McDonald, Cody & Cook LLC

McDonald, Cody & Cook LLC

Firm Overview

Our firm is a different kind of law firm. We maximize every recovery and do not seek to settle just to avoid a trial. Collectively our members have tried to verdict over 300 jury trials with more than 70 million collected in the past 5 years.

Main Office

383 Old U.S. Highway 441 Business
P.O. Box 396
Cornelia  GA  30531
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Gus McDonald

Gus McDonald


Office: (706) 778-7178      Fax: (706) 776-6371


Gus McDonald


Office: (706) 778-7178      Fax: (706) 776-6371



Gus McDonald. B.A., 1993, Mercer University; J.D., 1996 John Marshall Law School; 1998 Admitted State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; 2001 National College for Driving Defense, Cambridge, MA; 1999, American Legal Education Intoxilyzer 5000, Decatur, GA; Board Member of DUI Advocacy Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Vice President of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Atlanta, GA; Committee Chair for Administrative Procedures for Approving the Georgia Intoxilyzer 5000 and 5000N; SFST Instructor

Personal: Born April 22, 1971

Habersham County, Georgia

Son, Jackson "Elvis" McDonald

68 Jury Trials to Verdict

Board Member of NACDL, Advocacy Section Ranked Top 30 speakers for National Association of Criminal Defense

Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense / Personal Injury

Bar Admissions: State Bar Georgia, 1998

Education: John Marshall University Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997; J.D. Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992; B.A. Habersham County Schools System

Speaking Engagements: "Chemical Evidence", 1st Annual DUI Training Super Symposium, Atlanta, Ga., 2010

"Affect on Violators in Home State" New World DUI Seminar, South Carolina, 2009

"Cross Examination of the Blood Tech" NACDL & NCDD'S DUI SEMINAR, Las Vegas, 2009

"How to Pick a Winning Jury for Your Client", Defense of Drivers Institute, Atlanta, Ga., 2008 "

BLOOD Test" NACDL, NCDD, ICLE, Las Vegas, Atlanta , Kansas, 2008

"Attacking the Crime Lab Results" Trial Practice Update - Savannah, Ga., 2007

"Blood Testing" NACDL & NCDD 10th Annual DUI Seminar, Las Vegas, Nv., 2006

"Blood" Boston, Ma.,, Ks., SC, GA, Tn., 2006

"Cross-Examining the Chemical Expert in Blood" Defense of Drivers Institute, San Diego, Ca., 2006

"Case Preparation & Courtroom Presentation" GA State Patrol, 2005

"Blood Tests Revisited" NACDL & NCDD'S 8TH ANNUAL DUI SEMINAR, Las Vegas, 2004

"Reasonable Suspicion v. Probable Cause" License Revocation & Suspension, Atlanta, 2004

"DUI Case Preparation & Courtroom Presentation" Georgia State Patrol, Forsyth, Ga., 2004

"Trouble at the Crime Lab" GACDL Winter Seminar, Atlanta, 2004

"Punishment" National College Driving Defense, Cambridge Ma., 2003

"Mitigating Punishment in Sentencing" NACDL & NCDD's 7th Seminar, Las Vegas, Nv., 2003

"Sentencing & Punishment: Effective Techniques for Entering a Plea" Miami, Fl., 2003

"DUI Case Preparation & Courtroom Presentation" Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999.