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Levine & McHenry LLC

Past results are no guarantee of what will happen in your specific case. But the experience and accomplishments of the attorney you choose do give you an advantage. And if you are accused of a serious crime, you need every edge you can get.

The law firm of Levine & McHenry LLC provides focused and aggressive representation in criminal defense. Our accomplished attorneys enjoy a reputation for very favorable outcomes in serious felony cases. We are also proud of the testimonials and referrals we receive from clients who appreciated our service and support during a dark and stressful time.

35 Years Of Defending The Rights Of The Accused

Practicing law since the 1970s, Michael R. Levine had a long and distinguished career as a federal public defender before he transitioned to private practice in 2002. Matthew McHenry originally joined as an associate in 2004 and became a full partner in 2010 when the current firm of Levine & McHenry was formed. Mark Kimbrell joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2022. Located in downtown Portland, we primarily serve Multnomah County, Washington County and Clackamas County, but we regularly represent clients in surrounding jurisdictions and every corner of Oregon.

We believe that our representation will make a positive difference in your journey through the criminal justice system and in the outcome of your case.

  • Experience and credentials — Our law partners have decades of combined experience, and they are recognized as leaders and experts in many aspects of criminal law. Michael Levine has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2014 and Oregon Super Lawyers, and he is AV Preeminent rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Matthew McHenry was included in Super Lawyers Rising Stars of 2013 for his accomplishments in criminal defense and authored the Major Crimes and Defense chapter in a manual used by lawyers statewide.
  • Tailored defense — We take the time to get to know our clients and how the potential penalties would affect their life. From that perspective, we explore the options and choose the defense strategies that will protect our clients’ interests and achieve the most favorable outcome under the facts of their case.
  • Early intervention and comprehensive advocacy — Much of our success is the result of investigation and negotiations early in the process. We have helped many clients avoid arrest or indictment, or get charges reduced to something more manageable. We have had success at all phases, including pretrial motions and hearings, trial, sentencing mitigation, and appeals and post-conviction relief.
  • Personal service — We make our clients the focus rather than the law. Clients work directly with our partners, rather than a paralegal or junior associate. We respond promptly to phone calls and make ourselves accessible. We take pride in the consistently high AVV0 reviews from happy clients.

Our Lawyers have dedicated their careers to defending the accused. They are active in the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and have been appointed to serve on the Criminal Justice Act Panel, which provides criminal defense in federal court to indigent persons.

Contact Levine & McHenry to schedule a free consultation with experienced and compassionate lawyers who are committed to protecting your constitutional rights and making a difference in your case.

*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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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