Corey MacDonald

MacDonald and Black, PLLC
3612 Lafayette Rd Dept 4
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8688

Attorney Corey F. MacDonald founded his firm as MacDonald Law in 2005. Merging with Attorney Timothy Black in 2011, MacDonald & Black, PLLC was formed and has been a strong presence throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Attorney MacDonald practices family law, business, employment and criminal law. In addition, MacDonald serves as General Counsel to corporations both domestic and international.

Prior to entering the practice of law full-time, Attorney MacDonald served for over 18 years in law enforcement. His career spanned the profession from police officer to detective to prosecutor and eventually to Deputy Chief of Police of a 115 person department. While serving as the City Prosecutor he handled hundreds of cases in the district court and circuit court ranging from driving while intoxicated to manslaughter. As the cities supervising prosecuting attorney, he developed city sentencing guidelines and supervised all subordinate attorneys and prosecutorial staff, earning a citation for major prosecutorial overhauls.

As a detective, he investigated crime scenes, family abuse and neglect situations, drug offenses and hi-tech computer crimes. Attorney MacDonald served as a Detective Lieutenant with oversight for the division before being eventually being promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the Chief of Detectives. He was appointed as the Commander of the State of New Hampshire's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task force where he served the State for three years.

Since 2006, Attorney MacDonald has taught law enforcement, public officials and attorneys across the country on topics to include internet crime, school law and safety, drug enforcement, online social networking investigations and media relations. He has served as a consultant and specialist to companies and entities seeking to resolve sensitive internal situations and to provide analysis of current practices.

Attorney MacDonald served as the Department's public information officer, interacting with a variety of media and press on a daily basis handling communications and messaging both in crisis and for routine events.

In 2011, Attorney MacDonald was named as one of New Hampshire's "Top 40 Under Forty" emerging leaders by the New Hampshire Union Leader and NH Business and Industry Association. In 2013, he was named as a "Top 10 to Watch" by Seacoast Online and Catapult. In 2014, he was awarded the "Young Professional of the Year" award by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan through the Stay Work Play initiative and Rising Stars.

Attorney MacDonald has been featured on the television shows, Wired with Jim Braude on NECN, Fox News, The 207 Show on NBC and the Paul Sullivan Radio Show on WBZ Boston as well as working with ABC News on their 20/20 Program on the rising heroin epidemic in 2014.

Bar Admissions:

New Hampshire
Federal District Court


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts (ALM) with a concentration in International Relations

Harvard University Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Certificate in Driving Government Performance

Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor


"Attorney Macdonald was very accommodating while scheduling my initial consult. After he took on my case, he treated it as if it were the only one he had. I am confident that thanks to Attorney Macdonald my case had the absolute best resolution it possibly could have. I would recommend Attorney Macdonald with no reservations."

"I hired Corey to help protect my rights. Corey was very professional, took time to get facts and understand the case, and he worked very hard getting the best result I could have asked for.
Corey is a good honest down to earth guy, the guy you would want on your side. I do highly recommend Corey."

"Atty. MacDonald's experience and knowledge of criminal law, enabled him to identify key flaws and discrepancies in the State's case. This careful and thorough review along with his diligent preparation for court, resulted in a complete dismissal of the criminal charge against me."