Bryan Donahue

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Bend, Oregon

Donahue Law Firm, LLC
Bryan Donahue
Donahue Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 2012

Education: Lewis & Clark Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
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Donahue Law Firm, LLC

1123 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97701 Visit website


Attorney at Law and Managing Attorney at Donahue Law Firm, LLC, Bryan Donahue specializes in DUII cases.  He also handles criminal defense and personal injury matters. Mr. Donahue has built a strong reputation successfully defending DUII and criminal matters including many high-profile cases. Mr. Donahue is regularly featured in both television, internet, and print media relating to his expertise as a lawyer, and on clients' high-profile cases. To protect thier rights, people accused of DUII, charged with a crime, or injured at the hands of another, rely on Mr. Donahue and his law firm for personal service, high-quality legal representation, and extensive knowledge of the law.

In college, Mr. Donahue earned an althletic scholarshop to run track & field, competing in hurdles and the decathalon. At the University of Oregon, he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors. After undergraduate school, he attended Lewis & Clark Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. While in law school, Mr. Donahue was awarded the Best Appellate Brief Award, was honored with a selection to the Environmental Law Review, and also served as the Managing Editor of the Journal's online publication.

A member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Donahue recognizes how important it is to protect the rights of every person no matter how the situation may appear.  With an Avvo "10" and “Superb” rating given to him by clients, he has handled and continues to serve clients in cases of DUI/DUII, fraud, reckless driving, arson, violation of restraining orders, theft and burglary, drug charges, domestic violence, and assault and battery.

With his extensive experience and trial success as a DUII attorney, Mr. Donahue has been chosen to speak before other attorneys and judges regarding the complexities of DUII cases and how to successfully mount the best defense.  Admitted to practice in all Oregon and Washington State courts, he has spent the last several years proving his commitment to the people of Oregon and Washington as they face extremely trying times.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 80% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

  • Honored with the “Best Appellate Brief” award
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Medical Malpractice: Litigation, Investments, and Insurance Industry Cycles
  • Most of the time, Donahue says, reasonable doubt is all we’ve got at trial. Trying these cases is a labor of love and he’ll cover his strategies of deploying the state’s case to best defense advantage., Speaker, Creating Reasonable Doubt (in DUII Trials): How to Use the State's Case Against Them, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Legal, 2020
  • Managing Editor of the Journal’s online publication
  • Environmental Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law School
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association - Member

  • President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Member

  • American Inns of Court - Vice President

  • American Inns of Court - Secretary

Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, Magna Cum Laude, with Departmental Honors, 2005
  • 0.23% BAC breath test DUII and Reckless Driving charges. Defendant admitted to drinking and driving. State put forth video evidence of client's alleged intoxicated state - Not Guilty

    , 2018
  • 0.15% BAC blood-draw DUII and Reckless Driving, charges.  Defendant crashed a vehicle into a tree totaling the vehicle and snapping the large tree in half.  State presented evidence from three officers including two officers who testified defendant admitted to drinking and driving - Not Guilty. , 2018
  • 0.07% BAC breath test DUII.  State presented dashcam evidence of Defendant’s driving and field sobriety testing. An Oregon State Police Crime lab toxicologist presented retrograde extrapolation testimony alleging Defendant’s BAC was potentially as high as 0.10% at the time of driving - Not Guilty., 2018
  • Two Counts of menacing with a firearm.  State presented video evidence of the alleged act - Not Guilty

    , 2018
  • 0.06% BAC breath test and Marijuana in urine test, DUII and Reckless Driving, charges.  State presented evidence from the arresting officer and a drug recognition evaluator (DRE) who opined that Defendant was impaired by both alcohol and marijuana - Not Guilty.

    , 2017

Office location for Bryan Donahue

1123 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: 541-224-7462


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

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