Doug loves working for his clients to achieve the best results whether that means trial or settlement. Even before attending law school, Doug wanted to be a trial lawyer. He gained an immense amount of experience trying cases working for the state’s largest criminal defense contractor, Metropolitan Public Defender for over four years. During that time he handled almost every kind of case as a criminal defense attorney in Portland from minor misdemeanors, and traffic offenses including DUIIs all the way up to the most serious Ballot Measure 11 offenses. He tried all kinds of cases from DUIIs and other misdemeanors to robberies and other serious felonies to both juries and judges in Multnomah County. He also handled juvenile Ballot Measure 11 and other serious juvenile cases.