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Clients Matter Most

Martin Thompson is a general practice attorney willing to assist clients with a variety of legal issues. After years of education and experience he has developed the skills necessary to adequately serve the broad legal needs of our community. Martin is committed to meeting the needs of his clients and responding quickly to their concerns.

With other lawyers you may have experienced the frustration of feeling that you are not important because your calls were not returned quickly or because your case did not receive enough attention. Martin values his clients and maintains a close working relationship with them to assure that their needs are met without costs spiraling out of control

“Every case I have handled has one thing in common… clients hire a lawyer because they are facing tough problems that they can’t handle on their own. Often times, the client is faced with a life-changing situation that needs to be addressed promptly and properly. When I agree to help someone it creates a great responsibility, and I take that responsibility very seriously.”   – Martin Thompson


Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you are reading this, you probably have an issue that could benefit from the attention of an attorney. Although you may not actually need a lawyer to handle your specific issue, it is still possible that you could benefit substantially from the expertise of counsel. If you are still on the fence about whether you need the assistance of an attorney, or you are not sure that you can afford one, please contact our office to determine how you should proceed. We are happy to work with you to ensure that you do not have to handle matters on your own if you need help or the attorney can point you in the right direction if you don’t need an attorney but you aren’t quite sure what to do.

How Much Will it Cost?

Frequently, I can give you an approximate price range and rough idea of what your case will cost based upon our first phone conversation. The actual cost of your case will depend upon many factors and will be discussed with you at the time of your initial consultation.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express to help alleviate your financial burden.                              card

Contact me anytime at or  at (541) 573-5299. I can also be reached by cell phone at (541) 760-3294 if we are away from the office.

What If I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

In criminal defense cases, the State may appoint an attorney to your case, if you demonstrate income and asset eligibility.  Keep in mind, however, that the State does NOT typically appoint an attorney for your case until after you have been arrested and formally charged.  The Oregon State Bar provides excellent information regarding court-appointed attorneys. To visit that site, click here.

The State does not typically appoint attorneys for parents or litigants in divorce or custody cases, and most often lacks the authority to do so.

Please visit the State Bar’s website for information regarding do-it-yourself legal help or information regarding low-cost legal help, and available legal aid programs around the state.

The Oregon State Bar can also provide information to you regarding it’s Modest Means Program.