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We make a commitment to give back to the community we serve and live in. We are proud to make a difference by supporting these worthy causes and clubs:

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We also strive to combat food insecurity in our community and reduce climate change through our community garden, which is entering it's eleventh harvest. This summer we were proud to be featured on the Stratford City Centre Business Improvement Area's Instagram as a "green lit" business.

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Hugh D McDonald


Introducing Hugh...

Hugh grew up in rural Perth County. He attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1970. After articling in London he was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1972 and has practiced in Stratford for over four decades. Hugh is also an active member of the community having been involved in many professional, cultural and charitable organizations. He is currently a director and vice president  for L’Arche Stratford.

Current Areas of Emphasis

Hugh is devoted to corporate, commercial, agriculture, real estate, mortgages, and wills and estates.

Andrew S MacDonald

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Introducing Andrew...

Andrew graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario, and admitted to the Bar in 2007, while articling for Hugh McDonald.

When he is not practicing law, Andrew is playing the Horn for the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and Guelph Symphony. He has a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and his Masters of Music from Arizona State University. He performed professionally in cities across North America and beyond before deciding to study law.

Current Areas of Emphasis

Andrew's areas of practice are real estate, estate planning and administration, civil litigation including small claims, landlord and tenant, corporate, and commercial. He is also experienced with collaborative family law.



Caileigh Walsh

Shannon McCann

Rebecca Newton


Caileigh joined our team in May 2021, and specializes in Corporate and Estate matters. Prior to her employment at McDonald & MacDonald, she gained two years of valuable experience working as a Legal Assistant in Criminal, Family, and Estate matters.

She enjoys staying active and can often be found at the YMCA exercising or providing Personal Training and Holistic Nutrition services. 


Caileigh also has five years of administrative positions and a decade of employment as a fitness and nutrition counsellor and is excited to use her diverse skills, cultivated through these experiences, to provide personalized, quality legal service.


Shannon has worked in a legal environment for over 20 years.

She has worked alongside many great lawyers in different areas of law. She currently assists both Hugh and Andrew with Wills and Estate Planning, Small Claims, Family Law and Litigation.

Shannon has a passion for running and you'll often see her out in Stratford running solo or with her run groups having fun and training for various distance races.

She is often your first contact when you call or come into the office and she is happy to assist you.


Rebecca graduated with an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Western Ontario and subsequently obtained her Law Clerk Diploma from Fanshawe College.

Since joining the firm in 2007 as a Real Estate Clerk, Rebecca has developed a wealth of real estate expertise that allows her to offer clients reliable, timely assistance with their real estate matters. In addition to her real estate work, Rebecca also took on the role of bookkeeper in 2009. 


Whether commercial or residential, Rebecca looks forward to assisting you with any type of real estate matter.