Background and Experience
John Henry is a nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer. He served as President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (The NACDL) in 1993-1994. The NACDL is comprised of 10,000 criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States and its territories.
John Henry is a lawyer’s lawyer. He served as chair of the NACDL’s Lawyers Assistance Strike Force from 1985 – 1987 coming to the aid of criminal defense lawyers who came under improper governmental attack (being subpoenaed to testify against clients, being threatened by governmental efforts to disqualify them from representing a client, etc)
John Henry is a trial lawyer. He has conducted jury trials throughout the majority of the counties of Oregon. He has traveled to California, Alaska, North Dakota and the United Arab Emirates to assist in the defense of citizens accused of crime.
John Henry is an appellate lawyer. He has briefed and argued over 80 appeals in the state and federal courts. His proudest victory – battling an issue he fought for over 20 years – is State v. Fish, 321 Or 48, 893 P2d 1023 (1995) where he convinced the Oregon Supreme Court that the Oregon Constitution forbids admission of evidence of a drunk driving suspect’s refusal to perform field sobriety tests.
John Henry is an Oregon lawyer. He started practice in 1971 in Oregon City, the first capital of The Oregon Territory. He served as President of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for two years, 1982 -1984 .
John Henry Hingson, III
409 Center St
Oregon City, OR 97045