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Edie Rogoway

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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About Edie

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have been a criminal defense attorney for 15 years and have tried countless cases from low level misdemeanors to murder.

    23 years

  2. Civil rights
    I represent people in a variety of civil rights matters such as: police brutality/excessive force, prisoner abuse violations, first amendment violations, false arrest and housing discrimination based on race, gender or other identifiers.

    23 years

I have been a trial attorney for 17 years, practicing both criminal defense and civil litigation.  I regularly try cases in state and federal court in both Oregon and Washington.


One of my strengths and my favorite part of practicing law is relationship building.  I take great pride in the “customer service” component of my job.  My client advocacy goes beyond court appearances and negotiations.  It is the personal connections I make with my clients that distinguishes me from other lawyers.    


I am personally involved in every stage of a case, from strategy and investigation, to motion practice to alternative resolutions like mediation and, ultimately, jury trial if an alternative resolution is not possible.


I began my career as a Multnomah County Public Defender, where I represented thousands of clients charged with every type of criminal case, and gained extensive trial experience. 


Prior entering private practice, I was an attorney with a large insurance defense firm where I handled complex multi-party civil cases in the areas of personal injury, construction defect and real estate disputes and gained valuable insight about how large insurance companies and their law firms handle cases. 


In my former life, I was a stand-up comic, winning the Portland Comedy Competition in 2000.

When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my husband Nathan and daughter Georgia and volunteering with a variety of non-profit organizations in Portland. 



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Rogoway Law
521 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR, 97221


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Posted by Don | October 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Edie all the way!
Edie provided me with a consultation regarding an extremely difficult situation. From the beginning Edie made sure I personally was ok and gave me resources to ensure my personal well being. Edie provided me with professional advise that has proven to be in my best interest. Aside from the legal consultant she was caring, friendly and showed compassion for me. Hands down Edie is without a doubt a lawyer with every quality one needs in a difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Edie is a true advocate
Edie represented our family regarding a civil harassment matter which resulted in a cease and decist order. Her professionalism, empathy and sense of humor made all the difference. Edie immediately understood our situation, acted swiftly and got results. Our family peace and safety was restored as a result of her excellent work. We recommend Edie without hesitation.
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Posted by Jenna | May 30, 2014
Edie is the best!
I would highly recommend Edie to anyone in need of an attorney. She represented my brother during a very difficult time in his life. She restored hope for my brother. Edie is professional, genuine and gets it done! Great legal council great person!
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2014
Smart & Dedicated Professional
I can't recommend Edie highly enough. She handled a sensitive and difficult situation with great care and at the same time was a true advocate. I always felt like I was in the most capable hands and was kept informed and involved. Edie is a pro.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2011
Great lawyer!!!
Edie represented us in a difficult case which involved a family business matter. Needless to say, emotions and family relationships complicated every step of the negotiations. Edie handled every detail in the most professional way, managing us as the client while bringing the negotiations to a successful conclusion. Were able to relax knowing our interested were being represented by a true professional.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 21, 2010
Awesome Criminal Lawyer
Edie is the best! My husband and I used her for clearing up several of our criminal issues from the past and she made it so worthwhile. My husband and I have spent 7 years of running away from our problems and when the time came to take care of our past, she did it. We were so scared that we were going to go to jail (and would probably have with any other lawyer) and she has successfully helped us solve all cases without jail and the best part was clearing my record all together. We were very fortunate to find her and are blessed with the work that she has done. Thanks to her our lives are cleaned up and our kids did not have to lose their parents. She is professional and prompt and knows her stuff. Thank you Edie for helping us and we are pleased to have gotten to work with you. If you want and awesome lawyer with awesome results, she is the one to use.
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Posted by Whitney | July 20, 2010
Great to work with! Would definitely use again!
Edie helped with a non-compete contract that I needed written up. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was great to keep in touch with me throughout the process and let me know where things at. I look forward to using Edie for any future legal work I need done.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rogoway Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rogoway Green
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Smith Freed and Eberhard
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Staff Attorney
  • Metropolitan Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2007
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999
  • USC
  • BA
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Reilly v. City of Aurora
  • Defendants settled on the eve of trial fo $200,000


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Highest grade - White Collar Crime
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Winner - Portland's Funniest Person
  • Portland's Funniest Person
  • 1999
  • Winner - Brooklyn Law School National Moot Court Competition
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 1998
  • Winner Moot Court competition
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Women Lawyer's Annual Fashion Show Benefit
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (14)
Endorse Edie
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a warrior. Her passion for her clients is inspiring!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie is a strong advocate, skilled attorney and great person. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to a close friend or member of my family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Edie Rogoway is a powerful, creative, and effective advocate. Edie genuinely cares about her clients, and is a highly skilled litigator and trial attorney. But what sets Edie apart is her off-the-charts emotional IQ, which she leverages to help her clients at every opportunity. You will like working with Edie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie is an exceptional advocate, but the genuine care she shows for her clients and the guidance she provides for their families is what truly sets her apart."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie is a fantastic lawyer whose tireless dedication to her clients is only matched by her tenacity in the court room."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Edie at Metropolitan Public Defender and found her to be knowledgeable, tough, and empathetic toward her clients. I highly recommend Edie."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Edie Rogoway at Metropolitan Public Defender. I was a new lawyer just starting out, and she was a senior trial attorney handling major crimes and Ballot Measure 11 cases. Her reputation and track record at trial was inspiring. She is a wonderful combination of pragmatic, compassionate, and aggressive, and as a result she consistently gets great results for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie Rogoway is great. Her insight into the law, the courts, and the personalities that operate them is superb. In a systems that sometimes leads to cynicism, Ms. Rogoway's empathy, humor and energy are inspiring. Ms. Rogoway maintains the passion of a young lawyer with the wisdom of a veteran."
Civil rights Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ms. Rogoway VanNess. She is very effective in representing her client. She is far above her peers in being thorough, prepared, and organized. She truly maximized the value of her case through her thorough analysis and understanding of the facts and the applicable (complex) law, and by remaining civil and cordial throughout litigation. She is one of the best lawyers i have dealt with in 15 years in practice; she is a formidable opponent, and if i were a litigant I would be very happy to have her represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the short time I have worked with Edie, she has shown herself to be a tireless advocate. She is compassionate, dedicated and patient. I am new to the Oregon area and she wasted no time in embracing me and making me feel welcome. I cannot thank her enough for the opportunities she has provided and the insights she has shared."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Edie for over three years and have had the opportunity to see her in action. She is a passionate and dedicated professional and I endorse her services in the areas of criminal law, insurance law, and personal injury law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie is smart and tough and charming, which makes her both great with a jury and great in negotiations. She is, at her core, a fighter. If that's what you need, hire her."
General practice Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had several cases with Edie and she is hard working and diligent in representing her clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edie is an excellent advocate. I would be delighted to have on my side if I needed her, and I recommend others to her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is an excellent, hard-working attorney. I have observed her work with clients as well as in trial and she is a very effective advocate."
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