Leonard Warren Williamson

Leonard Warren Williamson

Salem, Oregon

Leonard is widely experienced in criminal and civil trial work. His professional career and accomplishments are fascinating. His talent is making the legally complex simple to understand and telling your story in a compelling way. As an aside he is also an excellent marksman and does not pass up the opportunity to go shooting. Sadly, his shooting skills have never helped him win a case. Back to the legal stuff. While Leonard is passionate about the criminal law and civil rights issues, what drives him is getting the very best results he can in any given situation. Working towards the best achievable outcomes for his clients is his goal and the focus of his practice. He is best known for thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to solve complex problems for his clients. Leonard lives in Salem with his wife of twenty-nine years and his twelve-year-old son (an avid boy scout). After law school, Leonard's wife made him promise to use his powers for good and not evil. Leonard is committed to that promise and will do the best job he can for his clients.

Leonard started his career as a prosecutor on the Oregon coast. It was during his time as a prosecutor that he became well known for his expertise in criminal law and search and seizure law. Leonard's career took off as he was recruited by the Police Academy to lead and deliver cutting edge training to law enforcement. Missing the courtroom, Leonard joined the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice as a senior trial attorney litigating the most serious civil suits against the State of Oregon. After becoming the Attorney-in-Charge of the Torts and Employment Section of the Trial Division, his litigation team achieved an unmatched trial success winning twenty-two trials out of twenty-three. Leonard believes that the Government should at all times treat people fairly, within the bounds of the law and leave them with their dignity.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Divorce and Separation
  • 25% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Government
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 5% Expungement

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1991
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 2000


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D.
  • Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney-in-Charge, 2001 - 2011
  • Tillamook District Attorney's Office, Deputy DA, 1991 - 1998