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Tenant Rates

As of 7/4/23, we are only accepting tenant cases involving serious injury or serious property damage, excluding mold, in which the landlord was at fault within the last year so the attorney fee provision under ORS 90.255 applies.  We may also consider a negligence case within the last two years in which the landlord was at fault in the State of Oregon.  However, attorney fees under ORS 90.255 generally only apply to cases filed within the first year of an incident in which the landlord is negligent.

If an experienced landlord/tenant attorney wishes to join our firm, we are accepting resumes.  Please send a cover, letter, resume and writing sample to managing attorney, Jennie Clark.

Attorney Fee Rates for Oregon Tenant Cases

At Clark Law and Associates, LLC, in Portland, we know no two tenant cases are identical. As such, here is an outline of our Oregon Tenant case rates. If you have questions about our tenant rates, call our office at (503) 238-1010.  Please have the contact information of the property owner and manager available so we can do a conflicts-of-interest search to assure we are not representing the opposing party. 

  • Initial Consultation Rate:  $400/hour.

Some issues can be resolved within 1-hour consultation and possibly a letter and no further legal services are needed. However, if the initial consultation does not resolve your issue, we usually make an offer of representation depending on the nature of your case:

  • Flat fee
  • Hourly rate of $400/hour.
    • Attorney fees may be recoverable if the court finds your landlord violated Federal, State, or Local statutes.  
  • Alternate fee agreement where our firm accepts a percentage of the settlement or the hourly rate billed to the landlord, whichever is greater as outlined in a fee agreement. 

Please call our Portland office at (503) 238-1010 to arrange for a consultation, or if you are unsure if tenant law is what you really need.

Note: Our rates are subject to change without notification on this website.

If you are of modest means and cannot afford our rates, the Oregon State Bar has a modest means program Phone: 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636.  If you have no income, you may qualify for free tenant advice by calling Legal Aid at (503) 224-4086.