Rhett L Bernstein

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Rhett L. Bernstein received his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a specialized certificate in criminal law and procedure. During law school he clerked for the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office and Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Thom.

He prosecuted major felonies as a deputy district attorney in the Willamette Valley before founding his law firm in the Portland area in 2005. He developed his firm to offer specialties in criminal representation, estate planning and probate. Rhett L. Bernstein has provided prosecutorial services to various municipalities, including the cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, and Milwaukie. He was elected as the judge of the Municipal Court for the City of West Linn in 2013.

Under his management, his firm represents clients charged with the most serious of criminal charges, such as Aggravated Murder, Jessica’s Law sexual abuse allegations and those facing Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentences.

Rhett L. Bernstein prides himself on honest, clear communication so that clients quickly find empowerment through understanding their options. Clients can look forward to accessible representation, vigorous preparation, efficient conclusions and effective resolutions based on years of litigation and estate planning experience.


Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
1785 Willamette Falls Dr Ste 4
West Linn, OR, 97068

Office (503) 496-7931

OR Active 2002 07/16/2016

Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2016
Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers Association 2016
Best DUI Lawyers in Portland expertise.com 2016
Client’s Choice Award Avvo.com 2015
Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers Association 2015

Work experience
Judge City of West Linn, Oregon 2013 – Present
Prosecuting Attorney City of Milwaukie, Oregon 2012 – Present
Attorney Rhett L. Bernstein, Attorney at Law 2005 – Present
Prosecuting Attorney City of West Linn, Oregon 2007 – 2013
Deputy District Attorney Linn County District Attorney’s Office 2002 – 2005

Lewis & Clark Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 2002
University of Puget Sound Politics BA – Bachelor of Arts 1999

Speaking engagements
Rosemont Ridge Middle School Career Day Career Choices 2014

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