Grant E. McBride

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Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in McDonough, GA

Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC
 | 2200 Keys Ferry Court, McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-957-3937
Fax: 770-957-9165
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (50%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Schools & Education (10%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Grant E. McBride is an attorney at Smith Welch Webb & White in McDonough, Georgia. Mr. McBride has several years of experience handling civil appellate work, eminent domain cases, governmental litigation and school litigation matters. He also practices general civil litigation and has experience with bankruptcy, business matters, consumer protection litigation and landlord-tenant cases. He serves clients throughout the McDonough region.

    A successful litigator, Mr. McBride has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. One of his cases resulted in a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia that broadened the ability of individuals injured by dogs to obtain legal relief. He has represented clients before institutions, including the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, the Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings.

    In addition to his litigation skills, Mr. McBride is a certified Georgia neutral for general civil mediation. He holds a license before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    Mr. McBride earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from New York University, graduating magna cum laude. He graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. While completing his law degree, he served as editor of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and gained legal experience clerking for an Illinois Fifth District Appellate Justice. Before his legal career, he worked in the education and media fields.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Eminent Domain
    • 10%Appellate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Schools & Education
    • 10%State, Local & Municipal
    Focus Areas

    Appeals, Education, Schools, State, Local & Municipal Litigation


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About Grant McBride

    Admitted: 2011, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • President, Student Bar Association, Southern Illinois University School of Law
    • Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Graduate and Professional Student Council, Southern Illinois University School of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Georgia Neutral for General Civil Mediation, since 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • Georgia Supreme Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro-bono legal workshop sessions for debt defense
    • Stockbridge High School Mock Trial Competitions

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Southern Illinois University School of Law


    • Lightfoot v. Henry Cty. Sch. Dist., 771 F.3d 764, 766 (11th Cir. 2014)
    • England v. Simmons, 295 Ga. 1, 1, 757 S.E.2d 111, 112 (2014)
    • Petrenko v. Moseri, 333 Ga. App. 14, 775 S.E.2d 272 (2015)
    • Ramsey v. Wallace Elec. Co., LLC, 653 F. App'x 675, 676 (11th Cir. 2016)
    • Hankook Tire Co. v. White, 335 Ga. App. 453, 454, 781 S.E.2d 399, 400 (2016), cert. denied (May 9, 2016)
    • Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ. v. S.G., 301 Ga. 794, 794, 804 S.E.2d 427, 429 (2017)
    • C.P.R. v. Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ., 329 Ga. App. 57, 57, 763 S.E.2d 725, 727 (2014)
    • Steagald v. Eason, 300 Ga. 717, 717, 797 S.E.2d 838, 839 (2017)
    • Kelly v. Harris, 329 Ga. App. 752, 766 S.E.2d 146 (2014)

    Educational Background:

    • New York University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2005
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    Office Location for Grant E. McBride

    2200 Keys Ferry Court
    McDonough, GA 30253

    Phone: 770-957-3937

    Fax: 770-957-9165

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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