Awards & Associations

Top Rated DUI Attorneys

The attorneys at Reynolds Defense Firm are devoted to representing good people facing DUI charges. We provide our clients outstanding legal services along with the tools and encouragement to ensure that the actions that brought them before the Court are not repeated.

Our Team’s dedication both to the law and to the success of our clients in and out of court has earned us recognition by numerous organizations, publications and their peers both nationally and locally.

The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards.

Each of the distinguished members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.

MacDaniel E. Reynolds was chosen for the National Trial Lawyer Criminal Defense – Top 100 Attorneys for 2019

Douglas Green was chosen for the National Trial Lawyer Criminal Defense – Top 100 Attorneys for 2019

Erin Kirkwood was chosen for the National Trial Lawyer Criminal Defense – Top 100 Attorneys for 2019

Michelle Thomas was chosen for the National Trial Lawyer Criminal Defense – Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Oregon

The National Trial Lawyers

Lifetime Achievement Award Marquis Who’s Who recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions. One of the highest distinctions available through Marquis Who’s Who is the Lifetime Achievement Award.

MacDaniel E. Reynolds has been selected as one of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

Lawyer Legion Lawyer Legion provides the public with a free and efficient resource for finding the best attorney for their case. By listing attorneys based on objective criteria, their directory helps those seeking legal counsel find information and make an informed decision. All 6 of Reynolds Defense Firm's DUI attorneys are featured in their Online Directory. Lawyer's Legion has acknowledged them for their community involvement as DUI defense specialists.

Inc. Verified Profile Inc. Verified Business listing - Reynolds Defense Firm is proud to be included in Inc. Verified Business listings. An Inc. Verified Profile is the perfect tool for helping small companies showcase their companies in attention-grabbing context.

Avvo AVVO – AVVO is an online legal services marketplace that helps people find great lawyers. Their database includes 97% of all lawyers in America and includes client reviews, peer endorsements, lawyer submitted legal guides, and disciplinary actions.

MacDaniel Reynolds – Superb AVVO rating; Client Choice in DUI; Top Attorney for DUI & DWI
Richard Morgan – 2017 Clients Choice Award; Superb AVVO rating
Erin Kirkwood – Superb AVVO rating
Michelle Thomas – Excellent AVVO rating
Douglas Green – Excellent AVVO rating

Avvo Clients' Choice 2012 Avvo Client's Choice 2017 Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb

LawFirm500 LawFirm500 – The Law Firm 500 Award is a section of the Top 100 fastest growing law firms in America. Selections were based on firms that have achieved significant growth in revenue and demonstrate innovation, operational excellence, and commitment to client service. Each nominee was evaluated by an outside accounting firm, and subjected to an identical review process.

Reynolds Defense Firm was ranked 53rd on the 2016 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree list and the only Criminal Defense Firm from Oregon on the list.

Reynolds Defense Firm was ranked 135th on the 2017 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree list and the only DUI law firm from Oregon included on the list

Reynolds Defense Firm was ranked 184th on the 2018 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree list. Reynolds Defense Firm is one of only five businesses listed from Oregon, one of two firms that specialize in DUI law and the only DUI law firm from Oregon included on the list.

LawFirm500 2016 Honoree

Oregon State Bar Oregon State Bar (OSB) – All of the attorneys at Reynolds Defense Firm are in good standing with the Oregon State Bar. The OSB was established in 1935 to license and discipline lawyers, regulate the practice of law and provide a variety of services to bar members and the public. The mission of the Oregon State Bar is to serve justice by promoting respect for the rule of law, by improving the quality of legal services, and by increasing access to justice.

OCDLA Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) – All the attorneys at Reynolds Defense Firm are OCDLA members in good standing. OCDLA is a community of Criminal Defense Attorneys and offers training and seminars, trial books and aids, along with resources and access to a community of other attorneys practicing in the same area of law. Their mission statement is, “Championing justice, promoting individual rights and supporting the legal defense community through education and advocacy.

NAFDD National Advocacy For DUI Defense (NAFDD) - The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) is an invitation only organization that locates and validate the very best private DUI attorneys. This list is used to help clients choose when selecting an attorney for their Driving Under the Influence (DUI). NAFDD has identified the finest criminal defense attorneys in each state and selected those who spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI offenses. The specialized knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise of these attorneys has led NAFDD to distinguish them as the nation’s top DUI attorneys.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been named to NAFDD's "Superior DUI Attorney" list from 2013-2018. Reynolds Defense Firm was also listed as a "Top 10 Attorney" in Oregon from 2013-2018.


