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Laura A. Fine

Criminal defense Attorney at Eugene, OR

4.6   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    My criminal defense law practice is dedicated to aggressively defending the accused. Before you make any decisions about how to proceed with your case, contact me at 541-341-4542 or toll-free at 888-309-4560. I can help.

    36 years

ADMIT NOTHING. REMAIN CALM. SPEAK WITH ME BEFORE YOU TALK WITH THE POLICE.

My criminal defense law practice is dedicated to aggressively defending the accused. Before you make any decisions about how to proceed with your case, contact me at or toll-free at. I can help.

I am available for weekend and evening appointments, as well as regular daytime hours, to discuss your case. Remember, if you are under investigation or have already been charged with a crime, time is of the essence.

Call me before you talk to the police! If you are arrested, remember:  Admit Nothing. Remain Calm.™

 

Learn more about me by visiting my website at .

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Laura A. Fine
541 Willamette Ste 403
Eugene, OR, 97401

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Victoria and Ignacio | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very aggressive and compassionate woman !
We are very thankful for Laura , not only did she agree to work with us , but she was understanding and worked out a payment plan because she knew money was hard for us . She kept in contact and fought vigorously to prevent my husband from serving a 5 year federal prison sentence on 2 drug charges . Long story short , she’s amazing , without her I would be a mother of two and by myself with 0 support . She showed compassion , which is hard to find , especially since a lot of attorneys are just money hungry . She ended up getting my husband a long probation sentence with the possibility of it ending sooner than expected with good behavior . Thank you so much Laura , Ignacio wouldn’t be here with us today without you !
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Posted by PandoraPink | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, determined, knowledgeable, and fierce.
I needed help dealing with a matter where I am being stalked. Although Laura usually works in criminal defense, she took up my case helped me through what turned into a very lengthy, and complex matter. She never left my side and fought relentlessly to protect me. She went above and beyond and put a genuine personal investment in supporting me emotionally, and legally. This woman is a true warrior who will fight for your cause until justice prevails.
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Posted by LJ Wright | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura is the attorney you’re looking for
Laura worked very hard, communicated very well, and in the end got my case dismissed.l completely. I was very nervous hiring a lawyer, but she far exceeded my expectations. Hire Laura Fine!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sharp, resourceful, and extremely dedicated to her clients’ success.
I consulted Laura over a very upsetting charge that I did not intentionally commit. I sent an explanatory email through her website, and she contacted me almost immediately. She was instantly in my corner, loyal and empathic. She swiftly provided me legal reasons not to worry, then also made some phone calls to verify things on my behalf. Although now I may not be charged with the crime, Laura assured me that if I am, just give her a call and she will be right there for me. It is truly comforting to have a dedicated attorney like Laura Fine looking out for you.
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Posted by James | January 29, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank You for Helping a Vet in need!
When I was scared about a charge you met with me and my whole family to discus my options. You treated us so kindly and gave me great advice when we consulted. You really made me feel a lot better about my situation and even informed me of some treatment options to help with my combat PTSD that I was unaware of. You together with your professional investigator were very knowledgeable of the law and really put my mind at ease while my anxiety was high. Thank you!!
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Posted by Brandon | October 20, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation Of Joy
Laura was calm and collected. Listen to the scenario and gave Extremely helpful advice and knowledge into the matter in which I was Inquiring. Wishing Low Income was just a little better off. She'd Fight for me or mine with gusto i'm sure.
Posted by Daaylen | August 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Miracle worker!
Great person to represent me! I didn’t know how to handle the situation and she guided me to a good outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brad
She was very professional and helpful with all the questions I posed. She is very knowledgeable and responded to me questions the same day and used the assistance of those around her.
Posted by Will | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong, Caring, Understanding, The Best Hands Down!!!
I was referred to Laura by a friend and I'm so very thankful i called her. I was facing charges that stemmed from a bad reaction to anesthesia. The D.A. picked up my charges and was trying to make an example out of me and she protected me. I had little hope that i was going to find any lawyer that was going to fight for me tooth and nail but then i called Laura and she immediately reassured me it was going to be okay. She is so compassionate, fierce, determined, and knowledgeable. The entire time I was going through my breakdown she was always there with powerful positive words of encouragement to put me at ease. She is the kind of lady you're glad to have on your side and not be on the opposing side of that is a fact. Thanks a million Laura for fighting for me and getting my charges to a zero!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Smart, Efficient, On-Point, No-nonsense, Knowledgeable, Gets the Job Done!
Ms. Fine was professional, on-point, down-to-business, and accomplished what was set out to do--which was to right a wrong, in my favor. She stuck to the issues, got the facts from me, expedited the case, and came to a resolution in 2 days. She is purely professional. It occurs to me that if you are looking for a sympathetic ear and someone who will take your hourly fee and spend it soothing you, you should go to a counselor/therapist...not an attorney. Ms. Fine was 100% professional and stuck to facts and got the job done. She used my money wisely by operating on the facts of the case and not delving into my feelings about it. I am 100% satisfied.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2015
She is simply wonderful.
She helped me 10 years ago. I was a dumb kid and got into all sorts of trouble. She got my felony sentence dropped to a misdemeanor and given the circumstances this is incredible. Now my record has been expunged and I live a peaceful and productive life. I will always be so grateful for her help, She is so real, so trustworthy, so on it. She really did save my life.
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Posted by giovanni | January 24, 2013
good job
She helped me and i recommend this lawyer. Thanks a lot!
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2012
Goes "Above and Beyond" Most Attorneys - Excellent Legal Representation!!!
