Rainwater Law Group

Effective Criminal Defense

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Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Portland, Oregon.
The Rainwater Law Group specializes in the defense of criminal prosecutions and investigations in federal and state courts at the trial, appellate, post-conviction, and habeas-corpus levels. Prior to going in to private practice in 2008, Robert Rainwater was an Assistant Federal Defender for more than seventeen years, handling a wide variety of federal criminal cases, including fraud, drug-trafficking, firearms and explosives, immigration, child-pornography, computer-related crime, violent-crime, and capital-murder cases. Before becoming an Assistant Federal Defender, Mr. Rainwater was the Chief Defense Attorney for the Office of the Public Defender for Fresno County, California, supervising dozens of attorneys and handling cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital-murder cases.
1327 S.E. Tacoma Street, Suite 239
Portland, Oregon 97202-6639
(503) 231-8276
(971) 271-7566 or
(541) 854-0357

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Rodriguez v. Copenhaver, No. 14-16399 [May 25, 2016]

Rodriguez v. Copenhaver Rodriguez filed a 2241 habeas petition challenging the BOP’s denial of a discretionary nunc pro tunc ...

Carrillo-Carrillo v. Coursey, No. 14-35897 [May 24, 2016]

Carrillo-Carrillo v. Coursey The district court dismissed Carrillo’s petition with prejudice after concluding that he had not fairly ...

Gimenez v. Ochoa, No. 14-55681 [May 9, 2016]

Gimenez v. Ochoa In a second petition, the court decides whether Gimenez’s claims are barred as successive. The second petition ...

Rishor v Ferguson, No. 14-36071 [May 6, 2016]

Rishor v. Ferguson Mr. Rishor represented himself at his trial. On this habeas petition, he alleges that he did not validly waive ...

Turner v McEwen, No. 13-56385 [April 14, 2016]

Turner v. McEwen It was discovered during post trial conversations with the jury that during Mr. Turner’s trial a spectator appeared to ...