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Zachary James Mccready

About me

Top-rated attorney in LA and Orange County as rated by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Listen: not all lawyers get great results for their clients. I do. Not all lawyers have realistic prices. I do. To put it bluntly: you want to win your case but you can't afford a $100,000 retainer. The big firms can't give you the responsive and affordable representation that I can. They have too much overhead. Some firms that quote rock-bottom prices will take whatever money you give them but they will not work hard to win your case.


Let's get real. You want to hire an experienced fighter who has both criminal trial experience and law enforcement experience. Eight years of experience as a cop have taught me how to deal with the police and beat them at their own game. I've read their play book and I know how to beat them.


I've gotten cases dismissed without my clients having to pay for trial or set foot inside a courthouse. I've won trials for my clients. What is more important is that I care about my clients, as my client reviews and professional endorsements attest.


Don't bet your entire future on an unprepared attorney or an expensive firm that doesn't care about you. Call me on my cell phone at 714-785-9978 for a free 90-minute consultation.


I'll keep you out of trouble.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 450 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    8 years, 150 cases
  3. Chapter 7: 15%
    6 years, 200 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    9 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ann Anat Gottesman

    Zach Mccready is one of the best criminal defense lawyers I know. He is an outstanding trial lawyer and is well respected by the Judges and prosecutors in the Los Angeles and Orange County courts. In addition, Zach demonstrates an immense compassion and respect towards his clients which many other lawyers do not. His legal intellect and high moral character make him the best criminal attorney in town!


    Ann Gottesman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Meghan O'Brien Taylor

    Zachary is a hard working and aggressive lawyer who is not afraid to go to trial and fight for his clients rights. His law enforcement backgound provides him with a unique set of skills and the ability to closely scrutnize police activity.


    Meghan Taylor DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McCready & Associates

3701 Long Beach Boulevard
Suite 324
Long Beach, CA, 90807

McCready & Associates

2333 North Broadway
Suite 230
Santa Ana, CA, 92706

McCready & Associates

633 W. 5th St, #2800
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's List/Honor Roll 2002-2005Whittier Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMcCready & Associates2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyShouse Law Group2010 - 2010
OfficerLos Angeles Police Department1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Long Beach Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChairman2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
La Casa (Orangewood Children's Home)Vice President2013 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember2010 - Present
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth CircuitMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Whittier Law School Alumni AssociationAlumnus2005 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationBoard Member2014 - 2015
West Orange County Bar AssociationBoard Member2013 - 2014
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Jesus L.Acquittal on 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence) charge
People v. Enrique S.Acquittal on 2 of 3 counts
People v. Eduardo B.Complete dismissal; DMV set aside license suspension
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Publication nameTitleDate
McCready & AssociatesMcCready & Associates Launches New DUI Defense Website2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Thomas Edison State CollegeCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whittier Law SchoolBuilding a Criminal Defense Practice2016
Phelan Boy Scout Troop MeetingLaw Merit Badge2014
Surf City BNI RoundtableAdvance Healthcare Directives2013
Surf City BNI RoundtableAggressive DUI Defense Tactics2012
Surf City BNI ConferencePre-Trial Strategy in Criminal Defense2012
Whittier Law SchoolWinning Domestic Violence Trials2011
Pierce CollegeIllegal Searches by Police Officers2011
Boy Scout ConferenceThe American Legal System2010