“I am not afraid of the courtroom, and will not back down from a battle.” – John E. Gutbezahl
The Law Office of John E. Gutbezahl, LLC is located in prestigious Lake Oswego, the firm also serve clients in Oregon City, Hillsboro and the surrounding services. They have the background, the knowledge, and the overall experience in defending a wide range of crimes, including; Murder, Aggravated Murder, Assault, Manslaughter, Burglary, Drugs and Narcotics Offenses and DUI’s, Felony In Possession of a Firearm and Weapons Offenses.
Led by Attorney John E. Gutbezal and his qualified team, they have focused building one of the best attorney firms in the area. There goal is to be the most successful and client friendly practice, treating each and every client with respect and dignity. At The Law Office of John E. Gutbezahl, they believe the law is written that every person is innocent until proven guilty.
John E. Gutbezahl has been a successful criminal defense attorney since 1994. He is admitted to practice in the states of Oregon, Washington and New York as well as the federal District for Oregon. Mr. Gutbezahl has extensive trial experience in the areas of drug crimes, DUII crimes, sex offenses, violent offenses, weapons charge, white collar, and other general crimes.
Mr. Gutbezahl is a people’s lawyer and has had positive results for hundreds of clients. Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Gutbezahl he was hired by a firm in St. Helens, Oregon representing individuals charged with crimes by the government and tried many cases. After a brief stint with a firm in Beaverton, He was hired by the Columbia County District Attorney’s office in April 1997. Over his 8+ years as a deputy district attorney Mr. Gutbezahl has tried cases ranging from DUII all the way to capital murder. He tried over 100 felony trials murder, including capital murder, attempted murder, solicitation to commit murder, and many sexual assault, burglary, felony assault, firearm, meth lab, theft, and stolen vehicles. He worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney in 2005-2006 in Cowlitz County Washington for the last year specializing in sexual and violent crimes and has written appeals in both states.
Mr. Gutbezahl opened up his practice, and through association with and referrals from other attorneys his practice began to thrive.In the two years since going into private practice Mr. Gutbezahl have obtained acquittals in Attempted Murder, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, and Assault cases. He has obtained dismissals after successfully having evidence suppressed in drug cases. He has pressured the state to dismiss in other domestic violence cases and assault cases. Furthermore, he have successfully negotiated complex cases to ensure a just result for his clients.
Mr. Gutbezahl graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987. After moving to Portland in 1990 he graduated from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1993. During law school he was a certified law student at the Metropolitan Public Defenders office and gained his first courtroom experiences, including jury trials. Mr. Gutbezahl is recognized by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA), he has an AVVO Rating of 10.0 for Superb Criminal Defense, Clients Choice Criminal Defense, Listed as the Top 100 Lawyers Trial Lawyers and the Nation’s Top One Percent by NADC.
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