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MacDaniel E Reynolds

also known as Dan Reynolds

About me


We do one thing, and we do it very well – we represent good people facing Oregon DUI charges.


When it comes to legal services, there are two types of law firms: those that handle many different types of cases and areas of practice and those that specialize. I believe that that by focusing our firm on just one area of law allows us to do the best work possible for our clients. This is why I have chosen to only represent good people who are facing Oregon DUI and other related charges.

Who are the people we represent?

My clients are much more than the charges that they are facing. They are local business owners, mothers and fathers, good, hardworking people with integrity. People just like me, who found themselves on the wrong side of the law when they were arrested for DUI.

That's right. I, too, was arrested for DUII nearly twenty years ago and understand the toll that something like this can have on your personal and professional life. Since my arrest, I have gained a deeper understanding of the legal process surrounding DUI arrests, both from the perspective of a prosecutor and also as a defense attorney. I have combined both my personal and professional experiences to create the Reynolds Defense Firm, a firm that is committed to helping good people who are facing Oregon DUI charges. This firm provides people with the help I wished I could have experienced when I was arrested.

So, what exactly does my firm do?

The first step if you or someone you care about has been arrested for a DUII in Oregon is to find an attorney, preferably one with experience with DUI cases. Because these types of cases are all we do, our firm is second to none.  The attorneys working at the Reynolds Defense Firm bring over 35 years of combined experience in Oregon DUI law to help our clients.  This means that we are in these local courtrooms on a daily basis and have excellent relationships with all of the professionals we work with.  Does this mean we get special deals for our clients?  No, but the judges and prosecutors know that when a Reynolds Defense Firm attorney is standing next to a client that we believe in them.  Our reputation of representing good people creates opportunities for communication that might otherwise not be available.


In addition to experience, the whole team at the Reynolds Defense Firm is genuine and compassionate people. We truly care about our clients and work hard to help them get through this process, not just legally, but on the human side as well. We understand how difficult an arrest can be for you and your whole family. We take pride in helping people get to a place that is better than before they were arrested, well beyond just providing sound legal representation.

And, lastly, we know that trust and communication are essential to working together toward positive outcomes. And, this isn't just an expectation on our clients. We work hard to earn your trust and will make sure that you know exactly what is happening throughout the legal process by having honest, sincere conversations with you.

While we work hard to provide quality legal representation for anyone who is facing DUI charges in Oregon, the truth is that the Reynolds Defense Firm isn't right for everyone. However, we are the perfect law firm for good people who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. If you or someone you know is facing DUI charges in Oregon, don't delay. Contact us and schedule an appointment right away – at the risk of sounding immodest, we are very good at what we do.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    16 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew William Wheeler

    As a southwest Washington DUI attorney I am always looking for quality folks to refer cases to in Oregon. Last year I met Dan and immediately recognized his passion for DUI defense. Since our meeting Dan and I have presented on DUI Defense to other Washington attorneys. Dan is a compassionate, zealous advocate for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse his work.


    Andrew Wheeler DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rhett L Bernstein

    I have observed MacDaniel Reynolds in court on many occasions. He is an excellent attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. With Mr. Reynolds comes experience, poise and expertise in DUII law. I highly recommend MacDaniel Reynolds.


    Rhett Bernstein DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Reynolds Defense Firm

1512 SW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97201

Reynolds Defense Firm (West-Side Office)

12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR, 97005



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 10 Attorney Award - OregonNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top 100 DUI AttorneysThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Nationally Ranked Superior DUI AttorneyNAFDD2013
Client's Choice - DUIAVVO2012
CommendationPortland Police Bureau2001
Spirit of PortlandCity of Portland Oregon2000
CommendationPortland Police Bureau2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and FounderReynolds Defense Firm2003 - Present
Associate Attorney - represented police and firefighter unionsAitchison and Vick2002 - 2003
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County (Portand) Oregon District Attorney's Office1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationCommitee Specialist2010 - 2011
Blue Lake Improvement AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI and Reckless Driving in Multnomah CountyDismissed DUI after Diversion, Dismissed Reckless Driving, pled to a traffic ticket wtih a $350 fine
DUI and Implied Consent license hearing in Multnomah CountyDismissal of DUI after Diversion, Won Implied Consent hearing so no license suspension
DUI and Hit and Run case in Beaverton Municipal CourtDUI dismissed after Diversion, Hit and Run dismissed through a Civil Compromise Agreement
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesPractical Tips to Avoid an Oregon DUI this Holiday Season2013
AVVO Legal GuidesCan I fight a DMV Implied Consent suspension for failing or refusing a breath, blood, or urine test?2013
AVVO Legal GuidesIgnition Interlock Device (IID) Training2013
Forest Heights LifeBusiness Spotlight: Reynolds Defense Firm2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
State University of New YorkEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Paul Smith's CollegeEnvironmental SciencesAssociates in Applied Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Portland Employer Drug-Free Initiative Membership MeetingWhat really happens when your employee gets a DUI2015
Marijuana & the Workplace: The Changing LandscapeMarijuana DUI Law for Employers2015
DUI Law For Alcohol ServersDUI Law for Alcohol Servers2015
Clark County Bar AssociationN&B – What Every Non-Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Know About DUI Laws2015
CLE presentation at Hiefield Foster & Glascock, LLPDUI 101 - What every non-criminal defense attorney should know2014
Immix Law Group - Continuing Legal Education PresentationDUI 101 - What Every Lawyer Should Know About Oregon's DUI Laws2013
Continuing Legal Education presentation at Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor LLPDUI 101 - What Every Lawyer Should Know About Oregon's DUI Laws2013
CLE Presetation at Wyse Kadish, LLPDUI 101- What Every Lawyer Should Know About Oregon's DUI Laws2013
Testified Before Oregon Legislature regarding DUI and Implied Consent License Suspension LawsOregon Legislature on DUII Laws2011
National Prosecutors ConferenceClosing Drug houses - Neighborhood DA Program2001
National District Attorneys AssociationNew Ways to Solve Old Neighborhood Problems2001
National Prosecutor ConferenceExamples of Successful Neighborhood DA Strategies2000