William D. Dials
Gresham Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, or think that you might be, I can help you.

I grew up near Tillamook, on the Oregon Coast, the oldest in a family of seven children. I worked on dairies and farms as a kid, then as a logger and millworker to pay my way through college and law school. I attended Portland State University, played Viking’s football, and was named first team Academic All-American defensive end in 1972. I continued on to law school at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1978.

I first practiced law as a deputy district attorney in Lane County, and a year later I opened my private practice in the Coos Bay area. It was there that I learned my trade and developed a very successful practice specializing in criminal defense.

I had always planned on returning north, and in 2005 my wife and I finally made the move to the Gresham area. We have really enjoyed being closer to our families, who still reside in the Tillamook and Gresham areas. I enjoy muscle cars, fishing, boating, white-water rafting, gardening, dogs and photography. My wife, Catherine, is a former special-ed assistant for the Reynolds School District, and a wonderful artist and potter.

I believe that false convictions occur more often than anyone will admit. Wrongful convictions are especially difficult when the charge is serious. One would think that the criminal justice system always treats the most serious allegations with the most fairness, but that is not the case. Those who are falsely charged can expect that the system will treat them most unfairly, and that the state will use all of its vast resources to obtain a conviction. I have made a personal commitment to use all my resources, experience and knowledge to make certain that no client of mine is ever falsely convicted, or otherwise treated unfairly by the criminal justice system

Mr. Dials defends all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including Adult and Juvenile Measure-11; DUII and DMV Hearings; Assault; Domestic Assault and Restraining Orders; Stalking Orders; Criminal Mistreatment; Theft; Medical Marijuana and Drug Crimes; Sex Abuse and other sex crimes.