Steven J. Sherlag

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Portland, OR

Sherlag | De Muniz LLP
 | 820 Northwest 12th Avenue, Suite 106
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 5034220442
Fax: 503-296-2004
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

When he founded Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., Mr. Sherlag knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of people in Portland, Oregon. He does just that through his practice, where he defends clients against criminal charges or in professional licensure issues, and he advocates for them in matters such as sexual harassment in the workplace, bicycle accidents, and survivors of elder and sexual abuse.

In 2017 Mr. Sherlag joined forces with Michael De Muniz to form Sherlag | De Muniz LLP, bringing together two like-minded defense lawyers -- experienced, aggressive, and sensitive to the pressures our clients face when their lives are under the microscope.  

As a highly skilled litigator with decades of experience, Mr. Sherlag takes his job to protect a client’s rights seriously. He knows that while many legal battles never see the courtroom, it is imperative to prepare as though trial is imminent. This means he conducts a thorough investigation of the situation and aggressively pursues the best possible outcome. At the same time, he is sensitive to the fact that a criminal charge or personal injury may be extremely upsetting for those dealing with it.

Through his involvement with professional organizations, Mr. Sherlag has access to new techniques and technology useful in his practice. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Police Accountability Project and the National Lawyers Guild. Additionally, Mr. Sherlag is a published author and frequently requested as a guest speaker.

Mr. Sherlag has earned a number of accolades throughout his career, including the following: he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association has recognized his expertise, bestowing upon him its Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award.

In 1988, Mr. Sherlag received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He then attended The University of Michigan Law School, earning a Juris Doctor in 1991.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Civil Litigation (20%)

Professional Liability (10%): Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

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About Steven Sherlag

Admitted: 1993, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.sherlaglaw.com/attorney/

Honors/Awards:

  • Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award, Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association, 2005
  • AV Preeminent-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyer, 2013-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Education Committee
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Wilshire Little League team, Coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Robbery Chapter, Major Crimes and Defenses Manual, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association in the Major Crimes and Defenses Manual, 2010
  • Federal Law Overview, Handling the Police Liability Claim, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Defense Lawyer Ethics at OCDLA's New Lawyers Seminar, January 2010
  • The Evidence Code, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Evidentiary Ethics at OCDLA's Winter Conference, December 2009
  • Experts, Evidence and Ethic: Picking, Directing, Preparing, and Attacking the Expert at OCDLA's Winter Conference, December 2006
  • Effective Opening Statements, The Criminal Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Arson Through the Eyes of a Trial Lawyer, to Oregon Chapter 31, IAAI, International Association of Arson Investigators, March 17, 2005
  • Moderator, OCDLA's Conferences Attacking Accepted Science and the Fallibility of Memory, December 2004
  • Moderator, OCDLA's Conference Crimes Against Children: Real, Imagined and Virtual, September 2002
  • Author, Chapter Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in the Trial Notebook, OCDLA, 2007
  • Author, Chapter Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in the Trial Notebook, OCDLA, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, Nothing Either Good or Bad but Thinking Makes it So: Other Acts Evidence in a Post-Williams World, OCDLA, September 2015
  • Co-Presenter, Put Down Your Sword and Pick Up a Mouse, Jon Snow – Engaging in Digital Discovery and Trial Warfare, OCDLA Winter Conference, December 2014
  • Internal Affairs Complaints, Handling the Police Liability Claim, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Author, Robbery Chapter, Major Crimes and Defenses Manual, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association in the Major Crimes and Defenses Manual, 2004

Industry Groups

  • NACDL
  • OCDLA
Office Location for Steven J. Sherlag

820 Northwest 12th Avenue
Suite 106
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 5034220442

Fax: 503-296-2004

 

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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