Practice Areas

White Collar Defense

     Boise Matthews LLP attorneys are known as attorneys who act with integrity, and as attorneys who will zealously and vigorously defend their clients. They enjoy a stellar reputation with both federal prosecutors and the courts. Their reputation enhances their ability to resolve governmental investigations with the least impact possible on their clients’ lives.

Criminal Defense

     Boise Matthews LLP represents individuals charged with the full array of state and federal criminal offenses, including “traditional” crimes like:

  • Assault
  • Computer Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Environmental Law Violations
  • Expungements
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Measure 11 Offenses
  • Murder / Homicide / Manslaughter
  • Sex Offenses
  • Theft
  • Traffic Crimes

     Boise Matthews LLP also represents individuals charged with offenses arising out of our changing world, including those charged with Terrorism and Eco-Terrorism.

     Boise Matthews LLP also represents individuals facing extradition to other states or countries, as well as individuals from other countries charged with offenses in the United States.

Collateral Representation

     Boise Matthews LLP routinely represents individuals and businesses who have been subpoenaed to either testify or produce records before a grand jury.

Civil Litigation

     Boise Matthews LLP also represents individuals who are challenging the imposition of a Family Abuse Protective Act Order (FAPA Order) or a Stalking Protective Order (SPO) when the allegations underlying such an order could lead to the filing of criminal charges.

     Finally, Boise Matthews LLP has an active post-conviction practice, assisting individuals bring challenges to their criminal convictions in both state and federal court.

Appellate Litigation

     Boise Matthews LLP has an active appellate practice. We have represented individuals before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including its en banc court. In addition, Ms. Matthews participated in Georgetown University Law Center’s Appellate Litigation Clinic before serving as a judicial clerk for Hon. Rex Armstrong on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

     Boise Matthews LLP handles direct criminal appeals, as well as appeals of post-conviction and administrative rulings. Often times, we have represented our clients before the trial court or administrative board before handling the appeal. We also commonly conduct “transcript reviews,” reviewing the trial transcripts of a matter to help our client determine whether a direct appeal is the logical next step.

Administrative Law

     Boise Matthews LLP has extensive experience representing licensed individuals before the Boards that license them.

Practicing Law

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


  • White Collar Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Collateral Representation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Administrative Law