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Paula Jeanette Mcgill
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Paula Jeanette Mcgill

also known as Paula J. McGill

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Family, Business, Employment & Labor, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

TAKING CASES IN GEORGIA, MARYLAND, WASHINGTON, DC, AND NEW YORK


 


I have 20 years in a variety of legal matters.  My background includes representing small and large companies, public officials, and individuals.  I started practice in 1994 in Baltimore at a large nationally recognized corporate firm.  


 


After working as an associate for four years at that firm, I practiced for two years at a Washington, DC environmental firm that represented large oil and gas companies in breach of contract actions, personal injury cases, and administrative matters in approximately 20 states.  


 


In 2001, I started as a senior associate at a large and  well respected insurance defense firm with over 200 attorneys.  During my tenure there, I worked on several aviation, trucking, and contact matters throughout the United States.  


 


For the last 12 years, I have taken the experience obtained from my corporate law firm life and have used it to represent small business owners and individuals in a variety of matters from corporate formation, landlord tenant matters, contract formation and disputes, shareholder disputes, business litigation, estate planning, family law matters, civil rights claims, general litigation, and employment cases.  


 


I also handle small claim breach of contract matters.  However, those small cases are taken on a hourly rate basis only. As a result, it is not economically efficient for small claim litigants to hire me unless their claims are $10,000 or above.     


 


I perform short screening consultations by phone or e-mail to avoid wasting the time and money of those whom I believe I cannot assist.  As of 2015, I charge between $80-$160 per hour for initial consultations.  During the initial consultation,  I provide substantive information to potential clients.  Therefore, their money is well spent, and there is no pressure to hire me after the initial consultation. 


 


A significant number of my clients refer family and friends to my firm.  Moreover, many of my old clients return to ask me questions on new matters or to hire me for additional legal services.  I am proud of the service I provide my clients.  I have about a 90 - 95% satisfaction rate because of my service and my willingness to fight for their rights (win or lose). When those good clients return for additional work, I am more than happy to provide my services.   As with any business person, for the ones who don't pay, who think I'm available 24/7, who have unreasonable expectations, or who don't want to listen to advice, I'm glad to see them go elsewhere because they take me away from helping those who appreciate my assistance and hard work.  


 


As of 2015, I will no longer take contingency rate cases.  My hourly rates range from $150/hr. to $375/hr.  I charge flat fees on some matters.   I no longer take payment plans because of problems with some clients complying with those arrangements.  However, I accept credit and debit cards.  So, clients can make convenient payment arrangments with their credit card companies.   The alternative is to borrow from a family member or close friend.    


 


 For more information about my background, and additional offices, please visit my website (www.demandingjustice.com) and my blog (http://mcgilllaw.blogspot.com). 


 


12.15.2014

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 40%
    20 years, 100 cases
  2. Family: 35%
    20 years, 60 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    20 years, 70 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    20 years, 100 cases
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    16 years, 20 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

The McGill Law Firm, LLC

300 Colonial Center Parkway
Suite 100
Roswell, GA, 30076

The McGill Law Firm, LLC

2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100, #1162
Marietta, GA, 30062

The McGill Law Firm, LLC

1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Paula J. McGill

1425 K Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC, 20005

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200107/07/2015
DCActive 200005/25/2015
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
MDActive199407/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo PractitionerPaula J. McGill, Attorney at Law2002 - Present
AssociateLord Bissell & Brook2001 - 2002
AssociateWallace King Marraro & Branson1998 - 2001
AssociatePiper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe1994 - 1998

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Peamon v. A and R Development CorporationThe Court Dismissed Peamon's Appeal

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Kennesaw State UniversityFinanceMBA1991
Emory University School of BusinessFinanceBBA1988

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