Michael P. McDonald

McDonald At Law
2150 Noll Drive
Suite 300
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-431-3093
www.mcdonaldatlaw.com


Michael P. McDonald has more than 34 years of experience in personal injury law. He is a well-respected litigator in Lancaster and throughout Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania. Attorney McDonald has obtained one of the largest non-death trial verdicts in a personal injury case in the history of Lancaster County, leading to precedent-setting, third-party excess/bad faith liability. Attorney McDonald has also obtained one of the largest arbitration awards in the history of Lancaster County. He is a lecturer of automobile insurance law to attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Certified Legal Specialties
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2002 - Present

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1985

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989

U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania 2014

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
J.D. - 1985
Bucknell University
B.A. - 1980Honors: National District COSIDA Academic All-American, 1980
Honors: National Associated Press 1-AA Football, First Team Athletic All-American, 1980
Honors: National 1-AA American Football Coaches Association First Team, Athletic All-American, 1980
Honors: Top Male Scholar-Athlete, Bucknell University, 1980
Honors: Bucknell University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, 2002

Highlighted Cases

Verdict, 2.6 million dollar verdict for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (2000)
Verdict, 2.5 million dollar verdict for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. (1998)
Settlement, 1.6 million dollar total settlement for injuries sustained in a trucking accident, including verdict requiring insurance company to provide coverage. (2014)
Verdict, 1.5 million dollar verdict for injuries sustained in a police excessive force case. (1996)
Settlement, 1.4 million dollar settlement for injuries sustained in a trucking accident. (2009)
Arbitration Award, 1.3 million dollar arbitration award for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. (2009)
Arbitration Award, 1 million dollar arbitration award for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. (2012)

Presentations/Publications

Lecturer of Automobile Insurance Law, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Contributor/Writer, Lancaster Bar Association Civil Practice Manual, Lancaster Bar Association, 1998
Writer and Lecturer, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2003
Writer and Lecturer, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2004
Writer and Lecturer, Successfully Litigating the Motor Vehicle Accident Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, WITF-TV, 2006
Writer and Lecturer, Winning Your First Civil Trial, National Business Institute, 2008
Writer and Lecturer, Winning Your First Auto Accident Case, National Business Institute, 2009
Bar Representative, Committee Revising Lancaster County Civil Rules, 2015

Honors and Awards

National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2002 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Time Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Time Member
Pennsylvania SuperLawyers - Personal Injury, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
National Litigator Award Winner, 2014, 2015
Best Attorneys of America, Life Time Charter Member
National Association of Distinguished Council, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Trial Masters-Life Time Member
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Pennsylvania, 2016
Top 100 Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating - AV Preeminent
Platinum Membership, The Verdict Club, 2008 – Present
Elite Lawyers of America, Entered 2016, Lifetime Member
AVVO Rating - Highest Rating - 10, Superb

Professional Association and Memberships

Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys, 2013-2019
Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2012-2019
American Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Champion of Justice
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Lancaster Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association