David W. McDonald received his B.A degree from the University of North Carolina in 1976, together with joint J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.
Mr. McDonald began his legal career in Washington, D.C. where he was a partner in the law firm of Burch Wilhelm & McDonald. The practice in Washington, D.C. included complex business litigation, international trade, and employment law. Mr. McDonald returned to North Carolina in 1985 to raise his family and to practice law. Mr. McDonald is a founding partner in Hicks McDonald Noecker LLP. Mr. McDonald’s practice in Greensboro extends to general representation of businesses and individuals; litigation in broad areas including business disputes, employment, discrimination, civil rights, defamation, condemnation and constitutional law; administrative practice; and appellate advocacy. Mr. McDonald practices in the trial, administrative and appellate courts of North Carolina as well as the United States District Courts for all Districts of North Carolina and in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. McDonald is active in public service in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of the Greensboro Youth Soccer Association; the Board of Directors (formerly Chair) of the Music Academy of North Carolina; the Board of Directors of the Musical Arts Guild (Chair 2016-17); and the Board of Directors of Music For A Great Space. Mr. McDonald sings with Bel Canto Company and the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church Greensboro.
Mr. McDonald is admitted to practice in the courts of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. McDonald is a member of The North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.