Attorney Kristian Roggendorf

Kristian Roggendorf

For nearly 20 years now, Kristian Roggendorf has been at the forefront of making Oregon safer for children and obtaining justice for people who have been harmed by those in power. Taking his first legal job with a small firm called O’Donnell & Clark as a law clerk in 2000, Kristian helped the firm grow into one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier litigation firms representing individuals abused as children in the institutions they trusted, often by people they turned to for safety. As a lawyer since 2001, Kristian has advocated as an attorney in court, as a witness in the legislature, and as a spokesman in the media, fighting back against the bullies of this world—whether they wear a priest’s collar or carry a government job title. Now practicing in Colorado, and with our main office in San Diego, we can help you with your case anywhere in the West.     Specializing in Civil Appeals, Child Abuse cases, and Representing Citizens against the Government, Kristian is proud to be a part of the Zalkin Law Firm, continuing to help people who have been abused by those with power. In cases such as J. M. v. Oregon Youth Auth., 364 Or. 232, 434 P.3d 402 (2019); Doe v. Silverman, 287 Ore. App. 247 (2017); Doe v. Silverman (Dixon), 286 Or App 813 (2017), N.K. v. Corporation of Presiding Bishop of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 175 Wn. App. 517, 307 P.3d 730 (2013); Jack Doe 1 v. Lake Oswego School Dist., 353 Or. 321, 297 P.3d 1287 (2013); Doe v. Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 837 F Supp.2d 1145 (D. Idaho 2011); T.R. v. Boy Scouts of America, 344 Or. 282, 181 P.3d 758 (2008); and Schmidt v. Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, 218 Or App 661, 180 P3d 160 (2008), Kristian has used his intellect and advocacy skills hold accountable numerous institutions of trust and responsibility for their failure to keep kids safe.

How Can We Help?

Please find me at The Zalkin Law Firm

The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C.

10590 W Ocean Air Dr. #125

San Diego, CA 92130

Tel:  858-259-3011

Fax:  858-259-3015

Colorado Office:

32186 Castle Court, Suite 240B

Evergreen, CO  80439

Kristian Roggendorf remains one of the most skilled and experienced child abuse lawyers in the Pacific Northwest, and now is part of one of California’s premier sex abuse survivor law firms, the Zalkin Law Firm.  Primarily representing adult victims of institutions such as the Catholic Church, LDS Church, Boy Scouts, Oregon school districts, the Oregon Department of Human Services and other institutions responsible for the welfare of children, Kristian also represents plaintiffs in appeals and citizens who have had their property condemned, destroyed, or damaged by the government.




If you are a victim of abuse, the first thing you must know is that the child abuse you suffered was never your fault.  Children cannot consent to sexual contact either legally or morally, and adults bear a heavy responsibility to maintain healthy, appropriate relationships with children at all times.  When it comes right down to it, you were just a kid.  If you haven’t already, go and find a therapist to talk to.  A convenient list of local Portland are therapists is here:  OAASIS.  Litigation is not the answer in every case, but it can often be a huge step on the road to your healing.