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Damien S. Donnelly-Cole

503-943-9659
Damien S Donnelly-Cole
Stumptown Legal LLC
520 SW Yamhill Street Suite 203
Portland, OR 97204
www.stumptownlegal.com
Phone: 503-943-9659
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About Damien S. Donnelly-Cole

After a legal education that involved hands-on experience with both the prosecution of major criminal offenses through the United States Attorney’s Office as well as the defense of people accused of crimes, I began my legal career as a public defender in Portland. I began with a heavy trial docket defending misdemeanors such as DUII, Driving While Suspended, Domestic Violence Assault or Harassme... read more »

Biography

After a legal education that involved hands-on experience with both the prosecution of major criminal offenses through the United States Attorney’s Office as well as the defense of people accused of crimes, I began my legal career as a public defender in Portland. I began with a heavy trial docket defending misdemeanors such as DUII, Driving While Suspended, Domestic Violence Assault or Harassment, and Prostitution cases. Subsequently, I defended only major felony cases such as Ballot Measure 11 crimes like Vehicular Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, sex crimes, and various levels of Assault. The true value of this experience is that I have handled numerous types of criminal cases and was in court nearly everyday making personal connections with judges and prosecutors.  

After some time with a small criminal defense firm that specialized in defending people accused of DUII’s, I founded Stumptown Legal to help people in Oregon navigate the judicial forest. Every job I have had, both before and after I entered the legal field, involved helping those that needed my help. If you’ve been accused of a crime, you need my help, and I am here to help you.

Before becoming a lawyer, I worked out of Washington, D.C., helping landmine survivors in Jordan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Bosnia, gain the access to rehabilitation services they needed. I also worked to improve access to water and wastewater services in Cairo, Egypt, and helped provide the Egyptian public with accurate information about financial investing and financial market operations.

My international journey began when I was born in Dublin, Ireland. I later spent time studying Spanish in Cusco, Peru and Madrid, Spain. My family spent over a decade living in China allowing me the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Asia. 

My education focused on philosophy, history, and law. My upbringing and education highlighted the importance of viewing events with an open mind, contemplating the future, and paying attention to the lessons of the past. Time spent living in, and observing, other cultures has strongly influenced how I communicate and connect with others. I have learned the importance of listening to others with an open mind, the importance of trying to understand who they are and what is important to them. If we decide to work together, I will do my utmost to understand who you are and what is important to you.

In 2006, after a life and jobs that took me throughout the world, I discovered the Pacific Northwest and all the joys of living in this part of the country. I happily made Portland my home after learning about the great food culture and the easy access to camping, hiking, skiing, and the Pacific Coast. It was here that I met my wife, rescued multiple trouble-making dogs from the Humane Society, and experienced the birth of my daughter.

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Damien S. Donnelly-Cole -
Stumptown Legal LLC
520 SW Yamhill Street Suite 203
Portland, OR 97204
www.stumptownlegal.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Mobile: 503-943-9659
  • Fax: 503-470-6362

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense40.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving30.00%
Marijuana Defense30.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Oregon Member in Good Standing 2006

Work Experience

Position Duration
Owner of Stumptown Legal LLC 2014 – present
Attorney at Reynolds Defense Firm 20132014
Attorney at Metropolitan Public Defender 20072013
Project Manager, Chemonics International 20002003

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Law J.D. 2006
College of the Holy Cross Philosophy B.A. 1999

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section 2014 – present
Member Multnomah Bar Association 2014 – present
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2014 – present
Treasurer of the Board of Directors SAFE of Columbia County 2014 – present
Member Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007 – present
Member Oregon State Bar 2006 – present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Clients' Choice Award 2014 avvo.com 2014
Client's Choice Award 2013 avvo.com 2013

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Publications and Articles

Not Just a Few Bad Apples: The Prosecution of Collective Violence

Published 2006

Publisher: Global Studies Law Review