Bicycling (road and mountain), hiking, cycle touring, classical and jazz lover and audiophile, avid reader of fiction and nonfiction.
Randall Vogt embarked upon a successful legal career after earning a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctor from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Vogt has maintained a private legal practice in Portland, Oregon, that focuses on litigation for civil and criminal cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He is certified in Oregon to defend death penalty cases, and he has served as defense council in more than 10 murder trials reaching jury verdicts. Randall Vogt also has tried more than 100 jury cases in his career. Mr. Vogt serves as a strong legal advocate for victims of sexual abuse. In his private life, he volunteers for Portland Women’s Crisis Line, a 24-hour support and resource center for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Professionally, he provides pro bono legal work for people who have been referred by the Sexual Assault Resource Center. He assists victims of sexual abuse that seek empowerment through legal solutions. To do this, Randall Vogt attempts to prevent future abuse by exposing those individuals and agencies responsible. He also helps his clients seek appropriate treatment and recover compensation for damages resulting from the abuse. In a 2007 case in Washington County, Oregon, Mr. Vogt served as plaintiff’s attorney in a sexual abuse case, obtaining for his client the highest personal injury verdict on record at the time. Randall Vogt maintains membership in multiple professional organizations, including the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Oregon State Bar, and Multnomah County Bar Association. He also serves as a Circuit Court Arbitrator in four Oregon counties: Clatsop, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington. As an Arbitrator, Randall Vogt provides binding resolutions for legal disputes.
Dec 1977 - Present
DETAILS Litigation practice, both criminal and civil. Act as Circuit Court Arbitrator for Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clatsop Counties. RESPONSIBILITIES Legal research and writing, drafting of pleadings and legal documents, interview witnesses, conduct depositions, prepare for and conduct trials (jury and nonjury), advise clients regarding legal matters in person and telephonically, other related legal functions in connection with a small law firm. ACHIEVEMENTS Tried over 100 jury trials to verdict, tried a civil sex abuse case in 2007 resulting in the highest personal injury verdict on record in Washington County, Oregon, at that time, certified to defend death penalty cases by the State of Oregon, have tried about 12 murder cases to jury verdict.
Sep 1974 - Jun 1977
Worked on a dairy farm during first 1.5 years of law school, worked for Oregon Legislative Counsel Committee during last 1.5 years of law school.MEMBERSHIPS
President, Pretzels and Beer Club.