Andrew M. MacDonald

Andrew M. MacDonald

Salisbury, Maryland
866-242-3785 (Toll Free)

Andrew MacDonald practices as a criminal defense attorney on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Mr. MacDonald opened his solo law practice focusing on criminal defense in February 2007. His wife, Cynthia MacDonald joined his practice as a law partner in March 2009 forming the MacDonald Law Office, LLC. Prior to opening his private practice, Mr. MacDonald was employed as an Assistant State's Attorney for Wicomico County from 1996 to February 2007. During his employment as a criminal prosecutor, Mr. MacDonald worked his way up from handling misdemeanor and traffic cases in the district court to prosecuting major felonies in the Circuit Court. Mr. MacDonald appeared in court on a daily basis litigating hundreds of jury trials, court trials and hearings. Cases assigned to Mr. MacDonald in the Circuit Court included homicide, rape, crimes of violence, felony drug cases, firearm crimes, and burglary. Mr. MacDonald was the founder and administrator of Wicomico Exile: Hard Time for Gun Crime. Mr. MacDonald secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money for Wicomioc County law enforcement and received several awards for his commitment to this program. Prior to joining the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office, Mr. MacDonald was a law clerk for the three judges in the Wicomico County Circuit Court. Mr. MacDonald graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a J.D., Cum Laude, in June1995. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 1995 and the federal bar, District of Maryland, in 2007. Mr. MacDonald graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in 1992. In college he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. MacDonald was raised in Charlotte, N.C. and graduated from The Charlotte Country Day Schools in 1988. His parents still reside in Charlotte. Mr. MacDonald is an Eagle Scout. Mr. MacDonald currently lives with his wife, Cynthia, and his two young children in Salisbury, Maryland. Mr. MacDonald has lived in Salisbury since 1995. Mr. MacDonald enjoys surfing in Ocean City and Assateague and he is a triathlon competitor.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Criminal Defense
  • 5% Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2007


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. cum laude - 1995
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Honors and Awards

  • Coordination Honor Award - United States Department of Justice, 2005
  • Certificate of Achievement - Wicomico County, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, 2006 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1995 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Wicomico County State's Attorney Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 1996 - 2006
  • Judge's Office, Wicomico County Circuit Court, Judge's Law Clerk, 1995 - 1996


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon