McDonald & MacGregor, LLC
538 Spruce St Ste 320
Scranton, PA 18503
Michael J. McDonald has earned a reputation as one of the most active and esteemed personal injury lawyers in Northeastern Pennsylvania throughout his 30 years as a courtroom attorney. He has successfully tried many types of cases, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice, and has been trial counsel in some of the largest of verdicts and settlements in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
He has had the great honor and privilege of being chosen for certification and/or membership in several prestigious national organizations including the National Board of Trial Advocacy (certified in 1992, re-certified in 1997, 2002, 2012), the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy (certified in 2012), the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for many years.
In 2011 and 2012, he was chosen by the National Trial Lawyers as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Mr. McDonald has also been repeatedly chosen by fellow lawyers for leadership positions in various associations including as President of the Lackawanna Bar Association (2003), President of the Federal Bar Association of the Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter (2000-2001) and President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers' Association (1994). He has also served on the Board of Governors of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of Villanova University, and the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for distinguished achievement in trial advocacy.
He is a founding partner of McDonald & MacGregor, LLC, where he concentrates his practice on plaintiffs' personal injury, and can be reached at [email protected] or 570-209-7062.
Areas of Practice Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff Personal Injury - Plaintiff Premises Liability - Plaintiff Workers' Compensation Law Certified Legal Specialties Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 1992 Pre Trial Civil Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2012 Bar Admissions Pennsylvania, 1979 U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981 U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979 Education The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania J.D. - 1979 Honors: International Academy of Trial Lawyers' Award for Trial Advocacy (1979) Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justice (1979) Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania B.A. - 1976 Major: Political Science Classes/Seminars Auto Injuries, Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, National Business Institute, 2014 - Present Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim, National Business Institute, 2013 - Present Collecting on Motor Vehicle and Personal Injury Claims, Northeast Chapter, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), 2013 - Present Civil Litigation Update, Tort Talk Expo, 2013 - Present Litigating Law - Import Collision Cases, National Business Institute, 2013 - Present Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case, National Business Institute, 2012 - Present Preparing Clients for Depositions, Lackawanna Bar Association, 2012 - Present How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2004 - Present How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2003 - Present Complete Trial - Techniques for Beginners to Veterans, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present Honors and Awards Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2015 National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Top 1 Percent, 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine, 2004 - 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine, 2008 - 2015 President's Award, Lackawanna County Bar Association, 2006 Associate, American Bar of Trial Advocates, 2002 - 2015 Loughney-Grady Award, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 2012 Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 - 2015 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012 - 2015 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, 2015 Global Directory of Who's Who - Top Lawyer, 2015 Professional Associations and Memberships Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Vice President, 2014 - 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Board of Governors, 2011 - 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Association, Co-Chair/Membership Development Committee, 2014 - 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2007 - 2010 Lackawanna Bar Association, President, 2003 - Present Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, President, 2001 - 2002 Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers' Association, President, 1994 - Present Lackawanna Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2006 Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association, Board of Directors, 1990 - 1995 Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1981 - 1986 Past Employment Positions Foley, McLane, Foley, McDonald & MacGregor, P.C., Vice President, 1998 - 2001 Foley, Neslon, McLane, Foley & MacDonald, P.C., Vice President, 1985 - 1998 Thomas J. Foley & Associates, P.C., Vice President, 1979 - 1985 Pro Bono Activities Lackawanna Pro Bono Volunteers, 1997 - 2015