The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice—one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice—one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

Latest News

  • Protecting your mail from theft during the holidays
    December 13, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind the community about the potential dangers of leaving mail and packages left unattended after delivery. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office volunteers at Sunshine Divison
    December 12, 2018

    On December 8, 2018, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office volunteered at the Sunshine Division to help sort thousands of pounds of donated canned food. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DDA Brendan Stabeno participates in ‘Democracy in Action’ event
    December 4, 2018

    On November 30, 2018, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Brendan Stabeno met with high school seniors as part of the yearly Democracy in Action event hosted by Central Catholic High School. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Grand Jury transcripts released in Patrick Kimmons death investigation
    November 26, 2018

    Click "more" to access both volumes of the transcripts released by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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  • DA Rod Underhill participates in American Bar Association (ABA) panel
    November 9, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill recently participated in the 11th Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute held in Washington, D.C. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • 2018 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury report released
    November 8, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the release of the 2018 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury report. Click "more" to read the full press release and the report itself.

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  • NDAA-APLAN opioid training held in Portland
    November 5, 2018

    The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and Addiction Policy Leadership Action Network (APLAN) hosted an opioid training in Portland, Oregon. Click "more" to read the entire story.

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  • Domestic Violence Awareness: The Role of a Victim Advocate
    October 26, 2018

    As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is proud to take a stand against intimate partner violence and to raise awareness of crime victims’ rights. Click "more" to read about the work our victim advocates to do help support that effort.

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  • Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities
    October 19, 2018

    The Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities event was hosted by the Muslim Educational Trust and brought together leaders from law enforcement, civil society organizations and students to to reduce bias in our communities. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Vigil honors domestic violence survivors
    October 18, 2018

    As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill joined members of the community on October 18, 2018 at a vigil in Gresham to honor the survivors and to remember the lives lost due to intimate partner violence. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Mental health illness and the criminal justice system
    October 10, 2018

    The District Attorney’s Office remains committed to developing a strong and comprehensive response plan to reduce criminal activity committed by persons experiencing mental health illness. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Grand Jury transcript released in Jason Washington death investigation
    October 9, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Jason Washington was posted on the Multnomah County District Attorney’s website.

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  • Volunteer Service Day at Blue Lake Regional Park
    October 9, 2018

    Recently, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office proudly participated in a volunteer project with Metro Parks and Nature at Blue Lake Regional Park in East Multnomah County. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate team recruiting volunteers
    October 5, 2018

    The Victim Assistance Program (VAP) for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is looking for dedicated and compassionate community members to join the volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) team. Click "more" to read this entire story.

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  • National Recovery Month: LEAD® participant shares successes
    September 18, 2018

    As part of National Recovery Month, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is highlighting the story of a 31-year-old man from Portland, Oregon who overcame substance abuse and homelessness with the assistance of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD®) program. Click "More" to read his story.

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  • SDDA Ujifusa appointed to be chair of national committee
    September 7, 2018

    This week, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office learned the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children & Youth in the United States selected Multnomah County Senior Deputy District JR Ujifusa to be its Chair. Click "More" to read additional details.

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  • ODAA award given to Multnomah County Chief Deputy DA Chuck Sparks
    August 20, 2018

    Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Sparks received the Oregon District Attorney’s Association (ODAA) Professional Achievement Award. Click "More" to learn additional details.

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  • ‘Forward thinking’ probation helps police arrest longtime bike trafficker
    August 16, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office supports people participating in probation so they can remain in the community instead of going to prison. Click "more" to read about how "forward thinking" on a person's conditions of probation helped hold a well known bike trafficker accountable.

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  • Preventing human trafficking in Multnomah County
    August 10, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office’s Human Trafficking Team works to protect victims utilizing a three-prong approach. Click "more" to read the full article.

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  • Restorative justice in action
    August 7, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office introduced and supported a restorative justice sentence in the case involving Frederick Harmes-Sorrell. Click "more" to read the entire story.

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  • A new approach towards juvenile justice
    July 26, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is seeing success with its Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Program. Click "more" to read a story about a recent plea agreement.

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  • Summertime crime prevention solutions
    July 20, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office would like to offer the public summertime crime prevention solutions. Click "more" to see the article.

