McDonald, Lagarde, LLC


James H. McDonald

251.415.9236; cell 251-490-0318
Administrative Assistant: Marcia Wyatt


    J.D., Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1978
    B.S., Spring Hill College, magna cum laude, 1975

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation
  • Corporate and Limited Liability Company Law
  • Financial and Business Services
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Estates, and Probate

Background/Professional Achievements

  • Jay has practiced law in Mobile since 1978. Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV
  • From 1984 until 1995, Jay served as Vice President and General Counsel of a publicly-traded, billion-dollar, regional retailer.
  • Jay is a Certified Mediator.
  • He is privileged to represent business men and women, physicians, property managers, developers, accountants, engineers, and other lawyers in the areas of real estate, estate planning, employment, and general business matters.
  • He has performed hundreds of hours of pro bono legal work and continues as an active member of the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyer program.
  • Jay is a graduate of Leadership Mobile.
  • He is a former president of Volunteer Mobile, Inc. (now known as Hands On South Alabama) and has served on a number of other boards of directors of non-profit organizations.



  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Leadership Mobile Alumni Association