Michael W. (“Mike”) McDonald was born in Hillsboro, Texas on August 16, 1958.  He is the third generation of his family to grow up and raise his family in Hillsboro.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1976.  After attending college 3 years at Hill College, Texas A&M and Baylor University he entered Baylor Law School in 1979 graduating in 1981.  While at Baylor University he met his wife, Laurie A. McDonald, a native of Odessa, Texas whom he married in 1982.  She, as well as her parents are also graduates of Baylor University.  

McDonald joined the firm of Martin, Showers & Smith in 1981, the predecessor to the current firm where he has been a partner for several years.  McDonald was admitted to the Texas state bar in 1982.  He is also admitted to practice in the Western and Northern Federal District Courts of Texas.  He was the president of the Hill County Bar association from 1987 to 1990 and served on the State Bar District 7 Grievance Committee from 1994 to 2001.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Central Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Texas Bar Foundation. 

McDonald was a member of the Hillsboro City Council from 1983-1986.  He is past president of the Hillsboro Rotary Club and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.  He and his wife are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro where he is former Board of Trustees Chairman and she has served in various capacities including director of Music for the Sunday morning praise service, a post she has served for several years. 

McDonald and his wife have two children, Clay McDonald and Craig McDonald.  Laurie has been employed for several years at the Abbott Independent School District as the music teacher of the elementary school. 

McDonald's practice includes real estate, probate, corporations, oil and gas and litigation, personal injury and commercial litigation and creditor bankruptcy.  He may be contacted at the firm or by email at mmcdonald@mssm-law.com

Email: mmcdonald@mssm-law.com
Telephone: 254-582-2536