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A native Oregonian, Attorney Donald Molnar became a member of the Oregon State Bar in 2005. He is experienced at representing clients in criminal prosecutions, administrative hearings, Professional licensing matters, domestic relations, and appeals.


Donald practices throughout the Portland metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

Attorney Donald Molnar has taken a special interest in defending driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) cases. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, an organization committed to the highest quality representation of citizens accused of DUI. He has extensive scientific training in the defense of DUI cases. For example, Donald achieve his certification in the administration of standardized field sobriety testing in August 2011.


Donald's competitive drive, attention to detail, and aggressive style make him an effective and zealous advocate for his clients. He has significant trial and appellate experience. He has conducted numerous court and jury trials, and argued successfully before the Oregon Court of Appeals.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%



Hourly ($225-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Office of Donald J. Molnar, P.C.

111 SW Columbia St
10th Floor
Portland, OR, 97204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Course, New OrleansDr. Alfred Staubus2012
NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, DenverLance Platt, PHD2011
NHTSA Drug Recogition Overview Course, San AntonioLance Platt, PHD2011
Forensic Sobriety Assessment Proficiency CertificateSteve Rubenzer, PHD2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Donald J. Molnar, P.C.2010 - 2015
Associate AttorneyCoit and Dean, P.C.2006 - 2010
Certified Law ClerkWashington County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2010 - Present
Gateway Elks LodgeJustice of the Subordinate Forum2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JBNot Guilty Veridct (all counts)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chapter 10: Breath, Blood and UrineDUII Trial Notebook Oregon2014
portland criminal defense blogCivil Compromise and Dismissal of Your Case2013
Portland Criminal Defense BlogStandardized Field Sobriety Tests are Designed for Failure2012
Portland Criminal Defense BlogDrugs, Medication, and DUII2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Lewis and Clark CollegePolitical Science (With Honors)BA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Lewis and Clark CollegeBusiness-EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002