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William was born and raised on the western slopes of the Wallowa mountains in eastern Oregon.  From there, he criss-crossed the nation, attending film school in New York City, remodeling houses in Seattle and landscaping in the San Juan Islands, before settling in Portland in 2008.


His diverse background informs his litigation style, combining an agressive hands-on approach with eye towards narrative detail.  This approach allows you to present your case as a compelling struggle of right against wrong with proven results in winning the support of judges and juries, alike.





Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
  4. Divorce: 10%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Dominic Ramsay

    Will Macke has the temperment, intelligence and communication skill that achieve positive results for his clients. His ability to connect and make you feel comfortable as a client is a trait that cannot be taught in law school.


    Christopher Ramsay DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Meredith McKell Graff

    I endorse this lawyer. He is competent, hardworking, affable, and honest. He has high ethical standards and his word is his bond. I always appreciate having him on the other side in a case.


    Meredith Graff Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

William J. Macke & Associates

4411 Ne Tillamook St
Portland, OR, 97213-1317

The Law Offices of William J. Macke

4411 NE Tillamook St.
Portland, OR, 97213

The Law Offices of William J. Macke

201 NE Park Plaza Drive
Ste #130
Vancouver, WA, 98684



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilliam J. Macke & Associates2009 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Gregory D. Ferguson2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Simeonova v. State of Oregon Department of Human ServicesJury verdict for plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
New York UniversityFilm ProductionOther - Bachelors2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEEmployment Law2011