Emily Oberdorfer’s first legal job was at 15 years old, serving subpoenas in Maryland. She graduated summa cum laude from Portland State University. During law school she worked in criminal defense and civil rights, including work on high-profile police misconduct cases. After graduation Emily clerked for The Honorable Nan G. Waller, the Presiding Judge of the Multnomah County Circuit Court Family Law Department, and she then entered private practice. Her Lewis & Clark Law School degree includes a Public Interest Law certificate with a focus on Civil Rights. She was twice awarded the Pro Bono Honors Award for acting as a National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observer.
Emily is licensed to practice before all Oregon courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She is an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA). She is passionate about criminal defense, individual rights, and helping her clients.