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Our only focus is to advocate for you

About Us


MDI defends adults and juveniles in the courts of Oregon in criminal, juvenile, contempt and appellate matters. Our mission is to provide high quality legal representation to our clients and to treat every client with dignity and respect. We only represent those to whom we have been appointed by the Court.

The MDI team includes attorneys, investigators, social workers, case managers, trial assistants, and administrative staff. We have two office locations in Portland, OR. Our downtown office is located in the World Trade Center, Building 3, 1001 SW Naito Parkway. Our Juvenile Section is located in the Lloyd Corporate Plaza at 847 NE 19th Ave., Suite 270.  We represent clients in the courts located at the Multnomah County Courthouse and Justice Center in downtown Portland, the Gresham Branch of the Multnomah County Circuit Court, the Multnomah County Juvenile Court, and the Oregon Appellate Courts.

Our Executive Director is Stacey Reding.

Criminal Section

MDI advocates for persons who have been charged with a crime in state court. Persons accused of a crime in Multnomah County may be appointed to our office. We do not do private or retained work. We will advocate for you, protect your rights, and treat you with dignity and respect.


Juvenile Section

MDI advocates for children and adults in juvenile dependency and termination of parental right cases as well as children in juvenile delinquency cases in Multnomah County Juvenile Court. MDI is an active participant in the PCRP (Parent Child Representation Program).

Appellate  Section

MDI's appellate section provides qualified representation to persons  in civil commitment cases on direct appeal in the State appellate courts.


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