The law firm of McDonald & Cody has three main practice areas. Gus McDonald limits his practice area to defending DUI and serious traffic charges. The firm is located in Cornelia. Gus travels to courts in Athens, Atlanta, Baldwin, Blue Ridge, Carnesville, Cleveland, Clarkesville, Clayton, Dawsonville, Duluth, Dahlonega, Demorest Danielsville, Decatur, Flowery Branch, Ellijay, Elberton, Gainesville, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrenceville, Lavonia, Marietta, Oakwood, Snellville, Toccoa and others. He is the area Vice President for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also has served on the three member panel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI advocacy committee. Gus is a frequent speaker on both the national and state ICLE programs. He has been lead counsel in over 500 criminal cases throughout North Georgia and the metro area of this state. Litigation results are overwhelmingly positive. Gus filed suit against the GBI crime lab over lacking protocol for blood testing in this state and as a result the GBI changed its policies. The firm limits the number of open files so that each client receives quality results.