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Thaddeus August Betz

Criminal defense Attorney at Bend, OR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thaddeus

Learn Thaddeus’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    48%
    Criminal defense cases ranging from DUII to Aggravated Murder

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    47%

  3. Expungement
    5%

I was born in the midwest and have lived in various cities around the Western United States.  Before practicing in Bend, OR, I was a public defender for 7 years at the Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc. in Portland, OR, a nationally recognized agency that has a reputation for solid defense work.  There, I handled everything from simple DUII's through sex offenses and death penalty cases.  Here are links to articles from a few of the cases I have had the privilege to work on.  

 

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Location

Law Office of Thaddeus Betz, LLC
Millview Building 371 SW Upper Terrace Drive Suite 3
Bend, OR, 97702

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Posted by kyle | August 10, 2011
the token exception to the rule /
thaddeus betz is one of the rare public defendors that actually cares about helping his clients in every way possible and seeing them successfully rehabilitated. in my case he went the extra mile and put in extra work . hes a really caring and knowledgable attorney. highly recomended

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thaddeus Betz, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc.
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Enrique Tellez
  • acquitted of all felony charges after trial by jury
  • State of Oregon v. Sara Graham
  • acquitted

Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • AFSCME
  • Sector Vice President
  • 2011 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Expanding Civil Rights Advocacy
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2011

Publications

  • Major Crimes and Defenses (OCDLA)
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Juvenile Representation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (18)
Endorse Thaddeus
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad is a great guy and a great lawyer. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Betz. I worked opposite Mr. Betz when he was at the public defenders office for several years, and I was at the DA's office. He was an excellent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Thad Betz without hesitation or qualification. I had the opportunity to attend a training seminar with Thad, and I was impressed by his knowledge and skill."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad is smart, ethical, well prepared, and diligent. He is well respected by judges, court staff, and prosecutors. You'd be in great hands with him by your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Thad. I have had the opportunity to closely observe his work ethic and his dedication to his clients. He is one of the top 3 attorneys in the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad is a uniquely talented and compassionate criminal defense attorney. He takes tough cases and resolves them successfully."
Identity theft Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have enjoyed working with Thad, and highly respect his insight, creativity, and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Betz is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Oregon. While I am hopeful that I never need to retain his services if I was accused of anything in Oregon Mr. Betz would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Thad from working in the same community and always believed him to be a zealous advocate, but also a man of great integrity. I recently referred an old client of mine to Thad, without hesitation, and he has proven to be a valuable resource."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad clearly enjoys what he does and does it well. Moreover, his manner is disarming, making him an effective communicator and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad is incredibly knowledgable and provides his clients with excellent service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad Betz, is an intelligent and aggressive lawyer with years of Criminal Defense experience. If you have a complex criminal case in Central Oregon, or even the smallest case, and you desire to achieve the best possible outcome Thad is who you want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked alongside Mr. Betz from 2007-2013. Thad is a bright attorney and a hard worker. He cares about his clients and has the respect of the attorneys who know him. I strongly endorse Mr. Betz as a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work with Thad at Metropolitan Public Defender from 2006-2008. Thad is an excellent trial lawyer and a dedicated and caring advocate for his clients. He respected by judges, prosecutors, and fellow defense attorneys for his fearless, tireless and resourceful advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad has the right combination of legal acumen and trial instinct necessary to make a great trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Thad has a track record of years as one of the hardest working, most intelligent members of the Multnomah Criminal Bar. Over the past four years, Thad has been the point person within our office on many of our most serious and complex criminal cases. As a result, Thad has both the expertise and the passion to excel in a wide variety of criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive, smart, an excellent litigator and an even better trial attorney. If I were charged with a crime, I would hire Mr. Betz to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad Betz is a great trial lawyer, mentor and inspiration to all defense attorneys. He has represented clients in every type of criminal case from misdemeanors to measure 11s and murders. Thad moves about the courtroom better than any trial lawyer I know, is confident enough to take any case to trial, and smart enough to help his clients negotiate the complexities of criminal law."
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