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Paula J. Mcgill

Paula J. Mcgill

  • Landlord Tenant, Business Law, Family Law...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New York
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Attorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable 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 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

If you are located in Maryland (Baltimore, Prince George's County, or 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 You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog to obtain more information at or

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Divorce
  • Consumer Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Claims
  • Free Consultation
    I provide free 5 minutes initial consultations by phone or e-mail. This is a screening consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    After the 5 minute screening consultation, an initial office consultation is $75/30 minutes and an initial phone consultation is $60/30 minutes. Thereafter, hour rates between $150-$375/hr. apply.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
New York
Professional Experience
Managing Member
The McGill Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)
Wallace King Marraro & Branson
Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)
University of Pennsylvania
J.D. | Law
Kennesaw State University
MBA | Finance
Emory University
B.B.A. | Finance
Legal Answers
310 Questions Answered

Q. Can a collections agencies put a lien on my home for my son's debts, while he is living with me?
A: Did you guarantee your son's debt? Have you been sued for that debt and lost in court? Is your son part owner of the house? Does the debt relate to repairs or improvements to the house? If the answers are no, I don't see how legally the lien can be placed on the house.
Q. can the Sate of Ga make you pay child support if you are legally married to the mother
A: It is possible on two occasions: (1) there was a support order before the marriage and you never filed the petition to modify; and (2) the mother or father seeks separate maintenance (legal separation) and the custodial parents is awarded child support.
Q. Can my landlord come do a walk through with a pending move?
A: The walk though is done once the house is vacant. It behooves her to wait. Boxes and furniture may just be hiding damages. Regardless of when she does the walkthrough, any checklist of damages should note it was done before the move out date. You can do your own video walkthrough once you move out all your items and make repairs. Make sure you also take pictures of corrections to any problem areas she may have noted in the premature walkthrough.
Q. Wanting my son to come live with me. He is almost 14 and we have never established official custody
A: You will need to legitimate him and file for custody. Even though you may be the birth father, in Georgia, you need to legitimate the child before you obtain custody.
Q. My daughter is 14 and she's now living with me full time. What course of action should I take to make it legit and legal
A: If you are the father and haven't legitimated her, you may be able to file the legitimation, custody, and child support petition in one action.
Q. In Georgia, do you have to continue paying child support if the child is forced to move out?
A: If the daughter moved to the non-custodial parent, that parent must file to modify child support to terminate his payments, and possibly start collecting support.
Q. If your Boss at your job pinches you and leaves bruises on you and mind abuses.Do you have grounds for a law suit?
A: If you complain about the harassment (follow your employee handbook on filing internal complaints) and nothing is done or you are retaliated against, certainly, move forward and file a charge with the EEOC.
Q. How can I find out when child support was filed?
A: What do you mean when child support was filed? Are you the father and want to know when the mother filed an action for child support? If so, you simply have to call the court where the action was filed. If you've been served the petition, look at the court's date stamp.
Q. My 15yr old daughter refuses to visit. I have been told through ex wife if i try to make her I could be arrested, true?
A: Generally, courts look to the custodial parent to encourage visitation. They also look at the influence the custodial parent has to interfere with visitation. The mother cannot simply withhold visitation because you are behind on child support. At the same time, if you file for contempt for failing to make the child available for visitation, she can file for contempt for your failure to pay child support.
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