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Portland - Hillsboro DUI Lawyer and Defense Attorney

Trial Lawyer, DUI Lawyer, Criminal Lawyer

Chris Trotter

Attorney at Law


Misdemeanor and Felony Cases, Theft, Fraud, Child Abuse, Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Trespassing,

Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief, Prostitution, Warrants


Petition to Restore Gun Rights, Appeal Denial of Concealed Carry Permit, Learn Gun Laws


Restraining Orders, Stalking Protective Orders, Sexual Abuse Protective Order, FAPAs


Diversion, Misdemeanor or Felony DUI, Marijuana DUI, Fight Driver's License Suspension, Implied Consent/DMV Hearings, Restore Driving Privileges in Portland

EXPUNGEMENTS - Clean Up Your Record

Arrest or Conviction for Felony, Misdemeanor, or other Crimes


Measure 11, Measure 57, Gun Crimes, Repeat Property Offender Crimes, Violent Crimes, Homicide, Sex Crimes




Incredible Attorney!

Unbelievable Attorney! "Chris Trotter has a great deal of experience and does every thing in his power to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. Chris did a fantastic job convincing the District Attorney to drop all charges against me before the trial date. It was a real pleasure working with Chris. Over the past 40 years I have worked with many professionals. Chris is one of the most genuine, sincere, caring persons I have worked with. He is honest, extremely bright, hard working.


"I recommend Chris Trotter! He represented me in Washington county Oregon for a DUII. Chris would be my first choice for DUII. . . I was found not guilty by a jury. Chris never made any guarantees. Although it was very stressful, we spoke many times in detail and I was very confident in our strategy and options. Chris is young, smart, and pays attention to details. . . I recommend Chris to friends and family, and to others facing similar charges."

Best Possible Outcome!

​"I went to Chris facing some pretty serious charges. Chris's knowledge of the law and his approach to my case soon put my mind at ease. He has a good relationship with his peers and the prosecutor of my case. Chris saved me from even stepping into a courtroom."

He knows Criminal Law!

​"Mr. Trotter represented my son in a misdemeanor criminal offense matter. He kept me and my son informed, has very reasonable rates and we got a great resolution! I highly recommend Mr. Trotter to anyone in similar circumstances."

Excellent Lawyer and a Decent, Respectful Person

"Chris did a great job helping me through my legal issues. Chris recognized that there was a level of complexity to my situation and was willing recommend additional, outside advice services and incorporate into the overall strategy of my case. Chris was willing to adapt to my style of work & communication, supportive in getting all necessary work & follow-up done and always on-top of the issues / case. Chris is diligent & thorough, he remained calm throughout and was always respectful."

An amazing Attorney

"Chris was an excellent attorney. He went above and beyond on my case. I highly recommend him for anyone. I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is also very nice and professional."

Wonderful Lawyer!

​"Chris followed through with every step of the whole process. From court dates to settlements. He was thorough, fair and quickly answered my questions."


​"Chris and his team went above and beyond in my Husbands case. Questions were always answered in a timely manner, and to the degree we needed. He went the distance to ensure this mess had as minimal of impact on our lives as possible."

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Providing high-quality legal representation to every client is Chris Trotter's first priority. With a strong academic background and extensive trial experience, he is able to help clients navigate their way through the often complex and confusing legal system. It can be very intimidating to get involved in the legal system, particularly when facing criminal charges. Specializing in the areas of criminal defense, expungements, DUI law, gun rights litigation, and protective orders, Chris can provide you or your loved one with excellent and aggressive legal representation in Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Salem, Clackamas County, West Linn, and the surrounding areas. 


Chris has experience as both a criminal defense lawyer and in the prosecution unit. Chris worked for the Washington County District Attorney's Office for two years, working in the criminal prosecution unit. He has litigated hundreds of cases in circuit and municipal courts all over Oregon. He has substantial experience representing clients at jury and bench trials, motion hearings, arraignments, pretrial conferences, change of plea hearings, and probation violation hearings on both sides of the aisle. As a Hillsboro DUI and criminal defense lawyer, this experience has proven to be very beneficial for his clients.


Chris has successfully defended many clients, including receiving “Not Guilty” verdicts at trial for felony and misdemeanor cases in Portland and multiple jurisdictions around the state of Oregon. He has experience representing clients facing all kinds of criminal charges, including shoplifting, DUI, domestic violence, drug possession/distribution, identity theft, sexual abuse, unlawful use of a weapon, robbery, assault, manslaughter, and many other crimes.



A case handled by Chris was the subject of an article published in the April/May 2016 edition of "The Oregon Defense Attorney." He was selected as a "Rising Star" in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and again in 2022 by This sets Chris apart from the other Oregon DUI attorneys and criminal defense lawyers. Chris was also named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Oregon by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. So we aren't the only ones saying Chris is one of the top DUI defense lawyers and criminal defense attorneys in Hillsboro. 


As a bilingual Hillsboro DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney near Portland, Chris represents many clients whose primary language is Spanish. For these clients, having a Spanish-speaking attorney is very important. There is no substitute for receiving clear communication in your native language.


He is proud to be the founder of a law firm dedicated to providing excellent legal representation to every client. When you come to Trotter Law, you can be confident that you are in good hands. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, need help fighting a DUI, trying to get your gun rights restored, seeking a protective order or expungement, or another legal service for criminal defense, Chris Trotter has the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide the excellent representation you deserve. He's been serving the residents of Portland, Hillsboro, and the surrounding areas, see what makes him the best Portland DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney.


If you are searching for the best DUI attorney in the Hillsboro area, then your search stops with Chris Trotter. He has represented hundreds of clients with DUI charges. He has been distinguished among the best criminal defense attorneys in the Portland area and State of Oregon. Chris offers a free consultation where he will answer all your questions and help you understand the law and your options. For each client, Chris develops a detailed and individualized defense plan aimed to obtain the best outcome possible under the circumstances. He will be flexible with your circumstances and is even willing to make jail visits. No attorney can promise a particular outcome, but Chris Trotter will work tirelessly to do all he can to protect your rights and your future.

Legally, you are not required to have representation to face a DUI in the State of Oregon, but it is never a good idea to face criminal charges alone! We highly recommend you go into court with an experienced attorney by your side who knows how things work in the Washington County Circuit Court. Laws vary from county to county, so having an experienced DUI lawyer who has handled numerous cases in your area will put you at a huge advantage. Showing up to court without a lawyer can be very intimidating. It can give the judge the impression that you aren’t taking the charges seriously.

A DUI is a serious charge which comes with serious potential consequences. Most DUIs in Oregon are class A misdemeanors, punishable up to 364 days in jail and a fine of $6,250.00. That said, taking the right steps early on in the process can make a substantial difference in the ultimate outcome of your case. You may be eligible for the DUII diversion program or have a defense that may result in the dismissal of your case. Expert analysis for an experienced DUI attorney like Chris Trotter will allow you to make the correct decisions. You don’t want to be left in a vulnerable situation that could have been prevented if you had someone experienced by your side every step of the way.


Contact Chris Trotter if you have been cited or arrested for a DUI anywhere in the City of Hillsboro, Washington County or elsewhere in Oregon. Chris has represented numerous clients that have been given a ticket for driving under the influence and will do everything he can to help you navigate the intimidating legal process.






Trotter Law, LLC

6125 NE Cornell Road, Suite 380

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

P - 971-205-5695

F - 971-250-3816

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