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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


  • One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310


  • Georgetown University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey, State of New Jersey


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member

Gibbons P.C.
Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey

56 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

9 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus

  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer
  • Fraud
  • Mass Tort
  • Product Liability


  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Class Action/Mass Torts

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