Donna E. McBride

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Donna E. McBride

Donna McBride, a partner in Miller, Miller & Canby's Litigation practice, is a native and lifelong resident of Montgomery County. In her more than two decades of practice, she has tried hundreds of lawsuits throughout the State of Maryland and in the District of Columbia -- approximately 100 of which were jury trials. Her trial practice is diverse and extensive.

Earlier in her career, she concentrated her practice in insurance defense, primarily personal injury matters, and she continues to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in such cases. More recently, she has played leading roles in complex business matters for large corporate clients and in other areas such as insurance related litigation, trust litigation as well as zoning and land use matters. Many of these cases involve difficult and novel issues that her extensive courtroom experience enables her to navigate with success.

In 2019, Ms. McBride was admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow. Fellowship is extended by invitation only, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. 

In addition to her background as a trial lawyer, Ms. McBride is a member of the Court of Appeals Standing Committee of Rules of Practice and Procedure, where she was appointed to serve a second 5-year term beginning in 2018. She is also a member of the Trial Court's Judicial Nominating Commission, the Montgomery County Inn of Court, a former co-chair and current member of the Maryland State Bar Association's Judicial Selections Committee and has volunteered as a mediator for the District Court since 2008. In 2018, she was elected to serve as Treasurer for the Montgomery County Bar Association, to serve the 2018-2019 term. 

Ms. McBride is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been named as a Super Lawyer for Maryland and in the District of Columbia every year since 2014.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals
    Business & Commercial Litigation
    Employment Litigation
    Estates & Trust Litigation
    Personal Injury & Insurance Litigation
    Real Estate Litigation
bar admissions
  • Maryland

    District of Columbia

    U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

    U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County

    Maryland State Bar Association

    Maryland Defense Counsel

    Montgomery County Inn of Court

    Judge - High School Mock Trial Competition

    Montgomery County District Court Mediator

  • American University, J.D., 1990

    Georgetown University, B.S, B.A., 1986

Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2019 

    Selected as Super Lawyer for Maryland and District of Columbia  (2014 - present)

    Montgomery County Bar Association, Executive Committee (2012-2014)

    Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Bar Leader

    Elected to Serve as Treasurer, Montgomery County Bar Association (2018-2019 term)

    Member, Maryland State Bar Association Judicial Selections Committee (former Co-Chair)

    Character Committee, Seventh Circuit, Member (2010-2013)

    Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Court of Appeals of Maryland (2013-present; appointed to serve 2nd term)

    Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 11 (2015-present)

Donna and Diane, taking a moment to reflect upon the many things for which I have to be thankful, I wanted to let you know that you both are amongst them. I am so grateful for the work and the time that you put into my case(s) this summer and beyond. I appreciate your professionalism and candor. You are both so very good at what you do; watching you was inspiring. Please accept my sincere thanks.  Karen Friend
"We received outstanding service from the firm and our personal thanks go to Donna McBride for her persistent efforts, professionalism, compassion, and her ability to explain complicated legal issues so that we could easily understand our rights. My husband and I were quite pleased with the resolution of our case."

Deborah Vere