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Madison T. Donaldson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Madison

Learn Madison’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    25%

    6 years

  2. Employee benefits
    25%
    Disability Insurance Benefits/Long Term Care Insurance Benefits

    6 years

  3. General practice
    25%
    Veteran's Disability Benefits

    6 years

  4. Social Security & Disability
    25%

    6 years

Madison was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and minors in Sociology and Economics. She then attended South Texas College of Law where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. While in law school Madison was involved with the Phi Delta Phi International Honors Society and was Associate Editor for the Corporate Counsel Review Journal.

Madison began working for Marc Whitehead & Associates as a law clerk. She also gained invaluable experience by clerking at the legal aid clinic Beacon Law, The First Court of Appeals with Justice Rebecca Huddle, and The Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division in Houston.

Now Madison leads the mass tort department at MWA while simultaneously managing her own docket of cases in the other three areas the firm practies including Disability Insurance, Social Security, and Veterans Affairs. 

Madison is a member of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice.

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Location

Madison
11615 Angus Rd
Suite 203
Austin, TX, 78759

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Reviews

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Posted by Jody | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SSDI
This lawyer was very detail oriented. She explained everything to me and helped me through the process. She was very professional and I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Jeronimo | February 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Social Security disability
Thank you for helping me was very clear in explaining the process she guided me through everything I could not done it without her help winning my case I highly recommend her thank you
Posted by Vaughn | July 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Madison T. Donaldson got me 100%!
Madison T. Donaldson and her team did an amazing job to get me to 100% VA Disability!!! Shelby was there every step of the way to answer any and all of my questions. It took a little time but promise you it was worth the wait. Just let them do their thing they obviously know how to approach and submit each claim. Thank you Madison and Shelby for doing such an amazing job
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Posted by Jacob | April 17, 2023
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Caring, Compassionate, and Driven
Madison is a force of nature when it comes to her clients’ causes. She is a driven advocate who never loses sight of the human at the center of the matter. She is a caring person who connects with her clients. 100% recommend.
Posted by Steven | February 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A winning lawyer
The lawyer Madison was very caring and professional. She handled all my questions and concerns with positive reinforcements which help me win my case. I'm for ever grateful for her outstanding work on my case. Thanks again
Posted by Angel | February 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exellent Lawyer
Ms. Madison and the legal team who prepared my case for SSDI appeal before an ALJ hearing was very impressive. So much so that the ALJ approved my SSDI appeal on the spot. The entire process took approximately 10 minutes. This leaves me to believe that my medical records along with the legal team at Marc Whitehead and associates were very prepared before the ALJ hearing. Ms. Madison was very knowledgeable and experienced on the questions to ask the ALJ and how to get a favorable outcome. Would defenitely recommend Ms. Madison to any veteran who needs legal assistance for benefits. Thank You to Ms. Madison and the legal team who worked tirelessly to get a favorable outcome on my SSDI application. Much appreciated!!!
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Posted by LaToya | December 27, 2022
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Marc whitehead and associates are the best at what they do
Due to my injuries it was hard for me to navigate this whole process. I really needed help I can say from the first time I received a call back from Marc Whitehead and Associates from Kimberly Warren and then Chris Stevenson I was so relieved. I’m so thankful for the team. Thank you
Posted by Lanay | December 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional ànd thorough, highly recommend
They kept good communication with me the whole process. Very helpful and won my case. Would definitely use them again if necessary.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2022
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Buoyant Client
I am so glad I trusted Marc Whitehead and Assoicates to work on my disability claim, Melainie Donaldson was amazing, after several denials, she did not give up she continued to fight until my case was won, Thank you so much!!!! I give this law firm a 5-star rating, they are determined advocates that care about their clients.
Posted by Marcia | October 23, 2022
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Desavility
Cada uno de ellos muy competitivo muy amable exelente, y la experiencia y garra para pelear por tus derechos son increibles como se preocupan por conseguir tu beneficios yo los recomiendo un 100%
Posted by Eric | August 30, 2022
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Tenacious
In the begining, I was not very impressed with your law firm. The paralegal I was assigned to was not very professional or motivated. I must add that this adventure begins during our government takeover of the country with COVID. When Madison finally contacted me before the hearing I felt way more at ease. She gave me so much confidence. She is very sharp and to the point. Having the ability to boost your clients morale before a hearing is a huge task. Madison shines in her professionalism, knowledge and tenacity. Having her in my corner was a blessing.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
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Disability determination
Miss Madison Donaldson was my disability attorney and she was very polite professional and knowledgeable attorney she was a able to get all my records and facts about my injuries and get my disability awarded it took some time but I would highly recommend her and the firm she represents thank you to everyone that worked on my case truly appreciated.
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Posted by Wade | July 5, 2022
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It’s not clear what you mean by “title.”
