David T. McDonald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Portland, OR

Sherlag | De Muniz LLP
 | 820 Northwest 12th Avenue, Suite 106
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-227-5200
Fax: 503-296-2004
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David T. McDonald founded his Portland law office, Sherlag | De Muniz LLP, to provide the people of the Portland area, all of Oregon and the Western District of Washington state with high-quality criminal defense services. Mr. McDonald represents clients who face charges for a wide range of criminal offenses, including federal and state felony crimes, sex crimes, while collar crimes, violent crimes, robbery and burglary, assault, manslaughter, and drug and alcohol crimes.

    Mr. McDonald began his legal career in 1986 after earning his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School and his admission to the Oregon State Bar. In 1989, the Washington State Bar Association followed suit and approved him to practice law in its courtrooms as well. In addition, Mr. McDonald has the approval to practice in the federal courts in Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Washington and Oregon state appellate courts, the Oregon Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Over the past nearly 30 years, attorney McDonald has earned much recognition for his legal abilities from both his peers and his clients. He holds a "Superb" Avvo rating, and Best Lawyers* has listed him among the nation's top criminal defense attorneys repeatedly. In addition, he has received the President's Award from the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association three times, and U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers listed his firm among the leading criminal defense firms in the United States.

    In addition to being a valuable ally in the courtroom, Mr. McDonald is also an active member of a number of local, state and national legal organizations. He served as vice president of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and he also served on the association's board of directors.
    *The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2021

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    About David McDonald

    Admitted: 1986, Oregon

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selection as an Oregon “Super Lawyer” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014
    • For outstanding contributions as Chair of Education Committee, President's Award-Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2004
    • Listed in “Best Law Firms in America” for criminal defense
    • AVVO “Superb” rating of 10
    • President's Award-Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010
    • 2011-2012, “Best Law Firms”, U.S. News
    • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for criminal defense
    • President's Award-Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Admitted 1994
    • Former Vice President, OCDLA
    • Current Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Current Member, Clackamas County Bar Association
    • United States District Court for the District of Oregon Admitted 1991
    • United States Supreme Court Admitted 1996
    • Former Member, OCDLA Board of Directors
    • Current Member, Washington Defender Association
    • Current Member, Washington County Bar Association
    • Oregon State Bar Admitted 1986
    • Washington State Bar Admitted 1988 
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Admitted 1991
    • Sustaining member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Current Member, Clark County Bar Association
    • Current Member, Multnomah County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board Member-Friends of Clark County

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-editor/Chapter Author, Major Crimes Manual Second Edition (OCDLA), 2010

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest University 1980
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    Office Location for David T. McDonald

    820 Northwest 12th Avenue
    Suite 106
    Portland, OR 97209

    Phone: 503-227-5200

    Fax: 503-296-2004

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    Last Updated: 5/18/2021

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