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Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels

Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Eugene, OR
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About Brian Michaels

Attorney Biography

Brian Michaels is a criminal defense attorney in Oregon with over two decades of experience working in the Oregon judicial system to provide his clients with aggressive, honest and straight forward representation. His practice focuses on drug cases specializing in both medical and non-medical marijuana defenses, medical marijuana/property return, and asset forfeiture.

He has served as a long standing member of the Oregon Health Authority’s Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana; is lifetime member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); a Sponsoring member of National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA); He was also cofounder and legal counsel for the High Times’ WHEE I and WHEE II (World Hemp Extravaganza) concerts in Harrisburg, Oregon.

With over two decades of experience working within the Oregon judicial system to provide his clients with aggressive, honest and straight forward representation.

We understand that not only is this a scary and confusing time. We are here to help you navigate your way through it. He helps his clients understand their situation and all possible outcomes by providing one-on-one counseling. He is always available to answer any questions or concerns that may come up during and even after your case. He is accessible via email or telephone. Everyone’s situations are different therefore so should your representation. Attorney Michaels takes the time to listen to you and your needs to find how he can best assist you in getting the best possible outcome.

Clients are treated with respect and dignity. We strive to provide comprehensive representation from start to finish. It is our focus to provide you with a clear and complete evaluation of your situation. Attorney Michaels takes time to make sure you are involved and informed in all aspects of your cause. He will answer your questions thoughtfully, thoroughly and most important honestly. He will help you understand the legal repercussion you may be facing and any future impact it may have.

He specializes in representing people charged with marijuana related offenses, specializing in medical marijuana defenses and facilitating the successful return of patient’s medication and property.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (75%)
Criminal Defense (25%)

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Bar Licenses

Oregon State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Oregon State Bar

Oregon Health Authority Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana

National Cannabis Industry Association

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Brian Michaels

259 East Fifth Ave Suite 300-D
Eugene, OR 97401
Office: 541-687-0578
Fax: 541-686-2137

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Bar License Information

Oregon State Bar Membership -

Brian Michaels - Membership information with the Oregon State Bar - Find more information about Brian Michaels on the Oregon State Bar website including status and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

The OCDLA assists and educates criminal defense lawyers while seeking appropriate criminal justice reforms in the Oregon Legislature.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.