David T. McDonald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Portland, OR

David T. McDonald PC
 | 833 SW 11th Avenue #625, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-226-0188
Fax: 503-226-1136
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2018
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, David T. McDonald PC, 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2018

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About David McDonald

Admitted: 1986, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.mcdonaldpc.com/portland-criminal-defense-lawyer/

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Advisory Board Member-Friends of Clark County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-editor/Chapter Authour, 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

833 SW 11th Avenue #625
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-226-0188

Fax: 503-226-1136

 

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Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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