About Michael P. Bertholf
Oregon Attorney At Law
Knowledge & Experience
I am an experienced criminal defense attorney based in Medford Oregon. I opened my law practice in 2015 after 9 years of gratifying work for the Southern Oregon Public Defenders Office. I continue to take on Court Appointed (public defender) cases as I believe that everyone, no matter their income level, should have access to experienced and caring attorneys.
Prior to working with the Southern Oregon Public Defenders office, I worked as a prosecutor for the Jackson County District Attorney, enforcing child support orders. I spent my last year of law school working for the Multnomah County District Attorney. Those experiences taught me how a prosecution works and is highly assistive in defending cases.
I have handled thousands of cases, ranging from traffic tickets to murder charges. My practice is based on a client centered approach. What this means is that I take my time to explain all options available and (what I think) are the potential consequences to each option. It is my desire to have every client leave my office with as complete knowledge as possible and satisfied with the outcome that we have worked together to achieve.
I have a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. I graduated in 2004. I found my way to Medford and have found my home here in the most beautiful area of the world. Prior to entering into law school I obtained a degree in Microbiology from the University of Iowa and worked for 9 years in biomedical research for the Veterans Administration. I spent my teenage years working in the corn and bean fields of Iowa and janitorial work.