Expertise Expertise - is a local company located in the Pacific Northwest that creates lists of the best local professionals to help people make the best decision for them when they need someone to do something important in their lives. They ranked dui lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to create a hand-picked list of the best dui lawyers in Portland, OR. The categories included: reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected in the Top 24 Best DUI Lawyers in Portland in 2016

LOD Lawyers of Distinction (LOD) recognizes the Top 10% of Lawyers in the US in specific practice areas. Lawyers are selected by independent research or peer nominations and the evaluated attorneys are subjected to independent research and background checks to assure that the lawyers meet the LOD high standards.
Reynolds Defense Firm has received the Lawyers of Distinction Award in both 2016 and 2017.

MacDaniel Reynolds has received the ‘Lawyers of Distinction’ award for 2019.

Douglas Green has received the Lawyers of Distinction Award for 2019.

Thumbtack Thumbtack In 2009, Thumbtack—noticed a problem. Customers needed help connecting to qualified, local professionals. The same professionals needed customers. Since then, they have helped millions of customers with their projects and generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue for their pros. They’re reshaping local economies. And true to the spirit of their customers and pros, they’re getting things done.


Martindale-Hubbell Martindale Hubbell - began over 140-years ago when founder, James B. Martindale wanted to furnish other businesses with one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States. Today, Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. They also provide prospective clients with Client Review Ratings which give a 360-degree view of an attorney’s professional credentials.

Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell After lawyers have been evaluated on their service and relationships skills, those lawyers who receive three or more Client Reviews with a numeric score of 4.0 - 5.0 will be recognized with a communication about our Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award from American Registry.

Reynolds Defense Firm has received the Client Distinction Award in 2015

ASLA American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. A team of lawyers spent six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers across the country and manually selecting less than 1.5% of all lawyers based on an array of criteria. ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected for Oregon’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in both 2016 & 2017


Oregon Legislative Committee Oregon Legislative Committee The Reynolds Defense Firm leadership team has participated with the Oregon Legislative Committee as DUI Law Specialists. MacDaniel Reynolds in 2011.

MacDaniel Reynolds testified before the Oregon Legislature regarding DUI and Implied Consent License Suspension Laws in 2011.

Portland Business Journal - The List Portland Business Journal - The PBJ compiles lists provides more than 1,000 of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking throughout the metro area of Portland including: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been named to The Portland Business Journal's coveted Top Metro Area Law firms list for both 2017 & 2018

Reynolds Defense Firm was ranked in the Portland Business Journal’s 2018 list of Largest Litigation Law Firms in the Portland Metro-Area.

Reynolds Defense Firm was #101 on The Portland Business Journal's list of Portland's fastest growing private companies across all industries in 2017, and the 2nd fastest growing law firm. In 2018, however, Reynolds Defense Firm moved up and made its rookie-debut as a top 100 company at number 99. Reynolds Defense Firm was the only law firm to break into the 2018 top 100 companies in Oregon and SW Washington as well. This growth is an effect, it's a byproduct of us doing the right things for our team members and clients daily. What we're most proud of with this growth is that it has allowed us to positively impact the lives of our clients.

Reynolds Defense Firm received the 2019 ‘Small Business Innovation’ award. The Small Business Innovation awards are intended to recognize companies with less that 100 employees that are providing cutting-edge products or services with the potential to be a market changer. Reynolds Defense Firm was selected for their use of Blue Binder Project as a tool to help clients improve their lives after a DUI arrest.

Reynolds Defense Firm was named #99 on Portland Business Journals fastest growing private companies in 2019, for the 2nd year in a row! This year the entry point was 18 percentage points higher than in 2018, so although it looked like we stayed the same, everyone on the list (including us) went up again. We’re proud, not only because we work really hard to be a great business that is always improving, but as we grow, we can help more good people and their families that are facing DUI charges.

