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At the end of 2010 my lifestyle had once again caught up with me. I had developed a number of addictions and was seeking treatment. I had lost my job of 10 years as a railroad conductor due to my addiction and was now facing criminal charges. My life was spiraling out of control. I wanted to just run away from all of my problems. Instead i picked up the phone and called James. He had been very helpful to me in a previous case. Immediately he began helping me turn my life around. He gave me peace of mind that i didnt know was possible. I was able to concentrate on my recovery and know that my case was in good hands. James and his staff always take the time to answer all of my questions and help me any way they can, even though my case is resolved. He got an incredible deal for me which gives me an opportunity to avoid a felony conviction and jail. My life is now heading in a very positive direction due to the help and support of James and his staff. Thanks for all of the help and hard work.

J. B.


Mr. O'Rourke,

I wish to personally thank you for the prompt, knowledgeable and efficient legal services you recently provided to our family. My wife and I are both retired Federal law enforcement officials. As such, both of us have spent quite a large portion of our careers in and around various local, state and federal criminal courts. The legal advise you provided as well as the expertise and professionalism you exhibited in court proceedings assisted us in obtaining a fair and equitable result. Please continue the fine work.

Best regards,

David D.


I was charged with a number of drug related crimes in Multnomah County. My first lawyer negotiated with the District Attorney's office and they came back with an offer that would have had me agree to go to away for a long prison term. I was shocked.

I hired Mr. O'Rourke's office and they went to work immediately. Because the case was old we had to do a great deal of work in a short period of time. Mr. O'Rourke set out a plan that would try to convince the District Attorney that I was not guilty of many of the charges against me and that I should not be sent to prison.

Without going into detail, all of the preparation and work paid off. Mr. O'Rourke was able to convince the DA that I had not done most of the things that they had charged me with. Instead of 30 months in prison I was given five weekends in jail.

Mr. O'Rourke and his staff worked very hard for me. They made it clear that they didn't just care about my case, they cared about me and my future.

S. S.

My son is a Heroin addict and one day he tried to Rob a store in our home town. It was charged as a Measure 11 crime and I was panicking as to what to do. I started looking for a lawyer that specialized in this sort of crime and I made a few phone calls.

Mr. O'Rourke called me back that night and I knew he was the one that could help me. He had such a calm fatherly attitude and charged very fair fees and so I hired him on the spot. From the minute I hired him, I had confidence he knew what to do. He went to visit my son in jail and they talked.

He got the people at Serenity Lane to go to the jail and evaluate my son. Then he made quick work of getting the Measure 11 charge dropped to a lesser charge, and my son out of jail and into the appropriate treatment facility. He still stays in contact with us and my son, who is clean and sober and in recovery. He has an excellent staff. He and his staff were always available for me to talk to if needed. I am so pleased. He made a difficult situation with my family much easier. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of this process.


M.P. & G.P.

To Whom It May Concern,

I was referred to Mr. O'Rourke by my sponsor in October of 2009. My case was not resolved until January of 2011. Mr. O'Rourke fought my case tirelessly for more than a year. My case was complicated and drawn out but Jim did not settle until we both were satisfied. He was concerned with the best possible outcome for my family and I throughout my entire case. He turned down several plea offers that he did not consider fair, and he brainstormed several plea deals of his own. One of his personal plans was eventually accepted by the court. My deal allowed me to stay free, continue at my job of more than 7 years, be present in the lives of my children, and it lead me down a path of recovery. Today, as I write this letter, I have over 14 months clean and sober. I could have easily received more than 3 years in prison for my crimes. Mr. O'Rourke had a great working relationship with the judge in my case. Mr. O'Rourke's staff was extremely helpful, professional, and courteous. I have unfortunately been through several criminal cases in my life, but it was obvious to me from the beginning that Mr. O'Rourke was well liked, respected, and ultimately demanded much more respect from the court than any lawyer I have ever dealt with in my life. My favorite thing about Mr. O'Rourke was that he wasn't going to back down to anyone, and he never wavered in his mission to do what was best for me. My case could have easily cost three or four times what Mr. O'Rourke charged me, but he worked with me because he knew I was in a really tough spot. His fees were more than fair. Mr. O'Rourke was by far the best attorney I have ever had. I would recommend him to anyone out there who is dealing with a legal issue.

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