Portland Law Collective Scores Win in Savage v. Tweedy
Pete Savage, Mike Wallace, and Cliff Puckett won a major victory in federal court on Tuesday, April 1st. Judge Marco Hernandez ruled that the Pacific NW Regional Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters violated their...
Portland Law Collective wants you to know about the END PROFILING: Intake Sessions
Do you feel that you have been unfairly profiled or mistreated by Portland Police? Share your story! During its first End Profiling Intake Session, the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), in partnership with...
Portland Law Collective Wins at the Oregon Court of Appeals
In a major win for Portland Law Collective attorney Kenneth A. Kreuscher and his client, the Oregon Court of Appeals explained when police can rely on a signal from a drug-sniffing dog to search a car against the will of the...
PLC Welcomes New Attorney Francie Nevill!
Francie joined the Portland Law Collective in October 2013, after working with the Collective as a contract labor law attorney. She has worked on labor arbitration, ULP, and federal civil litigation cases, and is passionate...
The Portland Law Collective represents individuals in civil rights, labor, and criminal defense matters. We also provide legal services to 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
Francie Nevill – Attorney
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 characterized 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).”