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Portland Criminal Defense Attorneys

Portland Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Throughout Oregon

Have you been charged with a crime in Portland, Oregon, and are overwhelmed by the possibility of heavy fines, court appearances, or even jail time? Life after an arrest is stressful, and a conviction on your permanent record can change your life. Before you let the legal pressure of the unknown consume you with worry, contact our Portland, Oregon criminal defense attorneys at the Mark C. Cogan, P.C. to learn the facts about your charges and how we can help you seek the best outcome available for your unique case.

Our Multnomah County and Portland criminal defense lawyers maintain an aggressive presence in our Criminal Courts to ensure we provide superior representation for our clients. The District Attorney’s Office knows who we are and that our only objective is to protect our clients’ rights for the duration of their case as we deliver top-notch solutions. You do not have to face the prosecutor alone. And you should never agree to “a deal” offered by their office without speaking with our Portland, Oregon criminal defense attorneys first. Do not let the prosecutor’s office decide your fate for you. Allow our criminal attorneys at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. to fully review your legal options, starting with a free consultation.

The Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Criminal Defense Attorney Practice Areas In Portland, Oregon

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys in Portland, Oregon are known for more than our aggressive representation. We provide experience, professionalism, and results. And that is what sets us apart from other attorneys in our area.

Whether you have been arrested and charged with a crime, are under investigation, or are concerned that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, our Portland criminal defense attorneys will help alleviate your fears, so you can face the legal facts before you with positivity.

Our Portland criminal defense lawyers represent clients throughout the State of Oregon who facing legal trouble in the following categories:

Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing All of Oregon

There are three words that are often associated with our founding Portland criminal defense attorney, Mark C. Cogan: Fearless. Aggressive. Resourceful.

Our Portland criminal defense law firm represents more than those who are charged with criminal crimes including DUIs and drug crimes, but also professionals, union workers, salaried and hourly employees, students, retirees, and small business owners.

Our Portland criminal defense law firm’s commitment to our Oregon residents is unmatched using personal attention, experience, and strategy.

Your future success depends on your victory inside and outside of the courtroom, and Mark C. Cogan, P.C. has successfully represented hundreds of clients to ensure our triumphs over their legal troubles are a personal focus.  

Our Portland, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Believe Everyone Should Be Treated With Dignity and Respect

At the Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our lawyers focus on criminal defense because we know how upsetting crime charges or an arrest can be. We understand that the legal process has a way of making people feel exhausted, disrespected, and upset. And we want to counter that negativity by delivering solutions.

Our Portland criminal defense law office provides positive legal results for our clients, beginning with treating everyone we represent with the dignity and respect they deserve. Your criminal charges do not define you. And with our help, we can negotiate a successful outcome with the prosecutor’s office, or deliver results inside the courtroom, leaving you with the best outcome available for your unique case.

Each of our Portland criminal defense attorneys values our pledge to our clients:

  • We will listen to your fears, concerns, and your legal wishes
  • We will collaborate with each of our clients to provide a strategic and creative solution that is designed around their unique case
  • We will fully investigate every aspect of your case to provide the best defense strategy available
  • We will leverage our collective resources to pursue the best outcome for your case, including dismissed charges, chances of acquittal, or a successful plea bargain

No two criminal cases are alike. And you are not a case number. You are a client who needs legal help to get your life back, and our accomplished criminal defense lawyers in Portland, Oregon will respectfully provide personalized solutions for your unique case.

Do Not Delay In Getting the Portland, Oregon Defense Attorney You Need

Our Portland, Oregon criminal defense attorneys know that if you have been charged with a crime, your upcoming court date can leave you with more questions than answers.

We can provide answers right away to help calm your fears about what type of punishment the prosecution is pursuing. It is important to understand the prosecutor is the one who has to produce the evidence necessary to convict you. They have the burden of proof. Our Portland criminal defense attorneys will counter their accusations and challenge any evidence they have obtained in your case, so you can evaluate the full picture of your legal challenges without their scare tactics.

Your anxiety can be laid to rest if you act quickly after being arrested or charged with a crime. The sooner you contact a Portland criminal defense attorney at 503-549-1077, the sooner we can begin building your case, so you do not have to live in fear about the next steps.

What If This Is Not My First Criminal Charge In Oregon?

At the Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our Portland, Oregon criminal defense lawyers know that life is a long road, and that criminal arrests and charges can occur more than once.

