Aggressive Representation Against a Range of Criminal Charges Criminal charges are serious matters. Accusations that qualify as Ballot Measure 11 charges are not only serious, they carry mandatory prison sentences. Our law firm, located in Portland, Oregon, represents clients with a variety of criminal defense needs, including clearing a criminal record through expungement, representation in grand jury investigations and criminal defense in state and federal courts. Our criminal defense lawyer, Mark Cogan, received an AV - Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available to attorneys. He is an Oregon SuperLawyer® (only 5% of attorneys selected) and Avvo’s ‘Client Choice Award 2012’ recipient. His primary area of practice is criminal defense, which he has practiced exclusively for more than thirty years. We have a successful track record in going up against tactics used by government prosecutors. From misdemeanor shoplifting or DUI charges to defense in the most serious charges, our law firm will offer a vigorous criminal defense for any criminal matter with one exception: we do not handle death penalty matters.