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Rhett L. Bernstein

Rhett L. Bernstein

Handling Criminal Cases, including Major Felonies and DUIIs
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Oregon
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Summary

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Rhett L. Bernstein received his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a specialized certificate in criminal law and procedure. During law school he clerked for the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office and Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Thom. He prosecuted major felonies as a deputy district attorney in the Willamette Valley before founding his law firm in the Portland area in 2005. He developed his firm to offer specialties in criminal representation, estate planning and probate. Rhett L. Bernstein has provided prosecutorial services to various municipalities, including the cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, and Milwaukie. He was elected as the judge of the Municipal Court for the City of West Linn in 2013. He enjoys helping many families work through the organization of their estates through the creation of wills, trusts, power of attorney documents and living wills. He helps many families through the probate process, from small estate probate to full-blown probate, after the passing of a loved-one. After years of practice, his firm developed a sophisticated approach to aiding clients dealing with estates of varying degrees of complexity. Under his anagement, his firm represents clients charged with the most serious of criminal charges, such as Aggravated Murder, Jessica’s Law sexual abuse allegations and those facing Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentences. Rhett L. Bernstein prides himself on honest, clear communication so that clients quickly find empowerment through understanding their options. Clients can look forward to accessible representation, vigorous preparation, efficient conclusions and effective resolutions based on years of litigation and estate planning experience.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Professional Experience
Municipal Court Judge
City of West Linn, Oregon
- Current
Prosecuting Attorney
City of Milwaukie, Oregon
- Current
Duii and Criminal Defense Attorney
Rhett L. Bernstein, Attorney at Law
- Current
Prosecuting Attorney
City of West Linn, Oregon
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Deputy District Attorney
Linn County District Attorney's Office
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Education
University of Puget Sound
B.A. (1999) | Business/Politics & Government
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Honors: Business Leadership Program
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1999) | Juris Doctor
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Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure
Awards
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Client's Choice Award
Avvo.com
Perfect 10 Ranking
Avvo.com
Professional Associations
National Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Clackamas County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Oregon State Bar # 022536
Member
- Current
Certifications
Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Rhett Bernstein's Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
1785 Willamette Falls Dr.
Ste. 4
West Linn, OR 97068
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 723-5566
Telephone: (503) 723-5566
Fax: (503) 722-4549
By Appointment
219 7th St.
Oregon City, OR 97068
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 723-5566
Telephone: (503) 723-5566
Fax: (503) 722-4549