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MacDaniel E Reynolds

MacDaniel E Reynolds

also known as Dan Reynolds

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

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

Who are the “good people” we represent?

Our clients are productive members of society. They are folks with integrity, who know right from wrong, and who generally respect the police. I relate pretty well with this kind of person, because this was me, twenty years ago when I was arrested for a DUI.

I’ve combined this personal experience with the years of professional experience I’ve had since as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and I’ve designed the Reynolds Defense Firm to be the firm I wish I could have found to have helped me back when I needed it the most. So what does this mean?

Well, first and foremost, you need stellar legal representation, and the Reynolds Defense Firm specializes in just that. Together, our attorneys have more than 35 years of Oregon DUI law experience, both on the prosecution and defense sides, and we are second to none.

Next, I believe you deserve to work with genuine, caring people. Being arrested can shake a person to their core in a way that most folks don’t truly grasp. In addition to the law, our goal is to help a person through the human side of being arrested in a way that leaves them better off than when he or she was arrested in the first place.

Lastly, trust and communication are essential, and they have to flow both ways. For us to do the absolute best we can for a person we have to be able to trust each other, and that means having honest and sincere conversations.

The Reynolds Defense Firm isn’t right for everyone, but it is exactly the right firm to help good people who face DUI charges. If you know someone who needs our help, please call us right away – at the risk of sounding immodest, we are very good at what we do. 




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  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

23 total 

  • 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




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
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

See all Legal Cases 

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 Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD1998
State University of New YorkEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Paul Smith's CollegeEnvironmental SciencesAssociates in Applied Science1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
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