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Andre O. McDonald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Columbia, MD

McDonald Law Firm, LLC
10500 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 420
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 443-795-9473
Fax: 443-977-6977
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (60%), Elder Law (40%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the McDonald Law Firm, LLC, Andre O. McDonald dedicates his practice to various aspects of elder law, including estate planning and administration. From his offices in Columbia, Maryland, he represents clients throughout portions of the greater Baltimore and District of Columbia metropolitan areas. Mr. McDonald has been admitted to practice in Maryland since 2015 and in the District of Columbia since 2019, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

A significant portion of Mr. McDonald’s practice involves his preparation and review of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, advance medical directives, and health care and financial powers of attorney. He views each document as a component of an overall plan that he tailors to meet the specific objectives and circumstances of each of his clients. Mr. McDonald has also guided heirs as well as fiduciaries through the process of probate, and his experience has additionally included the representation of trustees in their administrative duties as well as in related litigation in the event that disputes arise.

Mr. McDonald also represents elderly clients and their family members in matters that involve long-term care planning. He provides advice and counsel on the various types of facilities that are available, and he works with them on such issues as Medicaid planning and ways that they can protect their assets through trusts and other vehicles so as not to jeopardize their eligibility for government benefits.

Mr. McDonald served his country with distinction as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he also spent several years as a security officer with the Department of Homeland Security. He is a graduate of what was then known as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he is a member of several professional organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Andre O. McDonald

First Admitted: 2015, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcdonaldesq.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards

  • , Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020 - 2022

Educational Background

  • B.A., Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
  • M.A., St. John’s University

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2015
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2019
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2016
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2016
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council, 2016
  • Howard County Bar Association, 2016
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, 2016
  • WealthCounsel - Member, 2016
  • ElderCounsel - Member , 2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City – Senior Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 2016
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council, Board of Directors, 2017
  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Volunteer Attorney, 2016
  • Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorder Council - Board Member, 2018
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Office Location for Andre O. McDonald

10500 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Suite 420
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 443-795-9473

Fax: 443-977-6977

Last Updated: 12/10/2021

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