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Donald Molnar

Senior Associate
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Phone: (503) 694-4732
Fax: (503) 715-2554

4614 S. Kelly Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97239

Donald’s belief in zealously advocating for his clients can be attributed to growing up in the small and close-knit town of John Day, Oregon. Community members celebrated in the success and achievements of others, but also rallied to support those in need. He felt that firsthand both as a child growing up and in later years when he returned to his hometown to open his law practice. He was profoundly moved by the support for his practice and feels that his time there made him a better, more well-rounded lawyer. That outpouring of support and having caring people stand up for him solidified his desire to do the same for others.

His interest in law began when his 8th grade history teacher approached him to participate in Mock Trial in High school. The teacher saw that he was a good student and analytical. His team made it to the State competition, and he enjoyed participating over the 4 years and inspiring his desire to be a lawyer.

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After law school at Lewis & Clark he worked for a small law firm specializing in criminal defense and divorce/custody. He started his own practice in 2010 specializing in the same practice areas and worked to increase his knowledge in the defense of impaired drivers. His practice was in Portland and in John Day for a couple of years. His compassion and frequent communication with clients has made them very happy with his work. Owning his own practice and generating work from referrals has made him motivated to achieve great outcomes for his clients.

Donald brings 17 years of experience to Reynolds Defense Firm over a multitude of practice areas including criminal defense, DUI defense, and family law. He has extensive training in the technical and scientific aspect of DUI defense, making him an effective and competent DUI defense Lawyer. With instruction from top attorneys, scientists, and retired police officers, he received certifications in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Drug Recognition Evaluation, and the Intoxilyzer 8000. This expertise led to his authoring a chapter in Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association 2020 DUI Trial Notebook.

Beyond his legal and technical abilities, Donald feels success in law is a combination of perseverance, knowledge, meticulous preparation, and effective listening and gathering of information. He feels law is the business of persuading judges, clients, and other lawyers to accept their positions. Lawyers must deal with setbacks, but the ability to move forward and find other creative ways to succeed is critical.

Outside of work, you’d probably find Donald spending time with his dogs at the park, golfing, or bowling. He’s getting back into playing the piano after a few years off and loves classical music and attending the symphony. He enjoys cooking and finds it very therapeutic as well as travelling and volunteer work.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association 2020 DUI Trial Notebook

The National College of DUII Defense

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These are fantastic people! I was so nervous when I first came in, but they treated me like a human, not someone who had messed up in a major way. Throughout the process, they helped me understand all the steps and supported me both with the legal stuff, but also the personal stuff. J.M.
Reynolds Defense is amazing. From the minute they pick up the phone, the entire staff is outstanding. Don't bother shopping , wondering who to get, if they are going to help or hinder, do they even care. Reynolds Defense Firm will not disappoint. T.H.
When they tell you to let them worry about your legal issue and for you to take care of yourself they really do mean it. DUIs are no joke and I was assuming the worst. And they literally saved my life, my job my home and my license. B.O.
The firm knows what they're doing, treated me with dignity during a time where I felt very overwhelmed and unsure of what I was going to do. They helped me through my entire unpleasant experience by following up with me every step of the way, ensuring I was never left in the dark. E.S.
Take it from me and don't go it alone. If your feeling sick to your stomach you are not alone. From the very first phone call they will treat you like family and have your back the whole way. You wont have one but a team of lawyers. B.W.