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Marcus Oatman

Juvenile law Attorney at Vale, OR

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
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Marcus Oatman
180 Main Street South
Vale, OR, 97918


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Posted by Jerri Thomas | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
Marcus kept me well informed and made sure I understood everything always asked if I had questions he took the time to care about my problems he was friendly and always after talking to him I wasn't as scared about my situation I'm so happy he was my lawyer thank you Marcus
Posted by Cathy | August 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very poor lawyer
If this is the same Marcus Oatman that acted as public defender and represented my son James, I must say that I was very disappointed by the lack of defense he actually presented. Never would I have thought that innocent people would be thrown under the bus to further someone's political career. His presence in the courtroom was a joke. He never made objections or cross examined any witnesses. I will never recommend this man for anything.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elkhorn Public Defender
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Marcus Oatman
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Public Defender Services Of Lane County
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stoddard & Denison Law, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Legal Specialist
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • University of Oregon
  • N/A
  • Western Michigan University
  • N/A


  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Public Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Crook/Jefferson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Malheur County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Coin
  • Wells Fargo
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Juvenile Law Conference
  • Moderator
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Juvenile law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer whole-heartedly. Marcus is a rare combination of compassion and professionalism. His clients received top notch representation both in the courtroom as well as in compassionate client relations throughout their cases. Marcus really knows his stuff in both dependency and criminal practice, and he applies it zealously to advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation or reservation. I have known Marcus for years, he is a keen legal scholar and possesses the art of criminal defense advocacy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation or hesitation. Mr. Oatman is a fantastic attorney that puts his clients' needs ahead of his own. I trust that any client I refer to him will be well represented and taken care of. He is patient, thoughtful, professional and creative. Mr. Oatman is a perfect representation of how all attorneys should be."

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Vale Juvenile law Lawyer Marcus Oatman
Marcus Oatman
Juvenile law Attorney
Vale, OR
Licensed for 11 years