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Gerald L. McDonald

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Phone: 937-223-1130
Fax: 937-223-0339

Secretary: Vickie Grooms


Since joining Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, much of Jerry’s work has been in land use and municipal law law. In 2005, Jerry was named Law Director for the City of Vandalia, and in 2017 he was named Law Director for the City of Huber Heights.  Jerry also provides legal services to other municipalities and townships regarding real estate and development matters.

Jerry has extensive experience in municipal law.  After practicing law in Michigan for over 10 years, Jerry joined Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling in 2004.  In Michigan, Jerry served as general legal counsel for the City of Leslie and was a member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Lawyers. Along with his municipal work, Jerry also represented several manufacturers, developers, physicians and business owners.  He provided legal services to churches and nonprofit organizations, both as a board member, and as outside counsel.

Along with representing municipalities, Jerry works with private sector clients with transactions involving commercial transactions, real estate and business formation.  He also works in the area of intellectual property concentrating on trademarks and copyright matters.

Printable Bio

J.D., Stetson College of Law, 1993
B.A., Michigan State University, 1984

Bar Admissions
Ohio, 2004
Florida, 1994
Michigan, 1993

Professional & Community Activities
Dayton Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Michigan Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ohio Municipal League
Law Director, City of Vandalia
Law Director, City of Huber Heights
NAIOP Member
American Planners Association
Dayton Ballet Associate Board, Former Executive Committee

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