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David Thomas McDonald

David Thomas McDonald

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    28 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Peterson

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    John Peterson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

833 SW 11th Avenue #625
Portland, OR, 97205

833 SW 11th Avenue #625
Portland, OR, 97205

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198907/05/2015
ORActive198607/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyer-Criminal DefenseLaw & Politics Superlawyers2013
Best Lawyers in America-Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in America-Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2012
SuperLawyer-Criminal DefenseLaw & Politics SuperLawyers2012
President's AwardOCDLA President2012
SuperLawyer Criminal DefenseLaw & Politics Superlawyers2011
Best Lawers in America-Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2011
President's AwardOCDLA2010
Portland's Top Lawyers-Criminal DefensePortland Monthly Magazine2009
Portland's Top Lawyers-Criminal DefensePortland Monthly Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in America-Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2008
President's AwardOregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2004
American Jurisprudence AwardLawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company1986
Outstanding Oral AdvocateNorthwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyDavid T. McDonald, P.C.1996 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyCross & McDonald, P.C.1991 - 1996
Criminal Defense Staff AttorneyMetropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc1989 - 1991
Criminal Defense Staff AttorneyMultnomah Defenders, Inc.1987 - 1989
Certified Law StudentMetropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc.1986 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSustaining Member, Speaker1992 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationLife Member, BOD, Chr-Defendant's Rights, Co-Chair Ed Committee1987 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Major Crimes And Defenses (OCDLA)Co-Editor and Contributing Chapter Author2011
Criminal Law Formbook/OCDLAEditor2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Search and Seizure SeminarSearch Warrants-Creative Challenges2012
Sex Cases: When A Child Is InvolvedImages in the Machine: The Morphing of State and Federal Child Pornography Laws2011
Investigation and Trial Preparation:Staying Ahead of the CurveEthics2010
OCDLA Annual ConferenceReal Ethics in Real Time2009
IMPACT SeminarThe New Property and Drug Crime Sentencing Rules2009
Technology and the LawDeveloping Successful Teams, Avoiding Pitfalls and Navigating The Ethical Dilemmas2008
OCDLA Annual ConferenceA New Look At Aider and Abettor Liability2006
Drugs, Searches and ShakespeareFailing To Prepare is Preparing To Fail: Dissecting The Affidavit and Challenging the Affiant2006
OCDLA Annual ConferenceHunting and Gathering Information in a Landmine Strewn Field of Ethics2005
Criminal Law and InvestigationHunting and Gathering Information in a Landmine Strewn Field of Ethics2005
OCDLA Annual ConferenceAirport Searches2004
OCDLA Annual ConferenceDiagramming the Warrant and Reports: Advanced Search and Seizure Techniques2002
Criminal Investigation/Practical Skills/Nuts & BoltsThe Law As It Relates To Criminal Investigation2000