Back

Phone: 404.888.6102
Fax: 404.888.6199

James T. McDonald, Jr.

Of Counsel


Practice Areas

Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathProfessional Liability

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B., 1964)
  • The Citadel (A.B., 1961)

Biography

James T. McDonald, Jr., handles general civil litigation, including products liability and professional responsibility cases. Mr. McDonald has served as vice chairman and chairman of various committees with the State Bar of Georgia, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association. He has served as vice president and regional vice president for the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia. In 2004, he received the Tradition of Excellence Award by the General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. McDonald has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine and has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Most recently, he was named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Atlanta Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year. A frequent speaker in various practice areas, Mr. McDonald has appeared throughout the United States at Defense Research Institute seminars and at continuing legal education seminars conducted by the Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Ohio Civil Trial Attorneys. He has also authored and co-authored various articles dealing with defense claims.

Mr. McDonald graduated from The Citadel and the University of Virginia School of Law. He joined the Virginia Bar in 1964 and the State Bar of Georgia in 1967. He served in the JAG Corps of the Air Force before beginning practice in Atlanta in 1968 with Swift Currie.


Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Virginia

Awards & Recognitions

In 2004, Mr. McDonald received the Tradition of Excellence Award by the General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine and has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is AVĀ® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was most recently named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Atlanta Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year.


Interests/Additional Information

Mr. McDonald has served past terms as Chancellor to the Board of Trustees at Holy Innocents Episcopal School and as and Elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.


© 2019 Copyright Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP All Rights Reserved             
1355 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30309 | P: 404.874.8800 | F: 404.888.6199 | Directions
2 North 20th Street, Suite 1405, Birmingham, AL 35203 | P: 205.314.2401 | F: 205.244.1373 | Directions