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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Elizabeth Kuhn, Child custody Attorney
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.
Eileen Shuman, Divorce and separation Attorney
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.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||02/04/2017|
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|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|
|Managing Partner||Hill/Macdonald, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Baskin & Baskin, P.C.||2002 - 2007|
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|Rotary Club of Marietta||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Gunderson v. Sandy, 295 Ga. 428 (2014)||Reversed and remanded.|
|McLendon v. McLendon, 2015 WL 5779163 (2015)||Affirmed|
|Crook v. Crook, 293 Ga.App. 867 (2013)||Reversed and remanded|
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|University of Richmond (VA)||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Emory University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Kennesaw State University Paralegal Program||Top 5 Things for a New Paralegal to Know||2015|