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – The American Institute’s DUI/DWI Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field of DUI/DWI defense. They compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. Many Attorneys can achieve high degrees of success but this is often times at the expense or satisfaction of the most important person in the case- the client. American Institute’s DUI/DWI Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and our organization recognizes this significant achievement.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected as one of 2017 and 2018's 10 Best Attorneys for Oregon in DUI/DWI Law.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected as one of 2018’s 10 Best Law Firms for Oregon for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of Criminal Defense.

MacDaniel E. Reynolds has been selected as on of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Oregon in DUI/DWI Law for 2019.

Erin Kirkwood has been selected as on of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Oregon in DUI/DWI Law for 2019.

Michelle Thomas has been selected as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Oregon in DUI/DWI Law for 2019.

Douglas Green has been selected as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Oregon in DUI/DWI Law for 2019.

Best Dwi lawyers in Portland Three Best Rated Award 2019

ThreeBest Rated Three Best Rated - The Three Best Rated was created with a simple goal to find you the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in your city. They display only businesses that are verified by our employees since customers deserve only the best. They use a 50-point Inspection to make their selection that includes everything from checking customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.

Reynolds Defense Firm was listed as Top 2 for DUI Attorneys in Portland, Oregon in 2017 and 2018, and Top 3 in 2019. Reynolds Defense Firm went on to earn the “Best Business” award in 2018 and 2019.

Better Business Bureau Better Business Bureau - The Better Business Bureau is one of the largest and most respected independent business review organizations in North America and their A+ rating is a fantastic testament to a business’s success and longevity. It shows confidence that a business has ethical and fair practices and when things go wrong, your business can be relied on to fix them. Basically, an A+ rating is one of the best ways to show a business’s commitment to quality to customers.

Reynolds Defense Firm has an A+ rating for the past 4 years

Finance Monthly Finance Monthly - The Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017 recognises the achievements of law firms who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients over the past twelve months. Finance Monthly's lengthy research process involves several months of gaining company feedback and analysing nominations.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected as the Winner in the category of – Criminal Law & Litigation – Law Firm of the Year – USA for 2017

Finance Monthly 2018 MacDaniel Reynolds has been selected as the outright winner in the category of - Criminal Law - Lawyer of the Year - USA for 2018.

Legal Awards - 2019 Reynolds Defense Firm has been selected as one of the winners of the Finance Monthly Legal Awards for 2019.

U.S. Business News U.S. Business News Legal Elite Awards - U.S. Business News seeks out and celebrates top law firms and attorneys across the nation who demonstrate exemplary skills in their field of law. This award is a nod to the most esteemed attorneys and lawyers, their subsequent field of expertise, and their respective companies where they demonstrate solid legal practices.

Reynolds Defense Firm was selected as the Best DUII Attorneys in Oregon for the 2018 U.S. Business Legal Elite Awards.

SBCA Small Business Community Association is dedicated to recognizing small business owners who make a difference in their respective communities.

Reynolds Defense Firm was selected for the 2018 Best of Business Award for the Small Business category.

NACDA National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, very few attorneys (less than 1%) make the list. Attorneys are nominated by other licensed attorneys and then through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with the most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". These attorneys have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of criminal defense.

MacDaniel E. Reynolds was chosen for the 2018 TOP 10 Attorney Award for the State of Oregon.

Michelle Thomas was chosen for the 2018 TOP 10 Under 40 Award for the State of Oregon.

Acquisition International Magazine Acquisition International Magazine highlights the amazing work done by firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has seen them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry. Every award is given solely on merit after a vigorous and tightly monitored nomination, judging and selection processes.

Reynolds Defense Firm has been named as one of the 2018 Ones to Watch in Criminal Defense in Oregon.

Lawyer Monthly Magazine Lawyer Monthly Magazine Legal Awards 2018 recognizes the achievements of law firms, lawyers, counsel and those connected to the legal world who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients over the past twelve months. The awards are divided into individual and firm categories. Each category has been selected to represent the diversity of skills and knowledge that the profession has to offer clients across the globe.

MacDaniel E. Reynolds was chosen for the ‘Criminal Law – Lawyer of the Year – USA’ award.

BirdEye - Best Lawyer 2019 BirdEye is a platform designed to help businesses identify trends and opportunities for improvement. Every year BirdEye selects 10 best lawyers and law firms in 115 major cities across the United States based on client satisfaction, reviews and more.

Reynolds Defense Firm received the Best Business Award for Best Lawyers in Portland in 2019

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