What We Can Do For You
All of the beliefs that Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder share in the area of DUI defense apply as well to criminal defense cases not involving alcohol. From a minor misdemeanor all the way up to the most serious felony charge, the key to a successful outcome is preparation of the defense for an eventual jury trial. That kind of careful work can often lead to a successfully negotiated result or dismissal, but it can also lead to a trial for which the client is fully prepared. Their trial skills are well-suited for all types of criminal defense cases, and their experience and results speak for themselves across the board. We charge a flat fee so the client knows he/she can contact us without worrying about an additional charge. We regularly bring in multiple lawyers to have strategy sessions, mock cross examination preparations and get objective feedback before trial.
Who We Are
Ben Eder, David Eder, Bob Thuemmel and Bill Uhle, our Portland DUI Lawyers, have combined to try well over 2,000 vehicle cases to Oregon Juries. They have repeatedly been asked to teach other lawyers at continued legal education seminars regarding trial skills.
They have written for and edited leading Oregon publications on the topic of impaired driving, including the DUI Trial Notebook, and are recognized by their peers in “Oregon’s Best Lawyers,” “The Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers” legal publications as outstanding in their field.
Treating The Client Fairly
We have always felt that it is important to give every client the quality of representation that we would each want for ourselves, or close friends and family members.
We will always offer to meet with you and explain the law or evaluate your case for no charge. Once HIRED, we will make all court appearances and explain to you any options you have to settle your case before trial. However, we will face a trial decision realistically and explain to you the pros and cons of a trial in your case. We have a passion for jury trials and prepare each case like it be litigated through a jury trial. Our level of preparation and experience has led to successful civil and criminal jury trials.
Please let us use our knowledge of the vehicle code, cross examining experts, settlement and litigation skills to help you stand up to insurance companies and get a fair result or defend your criminal case.
David is one of the top young lawyers in the country, but he doesn’t act like it. He is respected in the legal community and is also easy to respect as a human being. He is personable and treats you as though you’re his only client. He was extremely easy to work with and did a great job communicating through the entire process.
The thing that was most apparent to me, and most impressive [about Ben] was not only the process of jury selection, but also the way Ben addressed the jury members – explaining the process of the trial. Whereas the prosecutor was frequently and obviously boring the jury, the minute Ben spoke every one was paying rapt attention. He is definitely a gifted communicator.
As a career police officer, I’ve seen lots of lawyers. I have never met a lawyer so sharp, dedicated and effective as David Eder. When my mom was injured in an auto accident, I called him immediately.
David was easy to work with and went above and beyond for us with all companies involved. Ultimately, fighting for us to ensure that we were taken care of from all angles. We were in great hands. Thank you David for your prompt, honest, and personal service!
If I could say only one thing about Ben, it would be that he ACTUALLY CARES. This is a Lawyer who would call me to make sure I understood everything that was going on at every step, even through all the moving pieces and slight changes. My case was complicated and spread between two counties, there were A LOT of moving pieces and changes. He would also ask how I was doing with everything and actually remembered the little details about my case and my life at the time.
Ben doesn’t hand off the job to someone else. He is there for you for every step of the way, and readily answers any and all questions you may have. And is easy to reach. And he knows the system inside out, and has many colleagues and associates in the business. You can sense that his genuine goal is to help people in this unfortunate situation. Don’t even think twice about it. Just hire Ben.