M .J. McDonald has been licensed as a Registered Nurse since 1974. She received her undergraduate degree from Stephens College in 1977 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa in 1986. Ms. McDonald received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1988. 

Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh in 2002, Ms. McDonald was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the Healthcare Fraud and Public Health Divisions.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Tampa  (B.S.)
  • Stephens College  (B.S., 1977)

State Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

Ms. McDonald is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Michigan, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas. She is a Certified County and Civil Mediator in Florida.


Ms. McDonald was awarded the Phi Alpha Delta Scholastic Achievement Award, as well as the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Computer Assisted Legal Research.

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