Rich Oberdorfer

Rich Oberdorfer fights for motorists in trouble with the law all across Oregon. He is a frequent lecturer on DUII, alcohol and drug pharmacology, and driving-related topics. He graduated cum laude from the Lewis & Clark Law School in 2001 after an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in 1996. Before and during law school he worked at Rieke & Savage PC, a firm specializing in Measure 11 and murder defense. He is licensed to practice before all Oregon courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rich is an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA). He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of DUI/DWI Defense since 2016. Oregon Super Lawyers recognized him as a Rising Star in DUII defense, 2008-2012, and has since listed him as a Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney. He is rated a “10″ in’s professional listings.

His speaking engagements and writings include:

Speaker, Zealous Advocacy and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Helping Suffering Clients, OCDLA DUII Conference, 2022

Speaker, DMV Collateral Consequences, Metropolitan Public Defender, 2021

Speaker, DUII Skills Presentation, Trial Practice and Client Relations, Public Defender of Marion County, 2020

Legislative Testimony, Opposition to SB 965’s Generalized DUII Statute, 2019

Legislative Testimony, Opposition to SB 999’s Banks Reaction, 2019

Speaker, Investigation, Discovery, and Focusing Your Cross-Examination, OCDLA DUII Conference, 2018

Speaker, Cross-Examination of the Lab Technician, OCDLA DUII Conference, 2016

Speaker, Jury Selection in DUII Cases, OCDLA Annual Conference, 2013

Speaker, Defending Traffic Cases, PSU Student Legal Services, 2013

Speaker, DUII Diversion, Oregon State Bar DUII Seminar, 2012

Coordinator, OCDLA DUII Conference, 2010

Speaker, Jury Selection in DUII Cases, Oregon State Bar DUII Seminar, 2009

Speaker, Litigating Prior Convictions, OCDLA DUII Conference, 2007

Editor, OCDLA Criminal Law Formbook: Release from Custody, 2006

Editor, OCDLA Criminal Law Formbook: Witnesses, 2006

Editor, OCDLA DUII Trial Notebook: Discovery, 2004 / 2014