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Bryan R. Boender

Criminal defense Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bryan

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​Bryan Boender is a criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer. He leads the criminal defense practice at Boender & Payment, Attorneys. Bryan has jury trial experience in Oregon’s federal, state, and municipal courts. He also defends university students facing Title IX allegations involving felony or misdemeanor sexual misconduct, physical assaults, and for various off-campus criminal charges. In addition to his criminal defense practice, Bryan assists the firm’s family, business, and estate planning clients with understanding any potential criminal liability or exposure.

Bryan has represented clients facing the most serious high-profile crimes, including aggravated murder, Measure 11, and Jessica’s Law charges. His criminal law experience includes defending many other complex criminal cases, such as federal criminal defense, murder, manslaughter, negligent homicides, vehicular homicide, rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Bryan also defends misdemeanor offenses a, university student conduct cases, and driving under the influence cases involving drunk or drugged driving (DUII).

Bryan is a combat veteran and former paratrooper. He served more than four years of active duty with the U.S. Army. As an airborne infantryman, Bryan served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2007, Bryan embarked on a fifteen-month tour to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom VII-VIII.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

Photos and videos

Oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Location

Boender & Payment Attorneys
800 Willamette St, Suite 700
Eugene, OR, 97401

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bryan will fight for you, when no one else will. He is intelligent, resourceful and very skilled in navigating uncertainty.
I was falsely accused of something. The problem, I didn't know what to do or how to defend myself. Bryan gave me a step by step plan and strategy to take on the false allegations. He was always easily accessible and listened with attention to detail while giving clear feedback on what was essential and what was not. His litigation was masterful, he made use of the facts in his arguments that only someone with expertise in the law would know how to utilize. He understood how to use litigation to show the allegations were false even when the odds were against me. Most importantly, he respected my resources. I never felt as though he was trying to make money off of me. He ALWAYS put my best interest first and would clearly talk through the many decisions and outcomes and the costs associated with them. I cannot recommend Bryan enough. I was fully satisfied with Bryan's results in my case and the professionalism, intensity, intelligence and sincerity he brought to the case.
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Posted by Derrick | December 21, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Boender not only accomplished exactly what I hired him for, but he did an excellent job along the way. He is very down to earth and not the least bit aloof, a very easy person to talk to. He listened intently to my story and what direction I was interested in taking my case in, and was very forthcoming with advice and his time. I didn't once feel pressured out of his office or that he was difficult to get ahold of. When it came time to actually appear in court he was early, well dressed, well prepared, and made sure I knew exactly what to expect and what was going on. If you are still reading at this point it probably goes without saying, but I highly recommend Mr Boender as a lawyer.
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Posted by Nelly | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Smart and Resourceful
Bryan was not only a great attorney but he was very honest and straight forward. He was always available and easy to talk to. He worked very hard with our case and explain everything with detail. I can’t be more grateful to have had him as our attorney he is very knowledgeable and was a great mentor to my son. He is also very friendly and makes you feel comfortable talking to him. If you need an attorney I recommend him 100%.
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Posted by Christy | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He changed our lives
Bryan is an excellent defense attorney that is very knowledgeable when it comes to felonies/measure 11 crimes. My family retained Bryan for my brother as he was in very difficult situation with a couple of measure 11 charges - because of Bryan's knowledge in the system, he was aggressive where it mattered most and was able to get his sentencing opted out of measure 11 sentencing (7 years in prison or so) to only probation with zero prison time. He has great communication, is straight forward, and really advocated for his client. You can tell he is very passionate about what he does and isn't just in it for the money. We would 100% Bryan again and recommend him to anyone who may need his help!
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Posted by Ryan | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
Bryan Boender is an excellent defense attorney. I was in a VERY difficult situation and Bryan and his team were able to get the case completely dismissed. Nothing on my record, completely expunged and sealed. Bryan and his team put in alot of work for me and always made himself available to or my family when he could. He didn't just get my case dropped, he was knowledgeable, had a great staff and a "Drive to win". I couldn't recommend Bryan Boender more.
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Posted by Eric | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want the job done right call Bryan boender
Bryan boender was sufficient and aggressive where it mattered the most and took care of business in all the right areas. Always making sure to answer calls or have an assistant return a call so you were never in the dark. He took pride in his work and went the extra Mile coming down traveling hours at a time to show up to important court functions.
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Posted by Daniel | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent communication, knowledge and gets results
When searching for attorneys Bryan Boender was the first to respond to my inquiries, the initial call made me feel confident and his staff is professional and quick. In person and in the court room he is a wealth of knowledge and he gets results. I am very please i chose his services over other attorneys i contacted.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony->Misdemeanor->Expungement
