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Ronald Douglas MacGregor

Criminal defense Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.8   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Status
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Ronald D. MacGregor, Esq. received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law and became licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1973. For nearly the past four decades Mr. MacGregor has appeared before the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and multiple California Superior Courts. Additionally, he has appeared before the United States District Court zealously representing clients in the Federal arena. Mr. MacGregor represents clients charged with crimes ranging from driving under the influence to Capital Murder charges. His primary focus is on trial advocacy and pre-trial negotiations in which his immense knowledge of case precedents supplements his superior articulation of the law and the way in which it should be interpreted in order to best represent his client.

Location

Ronald D. MacGregor
2361 Campus Drive
Suite 160
Irvine, CA, 92612

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kim | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A great man all around
I met Mr.Macgregor over 30 years ago while I was young and sitting in jail. A friend of my mother's Mr. Walkie Cole sent a attorney that worked in his office to talk to me cause he was swamped. It was Ron and thank God for hard working ,honest, men . RON SAVED ME THEN AND MANY MORE TIMES AFTER UNTIL HE ASKED ME A QUESTION WHILE SITTING IN JAIL ONCE AGAIN . I WAS BY THEN A MOTHER AND MUCH OLDER AND HE LOOKED RIGHT AT ME AND SAID "ARE YOU DONE YET "? HOW MUCH LONGER ARE YOU PLANNING ON PLAYING THIS GAME. HE REALLY WANTED MY ANSWER.AND I WAS DONE. The world would be a muncher better place if there were more men like Ron.
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Posted by Lacy | October 13, 2018
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I am beyond Grateful for my life today Thank You Ronald "Ron" MacGregor
Ron dedicates his time solely to the pursuit of justice on behalf of Southern California criminal defendants, Ron has been representing these defendants exclusively for over 40 years. If you were arrested in Orange County, California, trust and believe me when I tell you that Ronald MacGregor is the ONLY one you want. He knows his material and has more knowledge, experience and success than any other Local Defense Attorney around. Just walk into any Orange County Court room and you will witness the profound respect shared by all, including those on the bench. I used drugs for 20 years without any legal consequences. By age 38 the severity of my disease had increased to an all time level. My addiction now included unlawful criminal behavior, to which finally landed me in orange county jail. In this single arrest, I was charged with multiple drug crimes and they were all felonies. They included: Sale of controlled substances, Possession for sale of controlled substances, Transportation of controlled substances, Possession for Use of controlled substances, and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. Ron's long time experience in the courtroom and his passion to help those struggling with the disease of addiction has served him and his clients well. I was looking at TEN YEARS prison, and he got my sentence reduced to 70 days in county with half-time served, 3 years probation, 6 months INPATIENT substance abuse treatment and 6 months OUTPATIENT substance abuse treatment. I successfully completed 3 years probation, I successfully completed 6 months inpatient treatment and 6 months outpatient treatment. In addition, I chose to live in a SOBER LIVING ENVIRONMENT for 9 months which was not required by the court. Today, I have 5 grateful YEARS of continuous sobriety. I have an amazing job that I love. I have the privilege of "getting to" go to work everyday. God allows me to work a Residential INPATIENT substance abuse treatment facility as an Admissions Counselor. Every single day that I wake up and open my eyes I am grateful. I am BEYOND grateful for Mr. Ronald MacGregor for understanding the disease of addiction and for convincing the judge to allow me a second chance at life.
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Posted by Michael | March 16, 2018
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Grateful Client
My son was in serious trouble. The lawyer we first hired was a family friend but did corporate law and was lost in a criminal case. My son was facing 4 years in jail and a slew of other punishments. My son found Ron and his partner and thank God he did. Ron managed to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, avoided any jail time and was there when we subsequently needed him. I can not recommend him too highly.
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Posted by Jessica | March 15, 2018
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The GOD of attorneys......
I've used Ron as my criminal defence attorney for years. There was a time in my life that I did a lot of things that got me into trouble with the Orange County Courts & if it wasn't for Ron and his strong knowledge of the law and his ability to have charges changed to less of a offence or dropped all together I would have probable still been sitting in jail to this day.....but I'm not , because I had the best on my side...one time in particular that he had a sentence overturned after I'd already served 14 months of my 24 month sentence , Ron took me back to court to have me resentence and I was released that day !!. These are just a few reason why I call him the God of attorneys. Thanks Ron
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Posted by Anthony Vargas | March 15, 2018
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OC Best Attorney
I have been a client of Mr. Ron Macgregors for awhile now. He's been an amazing person and very helpful with my case. He is very honest and upfront. He knows exactly what hes doing. I have complete trust & confidence in his abilities. I appreciate all the things he has done for my case
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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Merchant
Ron has represented our family For over 25 years. His expertise in criminal law is invaluable. He will represent you with the utmost level of integrity. He is forthright and will always be honest.
