Douglas W. McDonald



Doug McDonald B.A., 1967, Piedmont College; J.D., 1968, John Marshall University; 1969 admitted to State Bar of Georgia; former Section Secretary/Chairman,  Law Section; State Bar CLE Regional Advisory; former Committee member; member of Appellate Courts of Georgia; member of Federal Courts of Georgia; member of Eleventh Circuit of U.S. Court of Appeals; member of United States Supreme Court; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (charter member/Board of Directors); lecturer and former Secretary of Georgia Trial Lawyer Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association (lecturer/former State Committeeman).


Born November 18, 1945, Habersham County, Georgia; airplane pilot since 1975 (single engine/multi-engine/IFR/commercial rated); pilot for burned children emergency flight care; pilot for Commissioner of Agriculture, Tommy Irvin.

Religion: Sunday School Director, teacher, deacon, Chairman of Board, church secretary, member of Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia, Georgia; current adult Sunday school teacher at Level Grove Baptist Church; current college & career teacher – Wednesday nights at Level Grove Baptist Church; member of the Gideon's International.

Areas of practice: Personal injury

Bar Admissions: State Bar of Georgia, 1969

Education: John Marshall University Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968; J. D. Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, 1967; B.A.; Habersham County Schools

Business: Former law partner of Jack N. Gunter (1969 – 1971); Law Office of Douglas W. McDonald, Sr. (1971-1982); McDonald & Cody, L.L.C. (1982-2010); McDonald & Cody LLC (2010-present)

Civic Association: Former Georgia Jaycees, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Habersham County Airport Commission (2007), Lake Burton Civic Association

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