We founded Macdonald & Cody, LLP to provide effective, efficient and creative legal representation for our clients. The true strength and rareness of Macdonald & Cody, LLP is the firm’s founding partners, Scott Macdonald and Michael Cody. Together, Mr. Macdonald and Mr. Cody have over 40 years of litigation experience, the majority of which has been spent in the practice of insurance defense in California.
We have an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience handling the following types of cases:
- Automobile and homeowner bodily injury/property damage – first and third party claims;
- Commercial general liability;
- Construction defect;
- Professional liability, including medical malpractice and errors and omissions; and
- Employment practices liability – including wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination
Collectively, the firm’s attorneys have tried over a hundred cases to verdict – the majority of which were jury trials. Mr. Macdonald is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having achieved the rank of Advocate, which further recognizes his exceptional skills as a trial lawyer. While recognizing there are cases that need to go to trial, our reputation among the plaintiff’s bar and our proven track record of obtaining successful results at trial helps to facilitate settlement of cases prior to trial when appropriate. We specialize in taking over cases weeks or even days before trial commences, and we have significant experience taking over cases from counsel where little or no work-up has been done while still providing exceptional results whether through trial or settlement.
Another unique aspect of our practice is that we focus on personalized representation and long-term relationships. We believe our representation is best approached with full and frequent communication from our office to our clients. From intake through settlement or trial, our experienced attorneys will provide immediate and continuous analysis of case value and will timely report all issues that arise during discovery and investigation that affect valuation. This is exceptionally critical in cases where damages potentially exceed policy limits and/or there is personal exposure.
Our job is to defend. Whether a matter involves a death or catastrophic injury, or a simple vehicle property damage subrogation claim, our commitment is to provide our clients with the most diligent, comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective approach to the resolution of litigation and pre-litigation matters.