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I have been a trial attorney for 15 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 and can still be seen around town performing the occasional stand-up gig: in fact many of my clients have come to my shows to see the other side of me

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. 




Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    16 years
  2. Civil Rights: 12%
    16 years
  3. Employment: 12%
    8 years
  4. Unspecified: 1%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Graham C Fisher

    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.


    Graham Fisher DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Susan Grace Hiler

    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.


    Susan Hiler Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rogoway Law

4905 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Portland, OR, 97225-1605


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Highest grade - White Collar CrimeSouthwestern University School of Law1999
Winner - Portland's Funniest PersonPortland's Funniest Person1999
Winner - Brooklyn Law School National Moot Court CompetitionBrooklyn Law School1998
Winner Moot Court competitionSouthwestern University School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRogoway Law2014 - Present
PartnerRogoway Green2010 - 2014
AssociateSmith Freed and Eberhard2008 - 2010
Staff AttorneyMetropolitan Public Defender2001 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reilly v. City of AuroraDefendants settled on the eve of trial fo $200,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
http://edielaw.comNot your grandmothers racism2014
http://edielaw.comCan I sue the police2014
http://edielaw.comWhat does at will employment in Oregon mean?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA1995