Oregon Criminal Defense for Health Care, Medical and Other Professionals
Portland criminal defense lawyer, James F. O’Rourke, Jr. is experienced in representing licensed and ancillary health care and other professionals throughout Oregon.
Mr. O’Rourke represents clients who are or may be charged with crimes in ways which are very useful in dealing with possible or actual professional licensing board disciplinary actions. Mr. O’Rourke has extensive experience working with professional licensing boards in Oregon.
Mr. O’Rourke & his Staff Work as a Team for You
We use methods we have developed over the last three decades to effectively represent our health care and other professional clients in all of the areas where they may need help including Criminal Investigations, Criminal Prosecutions, Licensing Board Proceedings and DEA Licensing issues.
We employ multi-disciplinary consultants to assist in the evaluation, preparation
and presentation of our client’s cases.
In addition to our forensic consultants, as part of our representation, a number of recovering health care professionals are available to tell our health care professional clients about their own experiences and outcomes with recovery, treatment, criminal cases and board proceedings. These consultations are confidential and covered by the attorney client privilege.
We practice Smart Defense which is concentrating our time and resources in the areas which will be most productive in achieving the goals we set with our clients. Smart Defense is focusing on using What Works.
Our success comes from working from a position of confidence and strength.
Pre Charge Representation
During Pre Charge Criminal Investigations of our clients we assert our client’s constitutional and other rights to prevent the state from illegally obtaining incriminating evidence against our clients. The assertion of constitutional rights by one is the assertion of constitutional rights for all. The State has the burden of legally gathering evidence and proving every element of each charge. We work to make sure that our clients get the benefits of all of our rights as citizens.
There is a time to make a full and accurate disclosure and that is best done with the assistance of an attorney. Until that time, we encourage our clients to remain silent and to Assert Your Rights And Protect Yourself.
While the State conducts its investigation, we conduct our own investigation and we are proactive in protecting and promoting our clients interests.
The sooner we get involved in a case the less the clients have to try to figure out on their own.
In Criminal Prosecutions, we Attack the State’s ability to prove charges through investigation, constitutional, evidentiary and procedural motions and trail. We Negotiate before and after charges are filed and we develop and employ Mitigation-Sentencing Plans to achieve results which work for our clients.
We evaluate each case for its own legal and factual defense potential and set realistic goals with our clients and then create trial, negotiation and mitigation sentencing plans to achieve those goals.
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.- Former Client*To read the full review, please visit our reviews page
Jim really cares about our son’s welfare and well being. He has given hope and encouragement to my husband and myself when we were overwhelmed by everything.- A Mother and Father*To read the full review, please visit our reviews page
It is so uplifting to work with an attorney who really cares about his client’s well-being the way Jim does. Once we felt so helpless, now we have hope because we have Jim O’Rourke on our side.- S & T*To read the full review, please visit our reviews page
Mr. O’Rourke does not “sugar coat” anything, yet still shows a great amount of compassion and empathy. I truly believe that honesty and compassion are what set him apart and make him the best.- Jennifer A.*To read the full review, please visit our reviews page