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James D. McDonald, Jr.

Partner
jmcdonald@mijb.com
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Phone: (814) 870-7663
Fax: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Mr. McDonald's representation includes both for-profit and non-profit entities and professional practices, as well as school and municipal entities. Mr. McDonald has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation matters before Pennsylvania state and federal courts, and various administrative agencies, as well as before mediators and arbitration panels.

Mr. McDonald serves professional practices and practitioners in a changing environment affecting various professional specialties, including coordinated participation in business and estate planning services.
Education

J.D., Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, 1964

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1961

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice All Pennsylvania Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Member Since: 1983-1989
Disciplinary Board

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Member Since: 1993-1999
Civil Procedural Rules Comittee

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

American Bar Foundation
Fellow

Erie County Bar Association
President 1983, Chancellor 2008

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1980-1983
Board of Governors

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

American Health Lawyers Association

Noteworthy
Notes and Comments Editor for the Dickinson Law Review, 1963-1964
Founded the McDonald Group, LLP in November of 1986
"Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" as selected in 2006 by peers statewide, representing the top 5% of all lawyers in the Commonwealth
Civil Trial and Civil Pre-Trial Procedure Certifications by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Two Certifications