Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

When you’re charged with a criminal offense – and it can happen to anyone – you need the finest legal representation available. Based in Portland and licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Portland criminal defense attorney David T. McDonald is an award-winning, highly-skilled and experienced Portland criminal defense attorney who listens carefully to his clients’ needs and develops effective defense strategies to resolve their legal challenges. Portland criminal defense attorney David McDonald understands that clients are real people with real problems and concerns. He believes every client deserves a comprehensive, aggressive defense. David McDonald is no stranger to hard work and long hours; he works tirelessly to ensure his clients are treated fairly.

  • Experienced
  • Respected
  • Relentless Criminal Defense

David T. McDonald will advocate for you, will give you a voice in the system
and will provide you with straightforward, uncomplicated advice so you can
make well-informed decisions about your case.

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In the state courts in Oregon and Washington, and in the Federal District Courts, Portland criminal defense attorney David McDonald can represent you if you are charged with any criminal offense, including but not limited to:


08 (2)When it’s needed, David McDonald enlists the services of veteran investigators and skilled experts to review the facts and circumstances of your case and develop the most effective defense strategy. He represents many clients who have never previously required a Portland criminal defense attorney’s services. Whether you are charged as a first-time offender or you’ve been through the system before, don’t be embarrassed or intimidated to make that first call; it could be the best call you ever make. David McDonald is no stranger to difficult cases. He has successfully handled almost every type of criminal case from simple misdemeanors to homicides. With Portland criminal defense attorney David McDonald on your side, you can be sure that your rights and your freedom are being protected and championed.

In Oregon, David McDonald represents clients in Portland and in Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. In Washington, he represents clients in Clark County and throughout the state’s southwest region. He also works with Spanish-speaking investigators and interpreters to assist members of the Hispanic community. To learn more or to arrange an initial telephone consultation, call the law firm of David T. McDonald at 503-226-0188 or fill out the form on our contact page. Evening and weekend appointments are available.