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Grant McBride, Partner

☎ 770-957-3937 MAIN | 770-957-9164 FAX

 ✉GMCBRIDE@SMITHWELCHLAW.COM

📍 McDonough Office

Practice Areas
Eminent Domain
Civil Litigation
School Board Representation
Consumer Law
Employment Law
Property Tax Appeals
Appellate Law

Law School: J.D., South Illinois University School of Law, 2011
Undergraduate: B.A., New York University, 2005

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★★★★★

“I hired Grant McBride to handle a land acquisition case for my husband and I. We live out of state so initially it was difficult finding a firm to take on our case. Mr. McBride listened to our concerns and provided a lot of insight before we made the decision to hire him and this says a lot about his desire to help. He explained the process in detail and kept us updated once we signed an agreement. This took a lot of stress off of me because I am extremely busy. Everyone that I communicated with was very professional. I am glad that we decided to hire Mr. McBride to take our case because it made my life easier.”

– Katina S. 

★★★★★

“Working with Mr. McBride was a good experience. He was very helpful in providing information and he was available when I needed to talk with him. He was always willing to go the extra mile in getting things done. I would recommend this law practice and Mr. McBride to anyone who is in need of this law practice’s services.”

– G. Genkins. 

★★★★★

“Attorneys Grant E. McBride and Warren M. Tillery represented Eastminster School, Inc. in a property tax exemption dispute with the Rockdale County Board of Assessors. The case was complicated because the non-profit exemption the board granted our school when it opened 14 years ago was revoked when Eastminster school closed and then leased the facilities to another 501c3 non-profit school. The ownership of the land never changed, nor did the use of the facilities for a qualified 501c3 purpose. Our attorneys’ expertise, professionalism, and candor successfully gained reinstatement of the legal tax exemption for our property.
I especially appreciated the regular updates on the progress of our case and thorough research our attorneys provided. I was not aware of case law in Georgia that served as precedent for our situation, but our attorneys showed us several cases that applied to our specific circumstances. Their fees, work ethic, and transparency were beyond reproach. I offer my enthusiastic recommendation for their services.”

– Leon L. 

Grant E. McBride
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Grant McBride works in the litigation department of the McDonough office, primarily handling civil appellate work, eminent domain cases, and governmental and school litigation matters. Mr. McBride also handles a wide range of general civil litigation matters including business disputes, landlord-tenant issues, consumer protection litigation, bankruptcy and employment matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. McBride attended New York University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He has worked in the education field at New York University and the film and television industry with Chappelle’s Show.

Mr. McBride received his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude in 2011. As a law student, he served as President of the Student Bar Association and Vice President for Administrative Affairs on the Graduate and Professional Student Council. He was also an editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Bruce Stewart, Illinois 5th District Appellate Justice.

Reported Cases

  • Kelly v. Harris, 329 Ga. App. 752, 766 S.E.2d 146 (2014)
  • Steagald v. Eason, 300 Ga. 717, 717, 797 S.E.2d 838, 839 (2017)
  • Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ. v. S.G., 301 Ga. 794, 794, 804 S.E.2d 427, 429 (2017)
  • C.P.R. v. Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ., 329 Ga. App. 57, 57, 763 S.E.2d 725, 727 (2014)
  • Hankook Tire Co. v. White, 335 Ga. App. 453, 454, 781 S.E.2d 399, 400 (2016), cert. denied (May 9, 2016).
  • Ramsey v. Wallace Elec. Co., LLC, 653 F. App’x 675, 676 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • Lightfoot v. Henry Cty. Sch. Dist., 771 F.3d 764, 766 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • England v. Simmons, 295 Ga. 1, 1, 757 S.E.2d 111, 112 (2014)

Trial Experience

Litigated civil jury and non-jury matters in Georgia state and federal courts in a wide range of practice areas, including: eminent domain/condemnation cases, employment discrimination cases, bankruptcy denial of discharge matters, breach of contract actions, business disputes, church matters, consumer protection actions, education and special education claims, probate matters, domestic contempt actions, insurance matters, local government litigation, personal injury, product liability, and property tax appeals, among others. Also represents several clients in state administrative hearings, including annually representing educational clients in the Georgia Sales Ratio Study.

Admissions and Recognitions

Admitted to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, both the Northern and Middle Districts of the United States District Court, and both the Northern and Middle Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Court. A member of the State Bar of Georgia and certified Georgia Neutral for General Civil Mediation since 2016.

Community Involvement

  • Active in the Henry County Bar Association and regional mock trial competitions.
  • Attended pro-bono legal workshop sessions for debt defense.