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Christopher J. Casebeer

Carla M. French

Jason E. Thompson

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Our experienced attorneys and staff provide our clients with detailed attention and committed diligence in their legal matters, goals and needs, offering sound advice and guidance to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

Attorney Jason E. Thompson
Partner, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP

Jason Thompson provides sound, discrete, confidential legal advice to individuals being investigated or charged by any governmental entity. He will accommodate meeting with clients around their regular working hours.  He also represents individuals on appeal, in post-conviction matters, and other civil matters, including doctors, lawyers, inmates and students dealing with an administrative investigation or hearing. Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice in state and federal courts, including the Oregon and United States Supreme Courts. 

Practice Emphasis
Focus on representation of individuals in state and federal investigations, prosecutions, appeals, post-conviction matters, and related administrative proceedings, including doctors,  lawyers and students in disciplinary matters. Mr. Thompson regularly represents individuals in complex white collar cases and in major Ballot Measure 11 cases,

Case Examples

Mr. Thompson has obtained complete dismissals, acquittals or reversals in the following Ballot Measure 11 cases, including two homicide cases:

(Links are to PDF documents)

Mr. Thompson has also successfully litigated or negotiated Ballot Measure 11 cases to resolutions outside of the Ballot Measure 11 parameters in several cases in counties throughout Oregon, including Benton, Clackamas, Curry, Deschutes, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla and Washington counties.

  • State v. Miller, Marion County
    Case No. 18CR68294
  • State v. Linscott, Marion County
    Case No. 18CR28325

  • State v. Long, Washington County
    Case No. C141385CR

  • State v. Palomo, Marion County
    Case No. 13C43353

  • State v. Akim, Polk County
    Case No. 12P3084

  • State v. Kuykendall, Curry County
    Case No. 12CR0512

  • State v. Michaels, Marion County
    Case No. 09C48873

  • State v. Roller, Umatilla County
    Case No. CF020775

On appeal, Mr. Thompson has also represented the prevailing parties in:(Links are to PDF documents)

In most of those cases, Mr. Thompson represented individuals previously convicted of Ballot Measure 11 offenses.



  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Willamette University 2001

  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University 2001

  • Willamette University College of Law, Law Review Member 2000-2001

  • Master of Business Administration, Willamette University 2001

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles 1997, Philosophy

Professional Experience

  • Marion County District Attorney’s Office

  • Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

  • Oregon Supreme Court Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz

  • ATP Tour of the Americas International Division

  • ProServ, Inc.

  • Intern in the Office of Oregon Senator Gordon Smith

  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court

  • Practice in municipal and state courts

Professional Affiliations

Honors & Community Activities

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Criminal Defense 2015

  • Board of Trustee Member for the Public Defender of Marion County, Inc.

  • 2011-2012 Willamette University College of Law Mentor of the Year

  • U.S. Junior National Tennis Team

  • UCLA and University of Kentucky Tennis Team Member

  • Judge for Various Moot Court Competitions at Willamette University College of Law

  • Regular supporter of several local charities

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