Meet Al McDonald

Alfred McDonald is a 1995 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, and is licensed to practice in State and Federal court. Mr. McDonald is Spanish speaking, and is a founding member of the Hispanic National Bar Association—La Raza Chapter. He is a Life Member of Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who in American Jurisprudence and a member of United Who’s Who Registry in American Law. In over thirteen years as an attorney, Alfred McDonald has handled over four thousand cases. His counsel has been sought after by politicians, rock stars, professional athletes, doctors, law enforcement personnel, military officers, media stars, and entertainers. He has been invited to speak at the University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson Police Academy, and the Pascua Yaqui Nation. He has been interviewed several times as an expert in the law by the Arizona Daily Star, Channel 11 Fox news and Channel 9 KGUN news. On more than one occasion, he has been interviewed as an expert in the legal arena by the Arizona Daily Star.

Alfred McDonald is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the State Bar of Arizona and the Pima County Bar.

Alfred McDonald is also a former member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Arizona Minority Bar Association, and Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Societies. He is a past recipient of the Edward Sutherland Award for Criminal Justice and the Golden Key National Honor Society Award for Scholastic Achievement.
Mr. McDonald was the 2003 National Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council’s Businessman of the Year.

In 2006, Al McDonald bought his first Harley and put 40,000 miles on in less than two years of riding. He is a frequent attendee at many local and national motorcycle rallies and events. Mr. McDonald and his motorcycle have traveled all across the State to appear in courts in all corners of Arizona.

My Accident

On December 17, 2006 I was struck by a vehicle turning left in front of my motorcycle as I was traveling straight through the intersection of Cortaro and Arizona Pavilions. The driver of the vehicle did not see me. After T-boning the car, I flew over the hood and landed square on my back about eight feet away. My first thought was to get out of roadway. But as I stood up, I knew my foot was in bad shape. I managed to hop onto the raised median where I was immediately told to lay down by the witnesses. The paramedics came and took me to the emergency room. After several tests and x-rays, the end result was about twenty stitches and a severely sprained ankle.

My left leg was caught between the car and my bike. The leather riding boot I was wearing was completely ripped in two. The doctor said if I had not been wearing those boots, I would have lost my foot. My helmet had a three inch gash in the back. I was given the option of totaling out my bike or trying to have it repaired. After putting all the accessories and money into it, I certainly did not want to start all over. So we went for the repairs. The vehicle that I hit was in equally bad shape as the hood was crush up and in.

It turns out that the driver had no insurance and the vehicle was not registered. I called a friend of mine who handles personal injuries cases. The first thing he did was get my bike fixed, which was my first priority. I was perfectly content after that. Sometime later my friend gave me a check for $8,000. I used some of that money to buy an engagement ring for my fiancee.

Out of this accident, I realized many things. Not the least of which was the benefit of having a good personal injury attorney on your side. The other thing I realized was the joy that an attorney can provide in turning a tragedy into something positive. With that in mind, I made the decision to be proactive in assisting people who have been hurt by others’ carelessness.

Al’s Biker Runs and Events

Al’s Biker Runs and Events