Yawanna McDonald, a partner in the firm, practice focuses on Business Torts, Corporate Litigation, and Trial areas. Further, Yawanna representation includes, trust and estate litigation, probate and estate administration, and other general litigation matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants. In her trust and estate litigation practice, Yawanna represents heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives, and trustees in small to multi-million-dollar estates and trusts. Due to Yawanna’s personal connection with her clients, she also handles prosecution and defense of claims, including, but not limited to, torts, grandparent visitation rights, and contractual disputes.
Most recently, Yawanna has:
•Recovered funds for an estate involved in a FINRA proceeding.
•Litigated and recovered trust assets for a beneficiary.
•Won a complete summary judgment for a claim of breach of fiduciary duty for trustee against a beneficiary.
•Prosecuted and defended claims arising from Wills and testamentary trusts, including undue influence and lack of capacity.
•Successfully represented businesses and individuals in contract and business disputes.
•Successfully represented personal representatives and executors in estate administration and probate matters.
•Won a complete summary judgment for a defendant in breach of privacy claim.
•Successfully represented grandparents seeking grandparent visitation rights.
•Business Torts, Corporate Litigation, and Trial
•Estate and Probate Administration
•United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
•United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
•2019 B-Metro Magazine Stars of the Bar
•2018 B-Metro Magazine Top Woman Attorney
•2018 Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine
•2016 Class of Birmingham Bar Association Leaders Forum
•Alabama Bar Association
•Mississippi Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association, CLE Committee
•American Bar Association, Litigation and Probate Sections
•YWCA Junior Board member
•2017-2019 YWCA Junior Board Kids Korner Co-Chair
•Cumberland School of Law Alumni Admission Board member
•General Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Forest Resources Committee, 2012-2013
•Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama