2015 ORS 87.430¹
Attorney’s possessory lien

An attorney has a lien for compensation whether specially agreed upon or implied, upon all papers, personal property and money of the client in the possession of the attorney for services rendered to the client. The attorney may retain the papers, personal property and money until the lien created by this section, and the claim based thereon, is satisfied, and the attorney may apply the money retained to the satisfaction of the lien and claim. [1975 c.648 §56 (enacted in lieu of 87.495)]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion did not authorize attorney to endorse client's name to check made jointly to attorney and client. In re Boothe, 303 Or 643, 740 P2d 785 (1987)

Fees secured by pay­ment of retainer prior to filing of bankruptcy peti­tion are available to satisfy attorney's claim for services rendered following filing of peti­tion. In re Century Cleaning Services, Inc., 202 B.R. 149 (Bkrtcy. D. Or. 1996)

Attorney's lien becomes effective upon pos­ses­sion of client's prop­erty or money. In re Century Cleaning Services, Inc., 215 B.R. 18 (9th Cir. BAP 1997)

Attorney for chapter 7 debtor may be compensated for post-peti­tion work based on unavoided prepeti­tion secured lien. In re Century Cleaning Services, Inc., 215 B.R. 18 (9th Cir. BAP 1997)

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 891 (1991)

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 891 (1991)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors087.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 87, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano087.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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