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David N Lesh
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer

Professional, Responsive, & Effective Legal Representation
Oregon Super Lawyer 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
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"I defend and help people facing criminal charges in the State of Oregon. 
Call me today at 503.546.2928 for immediate assistance with your criminal charge."

Former Multnomah County prosecutor
Former deputy city attorney assigned to the Portland Police Bureau
Author of
The Oregon Criminal Law Guide
Oregon attorney since 1990
Highly Rated

"Should you hire me to represent you, I will be your lawyer and point of contact.
I don't use-low level associates, paralegals, legal assistants, or case managers.
I personally respond to your phone calls and emails; I meet with you; I appear with you in court."

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About David Lesh

A former Oregon deputy district attorney, David Lesh is a Portland attorney providing professional and affordable criminal defense representation to men, women, and juveniles facing charges in the State of Oregon.  He handles all types of criminal charges ranging from commercial sexual solicitation (prostitution / ORS 167.008) offenses to the most serious Oregon felony Ballot Measure 11 sex crimes.

Call Mr. Lesh today at 503.546.2928 for a no-cost initial consultation if you need an experienced Oregon criminal defense attorney to assist you.



Mr. Lesh has been an Oregon attorney since 1990.  Prior to opening his own law practice, he worked for five years as a respected and successful Oregon prosecuting attorney and then served for three years as lead counsel to the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state.  In his years as an Oregon deputy district attorney, David Lesh tried countless criminal cases and prosecuted nearly every type of complex Oregon criminal offense including commercial sexual solicitation (ORS 167.008 / formerly known as patronizing / prostitution), marijuana charges and other drug crimes (heroin, cocaine, oxycodone etc.), sex crimes, DUII, DUII diversion, theft, assault, menacing, and Ballot Measure 11 charges (e.g. kidnapping, rape, sodomy, sexual abuse). 


David Lesh has a rare "insider's understanding" of law enforcement operations and prosecution in the (State of Oregon.  Unlike other Oregon criminal defense lawyers, Mr. Lesh has presented hundreds of felony cases to Oregon grand juries; has written and assisted with the execution of search warrants; has drafted law enforcement policies and criminal law legislation; has published articles in national periodicals; and has worked inside a police precinct. 


He is an authority on law enforcement policies and procedures and has extensive knowledge of state and federal search and seizure law.


Mr. Lesh writes and speaks on criminal law matters and has been interviewed by CNN's Newsnight, USA Today, and other media.  David Lesh has also instructed hundreds of public safety officials throughout Oregon and Washington.  Of course, these organizations and individuals demand the best, and so should you.  Mr. Lesh's professional experience, negotiation skill, and trial expertise can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case. 


David Lesh Attorney Reviews

  Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 18 reviews

David N Lesh

Portland Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney


Question:  What should I look for when choosing among different State of Oregon defense attorneys?


Answer:  It can be difficult to choose from the numerous lawyers and law firms in the State of Oregon when you have a pending legal problem but don't personally know a qualified Oregon attorney.  You'll want to feel comfortable with the attorney's personality and level of knowledge, experience, commitment, and professionalism. 


Also, make sure you have a full understanding of the lawyer's fees before making your decision.   Be wary of attorneys who attempt to rush or pressure you into making your selection.  However, keep in mind that certain legal matters do require immediate attention, including many criminal law matters. 


Thank you so much for the work you put into my son's case.  A lot of people would not have suggested that getting his felony reduced could be an option let alone following through to make sure that happened years after the fact.  M. will now have opportunities that a lot of people in the same position won't have.  We all have jobs to do but not everyone goes the extra mile.  Thank you for seeing my son and his family as worth going the extra mile for.  You are appreciated!!
L.S. (mother of client)


Question:  With so many Oregon attorneys out there, what makes David Lesh such a terrific choice in criminal defense and Oregon DUII defense?


Answer:  In a word, experience.  Other Oregon lawyers simply don't have Mr. Lesh's comprehensive background in criminal law, litigation, and trial practice.  An Oregon attorney since 1990, Mr. Lesh has:


  • Successfully tried hundreds of Oregon criminal matters (infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies);

  • Prevailed in trials in State and Federal courts in Oregon;

  • Presented hundreds of criminal cases to Oregon grand juries; 

  • Served for five years as a successful Oregon prosecuting attorney;

  • Worked for over a year inside a police precinct advising police officers;

  • Successfully prevailed in numerous commercial sexual solicitation, drug, assault, and sex cases;

  • Successfully litigated the most serious Measure 11 felony crimes;

  • Advised and instructed hundreds of Oregon law enforcement officers on criminal and civil legal issues; 

  • Been consulted and interviewed by national (CNN) and local broadcast and print (USA Today, Lawyers Weekly USA) media as an experienced attorney on national and regional legal issues.  Most recently, his work was cited in the Harvard Law Review.


Question:  What type of fees does Mr. Lesh charge for his legal services?


Answer:  The legal fees charged by David Lesh vary with the work involved.  For Oregon DUI and other criminal cases, Mr. Lesh generally charges a flat fee.  This fee will depend on a number of factors including the severity of the underlying charge(s), whether a motion to suppress or other motions will be filed in the case, what jurisdiction the case is in, and whether a trial is anticipated in the case. 


There may be additional fees for expert witnesses and private investigators.  However, Mr. Lesh only uses experts and / or investigators after first consulting with his client regarding the costs and benefits of retaining such individuals.  Additionally, Mr. Lesh accepts most major credit cards.


Question:  What parts of the State of Oregon does David Lesh serve?


Answer:  As an Oregon lawyer, Mr. Lesh serves client's all over the state.  However, the bulk of his criminal defense practice is concentrated in the following counties and cities:  Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Columbia County, Hood River County, Yamhill County, Tillamook County, Clatsop County, Sherman County and Portland, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Beaverton, West Linn, Wilsonville, Troutdale, Milwaukie, and Moro.


Question:  Where is Mr. Lesh's law office located?


Answer:  Mr. Lesh's law firm is located at 434 NW 19th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.  Get directions here.


Call Oregon defense attorney David Lesh today for a no-cost initial consultation at his Portland law office. 


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Thank you.  [We] wanted you to know we really appreciate all your help in our recent legal matters.

B.R. and N.R.

We know you [may] have just been doing your job, but we can't tell you enough how grateful we have been for your expert help in this matter. 

In all the chaos you were a source of RELIABLE information. 

You were always careful to present all possible scenarios, but somehow remain cautiously optimistic.  Even in the worst parts of this whole thing we always left your office feeling a bit more encouraged than we did before we entered for the meetings. 

Should anyone we care about ever need an attorney we will whole heartedly recommend you.  Thank you for conducting yourself with honesty and integrity in this case.  Again, many thanks for everything.

J.C., G.C. and J.C.

Again and again thank you for everything.

B. and R.


"David is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in the courtroom." 


W. Mitchell

5 stars

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