McDonald Wilson, LLC
Fierce Attorneys + Compassionate Counselors
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Our Firm

Philadelphia Attorneys at Law

About Us

Jonathan McDonald and Conor Wilson have spent their entire careers representing individuals in serious legal matters. They have never worked a day for any prosecutor’s office or other government agency which seeks to strip individuals of their rights. When choosing an attorney you want a firm whose core value has always been to protect individual rights. We invite you to learn more about us and how our tenacious litigation and significant court room experience distinguish us as the best.


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Contact us today to start getting the legal help you need. Here at McDonaldWilson, LLC we know how daunting the struggle for justice can be and believe that our clients come first. That is why we have earned a reputation not only as fierce trial attorneys, but as responsive and compassionate counselors.  Start getting the help you need now.

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Jonathan McDonald, Esq.

JONATHAN ALAN McDONALD is a trial attorney who has a diverse array of legal experience including personal injury, homicides, capital litigation, civil rights and hundreds of criminal trials. His prompt investigation, extensive motion practice and successful jury verdicts have earned him a reputation as one of the most prepared and aggressive trial attorneys in the Philadelphia region.

In law school Mr. McDonald was on the Dean’s list, sat on the Executive Board and was a member of Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Honor Societies. He graduated with Certificates of Specialization for Trial Advocacy and Criminal Law, Pro Bono Distinction and was awarded the James J. Manderino Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association for being recognized as the top graduate in Trial Advocacy.

Mr. McDonald received his professional training with a civil litigation firm, the Federal Capital Habeas Unit in Philadelphia and the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office before joining the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He was quickly promoted to the Major Trial Division where he spent years exclusively dealing with the most serious felony charges and gaining experience in dozens of jury trials.



  • Lehigh University, B.A.
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania



Conor B. Wilson, Esq.

CONOR B. WILSON is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, and represents plaintiffs in civil rights and personal injury cases. He has earned a reputation for passionately and effectively representing his clients in all facets of litigation. He has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and earned acquittals from juries and judges for clients facing charges such as attempted murder, rape, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, violations of the uniform firearms act, and burglary.  Mr. Wilson is highly regarded not only for his courtroom skill, but also for his diligence in trial preparation.

Mr. Wilson’s creative utilization of pre-trial motions and persistent, effective investigations regularly secure favorable outcomes for his clients prior to trial. For those clients who come to him post-trial, he provides first rate representation in appellate and violation of probation hearings.

Following law school Mr. Wilson clerked for the Honorable James Hely, in the Superior Court of New Jersey. He then joined the prestigious Defender Association of Philadelphia and rose quickly to the Major Trials Unit, where he excelled.



  • Fordham University, BA
  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania