Areas of Practice
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1985; Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Alabama Law Review, 1983–1985; Hugo L. Black Scholar, 1984; M. Leigh Harrison Award, 1985
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1981, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1985
Matthew McDonald
Suite 1200
RSA Battle House Tower
11 N Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
251.439.7576 tel
251.433.4106 fax

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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






  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Mobile Bar Association