Wright Van Handel, LLP serves the Central Oregon area practicing in Criminal and Family law. We believe Experience Counts and with over 41 years of combined experience--we know how to handle your case. Valerie Wright is a trial attorney who focuses on serious felonies and has 28 years of experience while Julie Van Handel, with 16 years of experience, focuses on Family Law. Valerie Wright has been specializing in criminal law since she first became an attorney in Oregon in 1986. She graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and from University of Denver College of Law. She has worked in Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Lincoln County, Benton County and Lane County in the past. Her work currently has her primarily in Deschutes County, Crook County, Jefferson County, Lake County and Klamath County with occasional cases in Umatilla County, Sherman County and Harney County. Valerie specializes in serious felony allegations, defending individuals charged with sex offenses and accused of crimes of violence. Ballot Measure 11 has had a tremendous impact on the way that criminal cases in Oregon are resolved and the mandatory minimum sentences that are required by pleas to such charges often make going to trial a very important consideration. Valerie also represents individuals accused of less serious criminal offenses. Her practice area includes representation of children in juvenile delinquency type proceedings as well as family members in juvenile dependency petitions. Julie Van Handel focuses on family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, modification of support, and related domestic relations issues. She graduated from Eastern Oregon State College and from the University of Oregon College of Law. Julie works primarily in Deschutes County and occasionally travels to Lake, Klamath and Harney Counties. She is sometimes appointed by the court to represent the interests of children in complex family law disputes. Together, the two of them have over 40 years of experience as attorneys. They have built a practice based on reliability, good communication and excellent results. Their staff of dependable legal assistants and secretaries helps to insure that client's needs are addressed quickly and thoroughly at the least possible expense. If you are in need of an exceptional attorney, look no further. Call us today and find out if we are the right team for you.