is also very communicative and good at translating the law so it's more accessible. She made me feel very reassured, and she didn't allow me to commit to any negotiations that were not in my best interest. You cannot go wrong with Rachel!
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Posted by Earnest | February 11, 2022
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you need Rachel!!
Rachel is a great lawyer. She always communicates well and keeps her word. She is an awesome attorney who gets the job done. She simply accomplishes things. You need Rachel!
Posted by Michael S. | January 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
You need Rachel Phillips in your corner.
I was falsely accused of several crimes, one of which was a Measure 11 which had a mandatory minimum of around 70 months. Rachel went above and beyond what I expected a public defender to do in order to represent me in the best possible way. Her defense was so thorough that most all charges were dismissed and the misdemeanors that went before a jury, in order for the State to save face, were so ridiculous, that I ended up with a mere $100 fine. You'd be hard pressed to find another attorney who can get a Measure 11 crime dismissed. That's how good she will be in your defense. Also, she is an extremely kind and caring person who genuinely shows it when dealing with you. You can tell that she truly invests her time and energy into your case. You can't go wrong with Rachel, she is by and large the best criminal defense attorney you can hire. Thank you so much Rachel, I really do appreciate you.
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 28, 2019
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Rachel is who you want!
Rachel was wonderful for me! I was incarcerated when she was assigned to me and she got me out at the quickest possible date. Every time I called, she answered. She came and met with me almost every week. She sent books to myself and other inmates. She arranged an extensive psychological evaluation that helped me in my case. She is an amazing person all around, pointing out that our crimes do not define us. She looks at the root cause of why the crime was committed and is dedicated to representing you as a person (as the paper work makes us out to be monsters)and then devising a plan to prevent further illegal activity. She's GREAT!
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Posted by justin | September 23, 2014
she did a great job
My wife was facing some serious charges Rachel gave some great advice and all charges were dropped. I didn't have high hopes from a public defender but wow great job thanks.
Posted by John | March 22, 2024
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Negative review
My attorney,failed to communicate with me on important issues that would have a bad impact in my criminal casse . She didnt explain to the court during trial a couple of very important issues that could have resulted in a different outcome . She also led me to believe that I would get at most probation but because of her lack of interest, lack of communication and dishonesty I got convicted and now am facing several years in prison .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Investigator
  • Philips Consulting Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Metropolitan Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2014

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • College of Santa Fe
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v Mohamed
  • Conviction on Count 1 reversed and remanded; remanded for resentencing; otherwise affirmed
  • State v Soprych
  • Reversed and remanded.
  • State v Pitcher
  • Reversed and remanded.
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2022

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Much Ado About Trial Strategy
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • Substantive Criminal Law Class
  • Defending Criminal Cases
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse Rachel
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel is a dedicated, aggressive, and highly intelligent attorney who is able to effectively and compassionately advocate for the needs of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel Philips is an outstanding attorney and investigator. Rachel is diligent, tireless, and fearless – in litigation and investigation. There isn’t a case or client that wouldn’t benefit from Rachel’s skill and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Rachel for almost twenty years and we worked together briefly on a matter. Her years of experience as a public defender and litigator makes her a highly sought after and knowledgeable attorney who works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When Rachel takes a case, she puts her heart into it. She is fierce. She will fight like hell for her clients, whether in trial or negotiation. Her investigative skills only enhance her zealous advocacy. When you hire Rachel, you're guaranteed to get experienced, competent, aggressive representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel helped me tremendously as an investigator on a criminal case. She combines her experience as a defense attorney with her investigation skills to provide a truly unique service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Without reservation I would recommend Ms. Philips to an individual seeking legal counsel, or to an attorney seeking an investigator. As an attorney handling primarily homicide cases, I must have an investigator who can “get the job done.” Ms. Philips is just that investigator. Timeliness and thoroughness are the hallmarks of her work product. Her experience as a top-flight criminal defense lawyer makes her invaluable as an investigator, but more importantly, her personality make it possible for her to connect with, and develop rapport with almost anyone. When I get a new case, my first call is to Rachel Philips."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ms. Philips for years at Metropolitan Public Defenders in Portland. She is a trial lawyer through and through. Few lawyers are more passionate about their client's rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rachel works very hard and advocates strongly in negotiations and trials for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a hardworking lawyer who fights for her clients. Lawyers like her are one of the reasons Metropolitan Public Defenders has the quality reputation for public defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, aggressive, experienced, and an excellent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptionally passionate, aggressive attorney. Few lawyers fight as hard for their clients."
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Portland Criminal defense Lawyer Rachel Philips
Rachel Philips
Criminal defense Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 18 years
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