Posted by Peggy Heidelberg Dunson | March 10, 2018
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Greatest Lawyer of All Time
I met this great Lawyer Mr. Ron McGregor when I was in court 5 years ago for my son. I was approached by another mother who was also in court for her daughter. She asked if I had representation and I did not. The lady started to say she was happy because the Lawyer she had was fantastic and he really went above and beyond and helped her daughters criminal case get resolved. The lady highly praised and recommended that I call Mr. McGregor. I took the card and called and I am so glad because my prayers have been answered. I met with him consulted and he took my sons case. Ron has represented my son to the highest. Ron McGregor is a God send. I appreciate his professionalism and integrity. He goes the extra mile to ensure each and every client is represented and treated fairly. I have knowm Mr. McGregor for 5 years and I am proud and glad to say he is a fantastic. Conscientious and wonderful respectful Lawyer to have representation for any case. You wil be treated respectfully and fairly. I am so glad and happy to have met and be representation by Mr. Ron McGregor. I pray and thank GOD everyday for sending Mr. McGregor to my rescue. Thank you Mr. McGregor for your dedication, professionalism, and all the hard diligent work you do to help people.
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Posted by Shannon | March 10, 2018
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Best Lawyer Ever!
I have been a client for 25 years. Ron MacGregor is an AMAZING lawyer who is highly professional, compassionate and knows the law in all areas and aspects because of his FEARLESS lawyering! Ron's knowledge and experience with law is impeccable. Recently, a family member who is under the age of 18 years old got a DUI/Drug ticket. I called Ron and he immediately saved his driver's license until his court date. The DMV contacted us by mail extending his driving privileges until well after his court hearing. I'm forever grateful to Mr. Ron MacGregor! He is so attentive to your concerns, making complex issues seem small. I highly recommend him and continue to send my family and my friends on a regular basis. There's no one better!
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Posted by BILL | March 10, 2018
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RON MCGREGOR IS BY FAR THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH RON SINCE 1986 I HAVE BEEN ARESTED MORE THEN 20 TIMES . I HAVE NEVER BEEN SENTENCED TO ANY JAIL TIME ON ANY CASE FROM GRAND THEFT AUTO TO SALT N BATTERY I WOULD RECOMMEND RON MACGREGOR FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE BY FAR THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS LOVE YA RON , BILL
Posted by Tina | March 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ron Mc Gregor has been my attorney for several years. He has represented me on several different cases as well as some of my friends and they have always came out with excellent results. I highly recommend Ron! He works miracles in the court room! Thanks Ron
Posted by Guadalupe duran | March 10, 2018
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About my dad case
He is the best lawyer that anyone could have they try to give My Dad 20 years In A federal prison and Ron dropped it to 1 and 8 months in a Federal prison and he told me if I needed anything to give him a call he has always been there for me and my family if I have any question I call him about other cases thank you so much we love you Ron you are the best attorney
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Posted by Deb | March 9, 2018
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Ron MacGregor
I hired Ron in my legal case after another attorney ..he restored my faith in legal council! The first attorney messed up my simple case so much that I started to question why anyone would pay an attorney ever! Ron came in and got everything ironed out, and could highly recommend going with him for any legal needs! He is a true hero among the many in the legal system!
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Posted by Ian | March 9, 2018
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The BEST Lawyer, hands-down!!!
I consulted with and hired Mr. MacGregor the very next day after I found myself in a situation a lot of people find themselves in nowadays—suspicion of DUI. From the very beginning Ron was very polite and to the point. He has been in this industry for decades and has handled THOUSANDS of cases. He is a No-BS, straight-shooter attorney, and rest assured that he will take care of your legal needs the best he can! My personal experience with Mr. MacGregor literally lifted so much weight off my shoulders and allowed me to see the shining light at the end of the tunnel. Make no mistake, Ron MacGregor will be my attorney for life should I ever need him. You will not regret retaining him as your attorney.
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Posted by Alexandria | March 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
The Best Lawyer ever
Ronald Macgregor is an amazing lawyer. He puts his full heart into every case he has and never gives up on his clients. His is truly someone who will put 100% of his effort and soul into his work and people and that it is why he is the best.
Posted by Josh | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST & ONLY LAWYER YOU WILL EVER NEED.
I have been a client of mr. Ron MacGregor's for quite a few years now I have had my fair share of cases each and every one he has made it a personal goal to try for the absolute best deal and not accept anything less and in most cases even charges dropped he is very honest truthful and upfront if you are looking for a lawyer that will get you the best deal and opportunity there is this is the one he knows what he is doing with many years of experience as well as the connections and contacts he has made you will be happy that you have him in your corner I appreciate everything that he has done for me. His professionalism in the courtroom also carries over to him caring for each and every client he truly wants the best for you and he works effortlessly to get it as well as his team they are everything you could ask for in an attorney so please consider them before anybody else you'll be glad you did it.
