Robert J. Harris

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I've had the opportunity to learn many areas of the law in some depth.. I've worked for a large law firm, as a Prosecutor and private practice. I've represented businesses and individuals in real estate, business, personal injury and estate planning. I've both prosecuted and defended individual’s accused of major, and minor crimes. I personally founded and operated a Construction business and this Law Firm.

I now act as managing partner and mentor to other lawyers here at the firm. My varied background dealing with all types of people in all types of situations allow me to offer a unique perspective to our other attorneys in how to most efficiently and effectively represent individuals and businesses. I take on few new clients since my main focus as senior attorney is to advise attorneys on strategies and options.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Law
  • DUI
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
503-648-4777  Phone
503-648-0989  Fax
Mailing Address:
165 S.E. 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
Year of First Admission:
1986, Washington; 1987, Oregon; 1987, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Oregon State Bar Association (Past Director); Washington State Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Vancouver, Washington, May 31, 1958
Hobbies & interests:
I believe community service is a duty for people who have the time and energy. I served on the Hillsboro School Board Bond review committee contributing my knowledge about constructing and financing to better our schools. I was Board member of the Hillsboro Library Foundation, which is committed to supporting literacy and libraries, and which raised one million dollars recently to help fund the new Hillsboro main library. I'm a former member of the Washington County Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee, the Hillsboro Library Board (including two years as its chairperson), Commissioner for the Washington County Commission on Children and Families, and Board member of the Clark County Washington Head Start. I'm also a sports fan with season tickets to the Timbers, Blazers, Hops and Huskies.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/25/11 in Business Law

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 04/11/11 in Criminal Law

    He was a supervising district attorney in charge of Misdemeanors & did a great job. He is the defacto leader of the criminal defense bar & the county.

    He was a supervising district attorney in charge of Misdemeanors & did a great job. He is the defacto leader of the criminal defense bar & the county. Read less

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