Nick McCormick is a criminal defense attorney with Janet Hoffman & Associates.
Prior to joining the firm, Nick practiced as a Certified Law Clerk with the City of Wilsonville City Attorney’s office. There, he prepared and tried several municipal court cases related to traffic violations, authored memoranda and public contracts, and spearheaded several municipal code revision projects. Before this, Nick served as a Legal Intern for a small civil rights firm, where he worked with adults in custody drafting habeas corpus petitions and motions for post-conviction relief.
In May 2023, Nick earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Nick was recognized as one of the best oral advocates in his class and served as the Executive Editor of the Environmental Law Review. Prior to law school, Nick received a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Political Science and Criminology, where he graduated with magna cum laude honors. He is licensed to practice in Oregon and is a member of the Multnomah County Bar Association.
Beyond his professional commitments, Nick is dedicated to community service. He has volunteered at the PCC Clear Clinic as part of the Record Expungement Clinic, demonstrating his commitment to justice and equity. His commitment to public service was further acknowledged with the Lewis & Clark Law School Pro Bono Honors Award.
Chris Heywood is an experienced Trial Attorney who handles misdemeanors, serious felonies and Measure 11 matters throughout Oregon. Chris brings his unique insight as a former prosecutor to the firm and leverages that experience to aid his clients in all aspects of their case. Mr. Heywood has handled hundreds of criminal cases in his career and has taken more than 70 cases to trial, including serious felonies and Ballot Measure 11 offenses.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked as a Deputy District Attorney with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office for five years. While there, Chris handled serious felony matters including cases involving charges of murder and attempted murder, sexual abuse and felony domestic violence.
Chris received his law degree from University of Oregon. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University where he studied Political Science and Criminal Justice. He is licensed to practice in Oregon and is a member of both the Clackamas County and Multnomah County Bar Associations.
Justin T. Rusk is a Criminal Defense Attorney with over a decade’s experience in the legal profession and is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to individuals and companies facing serious accusations. Justin’s unique experience and insight as a former federal career clerk managing complex criminal and civil case dockets informs his handling of criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings in state and federal court, government investigations and professional misconduct claims.
Prior to joining Janet Hoffman & Associates, Justin was a federal clerk in both Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Rusk has experience representing individuals and organizations in a broad range of complex criminal and regulatory matters and government investigations including securities fraud, False Claims Act violations, Controlled Substance Act violations, and matters involving cryptocurrencies. Justin has also represented individuals in professional licensing investigations including before the Oregon Medical Board and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.
In 2021, Justin’s was nominated to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Criminal Defense. Justin is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Nevada, Oregon and Washington as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, the MBA Judicial Screening Committee and the Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court.