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About me

I protect my clients first through negotiation and then, if necessary, litigation and trial. My years of experience in both criminal and civil law have helped me to be able to evalute whether a particular case should go to trial, and to know when a good settlement offer is on the table.


Each of my clients gets my personal attention, and each can feel secure that they have a true advocate on their side, working for them in ways that they might not even have ever thought about. My clients get the information they need, and the representation they deserve, to get the results they want. And I love doing it, every day.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, American Sign Language

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 400 cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 45%
    7 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 5%
    9 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (35-40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cole West Enabnit

    I am very lucky to have Troy as a mentor. He is a knowledgeable attorney who gives thoughtful answers to questions from both clients and colleagues.


    Cole Enabnit Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alan Alexander Beck

    Troy is very smart, and an excellent attorney. I'd much rather have him on my side, not the other side


    Alan Beck Constitutional Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Portland Defender

2117 NE Oregon St
Suite 503
Portland, OR, 97232


CANot Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)200705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
2011 Attorney of the Year finalistRocket Lawyer2012
Blackbelt Trial Advocacy AwardSmith Freed & Eberhard2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyPortland Defender2010 - Present
AssociateSmith Freed & Eberhard2008 - 2010
Deputy Public DefenderRiverside County Public Defender2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Portland New Generations RotaryMember2013 - Present
Multnomah Bar Association, Futures CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Legal Entrepreneurs of OregonAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States District Court for the District of OregonAdmitted Attorney2009 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2004 - Present
Multnomah Bar Association, Futures CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
Planned Parenthood Legislative Action TeamMember2012 - 2012
Reed College Mock Trial ProgramCoach2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. G.P.C.reduced to infraction, no jail, no fine
State v. E.D.W.Not Guilty - all counts
State v. A. J.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Multnomah Bar JournalEmail Service of Pleadings2013
Portland Defender BlogHire an Attorney Sooner Rather than Later2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Chapman UniversityPeace StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Super Saturday CLERecent Updates to Landlord-Tenant Law2015
Ensuring Professional CompetenceLandlord-Tenant Law Update2015
Life After College WeekTenants' Legal Rights in Oregon2013
Renters Rights WorkshopYour Rights as an Oregon Renter2012
Multnomah County Environmental Health Department ConferenceTenants Rights in Oregon2012
Legal Alliance Dinner SeminarLandlord-Tenant Law in Oregon2012
Lewis & Clark Law School: Preparing for the Bar ExamPreparing for the Bar Exam2010
Lewis & Clark Law School: The Spectrum of Legal CareersLewis & Clark Law School: The Spectrum of Legal Careers2009