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Portland, OR
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Licensed in OR
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Zach Walsh practices criminal law and family law with McKean Smith. Prior to joining McKean Smith, Zach honed his courtroom skills as a prosecutor and as an attorney at one of Portland's largest family law firms. Litigating criminal and family law cases in Oregon and Washington's largest and smallest jurisdictions, Zach is well versed in Oregon and Washington courtroom practice and client representation.

Using his litigation experience and his creative approach to criminal and family law issues, Zach is able to help clients manage their risk seeking the best outcome with or without a trial. He doggedly pursues just and expedient resolutions on complicated legal matters. Zach has the experience to manage complex criminal and family law cases. Zach also has the experience helping his clients protect their liberties while navigating the complicated intersection of family law and criminal law matters.

An avid traveler and outdoors men, Zach worked for the Economic Section of the U.S. State Department in Moscow, Russia during the second George W. Bush administration, focusing on anti-piracy research and its pertinence to the Russia Federation's accession into the World Trade Organization. He then worked for the U.S. Forest Service and AmeriCorps in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

In his time away from the office, Zach can be found enjoying having a good meal with his family or friends or enjoying the Pacific Northwest's rain and occasional sunshine.

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.

Zach is a member of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Washington State Bar, Multnomah County Bar Association, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oregon Association of Family Law Practitioners, and the Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court.

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