Bar Admissions: Washington 1995 – 2013 , Oregon 1996, U.S. District Court Western District of Washington 1997, U.S. District Court District of Oregon 2001,
Education: Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington 1995, J.D.
University of Washington 1992, B.A. Major: Political Science
Experience: Laurie Shertz LLC, Portland, OR
Attorney at Law Feb 2001 – present
Attorney in private practice specializing in criminal defense trial work, and primarily handling major felonies, capital cases, and federal cases. Handle trial level cases in State Court, as well as in the Federal District Court for the District of Oregon. Selected for the Criminal Justice Act Panel, 2004.
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Eugene, OR
Education Committee Chair June 2004 – July 2006
Education Committee Member May 1998 – present
Aid in planning and presenting continuing legal education seminars for professional organization of criminal defense lawyers. Assist in planning curriculum, discovering and inviting speakers, and designing seminars. Selected to edit chapter of form book in 1999, and to devise, edit, and author The Major Crimes Manual in 2003.
Metropolitan Public Defenders, Hillsboro, OR
Senior Staff Attorney Sept 2000 –Feb 2001
Staff Attorney Sept 1996 –Feb 2001
Trial Attorney for largest public defender in Oregon. Defend criminal cases from initial appointment through final resolution, including two years with the major felonies team. Conduct evidentiary hearings and trials. Represent clients at probation hearings, contempt hearings, and restraining order matters. Draft legal memoranda, attempt settlement negotiations. Locate and consult expert witnesses. Structure investigation plans, trial strategy, and supervise implementation by team members.
Published Works: Quick Citations and Evidence for Defense Attorneys, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, June, 1998. Quick Citations and Evidence for Defense Attorneys, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Second Edition, December, 1999. Quick Citations and Evidence for Defense Attorneys, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Third Edition, December, 2001. Chapter Editor, OCDLA Criminal Law Form book, Sentencing and Other Post-Trial Procedures, August, 1999.
Classes/Seminars Taught: Law & Technology, Admin Office of the US Courts, Training Branch, Office of Defender Services, 2009; Trial College, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007-2008; Winning Car Crash Cases Through Investigation, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, May, 2008; Accident Reconstruction, Association of Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers April, 2006; Defending Car Crash Cases, Metropolitan Public Defender, Major Felony Unit December, 2005; Inside the Interrogation Room: Reading the Reid Technique Missouri State Public Defenders December, 2005; Police Interrogations & Tactics; Iowa Federal Defender Criminal Justice Act Panel November, 2005;Reading Reid: Identifying and Challenging Coercive Police Interrogations National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers August, 2005; Plea Negotiations & Sentencing for New Lawyers, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association October, 2005; Courtroom Aspects of the Sexual Assault Case, OR Department of Justice, Sexual Assault Task Force, April, 2002;The Reid Technique, Confessions Conference, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association March, 2002; The Courtroom and the Sexual Assault Case, September, 2001; St. Vincent’s Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Practitioners; The Physical Aspects of Child Sex Abuse Case, Metropolitan PD April, 2001; NW Public Service Career Fair, Lewis & Clark Law School, February, 1999; Sentencing Under the Gun Minimum, Metropolitan PD May, 1998; Discovery Obligations in Oregon, Metropolitan PD January 1998; Defending Restraining Order Violations, Metropolitan PD March, 1997.
Listed in: Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, and others, 2005 – Present.
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