Firm Distinctions

At McDonald at Law, our reputation and track record is unparalleled throughout all of central Pennsylvania. This is best exemplified by our attorneys' distinctions:

NBTA | National Board Of Trial Advocacy Established. 1977

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.

Rated By Lawyers Michael P. Mcdonald Rated By Lawyers Richard C. DeFrancesco Rated By Lawyers Christopher L. Scott Super Lawyers

Our lawyers are recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a distinction held by only 5% of attorneys statewide.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Michael McDonald's record of trial verdicts and settlements has caused him to be named to the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Litigator Awards | 2015 | Ranked Top 1% Lawyers

McDonald at Law has received the National 2014 and 2015 Litigator Awards becoming ranked nationally among the top 1% of lawyers.

AV | AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

Michael McDonald has received the top rating by Martindale Hubbell as AV Preeminent.

The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Michael McDonald and Christopher Scott have been named to the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

The Seal Of Experience | Trial Masters

Michael McDonald had been named to Trial Masters; a distinction held by only the most experienced attorneys in the country.

Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Personal Injury

Michael McDonald has received the highest rating by AVVO - 10 - Superb.

ATop one | 2016

Michael McDonald, of McDonald at Law, has been named a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Best Attorneys Of America

Michael McDonald is a lifetime charter member of Best Attorneys of America. Richard D Francesco is a member of Best Attorneys of America.

ASLA | 2013 Top 100 Lawyer

Michael McDonald has been named to the American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 Lawyer. Christopher Scott has also been named as a Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40.

AATA | Premier 100 | American Academy Of Trial Attorneys

Michael McDonald has been named to the American Academy of Trial Lawyers - Premier 100.

Philadelphia Magazine

Michael McDonald has been featured in Newsweek and Philadelphia Magazine.


Michael McDonald is a charter member of the Academy of Board Certified Attorneys.

Since 1792 Lancaster Bar Association

Christopher L. Scott is the former Chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the Lancaster Bar Association.

Pennsylvania Association For Justice

Richard C. DeFrancesco is the former co-chair of the Insurance Bad Faith Section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Elite Lawyer Of America

Attorney Michael P. McDonald has been selected to the Elite Lawyers of America in June 2016. Elite Lawyers of America is an elite organization that recognizes the nation's finest trial lawyers.


Attorney Michael McDonald was selected as a member of the Top American Lawyers organization.


McDonald at Law was selected as a lifetime charter member of Best Law Firms of America.

Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Michael P. McDonald received the specialty rating of Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers.

Top 50 PI

One of Attorney Michael P. McDonald's cases was selected to the Top 50 US Verdicts list for Personal Injury in Pennsylvania for 2016.

Personal Injury Top 10 Attorney

Michael McDonald was the recipient of "The Top 10 Plaintiff's Attorney Award" by Attorney and Practice magazine. This recognition is given to attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their practice area and is given to less than 1% of attorneys nationwide.