Zealously Advocating For the Rights Of Our Clients

We have successfully helped hundreds of people fight for their future, and we can help you too!

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

Committed. Personalized. Professional.

Being charged with a crime can cause major disruptions to your life. With prosecutors looking to secure a conviction that leaves you facing huge penalties, you need an advocate on your side who can stand up for your rights. At the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland, you have a Portland criminal attorney ready to fight for you, taking your case to trial if necessary. Whether you were charged with a drug crime, domestic violence, or a sex crime, we are here to stand up for your rights. With a track record of successful case outcomes and numerous happy clients, we know what it takes to protect our clients’ futures and fight aggressively on their behalf.


Contact us at (503) 433-8285 today to schedule a free consultation and get started planning your defense.


Attorney Robert R. Cleland has built a reputation as an aggressive and dependable Portland criminal lawyer for his clients. He is comfortable in front of a judge and can help you tell your side of the story in a way that best benefits your situation. By calling our firm early, you can increase your chances at a favorable outcome by challenging the charges and evidence filed against you. Don’t let a criminal accusation destroy your life. Get in touch with our firm today to learn more about what to expect during your proceedings and how to prepare for them. We offer translation services to handle cases in Spanish, and we have payment plans available to ensure you get the services you need right when you need them. Get started by contacting our office today.

The Opinions That Matter Most

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say
  • I couldn't have been happier with his devotion and work ethic.

    “I contacted Rob on short notice for a traffic offense. He was always very quick to respond with any questions I had leading up to my court date and was very reassuring. He kept me informed every step ...”

    - Jen
  • Calm and professional.

    “Robert was recommended to me by a friend and I will recommend Robert to others that seek help. He explained a lot of things that I did not understand in a calm and professional manner. Thank you Rob.”

    - Igor
  • We trust Robert and his team to be there for us when need him.

    “Robert and his team have continually provided both my family and myself with sound legal advice and services for many years. His affable manner instantly put us at ease, and his knowledgeable presence ...”

    - Matthew
  • I would HIGHLY recommend Robert Cleland!

    “If you want a competent, detail oriented attorney on your side that will produce the best possible outcome for your case, I would HIGHLY recommend Robert Cleland!”

    - Jonathan
  • Rob Cleland was the best thing that could have happened!

    “I received a felony DUI during a relapse after 10 years of recovery. When I got sober, I was staying with a friend whose life was severely effected because of having a felony on his record. He kindly ...”

    - Satia
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Whatever It Takes to Protect Your Rights

Since he began practicing law, Attorney Robert R. Cleland made his clients’ needs his priority. While other attorneys shuffle cases through the door, the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland takes the time to understand each person’s needs in order to help them get the best possible outcome for their situation. For some, this may mean a plea bargain for reduced crimes, while others may have a chance at having their charges dropped altogether. Attorney Cleland can go over your situation with you to help you get a clear picture of what you’re up against.

It is never advisable to handle your charges alone. Whether or not you are innocent, law enforcement and prosecutors will do everything they can to paint you as a villain and ensure you face maximum penalties. In these cases, knowing the law is not enough—you need an aggressive advocate who will fight for you no matter what.


The Law Office of Robert R. Cleland is here to take your side and question the claims made against you. Let our team help. Call now.


Meet Attorney 
Robert R. Cleland

Dedicated to Providing the Personal Attention That You Deserve

Why Hire Us? 

Choosing the Right Attorney Is the Most Important Decision You Can Make
  • Passionately Work Hard for Our Clients

    Our attorney is committed to your fight from beginning to end and will pursue the best possible result.

  • Hundreds of Cases Handled

    We have helped hundreds of clients and have successfully handled numerous jury trials.

  • Personal & Responsive Legal Service

    Honest and communicative with you throughout the entire process.

How We Help Our Clients

Read more about the results we’ve obtained for our clients. No matter how serious your charges may seem, the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland is prepared to do everything possible to help you get the best possible outcome for your situation. Don’t fight your charges alone. Call us today to get started.

  • Domestic Violence Assault Not Guilty
  • Domestic Violence Assault, Interfering with Making a Report, Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Assault, Menacing Harassment Not Guilty
  • DUII Alcohol/Cannabis Not Guilty
  • Menacing Case Dismissed
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine Case Dismissed
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine/Unlawful Delivery of Imitation Controlled Substance Not Guilty/Dismissal
  • Rape 1, Unlawful Penetration 1, Sex Abuse 1, Sex Abuse 1 Favorable Outcome
  • Sodomy 1, Sex Abuse 2, Strangulation Favorable Outcome
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon w/Firearm Favorable Outcome
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