Our clients come to us for our skills, experience, and established credibility in the court room. They appreciate the in-depth personal attention we deliver to them and their legal issues.Each dedicated member of our legal team is committed to helping you make solid decisions that balances the cost and risk of each case.
The attorneys of Oliveros Law Group PC, a proven law firm with offices in Clackamas and Beaverton, represent clients throughout Portland and across Oregon including Multnomah County, Clackamas County, and Washington County, and communities such as Milwaukie, Gladstone, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gresham, and Sandy.
Depending on your specific situation, a legal misstep could damage your financial stability and prospects, harm your family, and even cost you your freedom. We urge you to contact our Clackamas firm and arrange a helpful, and informative consultation to begin exploring options and solutions that work for you.
Original founder of the Oliveros Law Group, Gregory Paul Oliveros is a native Oregonian and passionate supporter of this great state. Mr. Oliveros has a deep commitment to his community. From his involvement with his children’s extracurricular activities during their youth, to being an active community leader in various capacities over the years. Mr. Oliveros continues to look for ways that his law firm can support his local community. However, it’s in his work as an attorney in which Mr. Oliveros is most passionate. When asked what differentiates himself from other attorneys, Mr. Oliveros states,
“Energy and Vision! Outside of the box thinking and new ideas on how to approach each individual client is why our success rate is so high. It’s important to bring a can-do-attitude to each one of our clients, as that builds trust and allows us to work together to build a plan that gets our clients to their goal.”
Mr. Oliveros has extensive educational credentials. In 1973, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and worked in the Portland Public School District until 1987. His last five years he was the assistant principle of Humboldt Elementary. During this time, Mr. Oliveros earned two Masters Degrees from Portland State University, both in education fields of study. Finally, he earned his Juris Doctorate in Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1990 and began his practice in 1991. Greg is constantly thinking about how to serve his clients better and how best to ease their burdens. Mr. Oliveros has actively worked as a criminal defense lawyer for over twenty five-years now. Criminal defense, family law and personal injury are focus areas of practice for Mr. Oliveros and his firm. His success rate is why new clients consistently seek Mr. Oliveros out for counsel. Mr. Oliveros has also been a member of the Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.
“In growing my law firm over the years, I have always believed it is important to stay sharp and forward thinking for the benefit of my past, current and future clients. We are always learning. Remember it’s not always what we know, but what we do. That is the value that we bring to each client.”
Mr. Oliveros carries on these philosophies in his home life as well. He and his wife Gina have been married since 1984. They have three children and three granddaughters and one great grandson. Mr. Oliveros enjoys spending time with family and loves to travel with his wife when time allows. His commitment to leadership and client relations is what has made the Oliveros Law Group a premiere law firm in the Clackamas and greater Portland, Oregon area.
Louren Oliveros of Oliveros Law, PLLC works with the Oliveros Law Group in an of counsel capacity. Louren Oliveros is a board certified civil trial lawyer and member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA accredited) and holds an associate member rank with the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Louren has the highest rating for legal and ethical excellence by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. Louren also graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She was recently honored to accept an appointment to serve on the New Mexico Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee (2015) and she served on the New Mexico Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee (2014/2015). Louren is a member of the American Association for Justice, ABA Women Rainmakers Committee, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Louren’s philosophy is to put hard work and heart in all that she does. She is known to take on tough cases and fight for her clients. She has taken over 20 cases to trial before juries in criminal and civil courts
Christopher P. Lachmann is The Oliveros Law Group Managing Director and chief financial office. He came to the firm in early 2017 after working with Mr. Oliveros for 4 years in a consultative role. Mr. Lachmann has a diverse background working in executive management and operational roles. Ultimately, his focus is to increase revenue and profitability, a skill set Mr. Lachmann has successfully taken with him to a handful of companies over the last 20 years. When asked about his approach to growing a law firm he states, “The life blood of any business is the customers. Same with a law firm. Each client must be given the very same level of respect and priority as the next. Raising the bar on client relationships is how great reputations are built.” Mr. Lachmann spent 11 years working in the alcohol beverage industry, specializing in executive growth plans for profitability along with aiding in government compliancy. For the next 9 years, he worked in digital marketing at the executive and consultative level. His overall creative thinking, intuition and persistence is why his success rate is so high. Mr. Lachmann’s enthusiasm and passion for supporting his co-workers in helping people, is considered an asset at The Oliveros Law Group.
Conor Cruz is an Associate Attorney with the Oliveros Law Group. Mr. Cruz is a graduate of the University of Oregon Law School and joined our team in 2023. Born in the great state of Florida, Conor and his family moved to the Bay Area of California when he was 10 years old, where he grew up. After graduating high school, Conor attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his studies he was introduced to the law and upon his graduation, Mr. Cruz was accepted to the University of Oregon Law School. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in the law, he states: “I always wanted a career in which I could help others and I always found law interesting. After taking an introductory class to law in college, it was far more interesting than I would have imagined. I dove in headfirst and realized I had a true passion towards a career that would allow me to advocate for those going through difficult times.” In 2020 Conor was accepted to law school and graduated in 2023 with a Juris Doctor degree. He successfully passed the Oregon Bar. During his time in law school Mr. Cruz was very active in several organizations. He was an active member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Forum, the LatinX Law Student Association, as well as the Green Business Initiative. The experience Mr. Cruz gained in working with these associations through Law school would prove to serve him well, in areas such as public speaking, and working in teams. Shortly after graduating, Mr. Cruz joined the team at The Oliveros Law Group. When asked what he enjoys most about working as an attorney at the law firm, he states: “There is always a new challenge to tackle on our client’s behalf. No two cases are ever really the same. Knowing that I am part of a team that collaborates and strategizes together to find the best solutions for our clients is what makes working at the Oliveros Law Group special for me. I know we are always putting forth our very best.” When Conor is not working, he and his partner, Julia enjoy spending time outdoors, going to concerts, wine tasting, and spending time with their dog, Forest, and their cat Merlin. Conor and Julia are both “foodies” and love the Portland restaurant scene. Conor is an avid golfer, and it is his hope that with law school now behind him, that weekends will allow for him to be able to spend more time enjoying these activities.
