Lisa L. Maxfield

Pacific Northwest Law LLP
Chapter Leader
Thought Leadership
Committee Member

My Contact Information

Pacific Northwest Law LLP
Portland, OR
Direct: (503) 222-2661

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I represent people and businesses facing investigation or already charged with serious crimes. I practice in federal and state courts throughout Oregon, and appear regularly before professional licensing boards and regulatory agencies. I also speak regularly in Oregon and nationally on selecting the best jurors, challenging the introduction of problematic evidence, talking to children, taking advantage of technology in trial, and handling expert witnesses effectively. My career began as a public defender in Salt Lake City and then Portland, Oregon. Marc Blackman and John Ransom, former AUSAs, then brought me into the firm they founded, later adding me as a named partner. I have been in private practice continuously since that time.

Representative Matters

Represented an unlicensed investment advisor prosecuted by Main Justice, with simultaneous prosecution in another federal district
Represented a commercial real estate broker prosecuted for forgery, with simultaneous bankruptcy litigation (fraud claims) in another federal district
Pool counsel for employees of a defense contractor investigated for falsifying lab results
Represented head of cybercrime task force charged with computer crime
Represented political figures under investigation for sexual improprieties
Represented numerous college students charged with Title IX violations

Other Distinctions

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Oregon Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense
Co-Chair, Oregon, Women's White Collar Defense Association 2017 - present
Strike Force Liaison, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2018
Oregon Bar Judicial Administration Committee 2010 - 2014
Vice Chair, Multnomah Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee 1998 - 2002
Vice Chair, Oregon Bar, Press & Broadcaster Council 1996 - 2000
Speaker, Quinto Conference, 1994
Frequent Speaker, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Editor, OCDLA Major Crimes and Defenses Manual, 2010 OCDLA Education Committee
National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Government Investigations
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime