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Nobody wants to have to hire a lawyer. Choosing a lawyer can be difficult and stressful. We recommend that you don’t try and hire a lawyer over the phone. It’s important to meet with the lawyer to determine if that is the right lawyer to work with. If we don’t believe we are the best lawyers to handle your case, we will give you other lawyers’ contact information. We want to help you. Our clients choose us because we are honest, diligent, responsive, knowledgeable and can use our experience to get the best outcome possible for your case. We will explain our process, communicate our strategy and use our expertise to try your case, file motions and/or resolve the case to protect your interests.best portland oregon duii lawyer

A lawyer is needed for a DUII or other vehicular related case because each case is unique, complicated and has lasting effects on your life. It’s important to consider both long and short term consequences. You can ask us questions and there won’t be hidden fees. We know that each case is the most important case to our clients so we treat our clients like we would want our lawyer to treat us. Our philosophy is to use the law and our experience to your advantage. This includes analyzing the case for legal defenses, factual defenses, assisting with the court process, DMV process and other penalties you may hope to avoid or reduce. We will give you a genuine assessment of your case and your options when we have all the facts. Our reasoning will be based on years of jury trial experience, the statutes and case law that applies to your case and how we can help. We hope that you give us a chance to work for you or your loved one.

For the past 30 years, Thuemmel Uhle & Eder have specialized in DUII defense. Coordinating a defense with the Motor Vehicles Division, the Courts, and with issues of possible jail, license suspension, and job consequences has been what we do on a daily basis for a variety of clients with a variety of different needs. Oregon’s “no plea bargaining” law tying the hands of prosecutors in DUI defense cases is a good fit for the style of Thuemmel Uhle & Eder, where experience has taught us over and over again that jury trials often lead to more successful outcomes. At a minimum, the hours of preparation and dedication building a defense is in our client’s interest. We work on a flat fee so the client can call, e-mail or meet with us without worrying about whether there will be an additional charge.

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Ben Eder, David Eder, Bob Thuemmel and Bill Uhle, our Portland DUII 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.Learn More »

Personal Injury

Our lawyers can help in several ways. Most importantly, we listen to how the accident has affected you – this helps us tell your story. Our knowledge of the vehicle code is integral in proving that the accident was not your fault. As Portland Personal Injury attorneys, we have litigated thousands of cases over the years, and take a long-term approach, working hard and passionately, for our clients.Learn More »

Criminal Law

All of the beliefs that Thuemmel, Uhle & Eder share in the area of DUII 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.Learn More »

Our Philosophy

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.

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