Just let me know if you would like names of tenant lawyers. I'm really sorry this is happening to you but if you don't get him out legally, he can sue for wrongful eviction and actually profit from being there!
Even if someone is a squatter (someone who trespassed on property) the landlord or owner has to get them out by a legal eviction! This is what our laws of due process are for, and there's no way around it unless he chooses to leave on his own.
Portland landlord-tenant attorneys: Please ask the receptionist if the lawyer is mostly a tenant's attorney. You do NOT want a landlord's attorney! I worked for a LL's attorney and there's a big difference.
There are so many of them -- 773. Don't go crazy looking at all of them. Just look at the first few pages and you'll be able to select a few. We can't give specific referrals but I can point you in the right direction. My customers here have told me they have picked outstanding lawyers from the information I gave them.
Here is how to interpret what I am sending you -- you need to click the link and then you need to be able to find a lawyer, so I will include my guide to finding an attorney.
How to choose an attorney.
Here's what to look for and what to avoid.
Avoid: Any red mark next to an attorney's name, such as misconduct. That usually means the lawyer was either disbarred, censured, cited for misconduct, or suspended from the practice of law.
Ignore: Ratings, such as 6.5 or 10, which has the highest. A 6.5 attorney may be even better than a 10. It's difficult to say. The site has its own formula for rating attorneys and many attorneys get a 10 because they belong to bar associations and sometimes give lectures. That does not necessarily mean they're the best when it comes to going to court.
What to look for: See what the clients’ reviews state, especially in the field that you're interested in (i.e. wills, custody, guardianship, etc.). That is probably going to be the most important thing. Many people have not been rated, but if there are a bunch of them who are, go with the ones who have multiple ratings and that are outstanding.
I would also suggest you find someone who has been practicing at least 10 years, the more the better. The site will tell you how long they're practicing law. You don't want someone just a few years out of law school to take on your tough case.
Take a few names and make some phone calls. Ask for a free consultation -- see if you can get one. If you don't feel confident in the lawyer, find another one. That's why it's good to make a list of the ones you want, maybe 5-6 lawyers and you'll find one. It’s okay to walk out of a lawyer’s office and don’t sign anything if you’re not comfortable with the lawyer. You want an aggressive lawyer to help you and someone who will return phone calls.