Sunil K Raju

Sherwood Criminal Defense
Contact: 503.655.7199
Law School: Lewis and Clark Law School - Lewis and Clark College
Jurisdiction: Oregon


About Sunil K Raju
For over 5 years I served as a Deputy District Attorney in 2 of Oregon's busiest DA's offices. I prosecuted countless cases, including being the lead trial prosecutor in over 100 criminal trials, the majority of which were jury trials. I charged, negotiated, and tried every kind of DUI case imaginable, as well as many other types of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.

After serving as a prosecutor, I decided to join my long-time friend and fellow attorney Ryan Hamilton, who focuses his practice on family law. We share a common vision of working closely with clients to ensure they get the best legal representation possible.

My practice is focused on helping clients beat DUI and criminal charges. I help my clients clear arrests and convictions from their record. I help my clients start over and get a second chance.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Flat Fee Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney, Sherwood Criminal Defense
My goal is to help people do three things: 1. Win: Beat your DUI or other criminal charge. 2. Erase: Clear arrests and convictions from your record. 3. Start Over: Help you get a second chance and move on with your life. I can only help you if you schedule an appointment online or call 503-655-7199.
Deputy District Attorney, Washington County District Attorney's Office
Over the course of 3 years, I focused on honing my skills as a trial lawyer, and brought my career trial total as lead trial prosecutor to over criminal 100 cases, most of which were jury trials. This gave me valuable insight into how judges and juries decide cases, and allowed me to develop the skills and experience it takes to present my client's case effectively. I prosecuted every type of DUI imaginable, and many types of other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. This meant deciding whether to charge somebody with a crime, negotiating plea deals, and taking the cases to trial. It also meant working with police officers to write and execute search warrants, and as well as preparing police officers and others to testify for the State.
Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
I prosecuted a variety of misdemeanor criminal cases, including DUI's, and was lead trial prosecutor in almost 20 criminal cases, most of which were jury trials. This gave me a sense of how and why judges and juries decide cases. I also supervised the Support Enforcement Division for the Gresham branch of the DA's office. This meant that I gained insights into how the State establishes, modifies, and enforces child support orders; this office also enforced spousal support orders, as well. Continuing with child and spousal support, I also prepared, charged, and filed criminal contempt charges to go after people who were not paying support, and learned how the prosecution and judges make decisions in these cases.
Lewis and Clark Law School - Lewis and Clark CollegeJ.D.
Honors: Best Oral Advocate
Northwestern UniversityB.A.Economics
Professional Associations
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association


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Sherwood Criminal Defense
15922 SW 2nd St
Sherwood, OR 97140
Telephone: 503.655.7199
Fax: 503.655.7169