Skip to main content

Daniel R Kruse

Criminal defense Attorney at Eugene, OR

4.7   11 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

1
Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    100%
    Daniel R. Kruse is an Oregon attorney specializing in complex criminal defense cases, ranging from major drug offenses and assault charges, to DUIs and property crimes. Our office handles all types of criminal and traffic cases in Eugene, Springfield, and throughout Oregon. To schedule a free consultation for any criminal case, please contact Daniel R. Kruse at (541) 870-0605. Our discussions will be honest, professional, and strictly confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.

    17 years, 600 cases

Licensed for 16 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Daniel

Daniel R. Kruse, Attorney at Law
130 S Park St
Eugene, OR, 97401

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
5 Star
 
91%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
9%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Nolan | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective
The communication throughout the whole process was stellar. I am beyond happy with his time management and professionalism. He gave me more than just one way on how we would go about my case, and in a stressful time, options relieves a little bit of that stress.
Posted by MT | September 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent 5-Star Attorney
Daniel Kruse, Attorney at Law, represented me with the utmost professionalism and expertise. He is excellent in knowledge and in application of that knowledge to serve his clients. He demonstrated his genuine care for me as his client, clearly communicated with me, and made himself available to me whenever I had questions, concerns or comments regarding the case. He was patient, respectful, calm, and collected. I had his full support throughout the entire process. I am relieved to report we won. Daniel is brilliant and I could not have asked for a better attorney. He is the best!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan is the Man!
I hired Dan because I was facing allegations. Dan reviewed the facts and fought the charges that the DA was pursuing. A short time later, the charges were dropped and the case was dismissed! Truly amazing. I am forever thankful. Dan is now working on getting my record expunged. Results are still pending but I am confident, based on his communications, that he will be successful. Anyone looking for a lawyer in Eugene or the surrounding area needs to stop searching and hire Mr. Kruse ASAP! You'll be glad that you did.
Read less
Posted by Brandon | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true champion
It is so overwhelming fighting against the tide. I was prepared to fight on my own, knowing i was gonna lose, beacuse i didnt think i could afford a lawyer. As the case came closer and desperation set in that my life was about to be ruined from something i was innocent of I called Mr Kruse. Im so thankful that i did and to him for everything he did for me. Not only is it instantly obvious that he is the person you want fighting on your behalf but he cares. As much as a lawyer can allow himself to care anyway. I called by other lawyers recomendation. I only asked if he was available and what his rate was. He gave me a free consult instead. Looked into my case and gave me advice before we discussed money. I was smart enough to pick up if what he was telling me for free was worth gold that he must have even more for those who hire him. I was right. The best part was he offered a flat rate. This amazing lawyer and my obvious salvation was now also affordable. As much work as he ended up having to put in my case, im scared to know how much i would of had to pay without this option. I hope to one day soon send him a bonus. Even if we would have lost i would feel he was worth double of what i had to pay. I dont have alot of experiences with lawyers and now i know who im calling first if i ever need another one (heaven forbid) but if i was looking for a lawyer Mr Kruse is exactly what i would be looking for. If youre in search of a lawyer, you should atleast give him a call.
Read less
Posted by HAP | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Superlative Attorney and True Gentleman
After I was falsely accused of a commercial truck accident with a car in Springfield, OR, Daniel defended me, leading to the case dismissal when the DA was unable to prove any elements of his case (not even any evidence of an accident whatsoever). Two year later, I was amazed to learn, when cited in Ontario, OR, for driving with suspended privileges, that the DMV had wrongly suspended my driving privileges for "being in an accident" -- the one that had been dismissed. I hired Daniel again, and not only did he succeed in getting the DMV to lift the suspension, but he also reasoned with the Malheur County DA and got the wrongful ticket dismissed. In addition to his high legal skills, Daniel is a man gifted with words, and has powerful persuasive power in dealing with adversaries. Although I am a truck driver today, I was myself formerly an attorney in California, and I can say from having seen both sides of the practice, that Daniel is quite exceptional in all respects as an advocate and as a human being. I recommend him without reservation and with great pleasure.
Read less
Posted by Deb | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional and Genuine
Dan is not only exceptional at what he does, he is also a genuine and kind soul. I was facing a very difficult situation and some charges (false charges I might add) that would have left a hefty scar. He worked diligently on getting my case dismissed, and just yesterday it was dismissed! Words cannot express my gratitude. I am also very fond of his receptionist, Sam. She is so warm and kind. I remember showing up at the office unannounced, she had only met me once and she remembered my name and made small conversation to make me feel more comfortable. It was noticed and more than appreciated.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calming and knowledgeable
I have obtained Daniel Kuse. He has been very knowledgeable and has calmed the nerves of the person who he was hired to defend. He is willing to work hard and has fair prices compared to what I was bein quoted through this process. He took into consideration my inability to come up with more money so we agreed on a flat fee to do the work that it was goin to take. He has kept me in the loop through the process so that my partner didn’t feel the need to tell me things about the case while he was in jail.
Read less
Posted by Garrett | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer.
I hired Daniel for my D.U.I case recently. He was very professional and just an overall pleasure to have as my attorney. He was able to get all my charges dropped and worked very hard for my case. I recommend him to all that are seeking help. Thanks again Daniel.
Posted by Tina arana | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to hire
My son was facing three counts of measure 11 second degree assult, I was very upset I contacted daneil kruse cause he was a criminal defense attorney! He was excellent! He reassured me went over things that I could understand, He was there the next day to see ethan and told him he would be his attorney in the case he made my son feel so confident in him! My son said in his term thank you soon much mom for the lawyer daneil kruse he was a badass lawyer! Thank you again for being on top of the case, everything was dropped and my son has no charges! Very happy! Tina
Read less
Posted by MikeKennedy | February 23, 2015
victim of a false stalking/restraining order? Call Dan Kruse
I recently had a frivolous stalking order dismissed at the preliminary hearing thanks to the efforts of Dan Kruse. Dan struck me as very competent, and, very experienced with cases like mine. He explained to me the burden of proof upon the plaintiff, and what was needed to uphold the order. He also dissected the frivolous complaint, and at court, it was dismissed before I needed to say a word. If you find yourself in my unfortunate position, i recommend you call Dan Kruse first.
Read less
Posted by luis | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will not do his due diligence....
Mr kruse advised me to accept a felony drug charge right before graduating from college and I wasn't even in possession of anything!?...I paid him $3000 and it has ruined my life, I should have made him fight it...this man will not do his due diligence or help you create a constructive way to defend yourself. I would not recommend him to anyone and regret this every day of my life!
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-195 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Daniel R. Kruse, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Legal Director
  • Cascadia Wildlands
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Boyer College of Music (Philadelphia)
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • 2003

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Civil Liberties Defense Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Interest, Public Service Certificate
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • UO Pro Bono Service Program
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Dan for many years. I endorse his work as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kruse is a very hard-working, passionate attorney, and puts his all into everything he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is not only an experienced and knowledgeable attorney; he is passionate and compassionate. He cares about his clients and helping his community. He is very generous with his time and happily helps newer lawyers get off to a great start. I am happy to endorse him for criminal and environmental law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Friend
"Dan is a passionate and capable attorney. I knew Dan while in law school and I can say without hesitation that he is one of the hardest working an intelligent attorneys I've ever met. I've consulted with him about Oregon law on more than one occasion. I've referred potential clients to him and will continue to do so. Anyone needing representation in Oregon, especially in the Eugene area, would do well to retain his expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kruse without hesitation or qualification."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense