Firm Overview

Portland Defense Lawyer

Portland Sexual Child Abuse LawyerDavid McDonald has been a zealous defender of his clients for more than 25 years. Mr. McDonald’s reputation has earned him referrals from previous clients, colleagues, judges and professionals in state and federal law enforcement. He is a steadfast advocate for the rights of the accused. He believes one of the most important parts of his job is to listen to, and learn from, each client, understand their individual concerns and fears and advocate for them with confidence. He has a reputation as a strong negotiator with an instinct for knowing when to press for an agreement and when to litigate. He is creative in seeking solutions, developing strategies and defending his clients in court. He is a true believer in the cause of justice and works steadfastly in pursuing justice for those in his care. Mr. McDonald’s dedication to his clients is illustrated in the following testimonial, from the parents of a son accused of a serious felony.

“Mr. McDonald was persistent in his pursuit to vindicate an innocent person for such heinous accusations. McDonald showed ‘true grit’ standing up to prosecutors, detectives and others who were eager to convict an innocent man. He went well above and beyond the call of duty as our attorney and never gave up. Not only did his tenacity and legal knowledge help our case, but his closing statement was exceptionally eloquent and made everyone’s hair stand on end, which drove the point ‘straight home’ on the innocence of his client. McDonald managed to lay out his methodical strategy and all the puzzle pieces were finally put together explaining the truths about our case. In fact, he was so credible within the courtroom; some members of the jury were convinced (11-1 to acquit) enough about the innocence of his client, that they wrote a hand-delivered letter to the prosecutor claiming the defendant’s innocence. According to the judge, this had never been done before.”

Portland and Vancouver — State and Federal Criminal Attorney

David T. McDonald believes you deserve a thorough and vigorous defense. No stranger to hard work and long hours, he works tirelessly to ensure his clients are treated fairly by the criminal justice system. Whether in the state courts of Oregon and Washington or the Federal District Courts, he can represent your interests on any criminal offense you face, including:

Licensed in the state and federal courts of both Oregon and Washington, attorney McDonald’s practice includes many different counties and municipalities in Oregon and the Western District of Washington. He has tried cases in every county in the Portland metropolitan area and the courts of Southwest Washington. He has briefed and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, the Washington Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. His range of practice and experience in all levels of litigation has brought him across-the-board respect and the ability to represent you throughout the entire system.

Although it is important to know your lawyer is qualified and has experience with your particular issues, it is just as important to feel a sense of trust with your lawyer. David McDonald believes in providing a straightforward and honest assessment of your case so you are well prepared for what to expect at every critical moment. He is prompt with communications, keeping you informed of the status of your case atevery step.

Portland and Vancouver — State and Federal Criminal Attorney

Being accused of a felony or misdemeanor offense can be daunting and induce apprehension, uncertainty and even fear, especially if you are a being charged for the first time. If you have been arrested or are facing charges you have questions that require immediate answers. Your first call should be to an experienced and reputable criminal defense attorney, and that is David T. McDonald. Contact our office for an initial phone consultation to learn more.