Christopher W. McDonald

Christopher W. McDonald

Christopher W. McDonald

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Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business Organizations
  • Estate Planning - Wills & Trusts
  • Family Law -Divorce, Custody, Support
  • Real Estate


Christopher W. McDonald is a Member of the Firm and the Managing Member of GGM’s Virginia office. Chris graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1991. Prior to law school, Chris attended and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1988 where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Chris has been able use his business and accounting background in his law practice to assist clients in structuring their business operations, acquisitions and handling the day to day matters that business owners customarily face.

Chris began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable William R. Shelton, Chief Judge of the Chesterfield (VA) Circuit Court. When Chris began private practice, he considered himself to be a general practitioner, handling a diverse slate of legal matters for his clients. In this day of specialization among legal professionals, Chris has maintained his general practice and continues to offer his knowledge and skills to clients in many different areas of law. Chris maintains a vibrant litigation practice representing clients in a full range of civil matters including business and contract disputes, real estate litigation, and a full range of domestic relations issues including divorce, support, custody and visitation. In addition, Chris continues to represent clients in non-litigation matters such as incorporating or organizing new businesses, business acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions and estate planning including the preparation of Wills and Trusts for his clients.

Outside of his legal work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and cultivating relationships both personal and professional. He is actively involved with several charitable organizations. During whatever free time Chris can muster, he can often be found cruising the back roads of the Virginia on his Harley-Davidson.


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Present
  • Henrico County Bar Association, Present
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Member


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