Madison was a pleasure to work with. She kept me informed as needed and was more than willing to hear my concerns and put up with my questions. She was honest with me when discussing potential legal pathways and outcomes. I would not hesitate to seek her legal counsel should the need arise in the future.
Posted by Darel | July 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I recommend without reservation!
I was in a desperate situation when I found Madison Donaldson. I had two Long term disability claims which the my former employer and the disability companies refused to pay in full. To make matters worse, I was living in Tennessee which has some of the most poor laws for workers. I approached over 20 lawyers locally by word of mouth, web searches and lawyer referral sites to no avail. Fortunately I thought to search nationwide and found Ms. Donaldson. She helped me get a bit more than 6 figures which I otherwise would not have had and truly needed for family, including 2 young children. I am eternally grateful to Ms. Donaldson for her help and I enthusiastically recommend there of anyone in need.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
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Great client advocate
My lawyer was professional and helpful and definitely could tell she wanted to advocate for my rights. It was great to have someone really research your case and present the facts and advocate for you. For the most part, communication was professional and thorough. The only thing that I was disappointed in was not truly understanding what going to court would mean in terms of long term disability benefits and how the company was only responsible for retro benefits and then typically reassigned you to an active plan only to have a planned review soon after in which typically it was denied. I did not understand this information beforehand and it was a little disheartening to say the least to find it out at the mediation meeting. With that being said, I still would highly recommend this lawyer and her team who dedicated time and effort to presenting the facts and advocating on my behalf.
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Posted by Erika | April 13, 2022
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Amazing..
Super satisfied with how my claim/lawsuit was handled. Process was easy, they took all the stress out of it. Would definitely hire them again.
Posted by Connie | March 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
SS. Disability
After being denied two times for SS disability, I reached out to Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law LLP for help. I was fortunate to be assigned to Madison Donaldson to help me with my case. Madison was awesome to work with and so was everyone else in the firm. I am excited to say Madison won my case. I highly recommend Madison and Marc Whitehead & Associates. Thank you again Madison!
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Posted by David | January 12, 2022
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Veterans Disability
Marc Whitehead and Associates is a fantastic law firm to help veterans get their disabilities they qualify for. My attorney Madison Donaldson and my case manager Courtney Martin were very professional and experienced in the process. They fought for my claim as if it was for them. I tried for 4 yrs on my own with no results. I hired them in June 2021 and in January 2022 I finally got the outcome I was looking for. Not only did they get my disability approved but they got it back dated to December 2016 with pay. They did all the work and always kept me informed of everything. I would highly recommend this firm to every veteran. Contact info is Marc Whitehead and Associates at 713-228-8888
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Posted by Tom | November 18, 2021
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Note of Appreciation & Recommendation
I hired the Marc Whitehead Firm in early 2020 after two (2) denials from the BVA. Both my Attorney, Ms. Madison Donaldson, Esq and Ms. Courtney Martin, Paralegal, were highly professional, personable and responsive to my concerns regarding developing a strong appeal for a Higher Level Review. Ms. Donaldson took the time to carefully craft a detailed strategy to present to the BVA. After 2 1/2 years of dealing with the VA, I was pleased to learn earlier this month, that my appeal was approved. The result was a significantly higher disability rating and notable back-pay. To my fellow Veterans, I would strongly recommend that you be persistent, proactive, and hire Marc Whitehead & Associates to represent your best interests with the VA... Tom - LTC , Infantry, USA (R)
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Posted by Erika | October 7, 2021
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Genuine and authentic
Ms. Donaldson is up front and lets you know what to expect. She worked diligently to satisfy my case. Overall I am extremely pleased. 10 out of 10 ratings. I appreciate her business acumen, candor, and her ultimate due diligence.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Marc Whitehead & Associates
  • 2023 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marc Whitehead & Associates
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Legal Intern
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Beacon Law
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Judicial Intern
  • First Court Of Appeals Houston, Texas
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Marc Whitehead & Assocaites
  • 2015 - 2017
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law - Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2017
  • Texas A&M University
  • BBA - Marketing
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Colwell v. Life Insurance Company of North America
  • Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment granted

Associations

  • Captial Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022 - Present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Social Security Section
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AYLA & ABA Leadership Academy
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association & Austin Bar Association
  • 2023
  • TTLA Leadership Academy
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Trial Advocacy College of Texas Completion
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2016
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice, Annual Convention
  • Managing Client Relationships
  • 2023
  • Disability Rights Advocacy Alliance Meeting
  • Practicing Disability Law
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Madison is a hardworking and tenacious attorney who fights tirelessly for her clients. She's bright, dutiful, and loves what she does: fighting for the disabled. I'm honored to work alongside such an outstanding attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Madison for many years. Madison is hardworking, as bright as they come, and truly cares about her clients and their outcomes. If you are in the Houston area, do not miss your chance to hire this attorney. I endorse Madison without hesitation."