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The McDonald & Cody law firm specializes in company auto accidents, trucking-related injuries and Dram Shop Cases in which...


Whether your motor vehicle accident was caused by a drunk driver, an uninsured/underinsured driver or a driver who ran a red...


Contact Mcdonald and Cody Law Firm at either of our 2 locations.  We are conveniently located in Alto GA as well as Cornelia GA...

Recent Case Results

About Us

The McDonald & Cody law firm specializes in company auto accidents, trucking-related injuries and Dram Shop Cases in which bars, restaurants, and package stores intentionally and irresponsibly over-serve customers about to get behind the wheel of an automobile.


Ensuring the highest level of customers satisfaction

North Georgia's Top Trial and Litigation Attorneys


The truth is that all law firms are simply not the same. Standing before juries and asking for justice is something that few lawyers can say that they do. Here, the lawyers are truly different. Our lawyers really do present evidence before juries when they make their arguments in court, and they recover money, by regularly appearing in court, above the settlement offers Insurance Companies make to settle. Since 1969, over 300 verified jury trials have been handled by the combined efforts of our lawyers. And since 2014, in State Court, Federal Court and Superior Court, more than 20 jury trials. And certainly, far more than they lose our lawyers win. Since 2014, more than $17,000,000.00 recovered and only one loss in Henry County, Georgia!


When you are considering hiring a lawyer, one question you want to ask them is, "in the last six months, how many trials have you had"? Then you will want to pause a few moments and ask yourself, "Can this lawyer win. Would I vote for them and their client, if I were on the jury"?


Where true justice is found in the courtroom, we excel. Our lawyers know when the opposing counsel is weak, and never settle for pennies on the dollar. You can ask any Bailiff, Judge or lawyer around and they will tell you that our lawyers stand and say "ready for trial" with absolutely no hesitation.


At the law firm of McDonald & Cody, we can prove:


  1. We have the skill in the courtroom and proper experience;
  2. To follow every lead, we have significant financial resources;
  3. When it comes to success, we have a well-earned reputation;
  4. More than most law firms combined, we have more documented jury verdicts. This simply translates into a firm commitment to seek justice.


You may want to inquire of your lawyer just how many trials in the last two years have they won?


The impact that a serious personal injury can have on your life is something that we truly understand. And the financial hardships which come with that injury we also get. We take the time and make the effort to handle the stress involved.


With your permission, if in 6 months your case has not settled, we will file suit and the litigation process will begin. With our clients, who are deserving of the very best legal services, these values are the building blocks to relationships that are very successful.


Working Hard


We cannot take every case at McDonald & Cody. We will suggest another law firm to you at no cost, if we are unable to help you. Far different from other law firms, telling your story in the courtroom is an effort we welcome. Our reputation for hard, dedicated work is well established, and we continue to show how our process works so well through our recoveries. We will never let your life be ruined by stubborn insurance companies, and we maximize every case. We can move your case forward by focusing on the small details, and by retaining the right expert; in Georgia, in several courts we have set records!


End Result - Never Take More Than The Client


It is complete justice that McDonald & Cody strives for. We will NEVER take more money than you, if you do not recover what you believe to be the full amount.




We take it very seriously when we see our clients as victims of misconduct. We know that our clients have entrusted us with their quest for justice. We are committed to offering our clients the very best representation they can possibly find.


In regard to your business and legal objectives, we would be privileged to speak with you.



