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Meet Our Accomplished Attorneys

At the law firm of Levine & McHenry LLC, you are represented by experienced lawyers whose impressive credentials are backed by demonstrated results. Our lawyers take pride not only in effective legal advocacy, but in providing close counsel and support to clients throughout an intimidating process.

Michael R. Levine has practiced in criminal defense for more than 35 years. He was a former federal public defender in California, Hawaii and Oregon from the 1970s until 2002, when he entered private practice. Mr. Levine has taught legal writing and criminal law and is the author of 171 Easy Mitigating Factors (formerly 88 Easy Departures), used by defense attorneys nationwide in federal court sentencing. He has earned the AV Preeminent rating* as well as inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

Matthew McHenry has distinguished himself as a formidable trial and appellate attorney in criminal law, and also has a background in police misconduct and civil rights litigation. After joining the firm in 2004, he and Mr. Levine eventually joined forces as law partners. He has been selected to Super Lawyers. Mr. McHenry has also been a featured speaker for the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA), and authored a chapter in Major Crimes and Defenses, a publication of OCDLA.

Mark Kimbrell is a successful litigator who specializes in appeals and complex cases. He joined the office as Of Counsel in 2022. He has significant appellate experience, a keen eye for detail, and strong research and writing skills. Mark has spoken at Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association conferences, provided appellate updates, and authored publications for the Willamette Law Review, Oregon Defense Attorney Journal, and the Oregon State Bar.

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*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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Top Attorney Criminal Defense Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
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LexisNexis AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards And Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell
Criminal Defense Avvo Clients Choice 2012