Ninth Circuit Court Rules In Favor of Portland Law Collective
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Portland Law Collective clients Pete Savage, Cliff Puckett, Mike Wallace and Gabe Triplett after an oral argument in the Savage v. Tweedy case. The Ninth Circuit found...
Union Cab Hits the Road!
Congratulations to Portland Law Collective client Union Cab! After four years of organizing, political work, litigation and scrimping and saving, Union Cab’s fifty drivers have their final permits and are on the...
Benjamin Haile Is Elected to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
The illustration above shows the Oregon State Bar Center, the meeting place of the House of Delegates and the seat of government of the Oregon State Bar (the Bar). On April 15, 2013 Benjamin Haile was elected to a three...
PLC Welcomes new legal worker Chris Knudtsen!
Portland Law Collective is happy to announce the addition of a new collective member legal worker, Chris Knudtsen. Chris has been active in social justice movements since 2002 and has worked in the homeless youth continuum...
The Portland Law Collective represents individuals in civil rights, employment, and criminal defense matters. We also provide legal services to unions and other progressive activist groups. We strive to provide excellent legal representation while furthering our values of egalitarianism, tolerance, and sustainability in our own workplace, in the legal system, and in society more broadly. We also draw on our experience as activists to ensure that our legal work empowers our clients and complements their organizing.
Who We Are
Benjamin Haile – Attorney
Focus: Civil Rights, Policy
Cathy Highet – Attorney
Focus: Labor, Election Law
Kenneth Kreuscher – Attorney
Focus: Criminal Defense, Civil Rights
What is a Collective?
“A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective. Collectives are also characterised by attempts to share and exercise political and social power and to make decisions on a consensus-driven and egalitarian basis. Collectives differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving (but can be that as well).”