Paula J. Mcgill
About Paula J. McgillAttorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable in 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 18+ years of experience. Moreover, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of all budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family, friends, and associates. As a solo practitioner, Ms. McGill has the flexibility to craft fee structures that are beneficial to the client and the attorney. Moreover, she understands that as a solo practitioner, some cases cannot be handled by one attorney. In those instances, she can either pass on the representation or seek assistance from lawyers with the needed expertise. In addition to the offices noted below, the attorney has three additional offices in the Atlanta Metro area and access to numerous meeting locations throughout Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb Counties. Similarly, if you are located in Maryland (Baltimore, 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 email@example.com. You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog. DC/MARYLAND - 1425 K St., NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005 - (202)294-0435 NEW YORK - 626 RXR Plaza, 6th Floor, Uniondale, NY 11556 - (516)510-0112
- Landlord Tenant
- Business Law
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Consumer Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Small Claims
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Free 15 minute telephone consultations. Initial office consultations range from $80.00 to $160/hour. The initial consultation is applied to your retainer should you decide to retain the firm. Fees and retainers are based on the type and complexity of the case and range from $250/hr to $500/hr. There are also blended rate and flat fee matters available in some cases. Starting in 2015, I will not longer accept payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|District of Columbia|
|Managing Member, The McGill Law Firm, LLC|
|Associate, Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)|
|Associate, Wallace King Marraro & Branson|
|Associate, Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)|
|University of Pennsylvania||J.D.||Law|
|Kennesaw State University||MBA||Finance|
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Q. If I lost my job. How can I avoid an eviction that is in process
A: You didn't state if you wanted to move or stay on the property. If you want to move, you may be able to negotiate a settlement agreement that sets forth the date of the move-out and a payment plan for back rent in return for a dismissal. If you want to stay, it may be tougher to negotiate a settlement agreement. However, if you pay all that is alleged to be due in the dispossessory notice (including costs) within 7 days of the notice, place the amount paid in the answer, and file the answer timely, the case might be dismissed at trial. However, that defense can only be made once. If you fall behind again and the landlord files a dispossessory, payment will not save you from being evicted. Therefore, if you cannot negotiate a lower rent, and you don't believe you'll be able to obtain a job quickly, you may consider taking the first option of negotiating a writtent settlement that allows you to move without having an evicition on your record.
Q. In the state of Georgia what is the radius that the primary parent can move away from the other parent?
A: First, review the current order to determine if the parent has to provide notice of the move or if there are limitations relating to the move. If there aren't limitiations in the order, the parent can move. However, if the move will interfere with the noncustodial parent's visitation, the parent can file a petition to modify custody to obtain full custody or to change visitation based upon the move. If you are concerned about a potential or actual move, consult with an experienced family law attorney in an office visit.
Q. I was ordered to pay child support to my mother. I regained custody July 2014, how do I stop the child support order?
A: File a motion to modify the child support order based upon the July 2014 order.
Q. My sons father pays child support but wants to give up right. Do I cancle the order first do send him a court doc.?
A: It doesn't matter what he wants. What do you want? Child support is for the benefit of the child. You should consult with child support services before you do anything else.
Q. What would I need to do to get sole custody in Georgia?
A: If the father is $20,000 behind in child support, you should file a contempt action against him. In that same action, you can also file a petition to modify custody based upon his move out state. This move out of state should be considered a substantial change of circumstances. You should be able to obtain full physical custody with some visitation to the father, but the court may allow him to retain shared legal custody. Consult with local attorney to determine if it will be worth your while to modify the current custody order.
Q. if we were never served eviction papers can we dispute an eviction?
A: Go the magistrate court in your county and see if the landlord actually filed the dispossessory against you. If he has filed, but has not served you personally or through tack and mail, challenge the matter. It may serve you well to consult with an attorney about the matter.
