Ron Hoevet is a shareholder and founding member of the firm of Hoevet Olson Howes, PC. For more than 30 years, Ron has defended individuals and organizations under criminal investigation or charged with crimes throughout Oregon in both state and federal court. He has defended Oregonians charged with federal offenses in Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada, Wyoming and Montana. After graduating cum laude from Duke Law School in 1975, Ron began his legal career as a federal prosecutor – first, as a trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the Tax Division in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., and then as an Assistant United States Attorney in Portland, Oregon, his hometown.
Ron is listed in Best Lawyers of America under both White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense and Bet-the-Company Litigation, and has been in Best Lawyers for more than 25 years. Ron was named the Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in Portland for 2012 and Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar in 2014. Ron also has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for both ability and professional standing in the legal community, and has been named as a ‘Super Lawyer.’ In 2016, Ron received the prestigious James M. Burns Federal Practice Award, which recognizes those who have improved the practice of law before the U.S. District Court of Oregon and demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism in their work.
For 30 years, Ron has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Halfway House, now the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center, a 125 bed facility housing federal offenders in Portland, Oregon.
Ron is a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1969-1972.