Michael R. McDonald - Gibbons  P.C.

Michael R. McDonald

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. McDonald leads the firm’s Consumer Class Action Defense Team. He represents businesses in a broad range of unfair business practice/consumer class actions and complex commercial disputes. He is recognized for his work in connection with consumer protection and advertising laws, and he uses his experience to achieve cost-effective, efficient results for his clients through the early and strategic use of motions to dispose of cases or by positioning them for favorable settlements. Mr. McDonald has repeatedly been selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Best Lawyers®, and Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business publications.

Mr. McDonald has extensive experience in complex litigation including consumer fraud and consumer product related class action lawsuits, asserting claims under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, California consumer protection statutes, New York General Business Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Uniform Commercial Code, False Claims Act, California Secret Warranty law, California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, New Jersey Product Liability Act, New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty & Notice Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, and New Jersey Gift Card Act, as well as toxic tort matters

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Experience — Defense of distributor of ink jet printers in purported nationwide New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) class action and decision from Third Circuit impeding future nationwide class actions under NJCFA.
  • Counseling on arbitration agreements in commercial and consumer contexts, including class action waivers.
  • Defense of manufacturer of digital camera in nationwide consumer fraud class action.
  • Defense of wholesale drug distributor in nationwide class action arising out of distribution of counterfeit pharmaceutical drug.
  • Defense of seller of vehicle service contract in nationwide consumer fraud class action.
  • Defense of medical device manufacturer in nationwide consumer fraud class action.
  • Defense of distributor of cosmetics in nationwide consumer fraud class action involving allegations of lead in lipstick.
  • Defense of healthcare insurer in class action involving alleged improper denial of claims for eating disorders.
  • Georgetown UniversitySeton Hall Law SchoolJ.D.
    Pennsylvania Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association American Bar Association

    Office Location

    One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
    United States


    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Consumer, Fraud, Mass Tort, Product Liability)

    Other Information

    Gender: Male