Aislynn Thomas-McDonald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Miami, FL

Thomas McDonald Law Firm
 | 8050 SW 74th Court, Suite 1711
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: 305-928-6999
Fax: 305-851-2041
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Aislynn Thomas-McDonald is an attorney at Thomas-McDonald Law in Miami, Florida. Ms. McDonald devotes her practice to family law, estate planning and probate, serving clients throughout Miami. She handles matters involving divorce, adoption, child custody, marital agreements, guardianships, probate administration, trusts and wills.

Ms. McDonald is experienced with litigation and collaborative law methods, including mediation. Recognized for her accomplishments, she is AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Active in both her legal and professional communities, Ms. McDonald is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Duval County Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inc. She is a former professor in the English departments of Belhaven University and Miami Dade College.

Ms. McDonald enjoys giving back to her community through volunteer work. She volunteers her time to organizations, including The Bolles School parent association, the Chapman Partnership for the homeless, the Fund for American Studies and ProLiteracy. She is a former board member of the Baptist Health Foundation, South Florida, the Growing Place Early Childhood Center and the Women’s Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

Ms. McDonald obtained a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Paris and earned a master’s degree from Mississippi College. She received her law degree from Florida International University College of Law. Prior to her legal career, she spent many years teaching and advocating for various causes, including children’s legal advocacy, domestic violence awareness, the literary arts and the rights of women.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (60%)
Estate Planning & Probate (40%)

Family Law (60%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2019

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About Aislynn Thomas-McDonald

Admitted: 2012, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://thomasmcdonaldlaw.com/

Honors/Awards:

  •  Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell , 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Collaborative Family Law Certified, 2016
  • Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, 2015 – Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Duval County Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Collaborative Family Law Practice Group, South Florida Chapter, 2017
  • Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Miami Dade County Bar Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, The Growing Place, Early Education Center, First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, 2012-2014
  • BHSF Founder’s Society Member, 2014-Present
  • Volunteer, The Bolles School, Parent Association, 2014-Present
  • Hubbard House, Duval County Womens Shelter Against Domestic Violence
  • Volunteer, Pro-Literacy
  • Volunteer, Alumni Circle, the Fund for American Studies
  • Member, Dean’s Alumni Circle, FIU College of Law
  • Defending Best Interests Project, Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Program for Monroe County, 2018
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Womens Committee Board Member, 2012, 2013-2015
  • Baptist Health South Florida -  Founder's Society; BHSF Foundation Board Member, 2013-2015
  • Volunteer, Chapman Partnership for the Homeless, Miami
  • Wolfson's Childrens Hospital - Nemours Specialty Clinic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Completed Napa Ragnar Ultra Relay, 2018
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating by Peers, 2018
  • Completed 9 Marathons: London (x2), Miami (x2), Chicago, Phoenix, Disney, Paris, D.C. & Raised  $10,000 for Charitable Organizations through Funraising in Conjunction to Race Participation

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Journalism (Major) & French (Minor), American University of Paris, France, 2001
  • M.S., Mass Communications, Mississippi College, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Estate Planning And Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Probate
Office Location for Aislynn Thomas-McDonald

8050 SW 74th Court
Suite 1711
Miami, FL 33156

Phone: 305-928-6999

Fax: 305-851-2041

Aislynn Thomas-McDonald:

Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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