Kathleen M. McDonald

Kathleen M. McDonald

Of Counsel



  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice


  • Products Liablity
  • Professional Liability


Kathleen McDonald is a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience. Her practice includes general civil litigation, tort defense, business and real estate litigation, and insurance coverage advice and litigation for both insurers and policyholders. Ms. McDonald has been included in the Super Lawyers publication of top 50 Women Lawyers for two consecutive years (2019, 2020) and the Top 100 Lawyers in (2020).

After graduating from law school, Ms. McDonald served as law clerk to the Honorable Norman P. Ramsey, District Court Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Background & Education

  • Partner, Kerr McDonald, LLP, 1996-2020
  • Partner, Irwin, Kerr, Green, McDonald & Dexter, LLP, 1988-1996
  • Associate, Venable, Baetjer & Howard, 1981-1988
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
  • University of Maryland, B.A., History, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1980
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1981
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981


Over 85% of our clients are referrals from other attorneys.