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Donna Ellen Mcbride

Litigation Attorney at Rockville, MD

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Maryland - MD 33 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About Donna

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Business and Commercial Litigation

    4 years

  2. Personal injury

    4 years



I am a seasoned trial lawyer having litigated to verdict hundreds of cases, many of which were jury trials. My litigation practice is diverse, and I assist businesses and individuals resolve disputes in many areas, including contracts, insurance, employment, and estates and also handle serious personal injury cases.

I am a Shareholder at Miller, Miller & Canby where I have practiced in the litigation department since 2004. I am a native and lifelong resident of Montgomery County. Both before and after joining MM&C, I played leading roles in several multi-million dollar disputes, trying many of those cases to verdict. In early 2019, I was invited to be a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the “College” is by invitation only to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards. Membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. In 2023, the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association named me "Litigator of the Year."

In addition to my background as a trial lawyer, I am very active in the legal community. In 2013, I was appointed by the Court of Appeals (the highest Court in Maryland) to serve as one of 24 members on the Standing Committee of Rules of Practice and Procedure. I recently completed my second 5-year term. In addition, I have been a member of the Trial Court's Judicial Nominating Commission, a position I have held since 2015. I am  also a member of, and former co-chair of, the Maryland State Bar Association's Judicial Selections Committee. I continue to be active in the Montgomery County Bar Association where I previously served several terms on the Executive Committee. And in 2017, I was elected Treasurer for the 2018-2019 term. I now serves as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. I am a member (and sit on the Board) of the Montgomery County Inn of Court and previously serving as President for the 2021-2022 term. 

I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been named as a Super Lawyer for Maryland and in the District of Columbia each year since 2014. I have also been named as a "Best Lawyer" for many years.







Miller, Miller & Canby, Chartered
200-B Monroe Street
Rockville, MD, 20850-4447

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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Georgetown University
  • BSBA
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Khafra v. Beckwitt
  • Settled at mediation
  • Perlmutter v. Kalita
  • Settled at mediation
  • Kazerouni v. Kazerouni
  • Judgment for the Defendant - Donna's client
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  • Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - Present
  • Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montgomery County Inns of Court
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2000 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member, Officer
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Standing Committee of Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Maryland Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Litigator of the Year
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Bar Leader
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation
  • 2011
  • Fellow - Bar Foundation
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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  • Defense Line
  • The Law of Respondeat Superior is Alive and Well in Maryland
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Montgomery County Legal Symposium
  • Use of Depositions at Trial
  • 2019
  • Litigation Clinic CLE
  • Evidence
  • 2019
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Expert Witnesses and the Use of Technology
  • 2015
  • MSBA Symposium
  • How to be a Judge
  • 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • So you Want to Be a Judge
  • 2012
  • Judicial Education Conference
  • Judicial Education Conference- District Court Practice
  • 1999
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Rockville Litigation Lawyer Donna Ellen Mcbride
Donna Ellen Mcbride
Litigation Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 33 years