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  • DA’s Office reminds public about dangers of leaving a child, animal unattended inside a vehicle
    July 11, 2018

    With hot weather expected, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office wants to remind the public not to leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

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  • District Attorney Rod Underhill participates in Youth Mentor Gathering
    June 27, 2018

    On Friday, June 22, 2018, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office participated in the first Youth Mentor Gathering, which included a panel of mentees, mentors and public safety leaders, including Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District Attorney Rod Underhill.

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  • A prosecutor’s role in bail, pre-trial release decisions
    June 25, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office was proud to recently host the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge to discuss the role prosecutors have when it comes to making bail and pre-trial release decisions.

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  • Deputy DA participates in fundraiser with Portland Timbers
    June 18, 2018

    Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez recently participated in a fundraiser with the Portland Timbers.

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  • DA’s Office recognized at Portland Police Bureau awards ceremony
    June 15, 2018

    Members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office were among those honored on June 14, 2018 at the Portland Police Bureau Awards Ceremony held at City Bible Church.

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  • Statement on Portland Pride Week 2018
    June 14, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill released a statement on Portland Pride Week 2018. We celebrate Pride as a collective group. Click "more" to read the full statement.

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  • Legal Services Day marks successful one year anniversary
    June 12, 2018

    Legal Services Day recently celebrated its successful one year anniversary. The program was created by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in June 2017 and brings the courtroom into the community.

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  • Grand jury transcript released in Elifritz death investigation
    June 11, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of John A. Elifritz was released.

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  • Statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill on contacts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    June 5, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office does not, and will not, notify or alert immigration officials or agencies regarding individuals with whom we come into contact.

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  • Statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill on the vehicular incident in Southwest Portland
    May 25, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is working with our...

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  • Multnomah County DA’s Office Supplementary Budget Report
    May 23, 2018

    To help give the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the people who live, work and visit Multnomah County a better understanding of our recent performance and our blueprint for the future, I am tendering this supplementary budget report.

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  • LEAD® program expands boundaries amid recent success
    May 16, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announces the LEAD® program is expanding into a new part of Portland in an effort to reduce future criminal behavior by people involved in low-level drug offenses and reduce the number of persons of color being arrested and referred to the criminal justice system.

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  • National Senior Fraud Awareness Day
    May 15, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is proud to support...

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  • Career planning with high school students
    May 15, 2018

    Recently, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office participated in an event that gave students from Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) the opportunity to connect with professionals working in our community.

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  • DA’s Office offers tips to avoid identity theft after ‘masterful’ ATM shoulder surfer convicted
    May 3, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind the public about the vulnerabilities existing each day that could lead someone to become a victim of identity theft.

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  • Oregon Secretary of State audit commends efforts underway to eliminate SAFE kit backlog
    May 2, 2018

    A new audit focuses positively on the work of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police and the Portland Police Bureau to appropriately address the state’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kit backlog.

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  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    April 25, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes that all parts of society, including individuals, families, and communities, must come together and work to end sexual violence, which can have lasting, harmful effects on victims, their families and communities.

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  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April 24, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office participated in and supported the “Race Against Child Abuse.”

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  • Hot Topic: Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill presents at 2018 Tri-County Summit on Opioids and Addiction
    April 16, 2018

    At the 2018 Tri-County Summit on Opioids and Addiction, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill explained his office’s approach to combating the opioid epidemic at an individualized level.

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  • Hot Topic: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
    April 16, 2018

    On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill read a proclamation for the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners as they proclaimed April 8 through April 14, 2018 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Multnomah County.

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  • HOT TOPIC: EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS
    March 16, 2018

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill has joined efforts with...

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  • HOT TOPIC: Treatment First Program Shows Positive Results
    February 23, 2018

    Since 1991, the Multnomah County Sanctions Treatment Opportunities Progress (STOP)...

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  • HOT TOPIC: LEAD® Program Helps Drug Users Break Cycle of Use
    February 23, 2018

    In an effort to reduce future criminal behavior by people...

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  • HOT TOPIC – Material Witnesses
    January 24, 2018

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Material Witness policy is...

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  • HOT TOPIC – Juvenile Ballot Measure 11 Cases
    January 14, 2018

    In June 2016, District Attorney Underhill implemented a new policy...

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