Paula J. Mcgill
About Paula J. McgillAttorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable in representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 18+ years of experience. Moreover, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of all budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family, friends, and associates.
As a solo practitioner, Ms. McGill has the flexibility to craft fee structures that are beneficial to the client and the attorney. Moreover, she understands that as a solo practitioner, some cases cannot be handled by one attorney. In those instances, she can either pass on the representation or seek assistance from lawyers with the needed expertise.
In addition to the offices noted below, the attorney has three additional offices in the Atlanta Metro area and access to numerous meeting locations throughout Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb Counties. Similarly, if you are located in Maryland (Baltimore, Montgomery County), Washington, DC, or New York (Long Island, NYC, Westchester) there is an office suite available to meet with Ms. McGill to discuss your legal matter.
For more information about the practice or about your particular legal issue, please use the contact information form provided on this website or contact Attorney McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog.
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Landlord Tenant
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Free 15 minute telephone consultations. Initial Office Consultations are $125.00/hour. Fees and retainers are based on the type and complexity of the case and range from $200/hr to $450/hr. Payment plans are available for those who have established businesses or have been employed with the same employer for at least two years.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|District of Columbia|
|Managing Member, The McGill Law Firm, LLC|
|Associate, Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)|
|Associate, Wallace King Marraro & Branson|
|Associate, Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)|
|University of Pennsylvania||J.D.||Law|
|Kennesaw State University||MBA||Finance|
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Q: Both my children are in a will in probate should they have a lawyer.
A: With the information you provided, it is difficult to say. You should take a copy of the will and all correspondence to an experienced probate attorney in your area for an initial consultation. Ask all questions you have about the probate process and your children's rights under the will. Of course, as long as you don't sign a retainer, a consultation does not obligate you to retain the attorney for the probate matter.
Q: Should I pursue my ex husband for possible attempting kidnapping?
A: It's clear the visitation provision has to be modified because of material changes that have occurred since the divorce, including your move and his threats. You should hire an attorney to represent you in the modification. He or she will be able to discuss your options with you. It is apparent everything needs to be spelled out, including meeting locations. Just for your information, he will be shooting himself in the foot if he failed to return the child at the designated time. This may result in the court's total revocation of visitation.
Q: I'm pregnant for first time! I smoke pot will they take my child at birth? I live in GA!
A: Not necessarily? Why do you think they are going to take your child away? If child protective services threatened to take your child away, hire a lawyer immediately. If you cannot afford one, contact your county's bar association to see if you obtain a pro bono lawyer.
Q: If my divorce decree was issued in a county I no longer resided where does the modification take place?
A: Modification of what provision? Child support? Child custody/visitation? Alimony/Spousal Support? Spousal Property Division? Does either spouse still live in Georgia or have both of you moved out? Does your ex spouse still live in the county where the decree was issued? If you provide this information, it will be easier to answer your question.
Q: Is it possible to have a lawyer look over something you are working on with your lawyer for a second opinion?
A: In a consultation session, you can have another attorney review your case.
Q: What protection does an employee have in a Right to work State ...???
A: This is very broad question. So, in short, you have the right to quit; although, you should give reasonable notice before doing so. Your employer has the right to fire you for any reason that is not covered by the law (ex. race, sex, retaliation, religion, and the like). By far, these lawyers benefit the employers much more than the employee. It should be name the right to be fired and to quit.
Q: While I was incarcerated my soon to be ex wife singned her rights of our son to her mother did I lose my rights as well
A: You were married to the child's mother. Unless the court issued an order terminating your rights, you still have them. Obtain a copy of the most recent order, seek to modify it by obtaining custody or visitation. You should seek guidance of a family law attorney in this matter.
Q: Can a child say if they want to stop visitation with the non custodial parent at 14?
A: A child of 14 can voice his desires to a judge or guardian ad litem if a petition to modify visitation is filed with the court. However, the child cannot simply stop seeing the noncustodial parent. If this is done, the custodial parent may be blamed and found to be in contempt of the visitation order.
Q: My son was physically assaulted, do I need a lawywer or will the court assings one?
A: If you are suing the person who assaulted your son, you will have to do your research and find local experienced counsel. If this is a criminal matter, and your son is merely a witness, you don't necessarily need a lawyer for him. The prosecution will prepare your son for trial as its witness.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: THE MCGILL LAW FIRM, LLC
Layoffs This Time of Year Despite bruising, spanking daughter, 12, with wooden spoon wasn't child abuse, appeals court rules Attorney Updates Why So Many Offices in Atlanta? Recent Answers from Justia's Question and Answer Webiste Retrieving a Television from the Ex Live in Girlfriend Adult Name Change in New York AVVO Ratings Step Parent Inheritance of Father's Estate (Maryland)
Blog: Attorney Mcgill's Blog
Parental Kidnapping is a Foolish Way to Handle Disputes http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/24/ive-been-seeking-employment-17-months-an-67129?answer=1 http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/09/it-okay-coworker-post-writing-you-called-66372 Yelp sues bankruptcy law firm, alleging it posted fake postive reviews http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/08/26/how-much-does-it-cost-contest-will-value-64216 Fees on an Unsuccessful Matter Rights of a Widow to Sell the Marital Home (MD) I bought a used car in MD and within 24 hours it is making noise can I return it and get some money back Can visitation be denied after it was agreed upon during the mediation meeting?
Please check out my answer on @Avvo to: What is the length of no contact does a parent have befor... #familylaw http://rpx.me/1/I-lr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) 1 day ago
My answer on @Avvo to: Please explain visitation? #childcustody http://rpx.me/1/w-lr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) 1 day ago
Please see my answer on @Avvo to: My divorce attorney in MD took mine $10,000, lied to me and dismis... #ethics http://rpx.me/1/Iblr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) 2 days ago
Please check out my answer on @Avvo to: HOW do I, a husband File for EMERGENCY custody of my childr... #filing http://rpx.me/1/Ablr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) 2 days ago
See my answer on @Avvo to: If I have never had custody of my daughter what's the best way to o... #childneglect http://rpx.me/1/59gr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 26, 2013
Please see my answer on @Avvo to: I live out of state and my ex is taking me to trail for child s... #familylaw http://rpx.me/1/G9gr— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 26, 2013
Parental Kidnapping is a Foolish Way to Handle Disputes http://wp.me/pY1il-3g— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 26, 2013
@AttorneyMcGill Birth parents & siblings can find their family member while the child grows or at 18.This is impossible w/ closed adoptions.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 23, 2013
National Adoption Day. Open adoptions are the best. When they become adults they can contact parents & siblings & learn medical histories— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 23, 2013
Don't be surprised months later. Never sign a retainer contract in the lawyer's office. Shop around, read, compare all terms & negotiate.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 18, 2013
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