Zach Walsh

Zach Walsh

Portland Criminal Defense and Family Law Representation
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Zach Walsh’s background spans the globe, from litigating criminal and family law cases in the Pacific Northwest’s smallest jurisdictions to fighting piracy in Moscow. Prior to joining McKean Smith to practice criminal and family law, Zach honed his courtroom skills as a prosecutor, and as an attorney at one of Portland’s largest family law firms.

Zach has the experience to manage complex criminal and family law cases; he also knows how to help clients protect their liberties and navigate the complicated intersection of family and criminal law. He doggedly pursues just and expedient resolutions on complicated legal matters for his clients. “I always aim to use my litigation experience and creative approach to help clients manage risks and seek the best outcome, with or without a trial,” he says.

Before a career in law, Zach worked for the Economic Section of the U.S. State Department in Moscow, Russia, focusing on anti-piracy research and the Russian Federation’s accession in the World Trade Organization during the second George W. Bush administration, and for the U.S. Forest Service and AmeriCorps in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
He holds dual degrees in Political Science and Russian from Florida State University, B.A., cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.

In his time away from the office, Zach is an avid traveler and outdoorsman. He can be found enjoying having a good meal with his family or friends or enjoying the Pacific Northwest’s rain (and occasional sunshine).

University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Speaking Engagements
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about DUII, Oregon State Bar
Oregon State Bar Association
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Oregon Association of Family Law Practitioners
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Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court
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Oregon New Lawyers Division
Executive Committee
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Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Tribal Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 135128
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Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 53010
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U.S. District Court of Oregon
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
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McKean Smith Law LLC
1140 SW 11th Ave
Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 567-7967
McKean Smith - Vancouver
655 W Columbia Way
Suite 504
Vancouver, WA 98660
Telephone: (360) 502-7022