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Kenneth Kahn II

Kenneth Kahn II

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury
  • Oregon
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Your initial telephone conference is free. (503) 241-4105.

I've defended the rights of the accused for over 26 years and handled over 6,000 cases. Rated 10 Best, Client Satisfaction (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys). Rated as one of the Top Lawyers in Oregon for Ethical Standards (2015 and 2016, The Legal Network). Rated as one of the Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in America (2016, The National Trial Lawyers). Ranked in the top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oregon (2016, American Society of Legal Advocates).

Rated Excellent by My experience in court will make your experience in court better.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Consultation
    Your first telephone consultation is free. Office consultations are $75.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees are available for personal injury cases only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Generally all work apart from personal injury, is on a flat rate basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal lawyer since 1990
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1990)
Reed College
B.A. (1980) | English
10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys (Oregon), Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top Lawyers in Oregon
The Legal Network
Highest in Ethical Standards, and 2016
10 Best, Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oregon
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Bureau of Emergency Communications
Recognition for preventing a suicide.
Key to the City of San Francisco
City of San Francisco
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 903088
Articles & Publications
Oregon's DUII Laws: A Refresher
The Oregonian
Speaking Engagements
How to Deal with the Police, Oregon Native Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Portland, Oregon
Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Do character reference letters get read out loud during sentencing
A: Character counts. When the judge meets you, they're meeting you for the first time. Never miss a chance to make a first impression. Dress respectfully. Bring witnesses who can speak out loud about your good character. Have your lawyer read reference letters out loud. They should be read slowly, so their content can be clearly heard and understood by the judge. Remember, all the judge knows about you is what they've read in the accusations. This is a chance to tell them more. As a criminal lawyer in practice for over 27 years, I know how easy it is to focus on the worse case scenario. It doesn't have to be that way. Character counts, especially when the letters show positive changes you've made since your arrest, such as attending classes, treatment, or even better, a letter from the victim that departs in a good way, from what the DA is recommending.
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Kenneth E. Kahn II, Attorney P.C.
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 241-4105