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Brad Elliott Macdonald

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Brad

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As a trial attorney, I have limited my practice exclusively to the areas of divorce and domestic relations law, and focus my energy on the pursuit of superior results for my clients. In the emotionally charged atmosphere peculiar to divorce and domestic relations law it is frequently necessary to prepare for war in the courtroom, while simultaneously pursuing opportunities to reach settlement.

Sometimes, however, settlement is not possible and it is necessary to go to trial, where I have a proven record before both judge and jury.  In addition, I have successfully tried complex and high asset divorce cases and have substantial experience litigating issues related to the division of retirement and pension plans. My record of success extends to the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, where I have effectively advocated for my clients, and have compiled an impressive succes rate.  

I am a member of the Family Law and Appellate Sections and Younger Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia; the Family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar Association. I am also a member of the T.C. Williams School of Law and Emory University Alumni Associations and attends Hillside United Methodist Church of Woodstock, Georgia.  Aside from my law practice, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, as well as volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America.

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Brad Elliott Macdonald


4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Alexa | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The attorney you want working for your family...
We hired Brad Macdonald after receiving a devastating ruling from the Superior Court. We consulted numerous attorneys and were so grateful to have been connected with Brad to handle our appeal. He immediately jumped in to become familiar with all the details of our case and explore our best options for justice. He was honest with us from the very beginning about the reality of our chances and took the time to explain his approach throughout the process. Thanks to his legal expertise we beat the odds in the Court of Appeals. We are blessed by the outcome of our case, but know that we would recommend Brad Macdonald regardless because of his expertise and integrity.
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Posted by Paul | May 21, 2019
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Superior Service and Results
In 2015, I was surprised to learn my wife had an affair while I was away for a relative’s funeral in another state. I knew based on the last few years that the marriage was not repairable after that last injustice and I commenced to find an attorney to represent me. Once I met Brad Macdonald, I knew I had found somebody I could trust to ensure that my assets would be protected and that I would still be able to send my two children to college, as both were in high school at the time. Brad and his staff guided me through the process ensuring I was prepared for each hearing and warning me of tactics the other side would attempt to deploy. Once my divorce was finalized, my now ex-wife attempted to sue to gain control of the college account and one of my vehicles. While Brad no longer represented me since the case was closed, he thoroughly researched the issues and produced a stunning affidavit which thoroughly debunked all of my ex’s claims. Because of Brad’s professionalism and thoroughness, both of my children had their college accounts preserved and will complete college debt free. My daughter still drives the vehicle my ex tried to misappropriate and I was able to remarry without fear of further financial repercussions.
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Posted by William | September 24, 2018
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Highest Recommendation
Mr. Brad Macdonald and his entire team successfully handled my custody and contempt matters with the highest level of professionalism and most importantly won our case. I would recommend the firm of HillMac to anyone who is looking for the very best legal representation available.
Posted by Stephanie | April 23, 2015
The kind of lawyer you want in your corner
Words can't express the gratitude I have for Brad Mcdonald and his firm. After foolishly believing I could handle matters on my own, I retained Mr. Macdonald and can't be happier with that decision. He guided me through every step of my Child Support and Visitation case. He was quick to respond to even the smallest question I had. His representation of me in court went flawlessly and he is not afraid to fight. My hope is that I won't need a lawyer again, but if I do, he will be my first call.
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Posted by Brittany | September 22, 2014
Total Trust! 110%
Going through very tough and turbulent times, having Brad as attorneys has given me a peace to know they are handling difficult matters in my best interest! Strategic, resourceful, knowledgeable and understanding, all with positive results. I would highly recommend them. Brad and the whole Hill.Macdonald team are the best!
Posted by Michele | February 27, 2014
An Excellent Attorney!
I was fortunate to have Brad Macdonald represent me. His extensive knowledge and guidance was an asset during a very difficult time in my life. He is an outstanding professional who produces results and solves issues quickly and efficiently. I am thankful for his efforts on my behalf and I have learned a lot from our conversations. I highly recommend Brad for those in need of Family Law representation.
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Posted by Bill | June 13, 2013
Highest Possible Recommendation
Without question I would refer anyone facing family law, divorce or other matters of scope to Brad MacDonald. The entire firm made me feel like part of the family and handled my extremely difficult matter with professionalism, strength and sensitivity. I would put Brad up against absolutely any challenge and rest easy at night knowing the matter was in the best possible hands. I could not have more confidence in representation than Brad and give him and the entire firm the highest possible recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2013
Wonderful Lawyer
Very knowledgable, and always responsive! Does not nickle and dime you to death and will fight for what you deserve. I would highly recommend using Brad for your lawyer!!
Posted by Lotus | May 7, 2013
Great Legal representation
Brad was the best lawyer that I've come in counter with. When deciding to get a divorce I was very worried about legal representation, price and loyalty. Brad was very good knowledgeable in family law he directed me the whole way on my options and allowed me to make the decision mine. Brad's team was very supportive. His paralegal was very good as well. She would always listen to my concerns and communicate them to Brad. She was compassionate, caring, understanding and she would always make me feel confident at the end about my choices. It was a very emotional time for me but I made it through with a smile on my face. The price was very reasonable. The lawyer I had chosen before Brad cost me way more than what Brad's practice charged me. After hearing how long it took most divorces 1 to 2 years before the divorce was final made me very uneasy. However, mine was quick and that was thanks to Brad. From Separation to the divorce day it wasn't even a year. now, I can't say that everyone will have that response but with Brad I cam confident that you would. I would definitely recommend his practice to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Our QRDO has been tied up for 9 months with not even so much as a response from Mr. Macdonald's office. DO NOT WASTE your TIME OR MONEY with this lawyer.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hill/Macdonald, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Baskin & Baskin, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2007


  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Allen v. McGuire, 339 Ga. App. 219, 793 S.E.2d 151 (2016)
  • Affirmed in part, Reversed in part, Vacated in part, and Remanded
  • McCarthy v. Ashment, 338 Ga. App. 858, 790 S.E.2d 651 (2016)
  • Affirmed in part, Reversed in part
  • Lemon USA Corporation v. Icon Technology Consulting, Inc., 338 Ga. App. 459, 789 S.E.2d 832 (2016)
  • Appeal Dismissed
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  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Marietta
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cobb County Guardian ad Litem Training Seminar
  • Child Custody Case Law Update
  • 2017
  • Kennesaw State University Paralegal Program
  • Top 5 Things for a New Family Law Paralegal to Know
  • 2016
  • Kennesaw State University Paralegal Program
  • Top 5 Things for a New Family Law Paralegal to Know
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (19)
Endorse Brad
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is easily reached by clients and by myself. I refer conflicts to Mr. MacDonald and I send him complicated QDRO issues. He is very professional. Communication is excellent. He cares about clients and wants to resolve their cases in the most efficient and cost effective manner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Macdonald is an honest and ethical attorney who works zealously to assist his clients during the difficult process of divorce and separation. I endorse Mr. Macdonald as a family law/divorce attorney in the Atlanta community. Mr. Macdonald is also one of the foremost authorities on appellate practice in the state of Georgia for family law and divorce cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Macdonald has always been effective in cases in which I have represented an opposing party. He has been a cordial and professional advocate."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"It has been my pleasure to be partnered in business and practice with Brad since 2007. Prior to that, we worked together from 2003. I have had a better opportunity than any other person to know his legal capabilities and personal attributes. I cannot endorse anyone with more enthusiasm."