Firm Profile

     Boise Matthews LLP’s partners, Whitney Boise and Kendra Matthews, are both recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, as is Jack Ransom, who—after founding the firm in 1977 with Marc Blackman—now serves in an of counsel role. Until 2015, the firm was known as Ransom Blackman LLP after its founding partners. The firm is justly proud of its reputation as a preeminent criminal defense firm.

     Boise Matthews LLP attorneys describe their practice as representing those at odds with the authorities.

     A substantial portion of the firm’s work involves representing individuals and companies under criminal investigation or facing formal prosecution.

     Over the years, however, as regulatory and administrative agencies became increasingly sophisticated and active, "representing those at odds with the authorities" has come to embrace a much broader definition. For example, it includes representation of professionals under scrutiny by their licensing agencies. Boise Matthews LLP brings a unique combination of technical knowledge and advocacy skill to its work for these fellow professionals.

     Boise Matthews LLP also represents individuals and companies at risk of adverse action by regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

     Thanks to partner Kendra Matthews, Boise Matthews LLP also provides the highest quality appellate work before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Oregon appellate courts.

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Kendra Matthews and John Ransom with former partner, Marc Blackman. Marc passed away on January 1, 2014.