Ms. Fine defended a family member, who was facing a rape charge, some years back. He had consensual sex with a girl who represented herself to be 18. -- It was an awful scenario and he faced being labeled a sex offender. -- Laura aggressively investigated/defended this case and got the charges substantially reduced. -- She is very thorough, always gets backs to her clients in a timely manner and just plain "goes the extra mile." -Her fees are also very reasonable. - I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Sean | May 3, 2011
Car Accident / DUII
My first experience with Laura was amazing so I decided to use her a second time. She was very knowledgeable and got straight to the point. She Did not waste my time nor my Money. She got me the most for my money, I thought it was extremely fair. She really seemed to care about me and not just go through the motions, for this I owe her huge!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2011
A True Professional
Ms. Fine efficiently handled my legal matter to a fantastic, favorable and speedy resolution.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
Superb criminal representation
I have participated in several cases with Ms. Fine. She is superb at what she does, highly ethical, thorough, and caring.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2009
Excellent attorney
Laura Fine is very knowledgeable about both the law and court proceedings. She is energetic and enthusiastic, a tireless fighter for her clients, and she uses her skill to great advantage both in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. She never gives up.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2009
The Lawyer You Want In Your Corner
Last fall my sweet, intelligent son left for college; a week later he was running wild in what later was diagnosed as an acute episode of mania. There was nothing the police, mental health services or I could do to help him as he was not a minor. The police told me that "it was not illegal to be insane" in Oregon and until my son harmed himself or someone else there was nothing to be done. Because the police were dealing with him on a weekly basis, when my son believed he was being attacked and broke a neighbor's window they charged him with as much as they could so he would not be released quickly. The hope was that he would receive treatment. My son was charged with two felonies and three misdemeanors for breaking a window and threatening the young man next door. After a long struggle with an unsympathetic DA, Laura was able to get the charges dismissed. Of all the people I dealt with over several months, Laura was the ONLY person who ALWAYS answered her phone and promptly followed through with whatever she said she was going to do. She is an active and sympathetic listener, highly professional and a go-getter. Laura was excellent at keeping me informed, explaining the law and advocating for my son. Though she was dealing with several other cases at the time, I always felt that our situation was very important to her. In addition, she is extremely intelligent and seems well-connected with people (such as mental health experts) who can give her advice about situations which are new to her. I rated her as "excellent" in all categories except for "knowledgeable" where I rated her as "good." The only reason for the good over excellent rating in this area is due to the somewhat unusual situation my son presented. We both discovered how limited Oregon's (and for that matter, our nation's) laws are when it comes to dealing with the mentally ill. That being said, Laura did a superb job of pursuing all avenues to get the charges dismissed. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2013
HORRIBLE
Ms. Fine/Moro is not "fine" and something clearly IS wrong with her; she yelled at me too and I was forced to fire her for not keeping me advised or warning me I would end up in jail directly following my arraignment and when she would not be available to be certain arrangements could be made to secure my bail. She just fed me to the lions and then screamed about it and demanded more money when I had to fire her. I can't say the new attorney I hired was that much better; I think most of these alleged professionals actually are a selfish, uncaring breed with their primary concern being how much money they can make off people who made a mistake and find themselves in unfortunate situations and it really doesn't bother these supposed defense lawyers if their clients end up in prison. It's actually great for them, because then their client will be placed somewhere where they won't be able to complain about the terrible service they received.
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Response from Laura Fine March 26, 2015
Many of my clients become involved in the criminal justice system due to underlying mental health matters.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2013
Horrible, Completely Horrible
I can not express enough what a horrible experience I had in dealing with this individual. The first meeting was very encouraging, upbeat, and gave me hope. This hope quickly turned out to be completely false hope. The very next meeting I felt like I was dealing with a sick Jekyll & Hyde personality. She was verbally abusive to me and told me in a raised voice that my “story did not add up” and that “If you can’t convince me, you can’t convince a jury!” Really? That is YOUR job Ms. Fine/Moro, in case you didn’t know. She then began to extol the virtues of prison camp and that I should plead guilty to something I DID NOT DO!! I was stunned, shocked and horrified. I sought competent, legal counsel and trusted this person and she berated me and all but promised I was going to prison for years. I still have no idea why she became so visibly angry with me her client, including raising her voice, but she was WAY out of line and 100% dead wrong. She was thoroughly unprofessional in my opinion. After charging me most of her HUGE retainer fee for this awful advice, I fired her and found a different attorney and the outcome of my case was nothing like Ms. Fine assured me it would be. I did not go to prison; I did not go to jail. If I had listened to her dead wrong advice I would be in prison this very minute. I am glad I fired her and ignored her profoundly wrong advice. She immediately jumped to very incorrect conclusions in a complex case, I feel she took advantage of me and wasted my borrowed money, and worse she abused me at a time when I was very confused, vulnerable, and scared. After seeking help from Ms. Fine, I left her office in sheer terror certain I was going to prison. But I knew I was NOT GUILTY so fortunately I did not listen to her. I feel Ms. Fine is a horrid person for how she treated me and I would not even walk the same side of the street she as her, let alone recommend her as an attorney.
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Response from Laura Fine February 24, 2016
None of what this individual posted about me is true. This individual suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder to the extent that he/she is his/her own worst enemy. I am sorry for his/her sense of suffering but there are limits to what an attorney can do to help a mentally ill person who denies his/her mental illness.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Laura Fine Moro, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Adjunct Law Professor
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Staff attorney
  • Public Defender Service of Lane County
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Staff Attorney
  • Lane County Legal Aid Service
  • 1988 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Oregon v. Wesley
  • Acquitted