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Posted by VIC | September 8, 2011
GREAT DEFENSE ATTORNEY
WE SEARCHED FOR AN ATTORNEY WHO COULD PERFORM A MIRACLE FOR WE HAD A SON WITH PRIOR FELONIES AND NOW FACING A 2 COUNT FELONY STRIKES ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE. RON WAS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND WAS VERY THOROUGH IN EXPLAINING HIS POSSIBLE STRATEGIES KNOWING WE COULD NOT ACCEPT A GUILTY PLEA. RON HAD THE COMPLAINT REDUCED TO A 2 COUNT MISDEMEANOR AND RON STILL REFUSED TO ACCEPT ANY DEALS UNTIL FINALLY BEFORE TRIAL STARTED THEY HAD THE ENTIRE CASE DISMISSED AS WELL AS REINSTATING MY SON'S PROBATION VIOLATIONS. WHAT A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU RON.YOU HAVE OUR ENTIRE FAMILIES RECOMMENDATION.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2011
Orange County's Top Criminal Defense Firm
MacGregor and Collins are a dynamic duo. Being a great lawyer takes more than just knowledge of the law. Trustworthy representation means understanding that life takes on many shades of grey, understanding human emotion, circumstances and character. Caring about your clients helps to build a strong case from facts to sincerely digging in. They actually "care", which is hard to find. Together as a team, no stone is left unturned, you can sleep at night knowing it's going to be "ok". They represent clients more like upper level legal publicists and master chess players, fighting for your life even "off the clock". Ron and Randy work in unison to take on the tough angles, make sense of the situation and keep it light. The two together make up one of the most well respected and most reputable firms both inside and outside of the courtroom. Respected and embraced by their peers and by some of the hardest Judges as well, they are loved and adored by clients. You can see it when they walk into the courtroom. I will recommend them to anyone, always. Being a former client, I've had first hand experience over many hard years as they've help me to mentally, financially and emotionally get through the curve balls of life through a long and tumultuous case. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. They cut through the hype and get straight to business. From start to finish, I have always been impressed with how the firm runs. Intelligent and powerful, they move like an ominous LARGE firm while maintaining that personal feel as if you are their only client. I have never been so grateful for two people in my entire life. Thank you Ron and Randy for your integrity, poise, intelligence and ability to professionally fight for your clients to the end.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2011
Great Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. MacGregor is a very friendly criminal defense attorney in Newport Beach. His office took care of my case. I did not even have to stress myself out for anything. I had their direct number and could call them anytime I felt like talking to them.....if you are looking for a 5 star criminal defense attorney in OC area this is it-thank you guys :)
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Posted by Steven | July 14, 2011
1 of the Top Tier Defense Attorneys in OC
After working in the Legal field for several years, I've concluded that when it comes to DUI clients there are only two kinds. Clients that are willing to resolve their issue no matter the expense and effort is the first. The second is the client that has no true intention of recognizing the big picture, would rather approach the process with no more sincerity than dealing with a fine for a past due library book, and in all likelihood this won't be their last DUI arrest. I made the mistake of driving when I shouldn't have, but I did not make the mistake of asking Ron for help. I entrusted him to help me get past my DUI and he delivered like he said he would. I can't emphasize my confidence in Ron's ability and if you are in need of an attorney in Orange County to handle your DUI case, hiring Collins & Macgregor will be your first wise decision after a not so good decision to drive drunk. I just read this last review about Ron before I felt compelled to post my own experience, and it seems abundantly clear that this person was what I consider to be the 2ND kind of client. Thanks Ron!
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2011
Mr. Macgregor is the best
Ron Macgregor knows the OC I have hired Ron and I have recommended him to my friends the out comes on all are cases was what he said was going to happen. Ron's the best Thanks some much Ron
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacGregor & Collins, LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cole & MacGregor, LLP
  • 1984 - 2007

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of the Pacific
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Associations

  • MacGregor & Collins, LLP
  • Partner
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Administrative Law and DMV Suspensions
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • DUI
  • 2005

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Violent crime Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. McGregor and I worked together on a complex criminal matter. He was great to have as co-counsel. Ron is respected by the bench and DA's. He knows his material and does what it takes to get the best disposition for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Ronald for several years and have found his legal skills and courtroom presence to be unmatched. Not only can you count on Ronald to give you top-notch legal representation, you can count on him to care about you and yours."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your freedom is at stake you need an attorney whose sole practice is keeping people out of jail. Someone who has a vast amount of legal knowledge and experience. Someone like Ronald MacGregor. He handles everything from DUI cases to murder cases. He has fought cases in California State and Federal courts, including the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court where he has four decades of experience. Experience you want on your side when those DAs want to put you away."
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Irvine Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald Douglas MacGregor
Ronald Douglas MacGregor
Criminal defense Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 50 years
Free Consultation