Christopher J. Mertens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Portland, OR

Mertens Law, LLC
 | 4411 NE Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-836-3673
Fax: 503-213-6000
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (30%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Located in Portland, Oregon, Christopher J. Mertens is the founder of Mertens Law, LLC. Providing skillful representation to individuals, families and small business owners throughout the greater metropolitan area, his practice encompasses student loan resolution, debt collection litigation, consumer protection, foreclosure defense, consumer bankruptcy and other forms of debt relief.

With respect to his student loan practice, Mr. Mertens assists people who are seeking affordable repayment plans or who are being sued by lenders. He also provides representation to former students whose wages have been garnished or whose tax refunds have been intercepted. Mr. Mertens also helps clients who attended schools that closed while they were there, and he attempts to have some student loans discharged in bankruptcy under the "undue hardship" exemption. In addition, he assists people who are overwhelmed by other financial obligations and who are seeking debt relief through the filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions.

Majoring in mathematics, Mr. Mertens attended Macalester College in Minnesota and received a bachelor's degree cum laude in 2001. He then obtained his legal education from the University of Washington School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Mertens was the managing editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal and served an externship with a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington. After being awarded his Juris Doctor with highest honors in 2006, he spent a little more than two years clerking for a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California before entering private practice. Possessing a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, Mr. Mertens is admitted to practice in Oregon, California and Washington.

 We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Consumer Law (30%)

Creditor Debtor Rights (30%): Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure

Bankruptcy (20%): Bankruptcy Law

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy Law


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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Admitted: 2009, Oregon

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  • Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 
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Office Location for Christopher J. Mertens

4411 NE Tillamook St
Portland, OR 97213

Phone: 503-836-3673

Fax: 503-213-6000

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Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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