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Ms. McDonald received her Bachelor of Science degree with
distinction in Journalism with special emphasis in Mathematics, Philosophy and
French from the University of Kansas in 1994, where she was elected to Phi Beta
Kappa Academic Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society and Phi
Kappa Phi Collegiate Honor Society.
In 2000, she went on to obtain a Juris Doctor from the University of
Denver with high honors, where she was a member of Order of St. Ives Honorary
Scholastic Legal Society, served as general editor for the University of Denver
Law Review, and served as Justice for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Ms. McDonald started her legal career as a summer clerk for
Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce D. Pringle. She went on to a large firm touching
on a wide variety of personal and corporate legal issues and settled in the corporate
restructuring and capital recovery division. In 2004, Ms. McDonald became
In-House Counsel for a real estate firm providing legal advice and counsel from
corporate formation issues to business succession planning to contracts to
auditing company policies and procedures. In 2009, Ms. McDonald joined forces with Ms. Johansen and formed
Johansen, McDonald & Associates, P.C. to focus on providing legal services
to small- to medium-sized businesses and business owners.
Ms. McDonald is a current member of the Castle Rock Chamber
of Commerce, the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, and the Legislative Action
Committee for the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the
Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and the following divisions
of the Colorado Bar Association: Intellectual Property; Solo/Small Firm
Practice; Trusts and Estates; and Business Law. Ms. McDonald has served as a
Children’s Ministry Director and volunteered extensively for a variety of adult
literacy programs. She is currently the Chairman of the Character Education
Committee for the Buffalo Ridge Elementary Alliance and is never far from the
title “Coach” for a variety of pee-wee sports.
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|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||N/A||N/A||2000|
|University of Kansas||N/A||N/A||1994|