Celia Howes begins another year on OCDLA Board

Celia Howes begins another year representing the Portland area on the Oregon Criminal Defense Association Board of Directors. She has served as an OCDLA Board member since 2013.  (6/20/16) © Geoffrey Squier Silver Image Date:...

2016 James M. Burns Federal Practice Award Winner

Ron Hoevet received the prestigious James M. Burns Federal Practice Award on May 26, 2016. Named in honor of a widely respected federal trial judge, the late James M. Burns, the award recognizes those who have improved the practice of law before the U.S. District...

Per wins appeal before Ninth Circuit on issue of drug quantity

In a published opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with Per that the government failed to prove that his client was responsible for a kilogram or more of heroin in connection with the client’s conviction for a conspiracy to delivery heroin. ...

Per Olson wins acquittal in alleged murder-for-hire plot

A federal jury returned a not guilty verdict for Per’s client, in a case in which the government alleged the client tried to hire an undercover FBI agent, posing as a hit man, to kill his former girlfriend.  (District of Oregon Case Number 3:10-cr-00155-KI). READ...