Bryan is an excellent attorney. He is straightforward-no sugar coating. He was successfully able to get a conviction expunged from record. My previous attorney told me this was not a possibility. This task has allowed me to move forward without having to look back.
Posted by Andrew | April 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me my life back
From the moment i met Bryan, I knew he had my back. Bryan and his team were easy to work with, incredibly knowledgeable, and they are eager to fight for what's right. They were there to explain all of the complexities of my case and even give me pep talks when I needed them. I felt safer knowing that Bryan and his team were fighting for me and I couldn't have asked for a better defense attorney.
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Posted by Mike | March 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Advice
Mr Boender recently gave me some excellent advice. He was knowledgeable, professional and really helped me out in a tight spot.
Posted by William | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the Win
Bryan and his firm helped me through the most stressful time when I have no time to deal with anything but life through a Pandemic. He has a down to earth quality about him but is sharp. Just what a Eugene Attorney needs.
Posted by Alex | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service
Mr. Boender is a consummate professional who assisted me through every step of my case. His services are billed fairly and he made himself available whenever I had questions. He never pressured me toward a decision but laid out clear options and explained potential outcomes with clarity in easy to understand language. I would highly recommend Mr. Boender, you will be hard pressed to find a better advocate for your defense.
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Posted by Craig | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Senior Executive
Bryan did an excellent job for me and guided me through the process when I was lost. I considered starting the process without the help of a lawyer, but a friend advised me to lawyer up. Good Advice !! I called Bryan a couple days before I was due in court. After talking to him, I knew he was the lawyer for me. Bryan quickly reviewed my case and was ready for my court date. I highly recommend Bryan and would for sure use him again, should the occasion arise. Hopefully, there won't be a next time.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I hired Bryan when I was falsely accused of theft. He provided me with invaluable advice on how to handle my interaction with law enforcement regarding the theft. He performed a criminal liability analysis which was very professional and timely. I really appreciated Bryan's willingness to work within my budget and very short time frame. He was very fair with his billing, and he even gave me a discount on my invoice. Fortunately, I never had to go to court. If I had, I am certain that I would have been well represented. I highly recommend Bryan to anyone who needs advice on criminal matters.
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Posted by Michael | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I was facing a trumped-up assault charge after being attacked by a drunk and things seemed hopeless, until I met Bryan. From day 1 he seemed to know exactly how to proceed with the case, he prepared me for every eventuality and worked my case to the fullest all the way to the end, I owe him my freedom. Bryan is far above the average in his line of work, there is no one else I would more highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't imagine a different lawyer
Bryan was so easy to talk to and ask questions. He helped me with my first offense so I had no idea what to expect through the whole experience, but he eased the pain. Bryan explained everything thoroughly and made use of the time we had together to make sure I understood everything that was going on. Bryan is nothing but professional but also knows how to lighten the mood with jokes or some sarcasm. Bryan was always easy to get a hold of as soon as I needed him and was quick to respond with emails. I had family with me with every meeting I had with Bryan, but he always made it clear that it was just fine to ask my family to leave if I needed to discuss private matter with him, which I really appreciated. Bryan is everything and more I could have wanted to experience and have through my first offense. I would highly recommend Bryan.
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Posted by David | March 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help with a potential suspension/expulsion from college.
I was referred to Bryan by another attorney to help me resolve a Student Code of Conduct dispute with my school that could have resulted in an expulsion. He helped me draft a letter to the administration that asserted my rights and identified errors in the way that they had handled my case. The school dropped all the charges later that afternoon, without so much as a hearing. It was obvious that Bryan knew more about the legal and administrative procedures in play in my case than the college did, which was a huge comfort and advantage. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing help with a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
DWII
Bryan refuted my DWII arrest, saved me a day in court, and cleared my record of any wrongdoing. I appreciate his effort to work very quickly to have my charge dismissed.
Posted by Anthony | February 16, 2015
Bryan Boender Review
Bryan was a tremendous help in not only figuring out a difficult legal situation but also as a comforting person that understood the human element of the job. I was unaware of much that was happening and Bryan guided me through the process and gave me clear choices and solid advice. I am lucky to have found Bryan to help me during a tough situation and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing legal guidance. Highly professional throughout and very knowledgeable of the legal system.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Byran is a prefect lawyer
Beyan is very helpful, he spend a lot of time on my case and help me get a good result. He is a good lawyer that can be trusted.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Boender & Payment Attorneys
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Arnold Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Boender Litigation, LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Legal Clerk
  • Oregon School Boards Association
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Defender Services Of Lane County
  • 2010 - 2012
  • JAG Certified Legal Clerk
  • Oregon Army National Guard
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2012
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Oregon vs. (Name Withheld)
  • Dismissed by the State prior to trial

