Paula J. Mcgill

Paula J. Mcgill

The McGill Law Firm, LLC
  • Landlord Tenant, Employment Law, Business Law ...
  • Georgia, Maryland, New York
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Paula McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable 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 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes, consumer matters, federal employment matters, civil rights cases, and wrongful death cases. Attorney McGill is comfortable in front of judges in bench trials or juries. Extensive trial experience benefits clients because opposing attorneys know she is not afraid to take cases to trial, if needed.

She also has the theory that rushing the case through often doesn't benefit clients. 9 times out of 10, slow and steady wins the race.

The McGill Law Firm is based in Georgia and has numerous convenient locations to meet busy clients. In addition, she is licensed in New York and Maryland, and recently retired from the bar in DC.

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 You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog to obtain more information at

The McGill Law Firm is currently accepting landlord-tenant, employment, and corporate cases in Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Cherokee, and Gwinnett.

University of Pennsylvania
J.D. | Law
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Kennesaw State University
MBA | Finance
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Emory University
B.B.A. | Finance
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
The McGill Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)
Wallace King Marraro & Branson
Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept credit cards for initial consultations, dispossessory cases, and invoiced items for completed work. Credit cards are not accepted for retainers for new clients. Certified checks, money orders, cash apps and wires are accepted for retainers for new clients.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    After the 5 minute screening consultation, the potential client can schedule a paid office or phone consultation. Firm rates are discussed in my blog, Price sheets are also available by email to allow people to make informed decisions.
Practice Areas
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Education Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Claims
Legal Answers
Q. Can landlord shut off power during eviction even if it’s not in tenant name?
A: When you saying eviction, what do you mean? In Georgia, if the landlord filed a dispossesory action in court, but the sheriffs/marshals haven't come out to supervise the ejectment, the landlord cannot turn off the power, water, or gas. In fact, that is considered a wrongful eviction. It is specifically prohibited by statute.
Q. Can I be evicted in georgia just cause they want there property back not because you are behind on payments
A: If the landlord wants its property back for no reason, in Georgia, that can happen for the following reasons: (1) the lease has ended and proper notice has been given of the termination. (2) an early termination provision is in the lease, and it is exercised with the proper notice. (3) you are month the month and the landlord gives the proper notice under the lease or a 60 day statutory notice if there isn't a lease for the month to month tenancy.
Q. The landlord sold the home, whom should I get eviction notice? Have only received a Symon from the landlord.
A: First, look at your lease. What does your lease say about sales? Some say the owner has the right to give you 30 or 60 day notice to vacate. Others are silent. If the lease is silent on a sale, the buyer takes subject to the lease. Therefore, they must comply with the lease as the new landlord. Second, regardless of the method of notice, the new owner cannot just throw out your things. This is a wrongful eviction and you should be able to sue him for money for several torts, and possibly bring criminal charges for conversion/trover. If the landlord enters your rental property and throws your items out and/or changes the locks, call the police to note the trespass and wrongful eviction. Thereafter, if you want, contact a lawyer. Click my name to contact me.
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Contact & Map
2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone: (770) 509-4837
Cell: (770) 367-1234
Notice: Flexible Business Hours. The Firm also has office meeting locations throughout the metro area. New cases will be accepted in Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett.