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Kami White

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Phone: (503) 694-4732
Fax: (503) 715-2554

4614 S. Kelly Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97239

Reynolds Defense Firm has a definition of what it means to be a ‘solid’ person. Among other qualities, you must be empathetic, genuine and trustworthy – all of which describe Kami perfectly. Moving around a lot, as a military child, Kami learned from an early age the importance of being authentic. She realized that being yourself is much easier than trying to figure out, and then become, what other people wanted. And, in becoming the best version of herself, more than anything she wanted to be someone that people can trust. Over the years she has earned the respect of many professionals in the legal community and we are grateful to have her level of skill and dedication serving our clients.

After beginning her education at the University of California, Berkeley, Kami moved to Eugene and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1995 with a degree in English and Women's Studies. She began her legal career working in indigent defense, eventually working her way up to Chief Attorney of Major Felonies with Multnomah County Public Defenders.

Kami always had a passion for public defense work. From a young age she believed in the importance of helping people fight for justice. Kami is grateful for her lengthy career as a public defender and for the invaluable experience that she gained. With Reynolds Defense Firm, Kami is looking forward to the opportunity to apply her skills on a much deeper level now that she has more time to spend with individual clients, helping them to improve their lives.

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Her genuine nature is an incredible asset to the people she represents. Being true to her values helps her to make honorable decisions in any given situation. Her biggest strength is the ability to start from an unbiased perspective, allowing her to empathize with people and see the situation from multiple points of view. Then, she uses her calm demeanor to objectively weigh the circumstances, helping her clients find the right outcome for their case and for their future.

Kami is licensed in California as well as Oregon, and since 2003 she has been a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association. She was also heavily involved in the implementation of the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program, which since 2013 has helped save state money and transform lives. MCJRP is a program designed to reduce state spending on prisons, by modifying sentencing for people facing drug and property crimes, reserving Oregon’s prison space for more serious and violent offenders. The savings are then reinvested into local counties and community-based programs and services.

If you catch Kami outside of the office, you’ll most likely see her spending time with her husband and adorable son, Charlie. She loves to read, hike Mt. Tabor, play par 3 golf and looks forward to any volunteer opportunities at her son’s school. If you can believe it, she has never seen a single Star Wars movie and she is a huge fan of live music. For the last nine years she’s kept the tradition of attending a music festival every summer.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Oregon State Bar

California State Bar

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Client Reviews
These are fantastic people! I was so nervous when I first came in, but they treated me like a human, not someone who had messed up in a major way. Throughout the process, they helped me understand all the steps and supported me both with the legal stuff, but also the personal stuff. J.M.
Reynolds Defense is amazing. From the minute they pick up the phone, the entire staff is outstanding. Don't bother shopping , wondering who to get, if they are going to help or hinder, do they even care. Reynolds Defense Firm will not disappoint. T.H.
When they tell you to let them worry about your legal issue and for you to take care of yourself they really do mean it. DUIs are no joke and I was assuming the worst. And they literally saved my life, my job my home and my license. B.O.
The firm knows what they're doing, treated me with dignity during a time where I felt very overwhelmed and unsure of what I was going to do. They helped me through my entire unpleasant experience by following up with me every step of the way, ensuring I was never left in the dark. E.S.
Take it from me and don't go it alone. If your feeling sick to your stomach you are not alone. From the very first phone call they will treat you like family and have your back the whole way. You wont have one but a team of lawyers. B.W.