Notable Recoveries in the Past Five Years


Non-Disclosure Agreements where settlements were paid in cash


  • Confidential settlement – aircraft
  • Confidential settlement – automobile collision
  • Confidential settlement – brain injury
  • Confidential settlement – birth injury
  • Confidential settlement – boating
  • Confidential settlement – construction injury
  • Confidential settlement - dram shop
  • Confidential settlement – dram shop
  • Confidential settlement – drunk driver
  • Confidential settlement – explosion
  • Confidential settlement – intersection collision
  • Confidential settlement – intentional tort
  • Confidential settlement - malpractice
  • Confidential settlement - motorcycle accident
  • Confidential settlement – negligence
  • Confidential settlement - products liability- product defect
  • Confidential settlement – products liability- product defect
  • Confidential settlement – products liability-rollover
  • Confidential settlement – police chase
  • Confidential settlement - tractor-trailer highway collision death
  • Confidential settlement – tractor-trailer highway collision
  • Confidential settlement – tractor trailer
  • Confidential settlement – tractor trailer
  • Confidential settlement – workplace injury
  • Confidential settlement – commercial poultry vehicle collision
  • Confidential settlement – vaginal mesh
  • Confidential settlement – intentional tort


Settlements and Verdicts Disclosure of Amount Recovered


  • $12.75 Million – product liability
  • $4.3 Million - drunk driver, personal injuries
  • $4.3 Million - teenager death
  • $4.2 Million - birth injury
  • $4.0 Million - commercial truck wreck, personal injuries
  • $3.25 Million – medical malpractice
  • $3.2 Million - wrongful death
  • $3.2 Million - wrongful death
  • $3.2 Million - permanent injury, surgery
  • $3.5 Million – drunk driver
  • $3.2 Million – medical malpractice
  • $2.8 Million - tractor-trailer wreck (nighttime), wrongful death
  • $2.5 Million - personal injury
  • $2.5 Million – medical malpractice
  • $2.2 Million - tractor-trailer
  • $2.2 Million - surgery after commercial truck wreck
  • $2.2 Million - malpractice
  • $1.7 Million - DUI injury
  • $1.7 Million - DUI automobile wreck surgery
  • $1.6 Million - tractor-trailer
  • $1.5 Million - DUI automobile wrongful death full policy
  • $1.4 Million - tractor-trailer wrongful death
  • $1.3 Million - automobile collision full policy
  • $1.3 Million - aircraft injury
  • $1.2 Million – high-speed collision
  • $1.25 Million – T-bone intersection
  • $1.00 Million - boating injury
  • $900,000.00 - tractor-trailer fusion
  • $900,000.00 – high-speed collision
  • $800,000.00 - automobile collision
  • $875,000.00 - rear-end collision
  • $750,000.00 – tractor-trailer
  • $750,000.00 - negligence
  • $500,000.00 - automobile
  • $400,000.00 - automobile
  • $300,000.00 – automobile
  • $150,000.00 - automobile
  • $125,000.00 - automobile
  • $105,000.00 - automobile
  • $103,750.00 - automobile
  • $100,000.00 - automobile
  • $100,000.00 – automobile


(results under $100k not reported)



Giving customers a clear path to achieving their objectives

Meet our team

Attorney Douglas W. McDonald
Attorney Gus McDonald

Douglas W. Mcdonald

gus mcdonald

Attorney Gerald Cody

Gerald cody

Attorney Sam Sliger

Sam Sliger

Sam is primarily focused on alcohol related litigation, serious traffic injury and arrest as well as criminal misdemeanors and felonies.

Sam graduated from the University of Georgia.

Notable Recoveries in the Past Five Years:
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Office Locations

Personal Injury Lawyer in Alto GA

4005 Hwy 365 South

Alto, GA 30510




+1 706 778 5291

+1 706 778 2889

+1 678 446 9216


Personal Injury Lawyer in Cornelia GA

383 U.S. Hwy 441 Business

Cornelia, GA 30531


+1 706 778 7178

Our Philosophy

Personal Injury Lawyer in Alto and Cornelia GA

If we are not able to settle your case in six months, we will file suit and begin the process of litigation. The philosophy at McDonald & Cody, LLC is to provide maximum results, one client at a time. We are dedicated to our cases and strive for quick, full and maximum compensation. We are committed to our core values of returning phone calls, candid assessments and responsibility.

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