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Why Choose Us

Our attorneys have the necessary experience to achieve the results that you deserve. We pride ourselves in offering superior client service throughout your case and are committed successfully fighting on your behalf.

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Firm News

Our attorneys are part of a dynamic group of individuals who are invested in their relationships with clients. You can read more about the recent awards and publications that we have been a part of, as well as verdicts and settlements.

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Serving Personal Injury Victims Since 1985

Michael P. McDonald

Do you need the assistance of experienced personal injury lawyers? McDonald at Law, located in Lancaster, PA, provides superior service to accident victims throughout the communities of Philadelphia, South Central, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. To schedule a free consultation, contact our legal practice today.

At McDonald at Law, we offer our clients:

  • Extensive credentials: Michael McDonald is among the one percent of Pennsylvania attorneys currently certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He also has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, only 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys hold this distinction.
  • A superior success rate: The firm’s history of results has earned Michael McDonald membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum and platinum membership in the National Verdict Club.
  • A long record of assertive leadership: Lancaster attorney Michael McDonald demonstrates ongoing commitment to the legal community through frequent lectures and publications.
  • Exceptional client care, commitment and respect: Our goal is always successful resolution, either through settlement or trial, to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We listen carefully to fully understand your concerns and respond to your questions quickly and thoroughly.


Our attorneys’ credentials are unmatched in Central Pennsylvania. Because we believe it is imperative that your selection of an attorney be verifiable, we have included clickable links within each one of the following icons:

Michael McDonald has been Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002; the National Board certifies an attorney’s credentials and track record - only 3% of attorneys nationally qualify for the distinction.

All of our lawyers have been recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a distinction held by only 5% of attorneys statewide.
Michael McDonald’s record of trial verdicts and settlements have caused him to be named to the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
McDonald At Law has received the National 2014 and 2015 Litigator Awards becoming ranked nationally among the top 1% of lawyers.
Michael McDonald has been named to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel; the nation’s top 1%.
Michael McDonald and Christopher Scott have been named to the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Michael McDonald has been named to the American Association of Legal Advocates - Top 100 Lawyer.
Michael McDonald has been named to the American Academy of Trial Lawyers - Premier 100.
Michael McDonald is a lifetime charter member of Best Attorneys of America. Richard D Francesco is a member of Best Attorneys of America.
Michael McDonald has received the top rating by Martindale Hubell as AV Preeeminent.
Michael McDonald has received the highest rating by AVVO - 10 - Superb.
Michael McDonald had been named to Trial Masters; a distinction held by only the most experienced attorneys in the country.

Michael McDonald has been featured in Newsweek and Philadelphia Magazine.
Michael McDonald is a charter member of the Academy of Board Certified Attorneys.
Christopher L. Scott is the Chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the Lancaster Bar Association.
Richard C. DeFrancesco is the former co-chair of the Insurance Bad Faith Section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Highlights of the trial verdicts and settlements for Michael McDonald are found here.

Workers' Compensation

If you have been hurt on the job, you may be entitled compensation. 
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Car Accidents

We can reconstruct accident scenes to help establish liability.
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Tractor-trailer Accidents

Our firm can help prove negligence on the part of an owner or operator.
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Brain Injuries

We will take on legal burdens, allowing you to focus on recovery.
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Our Legal Services

At McDonald At Law, our Lancaster personal injury attorneys handle cases involving:

Our Lancaster attorneys focus on results for those who have been injured due to the negligence, carelessness or fault of someone else. We are always prepared to take a case to trial to ensure our clients get the most favorable outcome possible to cover medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. We do not rest until you receive full and fair compensation. 

Mr. McDonald did an excellent job in handling my personal injury and workers comp case. He and his staff had demonstrated a high standard of professionalism throughout a difficult situation. I would strongly recommend this individual to review and/or handle your case.

McDonald At Law named 2014 Litigator Award Winner™

Ranking amongst the top 1% of all lawyers for litigation in Personal Injury

Lancaster County by Roots, Philadelphia by Trial

Michael McDonald has significant experience as a Philadelphia trial attorney. His extensive trial experience throughout the South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania areas enables him to negotiate earlier and better settlements.

Insist on Lancaster Lawyers from McDonald At Law

When you need strong representation for your personal injury case in Lancaster County, insist on McDonald At Law. You pay no fee unless we recover for you. Located in Lancaster, we serve the communities of the county and throughout South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at (717) 431-3093 or contact us online. Evening and weekend appointments are available.