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David Wayne McLeod

Personal injury Attorney at Gainesville, GA

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Handling Family Law Matters in Georgia for Over 20 Years Uncontested Divorces Contested Divorces (Including Trials) Division of Pension and Retirement Plans (QDROs) Child Custody & Visitation Child Support & Modifications Grandparent Visitation Guard

    25 years

  2. Personal injury
    Passenger vehicle accidents SUV rollover crashes Tractor-trailer collisions Bicyclist accident involving motor vehicles Pedestrians accidents Car accidents caused by defective vehicles Drunk driving accidents Hit and run Accidents Truck wrecks

    25 years

  3. Child custody
    Establishment of paternal relationships and support obligations High conflict custody disputes Temporary and permanent custody orders as part of a divorce Move-away or parent relocation cases Modification of custody or visitation orders

    25 years

  4. Probate
    Filing your Petition to probate Obtaining assets to probate Serving interested parties Obtaining Letters Testamentary for appointment of the Personal Representative Obtaining an EIN number Publishing the Notice to Debtors and Creditors in the newspap

    25 years

  5. Trusts
    A trust is created for the purpose of allowing a selected individual, known as the trustee, to hold and manage assets for a purpose that is specified by the trust creator or settlor in the trust document.

    25 years

  6. Business
    Stock option agreements Contracts and transactions Dissolving a business Franchising litigation Partnership and negotiation disputes LLC’s, C-corporations, S-corporations Litigation Organizational engineering Personal asset protection Buy/Sell Agreem

    25 years

  7. Criminal defense
     Motor Vehicle Offenses  Firearm and Weapons Offenses  Drug Offenses  Theft Offenses  Financial Crimes

    25 years

  8. Estate planning
    Our Georgia estate planning lawyers are prepared to help you draft a will that meets your needs and expectations. We will draft your will and advise you regarding its safekeeping.

    25 years

  9. Guardianship
    A guardian is a person authorized to make decisions for another person known as a ward. Often a guardian is appointed by the probate court when the person in need of a guardian suffers from mental illness or any other mental or physical condition.

    25 years

  10. Power of attorney
    The power of attorney is quite flexible and can be used to allow the holder to make all financial decisions or limited financial decisions on behalf of the other person. The duration can be lengthy or it may be for the completion of a single event.

    25 years

  11. Wills and living wills
    McLeod Law Firm represents individuals who are planning for the future through the creation of a will. A will allows the owner of assets to determine who will receive those assets after the death of the owner.

    25 years

      David McLeod is the founder of McLeod Firm, P.C., in Gainesville, Georgia and since the creation of the firm has provided excellent legal services to diverse clients.  Mr. McLeod has been consulted in the areas of business law, family law, wills, trusts, estate and probate law, criminal law, and civil litigation and has many returning clients who attest to his legal expertise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                       During the course of his career, Mr. McLeod has tried and WON over 60 jury trials, conducted hundreds of motion hearings before judges, and won appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.   Mr. McLeod’s focus is always on obtaining the best possible legal result for his clients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Prior to the founding of McLeod Firm, P.C., David McLeod was a partner in the firm of Robbins & McLeod in Gainesville, Georgia.  During this time, Mr. McLeod served as lead counsel in complex litigation matters, providing expert counsel and advice to clients.  He also managed the firm’s support staff and coordinated interactions with judges, opposing attorneys, and an array of witnesses and stakeholders.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Preceding his tenure at Robbins & McLeod, Mr. McLeod was an attorney at The Nodvin Firm in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked in the area of commercial litigation.  He managed all aspects of client legal issues from conducting research and drafting pleadings to conducting hearings and trials.  He was recognized for his outstanding performance as sole counsel representing corporate clients.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. McLeod’s career began as an Assistant District Attorney.  In that capacity, Mr. McLeod was promoted from general litigation to head the prosecution of all crimes against children cases and to serve as the District Attorney’s official liaison with the local Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and law enforcement.  He achieved a 100% winning record of prosecuting molestation and abuse cases. He dramatically enhanced the county’s record of success in prosecuting child abuse perpetrators and spearheaded a procedural overhaul which streamlined the management of child abuse cases.  Mr. McLeod was awarded a commendation from the Director of DFCS.  Above all, Mr. McLeod learned toughness and aggressiveness on behalf of his clients in difficult and emotionally charged situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. McLeod holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Degree from Georgia State University.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.


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Licensed for 31 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 02/03/2023

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Posted by Cesar | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Hero
My 16 year old decided that he wanted to live with me during the pandemic. Three months in, he stated his intent to stay with me permanently. His mother did not take this news well and threatened to take me to jail. After my consultation with Mr. McLeod, he assured me that my ex-wife had no legal standing. He provided me with his cell phone number and took every call and text that I sent. There is no price to the peace of mind that he gave me and my wife. I am now the legal guardian of my son and we couldn't be happier as a family. If I ever need legal assistance in the future, Mr. McLeod will be the first person I reach out to.
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Posted by Jessica | October 3, 2018
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Family law
Although my case was small and simple he treated it like a big deal because I did. He was kind and helpful!
Posted by Lisa | June 19, 2018
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Divorce and Child Support
David is an excellent attorney and really cares about his clients. He goes the extra mile and works very hard to make sure he gets the best possible outcome for his clients. He handled my divorce case and my child support case and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I highly recommend him!


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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • McLeod Law Firm, PC
  • 2000 - Present


  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Cases
  • Won


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Won
  • Juries
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • Constitutional Republic or Mob Rule
  • Abandonment of Civil Liberties
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with David McLeod on two difficult custody cases. He was professional in both cases, and a strong advocate for his clients."

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Gainesville Personal injury Lawyer David Wayne McLeod
David Wayne McLeod
Personal injury Attorney
Gainesville, GA
Licensed for 31 years