Disclaimer … (please read!)

I am not your lawyer. Probably. You would know if I were your lawyer, because you would have received a letter in the mail saying “I have been appointed to represent you.” Anyway, this site is here to give people the perspective of a public defender. If you actually want legal advice, you should 1) apply for a court appointed lawyer, if you’re accused of a crime, or 2) hire your own lawyer. Nothing on this web site is intended as legal advice for you or the situation you’re in.

If you are one of my clients, hi! Hope this site gives you some useful information. It’s meant to be a starting point, but that’s about it. If you are a client and you want to get in contact with me, call Umpqua Valley Public Defender at 541-957-5344, and make an appointment to see me. Don’t e-mail me, because I may not get it in time, and it would be very unfortunate if you e-mailed me about your car exploding this morning and I didn’t check my e-mail in time and I went to court and the judge asked where you were and I had to shrug my shoulders and say nothing.

Oh, and if you aren’t a client, you can e-mail me if you want. Don’t call my office, though, the people answering the phones work hard enough as it is.

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