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Kenneth Stafford

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Phone: (503) 223-3422
Fax: (503) 715-2554

3220 SW 1st Ave
Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97239

From the moment you meet Ken, his kind-hearted nature is apparent. His positive and engaging personality helps people to feel at ease, making him approachable to just about anyone. Ken understands that there can be a number of intricate circumstances that tie into each client’s unique situation. He also understands that the time he is in a client’s life can be a stressful, scary, and emotionally charged period. The combination of his sympathetic nature and impressive legal expertise makes him a valuable support for our clients, both on the legal side as well as the human side.

Ken’s resilient personality makes him a true asset to Reynolds Defense Firm. He is always ready to catch whatever legal challenges you can throw at him, and he loves the possibility of turning legal challenges into opportunities for our clients.

Ken grew up in Houston, Texas, with parents who went out of their way to provide him with every opportunity they could. Ken is grateful for his upbringing because it taught him that a person’s background and environment play a huge role in the course of their life, just as much as personal choices do. This understanding helps Ken to keep an open mind in his relationships, both personal and professional, and drives him to do everything that he can to help those around him.

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8.5Kenneth Avery Stafford
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After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 with a degree in psychology, Ken moved to Houston and worked at a large civil firm. While that experience extinguished any interest he had in working for a large civil firm, it also showed him how incredibly diverse the legal profession is. Ken recognized that there is basically no area of human life that the law doesn’t touch, proving a legal education to be quite valuable. Ken relocated to Oregon and attended law school at Lewis & Clark. He received his law degree in 2000 and since 2003 has worked exclusively as an Oregon criminal defense attorney, representing and helping thousands of people in the years since.

While his extensive experience as a public defender certainly helped him hone his legal and interpersonal skills, Ken also credits his experience as a judicial clerk with making him the attorney he is today. During the three years he spent in that position, Ken had the opportunity to watch hundreds of attorneys in action, learning strengths and weaknesses of various trial tactics and personal style.

As for Ken’s life outside of Reynolds Defense Firm, he enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, and skiing. He spends most of his time with his partner, Sara, and their young son, Paul, trying new restaurants and visiting the coast. Ken also has some notable carpentry skills, as evidenced by the “catio” that he recently built for his three cats Dottie, JuneBug, & Mr. Waffles. They’re pretty impressed.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA)
Member Since: 2003

Oregon State Bar
Member Since: 2003

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.