Unauthorized Practitioner

Helfrich, Michael

Other names: Helfrich, Marvin

Mr. Justice Silverman ordered an injunction against Michael Helfrich, a.k.a. Marvin Helfrich, of North Vancouver, prohibiting him from engaging in the practice of law; commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court; and from falsely representing himself as a lawyer. As Helfrich previously resigned from the Oregon State Bar in the face of discipline proceedings, he is prohibited from engaging in the practice of law regardless of whether he charges a fee. In its petition, the Law Society claimed that, while falsely representing himself as a lawyer, he offered to provide a wide array of legal services to a number of persons for a fee. Helfrich represented himself as entitled and qualified to prepare business agreements, negotiate the settlement of claims, draft and file pleadings, appear as counsel in court, and give legal advice. In granting the order, the court also awarded the Law Society’s costs. (October 18, 2013)

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