With both a Civil division and Criminal division, the law firm of McDonald & Cody has been representing clients since 1969. Gus McDonald limits his practice to Personal Injury and serious traffic charges, where injury is often related to alcohol impairment. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Gus is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Gus has represented judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers over the past 19 years. Gus is recognized as an authority in two areas of law - injury where alcohol is involved and where a driver is impaired & litigation involving wrongful death caused by automobile. As a partner, Gus has recovered over $50,000,000.00 for clients who are the victims of negligence. The law firm has the largest verdicts and settlements in surrounding Georgia Counties such as Rabun, Dawson, Barrow, Hall, Banks, Habersham and Stephen's County.
Gus is a frequent lecturer for the State Bar and ICLE seminars. Ranked top 30 speakers. In addition to practicing law, Gus has also been an educator to many of his peers on the handling of alcohol related deaths and accidents. Gus has been invited to speak on these topics in 24 different states for other professional groups including lawyers, law enforcement and judges.
The law firm has two locations in Cornelia, Georgia, on Highway 441 N and Highway 365 S. 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.