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Cynthia Brubaker Macdonald

Business Attorney at Salisbury, MD

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
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Attorney Cynthia B. MacDonald has been practicing civil and criminal law for the past two decades. Together with her husband, Andrew M. MacDonald, she helps clients of the MacDonald Law Office, LLC protect their rights and fight for the justice they deserve. With years of experience as a criminal prosecutor, she has handled numerous clients spanning a broad range of matters from more minor traffic offenses to major felonies such as murder, sexual offenses, and burglary. Attorney MacDonald also handles civil matters such as personal injury cases, estate planning and trust administration, and business law matters. To discuss your case, contact MacDonald Law Office, LLC and schedule a consultation with Cynthia MacDonald.  

Location

MacDonald Law Office, LLC
208 Calvert Street
Salisbury, MD, 21803-0033

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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2023
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5 + stars
Cindy Macdonald provided excellent representation for my daughter, a student at Salisbury University. Cindy was very responsive throughout the duration of the case. She promptly consulted with us, and provided expert legal advice on how to best proceed. Cindy was sensitive to the concerns my daughter had and emails in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her legal services.
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Posted by Lance | January 6, 2023
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College students interactions with Ocean City police
Ms. MacDonalds history in the Eastern Shore area , along with her experience helped guide us to a very favorable outcome. When I was waiting at the courthouse I noticed the bailifs knew her by name and not the other attnys. She was familiar with the states attny and had my son prepped and ready. Well worth your investment.
Posted by Kelsey | March 19, 2022
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Client
Cindy was very personable and kept me informed every step of the way through my case and got me the best outcome I could of asked for!!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
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Experienced and professional
Cindy was prompt, courteous and had in depth knowledge of her area and local judges. She explained everything to me and returned answers to my questions quickly. Best of all, she secured a great outcome in my case. A+
Posted by Terry | October 22, 2021
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Cynthia Macdonald
Cynthia Macdonald was worth every penny for me. I was scared to death, she explained to me everything would be OK an she was right. I left court very happy, and enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Averill | May 21, 2021
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Money well spent
My son hired Cynthia to help him out with some traffic citations he got himself into and she was extremely helpful right out of the gate. From the start, Cynthia stepped in and electronically filed for his court date to avoid any potential delays with the US Postal Service, then she provided him with ample advice as he prepared for his court case. Due to her representation my son was able to keep his driver's license and get his fines reduced significantly. At the end of the process Cynthia provided him with some excellent advice that will hopefully keep him on the straight and narrow, to never make this kind of poor choice again. We highly recommend Cynthia. Her professional and friendly manner made this difficult process much less stressful. Our son was responsible for paying her fees as well as the reduced citations, and he says paying for her representation was money well spent!
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Posted by Gurpreet | February 28, 2020
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Skillful and adroit attorney.
Assertive. Great judgement and analytical skills. Needed an attorney to represent me with a civil matter. I contacted Macdonald Law Office. Since i had never been involved with law before, she was very understanding. We didn’t know if other side was gonna show up or not because papers were not served. Assuming we would be given another court date, we went to court but we were notified that respondent will be there shortly, as respondent was served with summon. We discussed the possible questions and outcomes , if respondent, tries to brush off the accusations. Respondent consented with the petition filled and eventually i was granted Restraining Order. Thanks to Cynthia Macdonald for the preparation and correspondence. I would recommend her to anyone who had never been involved with law before. You would want an experienced attorney by you than a schlocky one.
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Posted by Tim | November 5, 2019
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Cynthia and her team are great!
The team was Very Available, Professional, Knowledgeable, and Personable. I would not hesitate to work with them again, and I would recommend them 100%.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2019
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Very helpful
Cynthia MacDonald was very professional, informative, and helpful throughout our entire process working with her. She was pleasant to work with and I would recommend her to someone in need of legal assurance.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
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Skilled lawyer
Cynthia contacted us within minutes of leaving her a message. She is very competent and kept us informed throughout the process. She resolved the matter quickly. I would highly recommend Cynthia Macdonald.
Posted by Wallace | December 11, 2018
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great experience
Cynthia took my traffic case in a timely fashion. Fully explained the procedure and possibilities and handled my case with very fair pricing. Highly recommended
Posted by HDL | September 9, 2018
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Cindy Macdonald is a very competent attorney
Cindy Macdonald helped our family in a DUI case. She worked with the district attorney and she understood the devastation this can cause for everyone involved. She was able to get us the best possible outcome.
Posted by Bev | May 21, 2018
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Highly Recomend Criminal Defense!
I don’t know what I would’ve done without Cynthia’s help. I retained Cynthia’s services for a DUI arrest. She helped me through the entire leagal process and went beyond what I would have expected a lawyer to do (making calls on my behalf to get information, etc.). Whenever I had a question or concern, she was quick to respond. This was my first offense and I was quite worried about the potential negative results. Although Cynthia informed me of those negative possibilities, she also gave great effort in easing my worries and talking me through the entire ordeal. I would highly recommend Cynthia for any leagal services.
