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We Look At Law Differently

Commitment to Excellence 

Premier Proprietary Technology  

Advanced Technology Platforms

Mobile Closing Attorneys 

After-Hours Closings 

Weekend Closings 

Family-Owned & Operated 


Real Estate Law 

Real estate law has been the primary focus of the firm since its inception.  We utilize premier technology and mobile attorneys to provide an unprecedented closing experience.  

Builder Services 

McDonnell and Associates, PA, has represented local, regional, and national builders. Our builder services division consists of veteran attorneys and seasoned closing coordinators who understand the distinctive needs of the builder.

REO Properties 

Our REO team represents both sellers and buyers of REO properties. We recognize that timely responsiveness is key in the facilitation of an REO transaction.

We work closely with buyers and sellers, as well as the listing and selling agents, communicating with them from start to finish of the process.  We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to both lenders and agents.  
Working directly with national title companies and lenders, our refinance closing team coordinates the settlement process efficiently by managing all aspects of the transaction. From regional standpoints to experience on a national level, our team members have industry-wide knowledge and experience, allowing us to provide exceptional service to each client.

Our business attorneys assist clients with all aspects of starting a new business or operating an existing business. We also regularly assist clients who desire to form business entities. 


These can be one of life's most difficult experiences, but it doesn't have to be.  Our experience makes us capable of taking your case to trial or resolving it through negotiation and mediation.

Estate Planning  

Our insight and experience in these complex areas can help you devise a plan for you, your family and your business. 


Being charged with a crime can result in imprisonment, loss of a career, driver’s license, and embarrassment. If you are under investigation for a crime, have already been charged with a crime, or if you have already been convicted, but believe your conviction and/or your sentence was incorrect, then making the call to McDonnell & Associates, PA is your next step.
Our record at McDonnell and Associates, PA clearly reflects our experience, hard work, and professional approach to resolve your case. Our criminal law attorneys work together to develop a strategy that fits an individual client’s case while drawing upon our knowledge and experience from past cases.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Mcdonnell and Associates can help get you a temporary license to keep you on the road pending the outcome of your case, attempt to identify errors in the administration of field sobriety tests that could lead to the dismissal of your case, and provide you with the a competent defense based on your rights and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.


Our litigation team at McDonnell & Associates is committed to providing our clients with the best possible representation before all the Courts in which we practice.



About Us

About Us 

Founded by Edward G. McDonnell in 2003, McDonnell and Associates, PA is a multi-state general practice law firm with a focus on real estate law, title development, and settlement services. 


We have closed thousands of real estate transactions, involving the purchase, sale, and refinance of commercial and residential real estate properties. The firm demonstrated its dedication to compliance by achieving a SOC I Designation as codified by the AICPA and an ALTA’s Best Practice Certificate.


McDonnell and Associates PA has been a long-time advocate for innovation in the workplace.  Since the inception of the firm, we have utilized technology and mobile closing attorneys to transform the closing process by allowing the firm to meet the modern day needs of scheduling, flexibility, and convenience.  The McDonnell and Associates brand centers around finding innovative solutions for our clients and team members.  


As a convenience to our customers and clients, we employ traveling attorneys enabling mobile real estate transactions. This unique concept has transformed the closing process, allowing the firm to meet the modern day needs of scheduling, flexibility, and convenience for each client.


By leveraging technology, our team is able to monitor key milestones in the transactional process and manage strict service levels, including title turn time, title clearance, closing, scheduling, closing quality and title policy production.


The firm was proudly acknowledged in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Inc. 5000 Lists, as being among the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.


We are committed to being a company who raises the bar on living and working well.  Using the latest technology, the firm will continue to be an industry frontrunner and transformational player in the workplace.  


McDonnell and Associates, PA is headquartered at 2442 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 under the supervision of South Carolina managing attorney Andrew Thompson.

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