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Kelly Lance Monaghan

Criminal defense Attorney at Bend, OR

5.0   24 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kelly

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I AM A CAREER TRIAL ATTORNEY WHO HAS DEDICATED MY PRACTICE TO CRIMINAL LAW AND INVESTIGATIONS. I PRIDE MYSELF ON DELIVERING PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO EACH CASE AND CLIENT. FROM DUI TO MAJOR FELONIES, I HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO SECURE THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME TO YOUR CASE.

Having spent my entire career focused on Oregon criminal law and investigations and building my resume as a successful trial attorney, I am proud to use my unique skills and experience to the service of clients facing an array of criminal charges.  As a former prosecutor in multiple Oregon jurisdictions, I understand how to level the balance of power between the state and the accused, and pride myself on my record of satisfied clients who have achieved successful outcomes in the face of fear and uncertainty.  I firmly believe that when someone is faced with criminal accusations, they deserve exceptional and zealous representation from an attorney who inspires hope and confidence.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021
Client's Choice
2023 2021

Location

Haskett Williams Monaghan, LLC.
231 SW Scalehouse Loop, Ste. 101
Bend, OR, 97702

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Caiti | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelly Monaghan, thank you!
Kelly Monaghan was an amazing attorney. I can’t thank him enough for the work he put in for our case. He was respectful, kind, informative and didn’t leave us in the dark about anything. We knew what was happening every step of the way and it didn’t matter if I called him once or a hundred times, he answered my calls and made time for us. Kelly showed that he cared and we weren’t just another client on a docket, we mattered and our family mattered to him. The outcome of our case was better than we could expect it to be and it’s all thanks to him! Would hire him again in a heartbeat! Thank you Kelly!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Guilty Verdict
I was facing serious charges and Kelly won my trial after my prior lawyer wanted me to take a plea bargain. Kelly is the experienced trial attorney you want fighting for you, and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He communicated well, gave me great advice and feedback, and supported me along the way. He was always prepared and had answers to all my questions. He’s the advocate you’re looking for!
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Posted by Bryan S | March 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate.
This was my first experience in hiring a lawyer and I was very nervous about the overall experience . The main question you ask yourself is, am I hiring the right lawyer to represent me? Typically you only get one shot at getting that right. I can say Kelly was the right man for the job. After a few moments speaking with him you know you are in the right hands. Now that everything is said and done. I am relieved I chose Kelly to represent me and I would advocate for his recommendation with anyone.
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Posted by Caleb | April 17, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Kelly Monaghan is an exceptional lawyer who truly goes above and beyond for his clients. From the moment I reached out to him, I knew I was in capable hands. Kelly's expertise, dedication, and genuine care for his clients shine through in every interaction. He not only provided me with expert legal advice but also offered invaluable support and guidance throughout the entire process. Thanks to Kelly's diligent work and unwavering commitment, I was able to navigate a complex legal issue with ease. I cannot recommend Kelly Monaghan highly enough. If you're in need of a lawyer who will truly advocate for you and deliver outstanding results, look no further than Kelly Monaghan.
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Posted by Delaney | April 17, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Most proficient, kind, and helpful law group I have ever interacted with! I was in need of some legal advice and didn’t know where to turn. I happened to find the phone number for this legal group, and Kelly Monaghan was so kind and helpful, and made sure I understood what was going on during my legal process and what steps I needed to take. He made what should’ve been a very stressful/confusing time extremely easy, and made sure I understood exactly what was going on. He went out of his way to make sure this process was as stress free as possible. If you are in a situation like mine and need legal help, I would recommend going to Kelly Monaghan!
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Posted by Kim | December 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Would totally recommend!
Kelly did a great job on my case. He made sure I knew what to expect through every step and that I fully understood what was happening as well let me know what I could do to help my situation and really fought for the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Great Consultant
Kelly was wonderful and patient in helping us deal with a minor violation. He was quick to respond, answered all of our questions, and provided invaluable feedback.
Posted by Marc | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Lawyer with Expertise and Integrity
Kelly is an exceptional lawyer who surpassed all my expectations. He handled my case with utmost professionalism and was always well-prepared for any challenges that arose. What impressed me the most about Kelly was his ability to explain complex legal matters in a way that was easy for me to understand, ensuring I was well-informed at every stage. He navigated through the intricacies of the law with finesse, leaving no stone unturned. Thanks to Kelly's expertise, I obtained a favorable outcome, and I am incredibly grateful for his hard work and dedication. If you're looking for a skilled and trustworthy lawyer, Kelly Monaghue is the one to hire. I have full confidence in his abilities, and he will be my first choice for any future legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
If you have the opportunity to work with Kelly, take it! He was incredibly professional and communicative throughout the course of my case and working with him. He provided clear recommendations from his experience that provided the best outcome I could have asked for. If I'm ever unfortunately in the same circumstance, I will absolutely be working with Kelly. I highly recommend him to any of my family and friends.
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Posted by Dakota Landen | July 18, 2023
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Best Dang lawyer i have ever had in my life