Q. Ex boyfriend is delinquent on two child support payments. When will I get that money for it?
A: If you don't receive payments through child support services, you should write (e-mail or call) and ask him about the payments. If he refuses to pay or claims he cannot pay, you'll have to file a contempt action. You don't necessarily need an attorney to file the contempt action. However, you may want to retain one if you are uncertain about court procedure.
Q. I raised my daughter for six years,she went to visit her mom, and her mom hasent let me see her since, shes 8 now...
A: If the mother has lived in that state for at least six months, that state has jurisdiction to hear any custody/visitation dispute. Find an experienced family law attorney who practices in the county where your daughter lives.
Q. Can they take support from a second job
A: Support is based on the gross income of the parents. So, your income from your second job will be considered.
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March 21 - April 30 2015 - Initial Consultation Rates AUTOMATIC LEASE RENEWALS -- Know What's in Your Lease 2014 REVIEW DISPOSSESSORY NOTICES IN GEORGIA - TACK & MAIL AVVO Top Contributor in Landlord-Tenant and Family Law Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use: Labor and Employment Law, School Law, Lawyers, Attorneys, Franczek Radelet Moving to a New City for a Job? A Few Considerations for Renters. THE MCGILL LAW FIRM'S NEW GEORGIA RATES FOR LANDLORD TENANT MATTERS Akin Gump withdraws from case after winning $25M jury verdict, says client admitted evidence issues
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Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use: Labor and Employment Law, School Law, Lawyers, Attorneys, Franczek Radelet http://answers.justia.com/question/2014/04/25/are-there-any-laws-prevent-father-seeing-76835 Judge reprimanded for comment about proliferation of women lawyers; was he misunderstood? Representing Yourself in a Divorce is not a Good Idea in Many Circumstances Parental Kidnapping is a Foolish Way to Handle Disputes http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/24/ive-been-seeking-employment-17-months-an-67129?answer=1 http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/09/it-okay-coworker-post-writing-you-called-66372 Yelp sues bankruptcy law firm, alleging it posted fake postive reviews http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/08/26/how-much-does-it-cost-contest-will-value-64216
You can say the same thing about any ranking, survey, or opinion poll. There are pay to play, friends ranking friends & quid pro quo surveys— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) March 18, 2015
Consumers-Look at atty lists w/a cautious eye! Glut of best-lawyer lists-Are they worth the trouble? http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/glut_of_best_lawyer_lists_has_marketers_asking_whether_theyre_worth via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) March 18, 2015
@ABAJournal They shouldn't be allowed to treat adopted kids differently from birth kids.Would they re-home birth children like dogs?Shameful— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 16, 2014
States start to crack down on parents ‘re-homing’ their adopted kids http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/states_start_to_crack_down_on_parents_re_homing_their_adopted_kids via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 16, 2014
Insightful remarks. Browns Player Offers Thoughtful Rebuke After Police Union Slams T-Shirt Protest @TPM http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/andrew-hawkins-response-tamir-rice-protest— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 15, 2014
Fired manager is awarded $186M in preg. bias suit against AutoZone http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/fired_manager_is_awarded_186m_in_pregnancy_bias_suit_against_autozone via @ABAJournal Case took 8 yrs to get to trial.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 20, 2014
@ABAJournal Prosecutors actually had to be told this is unethical? What else do these people do that are obviously unethical?— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 13, 2014
It’s unethical for prosecutors to lend out letterhead to debt collectors, http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/its_unethical_for_prosecutors_to_lend_out_letterhead_to_debt_collectors_aba via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 13, 2014
Daughter given up by 14-year-old NY mother reunited http://nydn.us/1u5v9Ca Another good reunion story, despite backward legislators.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 7, 2014
Unlike TV lawyers, no attorney, even the elite ones, win all the time. In Defense Of Cleary Gottlieb http://abovethelaw.com/2014/08/in-defense-of-cleary-gottlieb/ via @atlblog --— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) October 5, 2014
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