Matthew McDonald is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation and Government Relations Practice Groups. He practices in the areas of civil litigation and government affairs, generally representing publicly held entities in a variety of matters.
Mr. McDonald is nationally recognized for his successes in tort reform and has served as counsel for the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee. In 2003, he was named among the American Tort Reform Association's first group of Legal Reform Champions -a list of high-profile attorneys who have dedicated themselves to restoring equal justice under law and reclaiming the civil justice system from the grip of plaintiffs' attorneys. Mr. McDonald's reform activities also have played a role in the new era of economic development in Alabama.
•Named to Legal Reform Champions list by the American Tort Reform Association in 2003
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Tax Reform Client Alert Series Launched by Jones Walker LLP
•Jones Walker Mobile, Alabama Office Relocates
•McDonald Presents to Alabama Council of Association Executives
•Jones Walker Expands Government Relations Practice in Alabama: Announces Alliances with Christie Strategy Group and CRM, L.L.C.
•McDonald quoted on BaldwinCountyNow.com
•McDonald to Present a Practical Guide to Ethics for Alabama Legislative Orientation
• Practical Guide to Ethics , December 7, 2010
•Legislative Ethics, A Practical Guide , February 10, 2009
•Legislative Staff Ethics, A Practical Guide , January 15, 2009
• Arbitration Opponents: Barking Up the Wrong Branch
62 Ala. Law 56, January 2001
• The Process of Reform
24 Cumb. L. Rev. 478, 1994