Gregory L. Gudger is an attorney “Of Counsel” was born in Washington, DC. He was raised by his mother, and his extended Grandmother, who lived with them for the early years of Gregory’s life. Later he would go on to credit both women as two of the greatest teachers and inspirations in his life. Mr. Gudger attended the University of Oregon where he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1975. He then went on to attend Law school at Willamette University where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1986.
Mr. Gudger has been a Portland trail lawyer since 1989. Two years after leaving Willamette, Mr. Gudger headed the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, the civil rights agency for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, before settling into his law practice. Mr. Gudger served on numerous boards and committees in service to his community including NAACP Board, ACLU Board, Black United Fund Board, and served two-terms as president of the National Bar Association, Oregon Chapter from 2005 through 2007. During this period Mr. Gudger received and was awarded several accolades. In 2007 Mr. Gudger was an Honoree with the Portland Trailblazers for Black History Month. In 2010 he was also awarded the Emerald Award as Outstanding Man, by Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nations oldest Black Sorority. Also, in 2010, Mr. Gudger received the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, through the World Arts Foundation.
When Mr. Gudger is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid fisherman and loves talking fishing. Gregory also enjoys all things basketball and was a competitive player during his academic years. From a mentorship perspective, Gregory has always been an advocate for this sport and the great life lessons that team sports can teach an individual. Mr. Gudger’s professional counsel, expertise, and experience are a valued asset here at the Oliveros Law Group.
Wendy Melby is a Senior Paralegal at the Oliveros Law Group. Her ability to perform at a high level of productivity and fluidity between cases makes her an invaluable member of the team. Wendy came to the firm in 2015. Prior to that she worked in construction management, while raising her children. She was an active parent volunteering in the Clackamas county school district and staying involved with all 3 of her children. She has brought a great deal of leadership and organization to the team through priority and case management. She is passionate about her career and the work the firm does on behalf of all its clients. She states, “The people make The Oliveros Law Group great! Every time one of our attorneys wins a case, it’s a win for the whole team. I really like knowing that I was a part of that success on behalf of the client. It feels good knowing you’re helping others.” When Wendy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner and all their children. On weekends, you can find her going hiking, antiquing, or at home with her children. Her commitment to her career, the people she helps and her professional drive, have made her an invaluable part of The Oliveros Law Group
Anne Toomey is a paralegal at the Oliveros Law Group. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Wilson High School. She then attended Portland Community College, where she successfully earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice, as well as an associate degree in Paralegal studies. She graduated with honors. During her studies, Anne began working in the funeral business, where she spent the next 20 years of her career. However, she wanted to still work in the law and had a passion for wanting to help people get through the difficult process of navigating the legal system. Ms. Toomey began working for another law firm and after working for several years in family law, she came to the Oliveros Law Group and is now Paralegal to Mr. Oliveros. When asked what she enjoys most about working at the Oliveros Law Group, she states: “The Oliveros Law Group is different from other law firms. We are a team here and everyone supports each other. The clients see it and they feel like everyone here cares about them. I like that I am trusted and given responsibility, and I am encouraged to be successful. I have never experienced a work environment with so much support. I truly feel like respected and valued here.” Anne has two children, her son and daughter and when Anne is not working, she is spending time with her family. She and her children enjoy coin collecting and rock hunting as well as road trips together and spending time at the Portland Zoo. They are also avid football fans and love to watch the games together. Anne’s commitment to her team and our clients is a wonderful addition to the Oliveros Law Group.
Heather Jones is a Senior Paralegal at the Oliveros Law Group. She was born and raised in St. Johns, Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School. Ms. Jones went on to earn an Associates of Science in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College and then went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in legal studies. Mrs. Jones has spent many years working in the legal industry, specifically in Domestic Relations, working with her attorneys and their clients to navigate and resolve family law issues. She brings a wealth of practical and hands-on experience to the firm and has become a great asset to the Oliveros Law Group team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. They enjoy trips to the Oregon coast, rooting for their favorite football teams and they love music.
Jill Lukens is the Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director of the Oliveros Law Group. She was born and raised in Portland Oregon, where she graduated from Centennial High School. Ms. Lukens then went on to get her license as a dental assistant and went on to work in that industry for several years until she was promoted to office manager. Over the years she found that working on the front office aspects of a business was more of a professional fit for her career. After the pandemic years she decided she wanted to continue working in office management and came to the Oliveros Law Group. Since then, she has been a valuable teammate and contributor to the internal operations of the law firm. In her free time, Jill enjoys travelling with her family. She and her husband also enjoy long trips on his motorcycle, and have coined the phrase, “enjoying their wind therapy”.