Specializing in criminal defense, civil rights, and juvenile law, the attorneys at Levi Merrithew Horst PC represent people who are ensnared in the justice system. Our firm represents individuals who are under investigation, have been charged, or have been convicted of any type of crime-from misdemeanors to aggravated murder. We represent parents and children involved in the juvenile court system, victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system, and individuals whose civil rights have been violated.
Our attorneys have handled every type of case imaginable - from misdemeanors to murders. We know that no two cases are alike, and every case needs its own individualized defense plan. Our attorneys have the experience and know-how to develop the right plan for your case:
- Licensed in Oregon's state and federal courts
- Extensive experience representing juveniles accused of crimes
- Extensive experience handling Ballot Measure 11, 57 and Jessica's Law cases
- Proven trial attorneys
Often the biggest difference a good lawyer can make is when we can get involved before you have been formally accused in court - when the first complaint is made.
When your civil rights are violated, you have the right to sue under the Civil Rights Act. Our attorneys are dedicated to aggressively defending your rights by going on the offensive with civil rights lawsuits. We handle all manner of plaintiff's civil rights cases from excessive force and wrongful arrest to complex discrimination cases.
The juvenile courts deal with two distinct areas: Juvenile dependency, when the state is attempting to limit or eliminate the right of the parent(s) to parent a child, and Juvenile delinquency, when the state is accusing a minor of a crime. At Levi Merrithew Horst PC, we have expertise in every aspect of these two systems. We have represented children and parents in all stages of each of these areas.