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Jeff McDonald

Attorney at Law

Direct Line: 512-257-0927
Private Fax: 512-257-9762

Attorney Bio

Jeff McDonald is a founding partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, L.L.P., Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1988, Mr. McDonald has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin, and as the Director of Hearings and Compliance for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Physician Assistant Board, and the Texas Acupuncture Board. He is Board certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his current practice focuses primarily on physician licensure defense, health law, general administrative law, and professional licensing for health care providers. Mr. McDonald also serves as the Field Representative for Texas Osteopathic Medical Associationís Impaired Physician Committee. He frequently works with health care professionals who are experiencing chemical or mental impairment.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Physician Disciplinary Defense & Licensure
  • Chemical Dependence, Impairment & Recovery
  • Professional Licensure Issues for Health Care Providers


  • 1987 J.D., California Western School of Law
  • 1984 B.B.A. Accounting, University of Texas at Austin

Certifications & Licenses

  • 2005 Recertified, Administrative Law ñ Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1999 Board Certified-Administrative Law-Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern & Western Districts of Texas


  • Travis County Bar Association:
    • Administrative Law Section
    • Health Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas:
    • Administrative Law Section
    • Health Law Section


  • Lone Star Military Vehicle Preservation Association
  • G Company, Living History Detachment of the Admiral Nimitz Museum & the National Museum of the Pacific War

Honors, Representative Publications and Clients

  • Field Representative for the Impaired Physician Committee, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

Representative Publications and Speaking

  • "An Overview of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners", Luncheon Speaker, Rio Concho Manner, San Angelo, Texas, October, 1997.
  • "The Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners", Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting, May, 1997.
  • "Practice Organization Decisions! Should I be Solo or Corporate", The Academy of Oriental Medicine, September, 1997.
  • "Contested Proceedings Before the State Office of Administrative Hearings", Nursing Re-Entry Education, March, 1998.
  • "Confidentiality of Medical Records in Texas. Are You Protecting Confidential Medical Information?", Medical Educational Services, Inc., December, 1998.
  • "Beyond Survival: Techniques to Reduce Stress," Texas Medical Association, October, 1999.
  • "An Overview of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners," Wichita Falls County Medical Society, March, 2003.
  • "Disciplinary Hearings Before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners," TexMed 2004, May, 2004.
  • "When the Government Comes Knocking: Responding to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners," Bexar County Medical Society, April 6, 2005.
  • "Responding to the Texas Medical Board," TOMbA, The Business of Medicine, June 17, 2006.
  • "The Texas Medical Board: The Basics of the Investigative & Legal Process," Medical Clinic of Houston, L.L.P., September 12, 2006.