People

William J. Macke, Partner

 

Will grew up in eastern Oregon at the edge of the Wallowa mountains.  His educational pursuits took him to the heart of Manhattan where he graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a bachelors degree film production and minor in business from the Stern Business School.  

After returning to the northwest, Will worked in a variety of trades including landscaping and remodel carpentry in Seattle and the San Juan Islands before attending law school at the University of Oregon.

In the practice of law, Will has applied his narrative and production skills from filmmaking and no-nonsense approach from the construction trades to form a litigation strategy that emphasizes telling a compelling story and efficient use of resources with an eye toward the end result.  This has proved successful in taking on corporations and government entities with far greater resources.

When away from the office, Will enjoys exploring the urban, suburban and wilderness areas with his family and playing music with his friends. 

Tracy J. Frazier, Partner

Tracy is a partner with the firm and focuses her practice on plaintiff-side employment, civil rights, and consumer protection litigation.  Before joining Macke Frazier, Tracy practiced civil defense for over a decade and has represented some of the largest companies in the country.  She brings this knowledge and experience to her work protecting and advocating for the rights of her clients as consumers, in the workplace, and in their housing.

  

Tracy obtained her law degree from the University of Oregon.  While in law school, she was the Managing Editor of the Oregon Law Review and her article, Of Property and Procreation, was published in the journal.  After graduation Tracy served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Suzanne Chanti in the Lane County Circuit Court before beginning her career in Portland.  Tracy is licensed in Oregon and Washington and practices in both state and federal court.  In addition to the extensive time she has spent in court, Tracy has briefed and argued cases before the Oregon and Washington Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Matthew E. Zekala, Associate

With 20 years of business experience prior to law school, Matthew Zekala brings a breadth of professional and “real-world” experience to his practice.  During the 1990s Matthew was based in New York City where he provided consulting services to major U. S. Corporations seeking to develop interests in Europe.  After relocating to Portland in 1998, he managed significant industrial, commercial, and residential properties for a local business conglomerate.  Matthew also spent eight years with a legal service provider specializing in multi-million-dollar environmental insurance settlements for Fortune 500 policyholders. 

 

During law school, Matthew gained valuable experience working as a law clerk for a boutique white-collar defense firm.  Before joining Macke Law Offices, Matthew practiced with a prominent defense firm where he defended clients involved in criminal, regulatory, and professional licensing disciplinary matters.  Matthew also reviewed technical materials and provided advice relating to a fatal aircraft accident in a foreign country for a national litigation firm.  Between 2014 and 2015 he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice in a large class-action lawsuit. 

Matthew is admitted to practice in Oregon, the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, and the Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.  Matthew is also an avid cyclist and former professional musician.

Email:  matthew@mackefrazier.com