ABOUT THE ATTORNEY

Gina G. MacDonald is an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney with extensive experience in Trust creation and administration, Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Medi-Cal and Elder Law Issues. She has over 40 years experience in the legal field and has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. She is a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Ms. MacDonald attended The University of La Verne College of Law where she graduated Cum Laude as Valedictorian in 1988. She was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1988 and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to establishing her private practice in the Santa Clarita Valley, Ms. MacDonald was employed as an Associate Attorney at a Sherman Oaks business litigation firm and as the Managing Attorney for the UAW Legal Services Plan in Van Nuys, California.

Over the last 25 years, Ms. MacDonald has worked to establish long-term relationships with clients built on trust, availability, and honesty. It is her philosophy that when you allow a client to become an active participant in solving their legal dilemmas, they leave with a better understanding of the issues at hand and the ability to implement the advice received.

Honors

  • Women of the Year Award, AAUW SCV Branch, 2001
  • Certificate of Commendation from the County of Los Angeles, Presented by County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, 2001
  • Junior Achievement Instructor, Sierra Vista Junior High School, 2000 & 2001
  • Certificate of Commendation from the County of Los Angeles, Presented by County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, 1998

Ms. MacDonald is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). As a volunteer mediator for the Superior Court she has assisted litigants in resolving their disputes without the costs of a lengthy trial. In addition, she is a former Regional Occupational Teacher instructing an introductory course regarding careers in law for high school and adult students through the William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program. She is a former board member of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging and the Santa Clarita Valley School and Business Partners.

As a California Native and resident of the Santa Clarita Valley for over 30 years Ms. MacDonald has deep roots in the community. She has been a guest speaker at the Santa Clarita Valley Kaiser Permanente facility, Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care Center, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association and various community and church groups. Ms. MacDonald contributes to the community through her support of the Santa Clarita Valley's many non-profit organizations, student sponsorship of the AAUW Tech Trek Camp and the AAUW Math/Science Conference for Girls.