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Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2010

  • South Carolina, 2011


Civic and Community Involvement

  • Board Member, YMCA – University City

  • Member, RMJJ – Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

  • Member, NCREN - North Carolina Racial Equity Network

  • Member, CLEO – Center on Legal Education Opportunity, ABA

  • Member, New Psalmist Baptist Church - Baltimore, Maryland

 Professional Involvement

  • John S. Leary Bar Association

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, Charlotte School of Law

  • Professional Responsibility and Distinctions for the Bar Exam

  • Guest Lecturer in:

    • Evidence, Mortgages, and Real Property

    • Law School and Bar Exam Success

 Prior to becoming a lawyer, Attorney McDonald spent 15 years in corporate America, negotiating large contracts and making deals in the banking and pharmaceutical industries. She began her legal career clerking in the Office of General Counsel at Duke Energy. She then went on to become a law school professor where she trained soon to be lawyers to not only master the rule of law but to also become professional and compassionate complete lawyers. She continues to lecture at law schools around the country to help students get mentally and emotionally prepared for the Bar Exam and the practice of law. Over the years she has helped hundreds of students around the country prepare for and pass the Bar Exam. 

She dedicates her practice life to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Contract formation and negotiations.  She is a calm and strategic advocate for justice. She fearlessly battles the powerful to protect the rights of the innocent and under-represented and she will aggressively fight to protect your freedom, your reputation, and your future.

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