i was going through a tough time in reguards to a custody battle thinking was never going to win and Kelly was there every step of the way to make sure that my words were heard that everything was done right. he always made time for me when he wasnt busy helped me through the toughest battle of my life. If it wasnt for him i would have what i have to this day. I owe this man a debt i can never repay, thats how great of a lawer he is. above and beyond my expectations
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Posted by Benny | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class act all around
Kelly helped me with my DUI case and he was a blast to work with. He is very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He got my back from the first moment and he successfully negotiated my DUI down to reckless driving. This saved me from lots of trouble in the future and I can’t be thankful enough for his hard work and dedication toward my case.
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Posted by Danita | July 14, 2023
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Defense Attorney
Was referred to Kelly Monaghan by a friend for a complicated and sensitive matter and was absolutely impressed with his professionalism and sensitivity. He knows how to talk to a family and put things in plain English. Will absolutely reach out to him in the future for all my legal needs.
Posted by BB | July 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, effective and hard working
Kelly knows his business inside and out. You’ll never find anyone harder working or more effective at communicating with the court and opposing party. He has the ability to explain difficult legal issues to everyone, and does so patiently and with regard for the client. I’d recommend him to everyone I know.
Posted by Cindy | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Ethical and Gets Great Results!
I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the professionalism, responsiveness and great service I received from Kelly Monaghan and team at Baxter Harder law firm. From the very first call, everyone I spoke to treated me with respect and honesty. I was caught up in an unfortunate situation with a neighbor where I ended up with the brunt of the legal and financial problems. Kelly and team were proactive and provided me with great advice for what to do and then submitted everything to support my case. In the end, I got an even better result than I dared hope for - the charges against me were completely dropped. This would not have happened without the involvement and direction from Kelly and team. Thank you so very much for helping me in my time of need!
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Posted by Izaac | June 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Kelly Monaghan - Ace Attorney!
Kelly provided a lot of help for a very reasonable fee. He was able to make multiple (increasingly better) deals with the DA, and was even able to get all of my initial hearings (and overall case) dismissed. Not even an arrest on my record! Not to mention his quick-witted sense of humor kept me cheerful through my endeavors. Would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Ryan | June 1, 2021
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Excellent Interation
I couldn't recommend more highly. Kelly made navigating my case easy. Thorough explanations were offered, and answers to questions (even ones I hadn't yet asked) were always thoughtfully explained. Rates are competitive and reasonable, and ultimately my outcome successful. Thank you!!
Posted by Don | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect, fast efficient and done in one week.
Kelly Monaghan and his team were great! No worries on paperwork or emails as they were always on time. This was the best Lawyer I've ever had and I've had a few. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer, the cost for what he did was totally worth the money.
Posted by Sam | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I’ve had a very positive experience working with Kelly Monaghan. Everything was always explained to me as we proceeded through the process. If I needed any paperwork or something filed they got it done immediately. The paralegal Gretchen was also extremely helpful as well. I would recommend Kelly to anyone I know hands down the best representation you can get. He will do everything that is possible to get the best outcome possible. Great experience
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Posted by Jordan | March 25, 2021
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The best attorney I have ever had!
Kelly was always on top of my case and was the best attorney for the job. He is very professional and passionate about the cases he is working on and truly makes you feel like he has your back! He never dis regarded any idea or even if I needed a simple question answered he was always there! But the best part about hiring Kelly is the outcome of my convoluted difficult case he fought for me and got me the best result that even I couldn’t have imagined! Thank you Kelly!
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Posted by Caitlin | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I RECOMMEND!
I couldn’t be any happier with Kellys work. He has been SOO helpful and kind. I would recommend anyone to hire Kelly for an attorney. He’s truly the best there is!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Haskett Williams Monaghan
  • 2023 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Benton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Baxter Harder, LLC
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2020
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Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Honors
  • 2015
  • University of Wyoming
  • Bachelors of Arts in English
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Oregon vs. T.H.
  • Acquitted After Jury Trial
  • State of Oregon vs. B.W.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State of Oregon vs. D.M.
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Kelly
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is a tremendous attorney all-around. His knowledge of the law is unrivaled. He also possesses fine tuned negotiating skills which benefit his clients tremendously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kelly provides exceptional representation to clients seeking representation in criminal matters. His experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney gives him valuable insights that allow him to provide clients with all of the information needed to make informed decisions about their case"
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Bend Criminal defense Lawyer Kelly Lance Monaghan
Kelly Lance Monaghan
Criminal defense Attorney
Bend, OR
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available