We also understand that if you have been previously convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, your new charges or arrest can lead to much stiffer penalties from the prosecutor’s office.

The sooner we are able to get involved in your case, the quicker we can devise the best legal strategy available for your case. We are criminal defense attorneys in Portland, Oregon. We face our legal opponents with an aggressive strategy that delivers results, whether this is your first arrest or if you have faced legal trouble before. Your story does not have to end here. We will seek solutions that give you the confidence you need to make the best legal decisions possible for your unique case.

A Team Approach in Portland, Oregon

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., you get the benefit of hiring an entire team of professionals to assist you with your case. Mark C. Cogan, P.C. consists of five attorneys and other members of our support team. In addition, the Portland criminal law lawyers at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. work with private investigators, psychologists, polygraphers, expert medical professionals, accountants, forensic computer experts, and others to ensure that your defense team is fully equipped to handle the specific issues you face. We find that a team approach allows our Portland criminal defense law firm to provide the highest quality representation while remaining available to handle urgent matters as they come up and to be readily available to our clients.

Are You Facing Criminal Charges In Portland, Oregon? Contact The Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Today for Help

If you are under investigation for a crime, have had a warrant issued for your arrest, have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, contact our accomplished Portland, Oregon criminal defense attorneys today at (503) 549-1077 to schedule a free consultation. We will provide the legal advisement you need to put your fears to rest while we established the best solutions available for your criminal case.

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In recent years, the Oregon Legislature has amended certain laws to make things less harsh for certain of our clients. For example, Oregon’s expungement law has been improved to eliminate the filing fee, make the process more user friendly, shorten certain waiting periods, and enable people to qualify for expungement where they previously were not eligible. Similarly, Oregon laws have been improved considerably for persons seeking relief from sex offender registration, or adjustment of their registration status.

Anyone who would potentially benefit from these changes in Oregon law should contact us and we can discuss whether they have additional options for seeking relief.

Mark Cogan

Mark Cogan


Mark Cogan is a 1982 graduate of the prestigious New York University School of Law, and has had his own practice for more than a decade. Read More

Jeff Turnoy

Jeff Turnoy


Jeff specializes in relief from sex-offender registration cases and expungement of qualified sex-crimes. Read More

Richard L. McBreen III

Richard L. McBreen III


For nearly a decade, Mr. McBreen has committed himself to aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients and their rights. Read More

Benjamin R. Scissors

Benjamin R. Scissors


Ben’s practice focuses on defending clients who are facing criminal charges and potential charges throughout the State of Oregon. Read More

Timothy Grishkevich

Timothy Grishkevich


A native of Portland, Oregon, Timothy is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a passion for justice. Read More

“Our son was accused of a crime that he did not commit. After briefly working with a public defender, it became clear that our son would be better served if we found a criminal defense attorney that we could trust. We called the law office of Mark C. Cogan, P.C., and it was immediately clear that Mark's team would provide... read more

“There aren’t enough words to say how grateful we are to Mark and his team for defending our father in criminal matters. Mark was with us every step of the way from bail to the dismissal. Yes!! He got my dads case dismissed!! And it wasn’t that easy my dad was facing minimum 7 years. That was the most scariest... read more

“My teenage college age son was falsely accused of a sex crime while away to college. Mark Cogans' firm had a 20 year sentence dismissed and in place of that my son faced two expungable misdemeanors. Our families worst nightmare happened when we were confronted with a DA with in my view, acting on political gain unwilling to even hear... read more

“Generally speaking, from time to time people will take advantage of you, or try. Maybe you just made a mistake. Sometimes the thought to contact a lawyer seems scary, too serious, or otherwise unthinkable. Put your fears to rest here! If you find yourself in over your head, I cannot think of another CD Attorney you need to have on... read more

“I was charged as Misdemeanor A due to a fish violation. I did not have any experience in the law issue before. When I first appeared on the court and I knew my charge, I got in a real panic. By searching on the internet, I found Mr. Mark Cogan, After calling him one hour later, I was in his... read more

“I appreciate Mark Cogan very much. My case was very serious. He did very excellent work to help me. He is very reliable, responsible, patient, persistent and logical thinking, and, most importantly, very aggressive in negotiating with DA or in the court. He is kind and non-judgmental while being supportive and seems to have strong relationships with those throughout the... read more

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