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John E. Schlosser

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, OR

4.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 13 years
    Hawaii - HI 11 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2012
    Suspended - Administrative No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

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John grew up on his family's farm in Spiritwood, North Dakota, and graduated from Kindred High School in Kindred, North Dakota. He then immediately fled the abysmal winters of the Bison State for the sunny climes of Hawaii. There, he attended Hawaii Pacific University, and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology.


After graduation, he moved back to the mainland, with the intention of attending graduate school. A strange series of events led him to manage a pest control company in Portland, Oregon. From there, a car accident and a stroke of luck landed him in an attorney’s office, who eventually suggested he look into the law as a career change.


John decided to attend Lewis & Clark Law School, in Portland. During his first year of law school, he was a Pro Bono Award recipient, and received a prestigious Public Interest Law Project scholarship. He used his scholarship to work for WaterWatch of Oregon, which allowed him to protect Oregon’s water rights and to work on drafting legislation. In his second year, he was selected to join Lewis & Clark’s Jessup International Moot Court team, which won Best Brief at their regional competition and fourth place in the international rounds (the highest placing U.S. team). He also began a clerkship at Kahn & Ifversen Attorneys, LLP, where he served as a Certified Law Student and handled various criminal cases. Upon graduating he was awarded, in addition to his Juris Doctorate, a certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure.


To John, helping people through one of their most harrowing experiences gives him a great feeling of pride.  The combination of his love of helping people, and of trial practice (which he focused on in his course work) makes him an effective advocate for his clients.


In his spare time he enjoys cooking, fishing and learning to play the ukulele.


John E. Schlosser, Attorney, LLC
748 SE 181st Ave
Portland, OR, 97233

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Posted by Scott | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can’t thank enough.
Not only was he able to help me over the 11 month process by explaining how everything works, what’s going to happen, what to expect, and putting my mind at ease. I can’t thank him enough for how much he went above and beyond. I would absolutely 100% recommend him to anyone who needs defense.
Posted by Juan Carlos | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever !!
I was in a big trouble, basically my future and record was on his hands ! He helped me a lot through the 6 months he was taking care of my case, always keeping in touch with me and my girl, I couldn't ask for any better person then him, he's a great lawyer, a lawyer who will help you and will try the best to take care of you and your life ! I really thank and appreciate him for helping me with my case ! I recommend everyone who has any problem to contact him.
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Posted by Kathy | September 5, 2012
Needed a Lawyer
My first meeting with Mr. Schlosser was good. He seemed to know what he was doing. I had no clue as what to expect for my problem. He guided me through all the legal stuff. Gave me a lot of info I needed. Had a good outcome. Felt good to know that someone was on my side.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Trial Attorney
  • John E Schlosser, Attorney, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dickison Law, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The VanderMay Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Owner
  • John E Schlosser, Attorney at Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Court Certified Law Student/Law Clerk
  • Kahn & Ifversen Attorneys
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Campos
  • Aquittal
  • Wynne and Tremain
  • TRO dismissed
  • Jaramillo v. Angeles, Flores
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
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  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member: House of Delegates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Major Felony Certification
  • Oregon Public Defense Services
  • 2015
  • Best Memorial - Mid-Atlanic Region
  • International Law Students Association
  • 2009
  • PILP Scholarship
  • Public Interest Law Project
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Honors Certificate
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring CLE
  • Representing Immigrants in the Age of Trump: Ethical Floors and Best Practices
  • 2018
  • Webinar
  • Q & A - ICE and Your Clients
  • 2017
  • OALI Annual Fall Seminar
  • Working With Attorneys on Domestic Violence & Violation of a Restraining Order Cases
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As another attorney in the community, I have leaned on John for his wisdom and experience. His expertise has helped me to strengthen my own cases. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I have worked together as co-counsel on several cases that went to trial. He knows his cases. At the time we worked together many, if not most, of his clients were immigrants whose primary language was Spanish. He had a great relationship with the interpreters, understood that his clients needed more help navigating the US criminal system and was passionate addressing the potential immigration consequences that they faced. He consistently in the news about “crimigration issues” and the additional penalties many immigrants face for low-level charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a great attorney, trustworthy and knowledgeable, and friendly and easy to work with. If you're in a jam, I'd recommend John to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to consult with John on a couple different cases when our areas of law cross over. He takes the time to understand how the results of his work with his clients may have effects on them in other areas, as well. He is thorough and thoughtful, and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Schlosser cares for people and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great litigator with sharp negotiating skills, who really cares for his clients and gets good results. If you're going with John, you're going with a winner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has always been a wealth of knowledge in Criminal Defense, often times coming up with new and novel ways to defend his clients. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to consult and collaborate with Mr. Schlosser on multiple occasions. He is very smart and knowledgeable, particularly when it comes to the practice of criminal law in Multnomah County."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I have worked on a couple of matters. He understands the special needs of non-citizens clients. He is a great advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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