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Associate Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Life Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Outstanding Recent Alumni
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2013
  • Nicole Richardson Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • University of Oregon
  • 2012
  • Tillman Military Scholar
  • Pat Tillman Foundation
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Rights of Veterans and Military Servicemembers (2017 edition)
  • Getting Military Records and Witnesses Privacy Act, FOIA, and Touhy Requests
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Eugene City Council Meeting
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • 2015
  • Veterans Treatment Court Town Hall Meeting
  • Veterans Court
  • 2014
  • Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund Benefit Auction
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2014
  • Univ. Oregon Law School Pro Bono Panel
  • Pro Bono in Practice
  • 2013
  • Univ. Oregon Law School 2012 Commencement
  • Graduation Speaker
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (53)
Endorse Bryan
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on cases with with Bryan when I was a prosecutor. Each time I worked with him I was impressed by his skill and dedication. He is a zealous, capable lawyer that is passionate about his case, and works hard to listen to his clients, but at the same time, provides his clients practical advice. In all, he's an excellent lawyer that I recommend highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan's mastery of evidence and criminal procedure makes him my go to resource if I have a complicated litigation issue. Bryan is among the best criminal defense attorneys in Eugene, Springfield and Lane County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Bryan last year at a criminal defense seminar. In my time getting to know Bryan, it was clear to me that he is a passionate, knowledgeable, and highly skilled advocate. I would refer anyone in need of a talented criminal defense lawyer to Bryan without any hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is a fierce advocate and not one to shy away from a fight. I mean, just look at that face. In person, he is quite serious about defending his clients. In vetting Bryan and getting to know him over the years, one thing I learned is he has been selected to receive training at the very competitive National Criminal Defense College. He constantly sharpens his trial advocacy skills. For these reasons, Bryan is on my short list for those seeking criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Other
"Bryan is a passionate advocate for his clients and their constitutional rights. He is cool and calm under pressure and an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bryan is a consummate professional. He is intelligent, resourceful, and an outstanding advocate for all of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stand up guy and a relentless attorney. I would hire him in a heart beat."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boender is a relentless advocate. I have known him since law school and would gladly work with him and recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Bryan and Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc. He is creative, smart, and hard working. His work is high quality and he definitely knows how to present himself in court."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a bulldog fighting for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bryan is a strong and zealous advocate who works hard for his clients. Not only does he have a deep understanding of the law, he knows what works."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Boender is a skilled, dedicated, and hard working advocate for his clients. His confidence and considerable courtroom experience serve him well in his representation of clients on a variety of criminal and civil matters."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Boender is one of the most professional, as well as creative and hard-working, lawyers I know. He is very good at what he does."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boender is dedicated, knowledgeable, and ethical. I recommend his services without hesitation."
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