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Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA)

About the OCDLA


  • Founded: 1979
  • Location: Eugene, Oregon

Mission and History

The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) was founded in 1979. The OCDLA serves as a voice for the criminal defense bar in Oregon, consisting of both private defense attorneys and public defenders. The organization is an affiliate of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

The OCDLA is both a professional organization for Oregon criminal defense lawyers and as an advocacy group, seeking appropriate criminal justice reforms in the Oregon Legislature.



Board of Directors

Alyssa R Bartholomew
Medford, OR
Stacey Reding
Stacey Reding
Vice President
Multonomah, OR
Gina Marie Stewart
District 3
Roseburg, OR
Andrew D Robinson
Salem, OR
Nell Brown
Nell Brown
Board Member
Portland, OR
Kathleen Erin Dunn
District 1
Portland, OR

OCDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Joshua C Gibbs
Josh Gibbs Law LLC
Cave Junction, OR
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MacDaniel E Reynolds
Reynolds Defense Firm
Portland, OR
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Leland R Berger
Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
Portland, OR
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Anthony Li
Reynolds Defense Firm
Portland, OR
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Richard L. McBreen III
Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
Portland, OR
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Kyle Vinyard
Reynolds Defense Firm
Portland, OR
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Past Presidents

Olcott Thompson
Salem, OR
David O Ferry
Salem, OR
Edward A Kroll
Hillsboro, OR
EveLyn A Oldenkamp
Klamath Falls, OR
C. Lane Borg
Portland, OR
Robert S Raschio
The Dalles, OR

Contact the OCDLA

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA)
101 East 14th
Eugene, OR 97401

Online Profiles

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Oregon

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of attorneys in Oregon which includes both OCDLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the OCDLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for OCDLA past presidents and OCDLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the OCDLA.

Use this directory to find an Oregon criminal defense attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

More About the OCDLA

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association include:

  • Networking through social events;
  • Discounted rates at popular CLE seminars on criminal defense topics;
  • Access to the OCDLA Library of Defense which is a searchable and hyper-organized database of criminal defense information, trial and deposition transcripts from various expert witnesses, expert witness database, and other information;
  • Connecting with other criminal defense attorney's in Oregon through the list serve;s
  • Help through amicus action; and
  • Advocacy in the Oregon legislature for criminal defense issues.

CLE Seminars Hosted by OCDLA

Each year, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association sponsors several continuing legal education seminars which are approved for CLE credit from the Oregon State Bar on topics including drunk driving / DUII, evidence, trial preparation, juvenile law, jury selection, search and seizure, the death penalty, and sentencing.

Publications from OCDLA

The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association offers its members discounted rates on books, laminated guides, journals and newsletters. The Oregon Defense Attorney Journal is included for free for all members. The journal covers topic such as jury selection, sentencing, and forensics OCDLA members can also subscribe to Criminal Law Newsletter for $80 per year. The Criminal Defense Newsletter is a bimonthly digest of important appellate court cases and articles.


The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association encourages its members to get involved in the organization by taking a leadership position in various committees including:

  • Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Capital Defenders Committee
  • Defendants’ Rights Group Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Juvenile Law Committee
  • Law School Outreach Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Web Oversight Committee
  • Women in Criminal Defense Committee
  • PAC Committee

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