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Edie Rogoway Van Ness

Edie  Rogoway Van Ness

0324 SW Abernethy Street
Portland, Oregon 97239
United States

Telephone: 503-935-5450
Facsimile: 503-274-8384
Firm: Dowlatdad Rogoway Green LLP
Practice Overview:
Dowlatdad Rogoway Green, LLP evolved from a mutual interest in providing first-rate personal injury and criminal defense representation with the added benefit of unparalleled personal service and client support. Recognized for our performance in and out of the courtroom, we take pride in our ability to offer creative solutions to complex matters.

With more than 25 years of combined trial experience, we have successfully tried hundreds of cases. Our skills combine top-notch motion practice and trial work with creative methods and innovative approaches to effective case resolution.

We handle criminal defense and personal injury cases of all types.

Prior to forming DRG, all of our attorneys defended insurance companies against many types of complex claims. We know the games insurance companies play, how they evaluate claims, and how they build a defense. Simply put, we know how the other side operates.

Our attorneys also have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system. Through our many years of handling criminal cases, we have established strong relationships with judges and prosecutors throughout Oregon. Sanam “Sam” Dowlatdad is a former Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, and Edie Rogoway Van Ness and Douglas Green are former Multnomah County Public Defenders.

For more information and a free consultation, contact us at 503.935.5450 or by email at help@drglawyers.com. We will gladly meet at your place of convenience should you be injured and unable to travel.


Professional Profile:
Edie has substantial experience in criminal defense and complex civil litigation. A major strength — and her favorite part of practicing law — is establishing relationships with her clients through direct interaction and a proactive, hands-on approach. This is evidenced by her involvement in every stage of a case, from pre-indictment or pre-litigation case strategy and investigation, to motion practice and, ultimately, jury trial if an alternative resolution is not possible.

Edie began her career as a Multnomah County Public Defender, where she represented thousands of clients charged with every type of criminal case, from traffic offenses to sex abuse and attempted murder. Edie has extensive experience dealing with Ballot Measure 11 offenses and those crimes that carry the most serious penalties.

Additionally, Edie has represented individuals and corporate entities investigated for or charged with “white collar” crimes, including: securities fraud, conspiracy, trade-secret misappropriation, and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Prior to the creation of DRG, Edie was an associate with a large insurance defense firm where she handled complex multi-party civil cases in the areas of construction defect and real estate disputes.

In her former life, Edie was a stand-up comic, winning the Portland Comedy Competition in 2000. She still enjoys an occasional stand-up performance around town.

When not practicing law, Edie enjoys spending time with her husband Nathan and daughter Georgia.

UndergraduateUniversity of Southern CaliforniaBA1995
LawSouthwestern University School of LawJD1999

Affiliations & Memberships:
Oregon State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Multnomah Bar Association

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