Defending The Rights of The
Accused For Over 35 Years

Defending The Rights of The Accused For Over 35 Years

Appeals And
Post-Conviction Relief

We fight for our clients by appealing and collaterally challenging convictions and adverse decisions.Read More


Portland Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are facing criminal charges, there are many points in the process where an effective lawyer can make a difference in the outcome. The highly experienced criminal defense attorneys at Levine & McHenry LLC know how to capitalize on those opportunities. We have had success at every stage of the process, from pre-indictment and pretrial proceedings through representation in trials, appeals and post-conviction relief. Our downtown Portland law firm serves clients throughout the Willamette Valley and statewide Oregon.

Cutting-Edge Representation For Serious Criminal Charges

We provide zealous representation and tailored defense strategies to achieve the best possible outcome. Our criminal defense practice is geared for the most serious offenses, in both state and federal courts:

  • Drug possession and distribution
  • Sex offenses, including prostitution and pornography
  • Major felonies such as assault, robbery, rape and manslaughter
  • White collar crimes such as fraud and identity theft
  • Felony theft and burglary

Our legal team has obtained remarkable results at different junctures of the criminal justice system: avoiding arrest, dismissal of charges, favorable plea agreements, jury acquittals, alternative penalties and overturned convictions. In particular, we are known for our abilities in sentencing mitigation and criminal appeals and post-conviction work.

35 Years Of Defending The Rights Of The Accused

Our accomplished defense attorneys know how to leverage the law and the facts of your case to position you for the most favorable outcome. Michael R. Levine served more than 20 years as a federal public defender before partnering with Matthew McHenry in private practice. They are highly regarded among their legal peers, as reflected in the prestigious AV Preeminent rating* and selection to Oregon Super Lawyers, Oregon Rising Stars and Best Lawyers in America.

We also take pride in accolades from clients for our responsive service throughout a stressful process. We realize that being charged with a crime is a frightening ordeal and that you have much at stake. Our lawyers personally meet with clients and family members to calm your fears, explain the process and discuss the possible options. We involve you in the strategy and communicate closely at each stage of the case.

No matter what the charges, Levine & McHenry provides a vigorous defense specifically tailored to your situation. Arrange a free consultation with our Portland criminal defense attorneys.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Matthew Mchenry
Michael Levine
Top Attorney Criminal Defense Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
Michael R. Levine listed in Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers
LexisNexis AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards And Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell
Criminal Defense Avvo Clients Choice 2012