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Posted by Zach | March 23, 2018
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Best decision I made
I retained Cynthia's services for a criminal case. Cynthia was a guiding light in a time of turbulence in my life. She was very knowledgeable and kept an even-keel throughout the case despite constantly changing variables. I highly recommend her for anyone facing an uncertain legal battle.
Posted by Mary | September 21, 2016
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Exemplary Jurist
As a Philadelphia resident and a beneficiary of an estate in MD, I needed to challenge the mis-handling of the estate by the trustees. Cindy was recommended to me by an attorney from here since her stellar reputation resounds even in Philly. She handled my case with great care and although her excellent negotiating skills did not bring a desired settlement from the estate and we ended up going to trial, I was confidant we would prevail. And we did in every way! Her preparation and legal skills were outstanding. She is an incredibly smart, prepared, capable, communicative and kind woman. The Maryland bar has been raised.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2016
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Excellent Estate Planning
As a Certified Financial Planner(R), I am thrilled to have Mrs. MacDonald as a resource for my clients. She has an outstanding combination of legal knowledge, communication ability and warm, friendly demeanor that makes her a very appealing choice for referrals. I personally chose her to prepare my own Estate Documents and loved the way she made it all so understandable.
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Posted by Amanda | August 18, 2016
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Highly recommended
As a CPA, I recommend Ms. MacDonald to the majority of my clients who require estate and trust services. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very approachable and available to clients when they have questions. I have been so impressed with her work that I had her prepare wills for my husband and myself and also for other family members who asked for a recommendation from me for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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Exceptionally Great Service
Cynthia helped me through every part of my case. She was extremely responsive to any questions I had, and always handled everything in a professional and friendly manner. I will definitely go to Cynthia with any of my legal problems in the future. Cynthia worked immensely hard to help win me the most favorable outcome I could ask for in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Outstanding Advisor and Advocate
Cindy Macdonald provided excellent representation for our son, a student at Salisbury University, who faced misdemeanor criminal charges. Cindy was very responsive throughout the duration of the case. She promptly consulted with our son, thoroughly assessed the relevant facts and charges, and provided expert legal advise on how to best proceed. Cindy was sensitive to the concerns and emotions we had as parents, and consistently replied to our many calls and emails in a timely fashion. She demonstrated skill and experience as a strong advocate, while maintaining a cordial and professional demeanor. Cindy's efforts succeeded in obtaining a favorable disposition of our son's case, which had presented some challenging circumstances. We are grateful to Cindy for helping to save our son's opportunity for a bright future; and would highly recommend her legal services.
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Posted by Denise | June 13, 2015
Highly Professional Legal Services
Attorney Cynthia MacDonald provided totally comprehensive services and had a very methodical plan for bringing my horrible situation to resolution. My situation was so horrible that it could have ruined my life! She gave me my life back! Her knowledge of the law is outstanding! Attorney Cynthia MacDonald is as cool as a cucumber and operates superbly in court. I found her to be highly personable, approachable and efficient in every way possible. No phone call, text or email was without a very quick reply. Attorney Cynthia MacDonald put the "p" in professionalism. I highly recommend Attorney Cynthia MacDonald for your legal issues.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacDonald Law Office, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate and Partner
  • Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Mason, LLP
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Paul A. McGuckian, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Frostburg State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Associations

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Wicomico County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • N/A
  • Wicomico County Commission for Women
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Medicaid Eligibility: Planning for the Elderly Client
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Education Event: Planning for Incapacity
  • Planning for Incapacity
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy MacDonald is an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Cindy is an extremely competent, personable and capable attorney who you would want on your side rather than against you. She is professional, well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense and is well-respected among attorneys and clients alike. I highly recommend hiring her for your legal needs on the Eastern Shore."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy MacDonald, along with her husband, Andrew, are the best criminal defense attorneys on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I strongly recommend them for any sort of case, without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Attorney Macdonald on a complex criminal case and can state with firsthand knowledge that she is a highly skilled, top-notch trial litigator. I recommend Attorney Macdonald without reservation for any type of litigation and refer all Maryland clients to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Cindy for over 16 years- she is an intelligent, competent and compassionate attorney. She is well respected by the bench and bar of our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is extremely knowledgeable in her field and is a tremendous advocate for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a wealth of knowledge about estate planning."
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Salisbury Business Lawyer Cynthia Brubaker Macdonald
Cynthia Brubaker Macdonald
Business Attorney
Salisbury, MD
Licensed for 28 years