Associations

  • Capitol Defenders Section of Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lane County Law & Advocacy Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Lane & Multnomah County Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Crtiminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Appreciation in Continuing Education
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Appreciation in Continuing Education
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Hodgsen Award for Excellence in Writing
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1987
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Publications

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Criminal Law - Stop and Frisk, Volume I of The Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Treatise
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Criminal Law - Stop and Frisk, Volume I of The Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Treatise
  • 2005
  • The Oregon Defense Attorney
  • Defending the Domestic Violence Case
  • 2004
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Division Newsletter
  • The New Stalking Law
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills College
  • Moderator and Instructor
  • 2015
  • Trial Skills College
  • Moderator and Instructor
  • 2014
  • Trial Skills College
  • Instructor
  • 2011
  • Trial Skills College
  • Instructor
  • 2011
  • Trial Skills College
  • Demonstration of Opening Statement
  • 2010
  • OCDLA Trial Skills Conference
  • Criminal Law Trial Skills Instructor
  • 2010
  • Trial Skills College
  • Demonstration of Voir Dire
  • 2008
  • OCDLA Trial Skills Conference
  • Criminal Law Trial Skills Instructor
  • 2008
  • Legal Education Seminar
  • "Defending the Domestic Violence Case"
  • 1998
  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Conference
  • The New Stalking Law
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Laura
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laura is a compassionate, effective advocate for her clients. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Fine is one of the most respected defenses attorneys in Oregon and for good reason. Her knowledge of the law, extraordinary attention to detail, and creative advocacy consistently get her clients more favorable outcomes than other attorneys are able to achieve. She also enjoys a well-earned reputation for treating her clients with kindness, compassion, and genuine respect. I have referred a handful of people to her, including a personal friend, and have heard nothing but positive feedback. In every way, she sets the standard that I personally strive for."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Fine Moro is a strong advocate and knowledgeable trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fine is very hard-working and passionate about her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Fine is a dedicated and intelligent attorney, making her a successful advocate for her clients. Her knowledge and familiarity with the Oregon courts, prosecutors and judges aids all of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an excellent attorney. She is known for "thinking outside the box" with all of her cases. From misdemeanors to murder, she zealously represents her clients. She is a straight talker and treats her clients with respect. She will give you an honest assessment of your case and make sure that you understand all of the possible outcomes before you make a decision. Laura has a high success rate and is well respected by practioners in the criminal defense community. I fully endorse Laura."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Laura Fine Moro because she exhibits the qualities of leadership that I expect from those in our legal community. She is someone whom I am proud to count among my professional colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorese this lawyer. Ms. Fine is one of the finest litigators I have ever had the pleasure of watching in court. She has the rare combination of comprehensive mastery of her cases and lightning quick brilliance in the courtroom. This is the lawyer you want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Other
"Laura Fine was a guest speaker at our Criminal Defense clinic in law school. I was impressed by the wealth of knowledge she possessed in this area of law. She is passionate about her work and works hard for her clients. It is my pleasure to endorse Ms. Fine's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. The three things I value most in lawyers I work with are knowledge of the law, willingness to go the extra mile for the client, and the ability to see legal issues creatively. I my 36 years experience, only a handful of lawyers in each locale measure up to this standard, and she is one in Oregon."
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